Advanced Clinical Communication Tutor Training Workshop

05 Oct 2023 09:15 - 16:30 Seminar Room 6, Chancellors' Buildings, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh £400

A two day advanced clinical communication workshop for EC4H tutors. Participants must attend both dates:

Thursday 5th October 2023

Friday 6th October 2023

Workshop Overview

Communication education is delivered most effectively using experiential teaching and learning methods that allow clinicians to integrate their existing knowledge and experiences with new approaches. This national tutors’ training workshop offers experienced clinical teachers the opportunity to review and develop their teaching and enable them to work as advanced communication course tutors. Those who complete the workshop and subsequent supervised teaching practice will be eligible to join the national EC4H tutors’ network if their employer holds an EC4H licence.

Learning Outcomes

This tutor training workshop enables clinical teachers to:
• Review and critique their own approaches to communicating with patients, their relatives & colleagues
• Explain and demonstrate the importance of taking account of the perspectives & goals of both interviewer and interviewee in clinical practice and teaching
• Describe and identify key communication skills and strategies for addressing challenging interviews
• Discuss and apply adult learning theories in communication teaching including action learning, constructivism, and reflective practice
• Identify personal learning objectives as a tutor and develop strategies for addressing these within a peer learning group
• Exchange ideas and experiences with other communication tutors
• Critique and apply relevant literature on effective communication including internationally recognised models and consensus statements
• Use and evaluate experiential approaches to teaching and learning communication
o Interactive demonstration
o Participant role play
o Constructive, outcome focused, behavioural feedback

Seminar Room 6, Chancellors' Buildings, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Advanced Clinical Communication Tutor Training Workshop

Date: 05 Oct 2023
Time: 09:15 - 16:30

Tutor team

Dr Tamasin Evans

Senior Tutor

Dr Tamasin Evans is a consultant clinical oncologist in the Edinburgh Cancer Centre. She attended an EC4H senior doctors’ communication course in 2008 and has then joined the EC4H senior tutors’ group. GMC number: 4116646

Dr Edile Murdoch

EC4H Senior Tutor

Dr Edile Murdoch is a Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Director for Maternity Services in NHS Lothian. Edile joined the EC4H senior tutor team in 2016 and now supports delivery of Being Open and EC4H workshops in Lothian and EC4H’s partner boards