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This workshops aims to share the Barts and the London Medical School modular and generic model for academic support, share the evidence supporting it, and discuss how it may be developed or adapted for other settings nationally.
This workshop will involve an open discussion about why students may struggle academically, how we may detect these students early and what interventions may be of benefit. This discussion will be informed by the results of our evaluations and the literature. We will then present the Academic Support Programme as one example of academic support provision, and discuss its strengths and challenges. Finally we will facilitate a discussion about how an academic support programme may be developed in other institutions and other faculties.
By the end of the workshop participants will:
1) Be familiar with the Academic Support Programme run at Barts and the London Medical School.
2) Be able to run an 'Academic Diagnostic' interview with a student, which is so vital to the sucess of the Programme.
3) Be aware of the issues surrounding academic support
4) Begin to think of ways that academic support could be formalised in their own curricula.
Each participant will receive a comprehensive pack outlining the Programme and containing a participant list for networking purposes.
Jo Brown (Lecturer in Communication Skills, Senior Tutor in Academic Support)
Dr. Dason Evans (Research Fellow in Medical Education) jointly run the Academic Support Programme. They both teach and examine on the core communication and clinical skills curricula in the medical school and are experienced facilitators or adult learning.They are both members of the ILT.
Staff who are involved in managing and delivering medical, dental and veterinary undergraduate curricula
The Apex City Hotel61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh,
* This workshop is co-hosted, co-hosted events are facilitated and delivered jointly by MEDEV and another institution(s).