Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS)

Faculty Development

Faculty development is a significant element of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trusts education strategy. It focuses on the ensuring that our medical staff are able to develop the best possible supervision and training to our trainees.

Faculty development is a significant element of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trusts education strategy. It focuses on the ensuring that our medical staff are able to develop the best possible supervision and training to our trainees.

Through our regularly scheduled “Teaching Improvement Course”, participants are given the opportunity to develop their skills as educators, and gain feedback on their teaching style.

Teaching Improvement Course

This is an interactive two day course focussing on the theory & practice of teaching and learning. It covers:

Day 1: Introduction to learning theories, Learning styles, Setting aims and objectives, Models to structure your teaching sessions, Dealing with difficult learners/challenging situations

Day 2: Questioning techniques, Giving feedback, Microteach

On day two of the course, participants will be expected to deliver a 10 minute “Microteach” session on a non-clinical topic. Participants will therefore have the opportunity to try out the techniques learned on day one of the course, and to receive feedback on their teaching delivery.

This course contributes to the following domains of the GMC Recognition and Approval of Trainers [http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/10264.asp]:

  • Domain 2, Establishing and Maintaining an Environment for Learning;
  • Domain 3, Teaching and Facilitating Learning;
  • Domain 4, Enhancing Learning through Assessment;
  • Domain 5, Supporting and Monitoring  Educational Progress;
  • Domain 6, Guiding Personal and Professional Development;
  • Domain 7, Continuing Professional Development as an Educator