Last week Professor Ed Peile, Professor Emeritus in Medical Education at the University of Warwick and Dr Nigel Harrison, Dean of Health School, University of Central Lancashire outlined their vision for the latest collaborations from Epigeum: Teaching and Assessment for Medical Educators and Teaching and Assessment for Nursing and Allied Health Educators.
As respective Lead Advisors for these projects they spoke to delegates from 15 universities and medical schools about the need for standardised learning in the clinical workplace, the complex challenges this creates and how these collaborative projects can overcome such difficulties. They also emphasised the important role of a clinical mentor and the necessity to provide the best possible student experience in a clinical environment.
These programmes will consist of two comprehensive online courses focusing on direct skills observation, evaluation and teaching with patients to help minimise subjectivity and improve the reliability of assessment and clinical evaluation. Indeed both Professor Peile and Dr Harrison focused in particular on the logistical and quality assurance problems that need careful resolution when considering the vast numbers of students, clinicians, educators and sites of education.
The launch workshop for this programme is taking place on the 9th December and there are limited places available for universities and schools of medicine and health. So if you wish to partner with us on this programme, and help create a high quality training resource unachievable by a single institution, please get in contact with David Babington-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 3440 2220.
Find out more about these collaborations here: