Basics in Medical Education / Edition 2

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Medical education the art and science behind medical teaching and learning has progressed remarkably. Teaching and learning have become more scientific and rigorous, curricula are based on sound pedagogical principles, and problem-based and other forms of active and self-directed learning have become the mainstream. We have progressed from the role of problem-identifier to that of solution-provider. This book provides a balanced overview of the why of medical education, emphasizing the need for change and adaptation, and the how, by demonstrating the way concepts and theories of medical education can be of immediate benefit to the medical teacher. In this improved second edition, student assessment, curriculum, outcome-based education, clinical teaching, and problem-based learning receive more emphasis with the addition of new chapters, essential updates, and consolidation. The tone is more pragmatic, with implementable examples and incorporation of newer evidence and better practices. However, one thing has not changed: the book still targets medical teachers without a formal background in education.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812835383
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Basic Competencies in Medical Teaching 3
Ch. 2 Historical Perspectives in Medical Education 13
Ch. 3 Teaching and Learning Concepts 27
Ch. 4 Understanding the Learner 41
Ch. 5 Building the Skills of Learning 49
Ch. 6 Curriculum Design and Implementation 57
Ch. 7 Learning Cycle 69
Ch. 8 Classification of Educational Objectives 75
Ch. 9 Writing Educational Objectives 89
Ch. 10 Overview of Teaching and Learning Methods 99
Ch. 11 Making Lecture Effective 105
Ch. 12 Understanding Small Group 115
Ch. 13 Case-Based Teaching 123
Ch. 14 Role-Play 131
Ch. 15 Questions and Questioning Technique 141
Ch. 16 Providing Effective Feedback 153
Ch. 17 Conceptual Framework for Clinical Teaching 163
Ch. 18 Delivery of Clinical Teaching 171
Ch. 19 Assessment of Clinical Competence 181
Ch. 20 Teaching Procedural Skills 189
Ch. 21 Teaching Communication Skills 201
Ch. 22 Problem-Based Learning (PBL): Concepts and Rationale 213
Ch. 23 The PBL Process 219
Ch. 24 The Tutor and the Case-Writer 225
Ch. 25 Student Assessment in PBL 235
Ch. 26 Implementation Options of PBL 241
Ch. 27 Overview of Assessment and Evaluation 251
Ch. 28 Formative and Summative Assessment 261
Ch. 29 Characteristics of Assessment Instruments 267
Ch. 30 Road Map to Student Assessment 275
Ch. 31 Multiple Choice Questions 283
Ch. 32 Essay Questions and Variations 299
Ch. 33 Oral Examinations 309
Ch. 34 Standardized Patient 317
Ch. 35 Portfolio 325
Ch. 36 Teaching Program Evaluation 335
Ch. 37 Internet and Medical Education 345
Ch. 38 Research in Medical Education 357
App. A Calgary-Cambridge Observation Guide 369
App. B Example of Standardized Patient Case Script 375
App. C: Further Resources 381
App. D: Glossary of Terms 385
Index 397
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