Train the trainers group


Purpose:
 
  • to create and deliver high quality training courses for trainers (teachers) about teaching healthcare communication skills

  • to support the learning and development of healthcare communication skills trainers by providing information, resources, guidance and support

  • to provide mentorship (guidance and support) for trainers

The primary focus of this subgroup has been to develop train the trainers courses  for teachers in communication in healthcare.
The two day courses are delivered in English but take participants from across Europe and beyond with a range of language abilities and teaching experience.  They are usually delivered in the UK or in the country hosting a regular tEACH meeting.

The particular courses are:
 
‘What to teach’ - 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.
 
'Experiential Teaching and Facilitation Skills workshop' - 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.
 
'Curriculum Development in Communication course' - 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.
 
‘How to assess communication skills’ - 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.
We are now aiming to develop courses addressing the needs of trainers in particular countries and to provide more ongoing support for trainers. If you have questions about the work of this group, want to discuss which course would suit you best, or would like to join the mentorship programme  please contact Paul Kinnersley (kinnersley [at] cf [dot] ac [dot] uk)


Members of the Group
 
- Ana Carvajal de la Torre, Coruna, Spain; ana [dot] carvajal [dot] delatorre [at] gmail [dot] com

- Johanna Sommer, Switzerland; Johanna [dot] Sommer [at] unige [dot] ch
 
- Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten, the Netherlands; E [dot] vanWeel-Baumgarten [at] elg [dot] umcn [dot] nl
 
- Marcy Rosenbaum, Chair tEACH; marcy-rosenbaum [at] uiowa [dot] edu
 
- Paul Kinnersley, UK, kinnersley [at] cf [dot] ac [dot] uk
 
- Jonathan Silverman, UK, js355 [at] medschl [dot] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
 
- Jane Ege Moller, Denmark; jane [at] medu [dot] au [dot] dk
 
- Annegrethe Nielsen, Denmark; ann [at] ucn [dot] dk
 
 

 

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