Research groups within the HPEU are active and agile, with current core themes centred around the interpretation of large data sets and workforce development. This work is led by Dr Paul Tiffin and Dr Gabrielle Finn. Collaboration and scale is key to our success, with all colleagues encouraged to forge effective alliances with other education departments, faculties and institutions.
We are delighted that in the academic year 2017-18 a key priority has been to establish a number of PhD studentships linked to MB BS (undergraduate medicine) curriculum development, as well as the broader health professional education agenda. These currently include but are not limited to:
Assessment of problem-based learning and professionalism
Teaching basic sciences in the later, more clinically focused years of a health professional course
The impact of longitudinal clinical placements
If you are interested in studying with us at PhD level please contact us at: email@example.com
The Hull York Medical School MSc in Health Professions Education has also provided an interesting range of research projects, including:
Utilisation of simulated patients to teach communication skills
A curriculum for social accountability in GP training
Clinical reasoning in dental education
A randomised control trial of personalisation theory in multimedia presentations
Training needs for those involved in unexpected child death
We also provide support for NIHR Academic Clinical Fellows, other Academic Clinical Fellowships, intercalated students, as well as education related Student Scholarship and Special Interest Projects.
View our staff's research publications on their individual profile pages.
As well as on-going support for curriculum innovation and change management, the HPEU also offers a wide portfolio of scholarship, knowledge transfer, quality improvement, audit, and curriculum development.
This range of activities can result in fledgling research questions, whilst at other times the emphasis is placed more on how pedagogic research findings can inform and guide the work of our teachers as scholars.
We are committed to providing a collegial and supportive academic environment where colleagues feel they can challenge the status quo, harness support for change in their respective programmes, and identify common purpose and opportunities to be innovative. This year we have identified two key priority workstreams for scholarship:
This work is led by Dr Marie Cohen, and includes collaboration with colleagues at our parent Universities such as the Law School at the University of York, sharing best practice across the UK medical school sector as well as working further afield, collaborating and engaging in exchange visits with colleagues in Denmark.
This work is led by Dr Anna Hammond and Dr Janine Henderson, and includes the practical application of the current evidence base and how this develops and enhances the undergraduate medicine curriculum. The implications of the subsequent approach to student assessment and the need for a supportive and coherent tutor development programme has been a cornerstone of this work.
The HPEU also facilitates an annual seminar series which provides:
Academic conversation/forum on medical/health care education
Tutor and staff training and development e.g. workshop series, journal club
Space for working groups on curriculum innovation and sharing of best practice
The Hull York Medical School now offers a developing portfolio of academic programmes at postgraduate level as well as our flagship five year medical degree.
The HPEU conducts a range of activities to support all learning, teaching and assessment across the school. In addition, it also increasingly undertakes a schedule of regular and on-off activities, including short courses, which support our educators through a series of ‘how to’ sessions, including:
These sessions are more aligned to ‘top tips’ and practical guidance than our academically rigorous accredited programmes, and are always very well evaluated. Please do contact us if you are interested in joining any of these sessions. All ideas and suggestions welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, the HPEU also provides:
bespoke staff development courses for Hull York Medical School academic and clinical tutors
student teaching programmes, including peer medical student teaching; the FY1 as a teacher; and the role of the PA as a teacher
The Hull York Medical School is increasingly approached by other medical schools (both in the UK and abroad) to assist and support with set up and development in the current context of globalisation in medical and health care education. The school has well-established collaborative links with fellow researchers across the world, and so the work of the HPEU is very much focussed on our nurture of international partnerships in educational development.
We currently are in the process of implementing an international strategy that will focus on the development of an effective infrastructure to support our growing portfolio of international work. This will also provide clarity on our key international principles, including our aim to fulfil a social mission and support global health teaching and education.
For more information about consultation and collaboration with the HPEU, please contact Professor Ian Watt, Professor of Primary and Community Care, at email@example.com