PRiME Core

We welcome anyone who teaches on the MB ChB medicine degree course to come along to one of our staff development workshops, free of charge.

PRiME Core workshops are designed to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence required for your teaching role/s.

If you’re not currently teaching on the MB ChB, please see our available teaching opportunities to find out more about what’s involved.

GP and community-based educators

There are several workshops available to staff who work in the community, including GPs, the GP practice team and allied community healthcare professionals who are involved in teaching the Manchester MB ChB students.

If you have already been in touch with the Community Based Medical Education (CBME) team and are going to be taking the role of a new Clinical Placement Supervisor (CPS) please sign up to the PRiME Core New Clinical Placement Supervisor Course below, and also the PRiME Advanced Clinical Reasoning workshop within 6 months of starting as a CPS.

If you are interested in teaching in the community, more information is available on the CBME website, where you can also book your place  for PRiME Network GP Team.

 

New Clinical Placement Supervisor (CPS) workshop

As a new Clinical Placement Supervisor (CPS), you will have a meeting with your Clinical Education Campus (CEC) Staff Development, CBME Lecturer or Year Lead to learn about the role and how to get started.

We also have an essential 2 hour course to help you with teaching on clinical placements, learn about the MB ChB and feel ready to start. We will cover how to give effective feedback and give you an introduction to clinical reasoning. You will also be asked to commit to the Clinical Reasoning in Practice workshop, which is crucial to understand the MB ChB programme and core to your role as a CPS to be completed within 6 months, and available to book through our PRiME Advanced page.

Tuesday 9th August: 4-6pm

Wednesday 21st September: 2-4pm

Monday 26th September: 10am-12pm

Monday 31st October: 10am-12pm

Wednesday 22nd February 2023: 2-4pm

Thursday 4th May 2023: 1-3pm

Friday 16th June 2023: 09:30-12:30

More dates will be added throughout the year.

When registering, please type your email address in carefully. You will receive a unique joining link (check your junk and ‘focussed’ email inboxes!). Please do not share this link, and keep it safe when it arrives as you will need it to join the meeting. 

If you are interested in this role but unsure of details or how to arrange to become a CPS, please email us at: mbchb.prime@manchester.ac.uk.

 

If you are an existing CPS, please book onto one of our Network events for crucial updates and sharing best practice whilst networking with colleagues.

CCA (previously OSCE) Examiners: Training for NEW Examiners

 

YEAR 1-2 CCAs

If you are a clinician (FY2 equivalent or above) interested in becoming a CCA (formerly called OSCE) Examiner for Years 1-2 please contact us at medical.exams@manchester.ac.uk.

 

YEARS 3-5 CCAs

If you are interested in examining for Years 3-5 CCAs, you must attend a PRIME CCA New Examiner workshops (dates and booking links below). To be eligible to book on to this training you must fulfil all of the following criteria:

–       be post-FY2 level

–       be based within our NHS partner organisations / affiliated General Practices and complete our PRIME CCA New Examiner workshops (delivered online via Zoom)

–       be involved with teaching our students, for example, as a Clinical Placement Supervisor, or intend to in the near future

–       commit to examining in at least one CCA in this academic year. All our clinical year CCAs take place at each of the four main Clinical Education Campuses, namely Salford Hospital, Royal Preston Hospital, MFT-Oxford Road and MFT-Wythenshawe. 

You can attend any of the workshops at any location of your choice – this does not determine where you can examine for us. 

Please book your preferred session using the Eventbrite links below.

Please note that these sessions are held Face:Face at the locations as specified: 

Wednesday 21st September 2022: 09:30-12:30 (location: MFT Wythenshawe)

Tuesday 18th October 2022: 09:30-12:30 (location: Salford Royal)

More dates to be added soon. 

CCA (previously OSCE) Examiners: Training for EXISTING Examiners

From academic year 2021 onwards, the OSCE examinations have been renamed Clinical Competency Assessments (CCAs).
The format and process of these clinical assessments has not changed and therefore any prior PRIME OSCE training you may have done remains valid, with examiners required to undertake refresher training every three years.

We now deliver a 90minute workshop (online via Zoom) which will provide existing examiners with important updates relating to our clinical assessments, calibration exercises and opportunities to share experiences and ask questions of the assessment team.
Please book on to one of these workshops using the links below. This will generate a unique joining code which will come to you immediately from no_reply@zoom.us – please check your ‘junk’ and ‘focussed’ email inboxes for this link as you will need it to join the session. Please get in touch if any problems: mbchb.prime@manchester.ac.uk.

 

Please attend this workshop on a computer/laptop (rather than a phone/tablet) if possible as you will be needing to look at documents during the session.

Monday 25th April 2022: 09:30 – 11:00

Monday 9th May 2022: 10:00 – 11:30

Wednesday 15th June 2022: 10:00 – 11:30

Wednesday 6th July 2022: 10:00 – 11:30

New and Year 3 Academic Advisors Workshop

This 2 hour workshop is for anyone who is a NEW academic advisor, or is going to be starting with Year 3 students in academic year 2022-3.

We will cover the background to Academic Advising, the student portfolio, how to make the most of 1Med (for you and your students), the reflective process and assessment.

Please make sure that you are ready to interact in this Zoom session, with a working microphone and camera,  and arrive on time otherwise you may need to attend again. There is also useful information on 1MedLearn Staff Pages (and if you don’t have access to this, we will help you during the workshop or you can ask your Undergraduate Manager).

Please select your preferred date from the list below and click to register, via Zoom. You will receive a unique joining link within 30 minutes – please keep this safe as you will need it to join the session. Please check your ‘junk’, ‘other’ and ‘focussed’ email inboxes – it comes from ‘no-reply@zoom.us’ if you need to search for it.

