Posted tagged ‘Phase 2’

Small (ish) Group Teaching

October 21, 2009

Day 2 of the respiratory catch up sessions today in lecture theatre 2.  A bigger turn out for this one, and I couldn’t persuade anyone to sit in the front row – probably something to do with my cheese sarnie.

I think the sessions have been useful so far.  It’s interesting to see the different questions asked, but more so the same questions asked each time.  Common threads have been  – COPD, emphysema and chronic bronchitis; arterial blood gas analysis; the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 respiratory failure.  These are the more difficult topics – they are certainly better taught in small groups.  This group was just small enough, I think.


Extra Teaching Sessions

October 18, 2009

You have all chosen your preferred session, and apart from Josh, have managed to follow the instructions and chosen only 1.

So, I shall call a close to the doodling, and tell you when the sessions will be:

Tuesday 2 – 3pm, LT1

Wednesday 1 – 2pm LT2

Friday 2 – 3pm East Block Seminar Room

Bring your questions, and I will endeavour to answer them.  If you have any particular questions in mind, let me know before hand, and I will bring along some prepared stuff.


Sign Up For Teaching Week Beginning 19th October

October 15, 2009

I have made a Doodle sign up sheet for the teaching next week:

Please only sign up into one of the slots, so I get an idea of numbers.

Come armed with questions!

Tie-up sessions for Phase 2

October 15, 2009

All right, enough already.  It’s fair to say that you now all know how to use DOODLE.

I have booked LT1 from 2 to 5 on Tuesday, and LT2 from 1 to 3 on Wednesday.  I can also manage 2 to 3 on Friday in East Block Seminar Room.  I suggest hour slots, sign up somewhere for them so they’re not completely swamped, and spread yourselves out.  Come armed with questions and queries from the block, and I’ll try to tie together all your queries.

I just need to come up with a neat on-line sign up thingy….


October 14, 2009

Over 40 of the second years have now responded to the advert to timetable a pulling it together session.  So it looks like I’ve got my work cut out for most of next week.

I will get my secretary to book a room for Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon, and we’ll have a number of sessions, I suppose!

I’ll post the times and places.  The idea is that the second years come with questions, and I make some kind of tutorial out of the answers!  No questions – boring session!  Start thinking of questions.

Feedback your feedback

October 8, 2009

The Respiratory block is coming to and end. As I said right at the beginning, this year’s second years are guinnea pigs, and we have probably got more things wrong than right this time; but we’ve listened, and adapted, and improved over the 4 weeks. This change, and improvement is only possible with your input and feedback.

So: Friday’s feedback session at 11.45 will allow time and space for handset type feedback questions from us, shouting out comments, prepared comments from Mr Scales, etc.

I am going to continue to update the blog after the end of the block, and I now have a ‘wiki’ writing tool that I will use to provide a back up learning resource for everything we’ve covered this month.

I would also like some help. If you are interested in medical education, chest medicine, or just want to spend more time with me, I’m trying to set up a small working group of students to improve things in this block and beyond. If you are interested, let me know!

Week 2 Formative now available

October 1, 2009

The week 2 formative assessment is now available in Blackboard via the Year 2 assessment links.

The online lung cancer patient cases to support this week’s ITA sessions have also been uploaded and some additional reference material will also be up there soon.  You can access these via the ITA resource folders.