Introduction to Teaching & Learning in the Health Professions
Information about the course
Our Introduction to Teaching and Learning (previously “ESME-flexi”) is a self-paced, introductory level course, covering the essential skills required by health professions educators. Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to draw on your own experiences as a teacher and a learner, and the optional assessment focusses on demonstrating that you understand how to apply the concepts and ideas presented in the course to your own practice.
The overall aim of this course is to equip teachers with a solid understanding of the underpinning principles of effective teaching and learning, as well as with a range of tools and techniques to incorporate into their own practice.
What will be covered:
The content is covered via six modules, uses a blend of activities, including video, audio, reading, practical and reflective activities and quizzes.
Who it’s for:
This course is suitable for anyone involved in health professions education. While it is aimed at those new to teaching, it also of value to more experienced teachers who would like to deepen their understanding of educational principles and current best practices.
This is a self-paced course, and we estimate that it will take the average learner around 60-80 hours to complete. There is no minimum time requirement; you can spend as much or as little time as you need to understand the key concepts.
What’s included in the registration fee:
You’ll get full access to the course for six months from the start of your enrolment which includes all of the course content plus a bank of additional readings and resources.
Although the course is designed to be self-paced and self-directed, you will have access to learning support and the opportunity to learn from and with colleagues around the world via the course forums. You will also be invited to join our exclusive programme of live teaching sessions for the duration of your enrolment. These cover a range of topics and provide the opportunity to meet and interact with tutors and other course participants. You can access technical support by email for the duration of your enrolment.
Taking it further:
Studying this course and submitting an end-of-course assessment will qualify you to receive an AMEE Essential Skills in Health Professions Education Certificate. There is an additional fee for the assignment which can be paid for when you sign up the course or purchased separately at the end.