If you have any problems, please contact us: mbchb.prime@manchester.ac.uk.

 

Tuesday  14th June 2022:  3-5pm

Wednesday  22nd June 2022:  3-5pm

Friday  24th June 2022: 10-12pm

Tuesday 28th June 2022:  10-12pm

Tuesday 5th July 2022: 10-12pm

Tuesday 9th Aug 2022: 10-12pm

Thursday, 1st September 2022: 1-3pm

Tuesday, 6th September 2022: 9-11am

Thursday, 8th September 2022: 12-2pm

Wednesday 14th September: 1-3pm

Friday 16th September: 9-11am

 

There will be more dates coming soon, and if you have a specific request, please contact us and we will do our best to offer alternative dates/times.

Teaching Themed Case Discussion (TCD) Online

This 2 hour session for colleagues based in our partner hospitals will be delivered through Zoom, and will enable you to confidently teach Themed Case Discussion sessions, in Year 3 and Year 4 of the MB ChB. By the end, you will:

Understand the underlying principles of the flipped-classroom and Themed Case Discussion (TCD)

Understand key concepts in relation to Clinical Reasoning within the flipped-classroom

Learn the principles of teaching using an online platform

Know about BMH Online Strategy and other resources available

 

This workshop is intended for hospital based tutors and you will have a certificate of attendance following completion, but we regret as of 4th December, will no longer have external CPD point accreditation. Please register below for one of the sessions available:

Friday  5th August 2022: 09:30-11:30am

Tuesday  6th September 2022:  2-4pm

Thursday  13th October 2022:  1:30-3:30pm

Tuesday 1st November 2022: 09:30-11:30am

Tuesday  6th December 2022:  09:30-11:30am

 

When registering, please type your email address in carefully. You will receive a unique joining link (check your junk and ‘focussed’ email inboxes!). Please do not share this link, and keep it safe when it arrives as you will need it to join the meeting. 

Communication Teaching Skills for NEW tutors

This workshop will give you the knowledge and skills required to facilitate communication teaching sessions in the remote classroom setting.

The 2 hour workshop will now be delivered remotely, and will cover:

  • How communication teaching fits within the MB ChB
  • Small group facilitation using an online platform – and in real life
  • Using constructive feedback
  • Working with Simulated Patients

After the workshop you will receive a certificate, and be encouraged to shadow a teaching session prior to leading it yourself.

Foundation Doctors are welcome to attend, but would not be able to be the sole facilitator of a communication skills teaching session. Likewise, GPs are welcome but we ask that you commit to deliver teaching for us after the training (and to arrange this with us in advance by emailing mbchb.prime@manchester.ac.uk), and noting that your time to deliver teaching would be given on a non-financial basis (ie. there is no payment).

Please register beforehand for the following sessions on ZOOM:

Thursday, 21st July 2022: 10am-12pm

Tuesday, 19th July 2022: 9-11am

Wed 3rd Aug 2022:  9:30-11:30

Wednesday, 31st August 2022: 10am-12pm

Tues 6th Sep 2022 09:30-11:30

Wednesday, 7th September 2022: 10am-12pm

 When registering, please type your email address in carefully. You will receive a unique joining link (check your junk and ‘focussed’ email inboxes!). Please do not share this link, and keep it safe when it arrives as you will need it to join the meeting. 

 

Alternatively, we have a F:F session to be held in the CSLC,  Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester: 

Tuesday, 23rd August: 09:30-11:30am (face-to-face)

Communication Skills Teaching: update for EXPERIENCED tutors for online delivery

These sessions are essential for experienced communication tutors to ensure you feel confident before delivery of previously classroom-based sessions using an online-classroom format.

By the end of the session, you will feel confident and ready to continue to deliver high quality communication skills teaching sessions, and have had the chance to ask any questions from the communication team leads.

If you have already attended our PRiME workshop to be a Consultation Skills tutor, please register in advance for one of the following update sessions:

Thursday, 21st July 2022:  1-2pm

Wed 31st Aug 2022 12-1pm

Tues 6th Sep 2022 1-2pm

Wednesday, 7th September 2022: 2-3pm

Wednesday, 14th September 2022: 11am-12pm

Friday, 16th September 2022: 1.30-2.30pm

When registering, please type your email address in carefully. You will receive a unique joining link (check your junk and ‘focussed’ email inboxes!). Please do not share this link, and keep it safe when it arrives as you will need it to join the meeting. 

Please do not book on this course if you are not already a communication skills tutor or have not done the full workshop for NEW communication skills tutors when we ran it as a face-to-face workshop.

 

Teaching Ethics and Law

This workshop is intended for those who teach or are interested in teaching Ethics and Law for our undergraduate medical students on the MB ChB. It will cover what is taught over the MB ChB Programme and give you the key knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver this essential teaching remotely. GPs are welcome but we ask that you commit to deliver teaching for us after the training so to email us directly about this (mbchb.prime@manchester.ac.uk), and note that teaching would be on a non-financial basis (ie. there is no payment).

Thursday, 15th September 2022: 2-3pm

Friday, 16th September 2022: 10-11am

Please click on the session time above to register for a training event, which will happen on Zoom. On registration, you will be sent a unique joining link from no_reply@zoom.us –  please keep this safe as you will need it to join. It is unique to you and other people cannot get in using it. Please check your ‘focussed’, ‘junk’ and ‘other’ inboxes, and contact us before the event if you have any problems: mbchb.prime@manchester.ac.uk