This course will offer an overview of the fundamental principles for successful teaching, and whether you have been coaching in practice for a while or whether you are just starting out, this course will offer some fresh ideas for you to inject into your teaching role.
We will cover core teaching principles including: selection of a suitable environment, student motivation, learning styles and how they affect the learner, assessment, and teaching principles of professionalism and reflective practice.
If you are in a position of supporting and teaching students and/or new staff in veterinary practice, or are considering moving into a teaching position, then this course will be of great benefit to you.
Topics covered on this course include:
Providing a suitable environment for learning
What exactly is a clinical coach?
How suitable is your clinical environment for teaching and assessment and what can you do to improve it?
Designing protocols that work for your students
Understanding what motivates students to learn
Know your student
Dealing with issues that form barriers to learning
Developing student-focussed objectives
Defining the professional veterinary nursing practitioner
Reflecting on your own professional ethos
What does the RCVS expect of veterinary nurses?
How to ensure that your nursing students appreciate the need for professional practice
Assessment of clinical skills
Formulating fair and objective assessments
Assessing student progression using a variety of objectives
Providing positive feedback
Course resources include:
Access to our flexible online learning environment for the duration of the course
Lecture/s that can be viewed at any time, and as many times as you like
Interactive, tutor-guided learning forums
Supporting materials, tools and ideas for assisting with and supporting your learning
Assessed coursework with constructive feedback from your tutor
Practical documents created by you, tailored to the needs of your practice
Access to the course materials for a period after the course
Course duration:3 weeks (8 hours flexible/self-directed study time in total)
Course type: Fully supported interactive online
Tutor: Sue Badger
Suitable for: Anyone in a teaching or coaching role in veterinary practice
This course is also extremely useful for anyone in a leadership position in practice, and anyone considering entering teaching as a career