The Research Guide

A Primer for Residents, Other Health Care Trainees, and Practitioners

Author: Barth J. Harvey,Eddy S. Lang,Jason R. Frank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781926588094

Category: Biology

Page: 312

View: 4324

A step-by-step guide for novice researchers and their supervisors. Written and reviewed by Canadian experts, this practical and accessible guide enables new and experienced researchers to effectively design a study, conduct the research and interpret the findings. Use as a stand-alone or modular curriculum.
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Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

A Handbook for Development Practitioners

Author: Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821389076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 2854

This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.
Posted in Business & Economics

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

View: 5097

This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.
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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, Third Edition

Author: Brian Freeman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071790284

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 4117

You owe it to yourself to read this book before you choose a medical specialty! The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition delivers a well-researched, insider’s look at the complex issues medical students face when choosing a medical specialty. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics – plus the author’s personal experience and gut-level reports from current residents -- this unique guide provides everything necessary to compare specialties and make a confident decision. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition is divided into two sections: Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career delves into the main issues surrounding the choice of your medical specialty. These twelve chapters provide everything you need to begin making this major decision – from how to research each specialty to how to apply for residency. Part 2 Specialty Profiles features chapters devoted to each of the 20 major specialties. It provides important information such as the latest salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Features: An “insider’s look” at different areas of medicine -- with specialty chapters written by physicians just out of residency training Candid and revealing descriptions of each specialty Profiles of the major specialties, including those to which you may have had little exposure, such as radiation oncology A concise, up-to-date guide to the residency application and matching process A chapter with valuable advice to help you maximize your success in obtaining a residency position in each field Updated to include alternative career paths for MDs, such as laboratory science, the military, MD/MBA, and MD/JD
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Teaching Medical Professionalism

Supporting the Development of a Professional Identity

Author: Richard L. Cruess,Sylvia R. Cruess,Yvonne Steinert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316552977

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 3546

This book presents ideas, evidence and guidance for those interested in using the most recent advances in knowledge about learning and human development to enhance medical education's ability to form competent, caring and publicly responsible physicians. It does this by establishing the development of a professional identity in medical students and residents as a primary goal of medical education. This new approach is emerging from experience and experiment by medical educators articulating a new way of understanding their mission. It is an optimistic book - the voices are those of the leaders, theorists and experienced practitioners who have found in this new approach a promising way to confront the challenges of a new era in medicine. It summarizes the theoretical basis of identity formation, outlines our current knowledge of how best to assist learners as they acquire a professional identity, and addresses the issue of assessment of progress towards this goal.
Posted in Medical

Make Cakes Not War

Author: Judy Horacek

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740769634

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 3481

Your concern about global warming has been placed in a queue and will be answered by the first available government that gives a damn . . ." -Judy Horacek * Within the frame of a single panel, cartoonist Judy Horacek explores the tiny tragedies, daily miracles, and bewildering absurdities of our contemporary existence. More About Make Cakes Not War Judy Horacek tackles themes of female empowerment, environmental responsibility, and social justice, along with dishwashing and talking animals, in her stateside debut. From pertinent and profound to silly and surreal, Make Cakes Not War is filled with witty, instantly recognizable reflections of our own anxieties, delusions, excesses, and experiences. Horacek forces us to confront our realities, ranging from the perfect tropical sunset spoiled by the lack of decent mobile phone reception to a Gandhi-quoting panel that asks, "What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?" Author's web site: www.horacek.com.au
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The Medical Student Career Handbook

Author: Elizabeth Cottrell

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846193044

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 6459

Completely revised and updated, this new edition of The Medical Student Career Handbook provides totally up-to-date information on the vast number of changes occurring in medical training. It is ideal for all medical students, especially those in their clinical years, and junior doctors. Medical student careers advisors will also find the information invaluable.
Posted in Medical

