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Pedagogical qualification course for post-docs in clinical, biomedical, and life science

Last modified: 23.06.2014

The post-doc attains

Knowledge of and skills in planning, conducting and evaluating teaching and supervision within the study programs in Faculty of Medicine, incl. internship and clinical placement within the healthcare system and other internships.
Knowledge and understanding of students’ learning processes by using different teaching methods

The intentions are to make the post-doc able, in the most appropriate way, to communicate relevant professional, clinical and other educational and professional knowledge and skills to students and to supervise, support and stimulate the students in their activities and learning processes.

Post-docs are introduced to common concepts and knowledge in the areas of learning and teaching, making them able to choose between and handle different kinds of teaching and supervision assignments at Health Science, Medicine and Sports Science (including clinical placement and internship at the hospital).

Post-docs get the opportunity to practice and link the common concepts and knowledge during teaching and supervision situations and exercises.
Format

The course consists of 3 modules. The participants’ professional knowledge is supplemented by theoretical concepts by training in simulated and real teaching and supervision situations and with feedback from teacher and colleagues at the course (peer feedback).

Module 1: Learning and teaching: Development and planning teaching within the settings of the professional and profession aimed teaching practice. (1 ECTS credit)

In this module, participants attain knowledge of students’ learning processes and teaching through performance and reading selected material. The participants are instructed in the didactic thoughts behind the planning of teaching and they are tasked with designing a course, from development to evaluation. The participants describe and present the thoughts behind the course to the other course participants and will receive feedback from them and from teachers.

Module 2: Teaching, methods and assessment: Conducting ‘good’ teaching. (2 ECTS credits)
In this module, participants will acquire further knowledge of ‘good’ teaching, its principles and methods as well as knowledge of evaluation of teaching and assessment of students. The module will be organized with a combination of presentations, acquiring knowledge by reading and reflection, writing papers, feedback – and not least testing feedback in practice. Possibly supplemented with observation, reflection and documentation of other peoples’ teaching.

Module 3: Supervision and feedback. The most appropriate supervision by application of problem based learning in case work, in the clinic, in the laboratory and in projects. (2 ECTS credits)

In this module, participants will acquire knowledge and understanding of the most appropriate supervision in different learning situations (in case work, project work, internship etc.). The module will also be organized with a combination of presentations, acquiring knowledge by reading and reflection, writing papers, feedback – and not least testing feedback in practice. Possibly supplemented with observation, reflection and documentation of other peoples’ supervision.
Evaluation

To pass the course, participants must prepare a paper based on their attainment of theory, reflection, testing in practice and feedback (3-5 pages).

Registration

Sign up for this course by sending an e-mail to doctoral.school@adm.aau.dk. Please state the name of the course in the e-mail.

The course is organized by Associate Professor Lone Krogh and Professor Annette Lorentzen, Department of Learning and Philosophy. Aalborg University

Contact Information

E-mail: aauphd@adm.aau.dk

Niels Jernes Vej 10, 1st floor

9220 Aalborg East

Phone: +45 9940 9638