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by Dr V R
Badrakalimuthu and Dr Hugo de
Last reviewed: December 2015
According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists and adult
education theory, postgraduate medical education should focus on
The College also recommends that training in
psychiatry should involve 'an active method of continuing
professional development and learning through the use of reflective
One of the intended learning outcomes for
psychiatry trainees is to ‘develop and utilise the ability to
teach, assess and appraise’ (Royal
College of Psychiatrists, 2009), and much of our work
with patients and carers has an educational element.
Thus, it becomes imperative that teaching in
psychiatry should look at methods to improve the scope for
self-directed learning and motivate trainees/students to engage in
This module is a guide to modifying current
methods of both teaching and learning to suit learner-centred
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