About this event

  • Date and time Thu 16 May 2019 from 9:00am to 17 May 2019 at 4:45pm
  • Location Chandos House
  • Organised by RSM Professionals

Do you want to become a better teacher?

This practical two-day course will empower clinical teachers and trainers with the knowledge, confidence and skills to teach effectively in a wide range of settings.

This course will allow you to understand how adults learn, and use this understanding to improve your own teaching skills, identify and overcome the barriers to effective teaching, and adapt teaching methods for different teaching scenarios.

Topics covered

- Identify the most appropriate teaching methods for a specific setting and outcomes
- Structure teaching sessions of any length in order to maximise your effectiveness
- Write learning objectives that enable your trainees to assess their own learning
- Recognise the different domains and hierarchies of learning and how to exploit these to create more effective teaching sessions
- Reflect productively on your own performance
- Develop strategies for giving trainees effective feedback and for helping trainees to self-critique constructively
- Recognise the effect your motivational drivers have on the way you teach, and how this will influence the ways your trainees learn
- Write personal action plans to support continuous ongoing improvement after the course
- To demonstrate to both new and experienced trainers and supervisors a range of techniques designed to improve the effectiveness of their teaching

Key speakers

Dr Nessa Carey

Dr Nessa Carey

Owner, Carey International Impact Training and Visiting Professor, Imperial College London

Speaker's biography

Dr Nessa Carey is a successful career scientist and educationalist. She is a former academic and created the BSc in surgical sciences at Imperial College London. Nessa holds a visiting chair at Imperial College, where she regularly teaches undergraduates in the Faculty of Medicine. After leaving academia she worked for 10 years in senior scientific roles in the UK biotech sector and for three years at Pfizer. More recently she was international director at PraxisUnico, the UK not-for-profit which supports best practise in the fields of technology transfer and knowledge exchange. Nessa has trained a wide range of people in the last 20 years including clinical and non-clinical staff at Imperial College and for the Royal College of Surgeons. She has trained professionals globally including in Brazil, Thailand, Indonesia and China, as well as the UK.

Miss Tasha Gandamihardj

Miss Tasha Gandamihardja

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Chelmsford Hospital

Speaker's biography

Miss Tasha Gandamihardja is a consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon, NIHR subspecialty lead and medical educationalist. She is an ardent supporter of high quality training delivery and interested in how technology will shape future education.

Miss Kaji Sritharan

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen NHS Trust, and Emeritus Associate Dean, Royal Society of Medicine

Speaker's biography

Miss Kaji Sritharan is a consultant vascular surgeon at the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen NHS Trust and emeritus associate dean of the Royal Society of Medicine. She has a strong interest in teaching and education. In addition to authoring seven career-development and exam-revision books, she has developed numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses, both in association with the Royal Society of Medicine and in her role as a member of the London

Deanery Vascular and Endovascular Skills Simulation Committee. She has also taught as faculty on a broad range of courses, both regionally and nationally.


Day one 16 March 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome to the course
What is teaching?
Tea and coffee break
Microteaching I
The features of an effective teaching session
How adults learn
Tea and coffee break
Domains of learning
Motivational drivers
Summary of day 1
Close of day
Day two 17 May 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
Teaching formats
Structuring teaching episodes
Tea and coffee break
Setting effective learning objectives
Microteaching II
Tea and coffee break
What are your barriers to effective teaching?
Personal action plan
Summary of course
Close of course


Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9LQ, United Kingdom