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ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine by Peter Cantillon, Diana Wood

By Peter Cantillon, Diana Wood

A pragmatic advisor to instructing in drugs aimed toward medical professionals who at some point soon of their profession need to educate, even if in a lecture room or in a medical atmosphere. necessary articles on idea with a better emphasis on 'how to do it'.

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In addition, most people involved consider them to be a suitable approach, which makes them more acceptable. However, the key feature approach is rather new and therefore less well known than the other approaches. Also, construction of the questions is time consuming; inexperienced teachers may need up to three hours to produce a single key feature case with questions. Experienced writers, though, may produce up to four an hour. Nevertheless, these questions are expensive to produce, and large numbers of cases are normally needed to prevent students from memorising cases.

You could also mix the best of the students’ questions with some of your own. Horseshoe groups This method allows you to alternate between the lecture and discussion formats, a common practice in workshops. Groups are arranged around tables, with each group in a horseshoe formation with the open end facing the front. You can thus talk formally from the board for a time before switching to presenting a group task. Subsequent reporting from each group can induce boredom. To avoid this danger, the tutor can circulate written reports for comment; get groups to interview each other publicly or get one member of each group to circulate; ask groups to produce and display posters; ask the reporters from each group to form an inner group in a fishbowl formation; or use the crossover method to move students around.

Short answer, open ended questions should be aimed at the aspects of competence that cannot be tested in any other way. Teachers need to be taught well how to write good multiple choice questions Which of the following drugs belong to the ACE inhibitor group? (a) atenolol (h) metoprolol (b) pindolol (i) propranolol (c) amiloride (j) triamterene (d) furosemide (frusemide) (k) captopril (e) enalapril (l) verapamil (f) clopamide (m) digoxin (g) epoprostenol Example of a multiple, true or false question Open ended questions are perhaps the most widely accepted question type.

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