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"Learn - Educate - Assess - Develop - Reflect"

Program Aim
The LEADR program aims to improve the skills of teaching practitioners in a health environment. It is specifically tailored for educators who have some teaching skills and experience and who wish to build their skills.
This program will specifically focus on introducing health educators to newer forms of pedagogy. It will upgrade the skills and confidence to undertake the delivery of learning using methods more suited to a contemporary learner.

The LEADR program will provide continuing development in following areas:
  • contemporary theories of teaching, learning and assessment
  • multiple teaching methods to attain diverse outcomes
  • relevant content
  • experiential learning
  • the practice of practical application

General Objectives
On completion of this program the participant will:
  • Have knowledge of contemporary theories of teaching, learning and assessment
  • Be able to choose from a range of teaching, learning and assessment models which best suit the learner
  • Incorporate active learning strategies
  • Practically apply contemporary theories of teaching, learning and assessment


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This service is offered to Health Profession Educators in the WSLHD only.






Case-based learning Andrew Coggins 15/08/2018 Case Study room 1-2PM
Active learning Dr Amit Vaidya 05/09/2018 Flexible Teaching Room L1.04 1-2PM
Feedback & assessment Katherine Schaffarczyk 26/09/2018 Cabaret Room 1-2PM
Innovation in learning Dr Tegan Cheng, USyd 17/10/2018 Flexible Teaching Room L1.03 1-2PM
Debriefing for learning Nathan Moore 07/11/2018 Flexible Teaching Room L1.03 1-2PM
Effective Group teaching Dr Kavita Varshney & Dr Satish Mitter 28/11/2018 Case Study room 1-2PM
Research in Education Dr Karen Scott/Dr Jennifer Davids 12/12/2018 Case Study room 1-2PM

Archived Sessions

Theories of teaching and learning - Roslyn Tobin 28/02/2018
Self-directed learning - Laura Brown 25/07/2018


Curriculum Design

Clinical Supervision

Workplace based learning - bedside/corridor teaching & patient presentation

Skills Teaching

Flipped Classroom



The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has developed a series of videos freely available on Youtube. These cover important topics which examine Simulation and Debriefing in detail.

LEADR Program Presentation - Introduction to Simulation


Self-directed Learning

Case-based Learning

Active Learning


Not another boring lecture: Engaging learners with Active learning techniques (Wolff et al. 2015)
A comprehensive review of active learning techniques and their application in medical education
Interview with Dr Richard Schwartzstein on alternatives to traditional lecture-based courses in medical school.
Professor of medicine and medical education at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre


Effective Group Teaching

Innovation in Learning


E-Learning Health NHS UK Online modules on a wealth of different topics: e-Learning for Healthcare. London Deanery, including education resources for teachers. (You will need to register which takes approximately 5-10 mins)
1. Cardiff University School of Medicine Cardiff University has produced a series of virtual patients covering the following topics: Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Neurology & Other cases. Follow the link to access the resources. Cardiff University UK: Virtual Patients


Debriefing for Learning


Introduction to Debriefing Video (University of British Columbia)
Debriefing Video
Wang, E. E., Kharasch, M. and Kuruna, D. (2011), Facilitative Debriefing Techniques for Simulation-based Learning. Academic Emergency Medicine, 18: e5. doi:10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.01001.x
Debriefing videos presented by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Simulation in Healthcare: Debriefing – Basic Skills
Simulation in Healthcare: Debriefing – Advanced Skills


Problem Based Learning

Feedback and Assessment


Observation & Feedback – Practical Doc, Canada.
Assessment – Practical Doc, Canada
ABC of learning and teaching Skills-based assessment
ABC of learning and teaching in medicine Work based assessment
ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: Evaluation
Teaching on the run tips 8: assessment and appraisal
Teaching on the run tips 9: in-training assessment
Teaching on the run tips 10: giving feedback



Principles of Assessment (traditional model)
Medicine Assessment – a series of 7 videos for Speciality Trainee, Hospital Trainee & Community Trainee
TELL Centre Videos giving a positive critique



HETI Online course: Assessment & feedback for JMOs: An eLearning module Assessment and Feedback for Junior Medical Officers. This course is designed for Junior Medical Officers (JMOs) and Term Supervisors.
It explains what the assessment process is, and practical tips on how to make the assessment process as effective and helpful as possible. A certificate is issued on completion.


Competency Based Training


Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors
Can MEDS 2005 Framework
Can MEDS Professional Framework for Physicians
Teaching on the run tips 6: determining competence
Guide to Implementing Competency-based training by Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Canada



Competency-based medical education explained in a series of short videos created by Eric Holmboe (Stanford University). Each video is approximately 8 mins long:
  • What is it? (Ch1)
  • What does it mean for medical education? (Ch1)
  • What is the difference between the traditional model and CBME? (Ch2)
  • What are Entrustable Professional Activities? (Ch3)
  • What are the challenges of CBME? (Ch4)
  • How does CBME relate to Entrustable Trainee Activities? (Ch4)
  • Evaluation & Assessment in CBME (Ch5 & 6)
Competency-based medical education (CBME) Chapter 1 of 6 Eric Holmboe (Stanford Palliative) (9 mins)
MedEd 2.0: Competency Based Medical Education, by Eric Holmboe, MD : Chapter 2 of 6
MedEd 2.0: Competency Based Medical Education, by Eric Holmboe, MD : Chapter 3 of 6
MedEd 2.0: Competency Based Medical Education, by Eric Holmboe, MD : Chapter 4 of 6
MedEd 2.0: Competency Based Medical Education, by Eric Holmboe, MD : Chapter 5 of 6
MedEd 2.0: Competency Based Medical Education, by Eric Holmboe, MD : Chapter 6 of 6


Other Resources

Cantillon, P. & Wood, D. (Eds) 2010, ABC of Learning & Teaching in Medicine, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd UK
Teaching Nuts & Bolts – Practical Doc, Canada.
99 videos from iMedicalSchool
uploaded onto Youtube.


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