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ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine

ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine. Ed. Peter Cantillon, Linda Hutchinson & Diana Wood. BMJ Books. 2003.

A compact well-laid out book covering all the major aspects of learning and teaching in medicine.  Separate chapters cover:

applying educational theory in practic
curriculum design
problem based learning
evaluation
teaching large groups
teaching small groups
one to one teaching and feedback
learning and teaching in the clinical environment
written assessment
skill based assessment
work based assessment
educational environment
web based learning
creating teaching materials
Explanatory charts, diagrams, tables and colour images add to the easy readability of the book.

Highly recommended for academic staff.

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June 8, 2009 Posted by | Books | , , , | Leave a comment

Health Risk Appraisal.

http://www.diseaseriskindex.harvard.edu/update/english/

The website above is the Harvard Disease Risk Appraisal site. Here you can find out your risk of developing five of the most important diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and stroke) and get personalized tips for preventing them. With cancer, it is necessary to evaluate your risk separately for each common cancer site.

The supporting evidence that makes up your risk and the interventions that would help you reduce such risk are clearly spelled out.

You may also like to download “The Assessment and Management of Cardiovascular Risk ” (2003) by the New Zealand Guidelines Group (NZGG) from
http://www.nzgg.org.nz/guidelines/0035/CVD_Risk_Full.pdf

This is also available in interactive format from
http://clinicalevidence.bmj.com/ceweb/resources/estimating_risk.jsp

June 8, 2009 Posted by | Online Resources | , , , | Leave a comment