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MD907 - Becoming an Effective Teacher

  • Module code: MD907
  • Module name: Becoming an Effective Teacher
  • Department: WMS, Postgraduate Taught & CPD
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Further your professional development as an educator by undertaking self-evaluation against frameworks and models attempting to describe effective teaching, gaining insights into the processes which support the development of teaching expertise, focusing on your own priorities (derived from self-evaluation) and on key contexts for practice (particular clinical settings, interprofessional education).

Principal learning outcomes

Learn to: Undertake a self-evaluation of your development as a teacher through a systematic and critical application of established frameworks describing the features of the 'effective' and 'excellent' educator; Demonstrate a critical understanding of key principles and methods of curriculum planning and design through application to particular clinical settings and educational contexts (including interprofessional education); Analyse the key features of the learning environment, in particular clinical settings relevant to your professional practice, and identify the teaching skills required to support successful education in these setting; Demonstrate a critical awareness of how educational technologies can support the learning process and of the potential of specific applications relevant to your professional practice; Demonstrate development in generic capabilities (such as communication skills and emotional intelligence) relevant to a range of teaching roles; Support fellow professionals in their development as educators through critical application of professional development processes (such as mentoring, peer review, teamwork and action learning); Plan and maintain your own continuing development as an educator through critical application of professional development processes (such as reflective practice, peer review, and scholarship of teaching).

Timetabled teaching activities

5 Days

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Other essential notes

This module focuses on the attributes and capabilities of the 'effective teacher' and how these qualities can be acquired and developed. Students will need to have completed the Essentials of Clinical Education module prior to attending this module.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: MD907-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 2
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 3
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 4
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 5
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 6
Optional Core