Faculty Development workshop at CIU

CIU is delighted to have hosted a 2-day Tutors Development Workshop organized by Mr. Pardon Akugizibwe in collaboration with facilitators from Partnerships in International Medical Education (PRIME). The workshop took place from 11th June 2019 to 12th June 2019. The aim of this workshop was to enhance tutor skills by the development of learner-centered teaching, which is values based and set within the context of treating the whole person.

The workshop was facilitated by the following people;

Howard Borkett-Jones FRCS FRCEM MA (Med Ed) a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Watford General Hospital London, UK. Howard has undertaken regular visits to Uganda with PRIME over the last 5 years, supporting clinical officer training, particularly in Gulu.

Dr. Robert O Sadler ; Robert has practiced as a GP (Family Medicine) principle for 28 years in Ramsgate, England before cutting down his workload in 2013. He has an interest in Medical politics and has been involved in one guise or another with the development of Primary Care Services in Kent, England for 20 years.

Professor Paul Rylance BSc, MB, BS, FRCP, CertMedEd. Professor Rylance is Head of the Undergraduate Academy at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham. His clinical role is Consultant in General and Renal Medicine. He has also been a postgraduate education lead and works with the Royal College of Physicians. 

Mr. Pardon Akugizibwe with the facilitators from PRIME.

Objectives of this study were; to help participants develop qualities of a good teacher, to explore how understanding the concept of the whole person, as applied to patients, can shape and enhance our teaching, to look at how to apply these findings both in the classroom and clinical settings using a variety of interactive student-centered skills and techniques and to review some tools that can support the assessment of student clinical skills including communication.

The teaching was highly interactive and included group work and participant contribution. Some of the focus areas were; Challenges to teaching Medical Professionals in Uganda, Values-Based Teaching, Introduction to Learner-centered teaching, growing as a Teacher, Useful Teaching techniques – Role Play, Group work, Problem-based learning among others.

Faculty Development at CIU brought together participants from UCU, Makerere College of Health Sciences, CIU Alumni, CIU teaching faculty, and the PRIME facilitators to learn and grow together. At CIU, we believe that to be able to teach others how to learn, we ourselves must learn how to learn.