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Self-Assessment Activities

Learning activities

Select one or more of the activities below to develop your clinical teaching skills.

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Activity 1

Ker and Bradley summarise the potential applications of simulation. Taking each of these areas of clinical teaching/learning in turn, identify how you currently achieve these in your own teaching context and how this might be achieved more effectively and ethically.

Potential applications

How do you achieve this now?

How might this be achieved more effectively and ethically?

Routine learning and rehearsal of clinical and communication skills at all levels



Routine basic training of individuals and teams



Practise of complex clinical situations



Training of teams in crisis resource management



Rehearsal of serious and/or rare events



Rehearsal of planned, novel or infrequent interventions



Induction into new clinical environments and use of equipment



Design and testing of new clinical equipment



Performance assessment of staff at all levels



Refresher training of staff at all levels




Activity 2

Taking one of the models or approaches described in the module, plan a teaching session involving patients and learners. Identify specifically what role and contribution each of the ‘actors’ in the session will take and how learners will learn from, about and with the patient.  
Once you have carried out the session, think carefully about what worked well and what you might improve.

Activity 3

Considering the patient involvement and empowerment agenda, and the ethical issues of choice, consent and confidentiality, reflect on a recent clinical teaching session involving real patients and identify the positive aspects of the encounter. If carers or other professionals were involved, how did you ensure their input and involvement? Then list some of the aspects that could be improved, identifying who is responsible, what needs to be done and how this could be taken forward.