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Assessment Workshops (2022-2023)

Workshop 1: How to Write MCQs, 15th Nov 2022, 13.00-16.00 (GMT), Online
Learn what makes a good Social and Behavioural Sciences multiple choice exam question, Dr  Ellie Hothersall  (University of Dundee), £25

Workshop 2: How to Write OSCEs, 22nd February 2023, 13.00-16.00 (GMT), Online
Learn how to assess Social and Behavioural Sciences using OSCEs, Prof Alan Jaap (University of Edinburgh), £25

Registration for workshop 3 will open shortly
Workshop 3: Work-based assessments, Dr Georgina Cairns and Dr Georgina Heron (University of Dundee)  25th May 2023, 13.00-16.00 (BST)£25 
The workshop will be an opportunity to learn what has been undertaken in Dundee, and to discuss key issues with workshop participants. We will explore a fundamental question - what social and behavioural sciences skill or values are students learning and how can we assess these through their clinical work experiences?
Chalkboard Drawings
Show and Tells 

Rory Parkinson, Lecturer in Healthcare Ethics & Sociology as Applied to Medicine and Healthcare, School of Medicine, University of Central Lancashire
May 10th 14.00-15.00 (BST)

Using ‘patient' narrative from the third sector to support the application of social sciences to medicine

Patient stories give meaning to the reality of living with illness and experiences of medical care.Patient centred care could be said to be at the forefront of current medical practices, yet teaching medical students about this can have its challenges. It could be agreed that having ‘boots on the ground’ experiences is one of the most beneficial learning exercises a medical student can have, hence why clinical placements are used. However, in some clinical placements is there really time for medical students to stop, really stop, and listen to patients? If not, then how can medical educators help to facilitate this. This show and tell will discuss and outline how the application of social sciences, at The University of Central Lancashire, is used with primary sources of ‘patient’ narrative from the third sector to support patient centred care. 

Recording of the presentation

Dr Paul Stronge - Lecturer in Cross-Cutting Themes, at the Peninsular Medical School, University of Plymouth.
Why we should stop talking about 'resilience'. Exploring the potential of 'resourcefulness' as a more useful concept to help medical students learn how to flourish amid adversity
BeSST Show and Tell (Paul Stronge)-20230307_150330-Meeting Recording.mp4
Tea Set
BeSST Afternoon TeaTime
Join us for a virtual afternoon tea chat about social and behavioural science teaching in medicine.
Next date tbc
Contact Tracey Collett. 

Previous Events 

Show and Tells 
Using OSCEs to assess behavioural sciences (Dr Jacqueline Lavallee) 

Teaching Sociology in Medicine - Online (Dr Jeni Harden). Recording in two parts: part 1 and part 2
Staff development for teaching medical anthropology/diversity issues in health faculties  
Dr Margret Jaeger (Research Unit, AWZ Soziales Wien Gmbh, Vienna)

MedEdWorld Webinar:Assessing Social and Behavioural Sciences in Medicine
You can access this webinar via:
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