Educational Skills Development

Maximise your capabilities as an APLS facilitator by joining the Educational Skills Development course. 

Directed by Ben Symon (APLS Instructor and iSimulcast podcast moderator), Jane Stanford (APLS Educator) & Bruce Lister (APLS Instructor & DPA - Education College of Intensive Care Medicine & Master Baker). This two day program expands on APLS GIC course content with an emphasis on practical techniques.

The Educational Skills Development (ESD) course has been designed to support APLS instructors to enhance their skills as facilitators of learning. The focus during this two day course will be on the teaching modes of scenario teaching, discussion groups, skills teaching and on feedback techniques. Participants will be given opportunities to develop skills as facilitators through discussion, practice and peer-to-peer learning.

How to register

Interested in attending the ESDC? Submit an expression of interest here.

Pre-course

The program comprises 6-8 hours of pre-course preparation. This includes recommended reading, online videos and materials for you to prepare for facilitation of a small group discussion group, skills station and scenario teaching session.

During the course

Plenary sessions will be aimed at enhancing your pre-course reading and clarifying expectations of you in the small group practice sessions. Facilitation is a dynamic process, so the priority of the program is to give you opportunities to practice.

You can download a sample course program here

During the small group practice sessions, all attendees will rotate through roles of:

  • Role-playing a realistic candidate
  • Facilitating the teaching session (skills, scenario teaching or discussion group)
  • Leading the learning conversation for the facilitator and participants

Course Outcomes

It is anticipated that this interactive program will provide you with:

  • Knowledge of current medical education practices
  • Development of your skills for facilitating small group learning
  • Measures to assess the effectiveness of teaching and learning

Eligibility

Registration is restricted to APLS instructors only.

Numbers are limited to 16. Please submit your expression of interest to attend this program by 30th April 2019. Attendance will be confirmed by 21st May 2019

Course Dates

Two day course: 29th-30th July 2019

Day 1: 0845 – 1745 (followed by course dinner)

Day 2: 0800 – 1630

Fees

There is no charge for this course. Transport, up to two nights accommodation and meals (including course dinner at end of Day 1) will be funded by APLS.