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Providing a comprehensive and evidence-based reference guide for those who have a strong and scholarly interest in medical education, the Oxford Textbook of Medical Education contains everything the medical educator needs to know in order to deliver the knowledge, skills, and behaviour that doctors need.

The book explicitly states what constitutes best practice and gives an account of the evidence base that corroborates this. Describing the theoretical educational principles that lay the foundations of best practice in medical education, the book gives readers a through grounding in all aspects of this discipline.

Contributors to this book come from a variety of different backgrounds, disciplines and continents, producing a book that is truly original and international.

Author Biography

Kieran Walsh, Clinical Director, BMJ Learning, London, UK

Dr Kieran Walsh is Clinical Director of BMJ Learning - the education service of the BMJ Group. He is responsible for the editorial direction of BMJ Online Learning, BMJ Masterclasses and BMJ onExamination. He has written over 200 articles for publication - mainly in the field of medical education. He has previously written two books - the first on cost and value in medical education and the second a dictionary of medical education quotations. He has worked in the past as a hospital doctor - specialising in care of the elderly medicine and neurology.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction
1. Introduction
Part 2 Curriculum
2. Curriculum design in context
3. Problem-based learning
4. Interprofessional education: learning together in health and social care
5. Student choice in the undergraduate curriculum: student-selected components
6. Integrated learning
7. Instructional design for medical education
8. Using concept maps in medical education
9. Creating the learning environment
Part 3 Identities
10. Identities, self and medical education
11. Personality and medical education
12. Medical education and its context in society
Part 4 Delivery
13. Small group learning
14. Large group teaching
15. E-learning
16. Simulation-based medical education
17. Simulated patients in medical education
18. Work-based learning
19. Learning in ambulatory care
20. The humanities in medical education
21. Study skills
Part 5 Supervision
22. Educational supervision
23. Mentoring
24. Professionalism
25. The resident as teacher
26. Students learning to teach
27. Patient involvement in medical education
Part 6 Stages
28. Undergraduate medical education
29. Postgraduate medical education
30. Continuous professional development
31. Remediation
32. Transitions in medical education
Part 7 Selection
33. Selection into medical education
34. Student dropout in medical education
Part 8 Assessment
35. Principles of assessment
36. Setting standards
37. Choosing instruments for assessment
38. Test-enhanced learning
39. Assessing learners' needs
40. Self-regulated learning in medical education
41. Formative assessment
42. Technology enhanced assessment in medical education
43. Assessing professionalism
44. Assessment in the context of relicensure
45. Objective structured clinical examinations
46. Workplace-based assessment
47. Written assessment
48. Successful feedback: embedded in the culture
Part 9 Quality
49. Evaluation
50. Continuous quality improvement
51. Cost and value in medical education
Part 10 Research and scholarship
52. Theoretical perspectives in medical education research
53. Quantitative methods in medical education
54. Qualitative research in medical education
55. Publishing in medical education
56. Scholarship in medical education
Part 11 Global medical education
57. Medical education in developing countries
58. Medical education in the emerging market economies
Part 12 The future
59. The future of health professional education
60. Faculty development for teaching improvement: from individual to organisational change
61. Educational leadership

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