Welcome to Discover #MedEd

Welcome to the Dundee University Medical Education Blog. This is new venture to share some of what is happening in Medical Education at Dundee Medical School. This website is currently under development. Dundee Medical School is ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for Medicine: Guardian University League Table 2018 Medical graduates … Continue reading

Team-Based Learning Innovations Gain National and International Recognition

The potential of Team-based Learning (TBL) to UK medical education has been discussed in an article published in Medical Teacher (Khogali, 2013).  We have several years of experience in using TBL in the undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Dundee. TBL is a structured, active, collaborative learning approach, which involves … Continue reading

Public health matters: innovative approaches for engaging medical students

The Public Health Educators in Medical Schools (PHEMS) group have just had a publication accepted by Medical Education, entitled “Public health matters: innovative approaches for engaging medical students”. Included in this work is a case study from Dundee University Medical School, where students critically appraise a drug advert and related … Continue reading

Mixing medicine and design to explain complicated medical principles

How can we teach complex scientific principles to medical students? Richard Oparka, consultant pathologist, has tried many methods to achieve this. Some of these involve close collaboration with a range of expertise within Duncan of Jordanstone College for Art and Design (DJCAD). Current projects include utilising animation as a tool alongside traditional lectures. … Continue reading

Heart Education Awareness Resource and Training through E-learning Inherited and Congenital heart Disease

Inherited cardiac conditions are genetic conditions that affect young people and can lead to sudden cardiac death, and include the heart muscle disorders (the cardiomyopathies ) or cardiac rhythm disorders  (the channelopathies). Families affected by these conditions can present to a variety of healthcare professions and therefore understanding the clinical … Continue reading

Developing a national dental education research strategy: priorities, barriers and enablers

Collaborators – Rola Ajjawi, Karen Barton, Charlotte Rees This article explores dental education research priorities in Scotland considering the perspectives of multiple stakeholder groups. The study used a mixed methods, two-stage online questionnaire design.  Here is a link to the article: http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/3/e013129 Continue reading

Year 2 medical students delivering health education activities at primary schools in Dundee

Developed as a partnership between the University of Dundee and the Dundee Education Department, every single year 2 medical student delivers health education activities to primary school aged children in Dundee. Fiona and Kevin document their experience, in their journal article “Doctor: what’s inside my body?” published in Clinical Teacher. … Continue reading