PCW 4 – Teaching learning
1. Title of Workshop: Facilitation Skills in Clinical setting
2. Names of Faculty with Designation, Institutional Affiliations and Emails:
Dr. Avinash Supe MS FICS DNBE FCPS
DHA, PGDME, MHPE (UIC)
FIAGES, FMAS, FAIS
Director (ME & MH) and Dean,
Professor, G I Surgery
Professor of Medical Education
GS Medical College KEM Hospital
Director, GSMC FAIMER regional Institute
Dr.Krishna G Seshadri
Visiting Professor and Member Board of Management
Sri Balaji Vidhypeeth,Pondicherry
Dr. Anand R
Associate Dean and Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
Kasturba Medical College
Dr. Vijay Pratap Singh
Ph.D., FAIMER (CMCL), NTTC (JIPMER), FAGE (MANIPAL)
Associate Professor of Physiotherapy
Member-Sikkim Unit of UNESCO Bioethics Committee
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences
3. Brief Introduction to the Workshop
The prime objective of the Clinical Facilitator is to facilitate student learning. Facilitators are there to assist students to ‘learn how to learn’ in order that they may acquire the necessary clinical skills, link theory to practice and the clinical competencies and develop a positive professional self-image.
Teaching communication in clinical settings is often done on one-on-one but opportunities to teach a group are common. For example, on ward rounds, a group may go in to see a patient together and, later, outside the room, give the learner feedback. Alternatively, during teaching rounds, a brief role play with the entire team to illustrate an important communication point.
Using the group to teach communication skills has advantages over one-on-one teaching. First, it is efficient: the entire group learns—and teaches--at the same time. Second, teaching in groups can simultaneously serve individuals with widely differing learner styles – some people learn by doing, while others by watching, for example. Third, feedback from a peer may be even more influential than feedback from a teacher. Thus, it is important to know how co-ordinate teaching within a group when teaching communication skills.Workshop will also discuss various methods, practces and principles of facilitating in clinical setting.
Fryer-Edwards K, Back AL, Arnold RM, Baile W, Tulsky JA. Tough Talk, http://depts.washington.edu/toolbox
Kurtz M, Silverman J, Draper J. Teaching and Learning Communication Skills in Medicine. Radcliffe Publishing, Second Edition, 2005.
4. Who Should Attend?
Clinical / Para clinical Faculty / Teachers of all levels from all health professions,Administrators and University officials.
5. Intended Outcomes:
- The participants will be able to
- Describe advantages of using a group to teach communication skills
- Describe a stepped approach to teaching communication skills in a group
- Understand various methods of faciltations in clinical groups and will be able to practice them in their own settings