Train the trainer courses


The tEACH Train the Trainers subgroup offers support and training for trainers and teachers of communication skills in health care across all professional groups. This support is based upon a skills-based and evidence-based approach to teaching communication skills.
 
Our aim is to help as wide a range of teachers as possible – so we would like to help you whether you are a beginner trying to get started in your hospital, college, university, region or country or a more experienced teacher who is looking for help with teaching particular parts of your course. We also aim to provide help across all the different types of healthcare teaching – for example medicine, nursing, midwifery, dentistry, physiotherapy and for both undergraduate students and learners post-qualification. We are keen to help teachers develop in the widest possible way.
 
Our overall purpose is to improve the healthcare of the people of Europe (and beyond) by improving communication in all healthcare settings.
 
We currently offer 4 different courses:
 
1.     What to Teach in Communication Skills Teaching: Skills and Structure
 
2.     Experiential Communication Skills Teaching
 
3.     Curriculum Development in Communication Skills Teaching
 
4.     Assessment in Communication Teaching
 
Each course can be taken separately and together they provide a comprehensive programme of training. The courses involve a mix of learning methods with a particular focus on the active involvement of participants. Participants are welcome to attend all four courses. Participants who are new to communication skills teaching are encouraged to attend in the order “what”, “experiential”, “curriculum”, “assessment”.
 
All the courses are held in English and care is taken to help participants for whom English is not their first language. Each course cost €700 in 2013 (including accommodation and meals) - exact costs for 2014 are currently being investigated. Each course lasts 2 days. To date, all of these courses have been evaluated highly and participants have strongly agreed that they would recommend each course to a colleague and that they would sign up for another tEACH course. 

 

The 2013 - 2014 courses
 
Curriculum Development in Communication Skills Teaching
28th – 29st September 2013, Montréal, Canada. 
This course is being offered as a preconference two-day course before the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare in Montréal The course is directed towards teachers of health professionals (for example medical students, nurses, physiotherapists, doctors) who wish to develop a new curriculum or extend an existing curriculum. Please note, this course is not about facilitation skills or learning experiential communication skills teaching. The course will be highly interactive and participant centred and will enable individual participants to formulate concrete plans for the future in their own establishment. 
 
This course is booked through the conference booking system for the international conference http://www.aachonline.org/?page=icch13
 
This course will be repeated prior to the next International Conference on Communication in Healthcare in Amsterdam:
 
27th - 28th of September, 2014, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 
 
Experiential Communication Skills Teaching
30th – 31st October 2013, Fondation Brocher, Geneva Switzerland
This is a two-day course focusing on experiential communication skills teaching. The course is directed towards teachers of health professionals. This course is highly interactive and experiential. The focus is on how to teach, especially facilitation of small groups, rather than what to teach or how to develop a curriculum.
 
This course is currently oversubscribed. We are happy for you to put your name down as a reserve or alternatively sign up for our next course now:
 
23rd – 24th April 2014, almost certainly in Spain, to be announced
 

 

What to Teach in Communication Skills Teaching: Skills and Structure

31st March – 1st April 2014, Madingley Hall, Cambridge UK.
The course is directed towards teachers of health professional learners who wish to explore the underlying skills and structure of health care consultations. It is suitable for teachers of a variety of experience and is particularly suitable for those early on in their teaching careers. 
 
 
Assessment in Communication Teaching
3rd – 4th April 2014, Madingley Hall, Cambridge UK. 
The course is directed towards teachers of health professionals (for example medical students, nurses, physiotherapists, doctors) who wish to explore the underlying principles and practicalities of assessment in communication. It is suitable for teachers of a variety of experience of assessment. However, please note this course is not about detailed psychometrics.
 

For more details and how to register for each course or any further information, please contact Faith Rawley teachorganisation [at] gmail [dot] com

 
Written Materials
To help teachers we provide some materials that are used in these courses. These focus mainly on How to teach. So they are descriptions of methods that can be used for teaching clinical communication skills. Much more information is provided during the courses.
If you have questions about these documents or feedback please email Paul Kinnersley kinnersley [at] cf [dot] ac [dot] uk.
 
Course requests
In future the Train the Trainers subgroup is interested in providing courses to additional countries, disciplines and institutions. If you are interested in having tEACH courses offered in your area, please email Paul Kinnersley kinnersley [at] cf [dot] ac [dot] uk for more information.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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