Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice

Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice

by Tim Swanwick
     
 

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For the first time in a single core textbook, the Association for the Study of Medical Education presents a complete and authoritative guide to medical education. Written by leading experts in the field, Understanding Medical Education provides a comprehensive resource of the theoretical and academic bases to modern medical education practice.

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For the first time in a single core textbook, the Association for the Study of Medical Education presents a complete and authoritative guide to medical education. Written by leading experts in the field, Understanding Medical Education provides a comprehensive resource of the theoretical and academic bases to modern medical education practice.

This accessible and timely reference is designed to meet the needs of all those working in medical education from undergraduate education through postgraduate training to continuing professional development. As well as providing practical guidance for clinicians, teachers and researchers, Understanding Medical Education will prove an invaluable resource to those studying at certificate, diploma or masters level and a first ‘port-of-call’ for anyone engaged in medical education as an academic discipline.

Exploring medical education in all its diversity and containing all you need in one place, Understanding Medical Education is the ideal reference not only for medical educators, but for anyone involved in the development of healthcare professionals, in whatever discipline wherever they are in the world.

An on-line edition of the complete book, together with individual chapter downloads, are available at www.wileymedicaleducation.com

Understanding Medical Education has been brought together and edited by Professor Tim Swanwick, Director of Professional Development in the London Deanery, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education and Visiting Professor of Medical Education at the University of Bedfordshire.

Editorial Reviews

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"Then this comprehensive authoritative guide to modern medical education is an ‘ideal reference point, not only for medical educators, but for anyone involved in the development of healthcare professional wherever they are in the world'." (Journal of Perioperative Practice, 1 February 2011)

"This book could be a useful reference for educational supervisors, and offers a strategic overview and signposting resource for those undertaking Postgraduate Clinical Education Certificates. All public health specialty training departments should consider holding a copy and I would recommend it as a reference for our ‘training the trainer' courses." (Jpubhealth, 1 March 2011)

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Reviewer: Jeffrey E Pettit, PhD (University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine)
Description: This collection of monographs by the Association for the Study of Medical Education is a comprehensive guide to the theoretical and academic bases of modern medical education practice.
Purpose: This is an accessible and timely reference that supports all those working in medical education across the spectrum of undergraduate education, through postgraduate training to continuing professional development. It is a unique resource which should prove invaluable to anyone involved in the development of healthcare professionals, in whatever discipline, wherever they are in the world.
Audience: The book is designed to meet the needs of all newcomers to medical education and provide experienced educators with additional, easy-to-access information in all aspects of medical education. The 49 contributors include experts from all walks of medical education from around the world.
Features: The wide-ranging book examines the theoretical, practical, and evidence-based aspects of training medical educators. The 29 chapters provide detailed information on a particular topic in 20 pages or less. Each chapter begins with a section of "Key Messages" and ends with a listing of references. For the majority of chapters, there are few illustrations with occasional boxes to highlight information.
Assessment: This is a valuable resource for anyone involved in developing medical educators and programs. It provides theoretical background along with practical application. It should be on the bookshelf of anyone involved with faculty development in medical education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444348187
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
File size:
6 MB

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From the Publisher
"Then this comprehensive authoritative guide to modern medical education is an ‘ideal reference point, not only for medical educators, but for anyone involved in the development of healthcare professional wherever they are in the world'." (Journal of Perioperative Practice, 1 February 2011)

"This book could be a useful reference for educational supervisors, and offers a strategic overview and signposting resource for those undertaking Postgraduate Clinical Education Certificates. All public health specialty training departments should consider holding a copy and I would recommend it as a reference for our ‘training the trainer' courses." (Jpubhealth, 1 March 2011)

Meet the Author

Tim Swanwick is faculty development lead for the London Deanery and Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education; course leader for an MA in Clinical Education, Institute of Education, London University; Honorary Senior Lecture, Imperial College and Visiting Lecturer Universities of Westminster and Bedfordshire.

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