Also Human

The Inner Lives of Doctors

Author: Caroline Elton

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093752

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 8247

A psychologist's stories of doctors who seek to help others but struggle to help themselves From ER and M*A*S*H to Grey's Anatomy and House, the medical drama endures for good reason: we're fascinated by the people we must trust when we are most vulnerable. In Also Human, vocational psychologist Caroline Elton introduces us to some of the distressed physicians who have come to her for help: doctors who face psychological challenges that threaten to destroy their careers and lives, including an obstetrician grappling with his own homosexuality, a high-achieving junior doctor who walks out of her first job within weeks of starting, and an oncology resident who faints when confronted with cancer patients. Entering a doctor's office can be terrifying, sometimes for the doctor most of all. By examining the inner lives of these professionals, Also Human offers readers insight into, and empathy for, the very real struggles of those who hold power over life and death.
Posted in Medical

Bridges to Independence

Fostering the Independence of New Investigators in Biomedical Research

Author: National Research Council,Board on Life Sciences,Committee on Bridges to Independence: Identifying Opportunities for and Challenges to Fostering the Independence of Young Investigators in the Life Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309165211

Category: Medical

Page: 172

View: 2299

A rising median age at which PhD’s receive their first research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is among the factors forcing academic biomedical researchers to spend longer periods of time before they can set their own research directions and establish there independence. The fear that promising prospective scientists will choose other career paths has raised concerns about the future of biomedical research in the United States. At the request of NIH, the National Academies conducted a study on ways to address these issues. The report recommends that NIH make fostering independence of biomedical researchers an agencywide goal, and that it take steps to provide postdocs and early-career investigators with more financial support for their own research, improve postdoc mentoring and establish programs for new investigators and staff scientists among other mechanisms.
Posted in Medical

Child Protective Services

A Guide for Caseworkers

Author: Diane Depanfilis

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788119484

Category: Social Science

Page: 98

View: 9060

Provides the foundation for casework practice in Child Protective Services (CPS). Describes the basic stages of the CPS process and the steps necessary to accomplish successfully each stage: intake, initial assessment/investigation, family assessment, case planning, service provision, and evaluation of family progress and case closure. Designed primarily for CPS caseworkers, supervisors, and administrators. Glossary. Bibiography.
Posted in Social Science

So You Want to be a Brain Surgeon?

Author: Simon Eccles,Stephan Sanders

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199231966

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 5084

The new edition of So you want to be a brain surgeon? continues to provide a fun yet informative guide for all medical students and for all those considering a medical degree. An entertaining, authoritative and indispensable guide for all levels, from those thinking of applying to medical school through to medical students and to young doctors. The text has been radically updatedd, and includes even more chapters.
Posted in Business & Economics

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy

A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems

Author: Andrew Tatarsky, PhD

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 1461628709

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 591

Harm reduction is a framework for helping drug and alcohol users who cannot or will not stop completely_the majority of users_reduce the harmful consequences of use. Harm reduction accepts that abstinence may be the best outcome for many but relaxes the emphasis on abstinence as the only acceptable goal and criterion of success. Instead, smaller incremental changes in the direction of reduced harmfulness of drug use are accepted. This book shows how these simple changes in emphasis and expectation have dramatic implications for improving the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
Posted in Psychology

Job Savvy

How to be a Success at Work

Author: LaVerne Ludden

Publisher: Jist Works

ISBN: 9781593579142

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 7826

Job Savvy helps people develop the critical skills needed to survive and get ahead in today's workplace. Based on research into what employers need and value in employees, this workbook helps readers build job survival skills, increase productivity, and improve job satisfaction and success. The workbook's numerous activities show readers how to be ready for the workplace and improve their basic job skills. The narrative is easy to read; informative; and features several examples, checklists, worksheets, and summaries. With this workbook, readers will learn about the expectaions of employers. Content addresses punctuality and attendance; dressing and grooming; first impressions; supervisor, co-worker, and customer relationships; problem solving; ethics; workplace communication; technology and trends in the workplace; performance reviews; and more. In addition, content for this new fifth edition discusses social networking and websites, and readers will learn about the implications of revealing personal information online, and the need to be cautious when discussing work issues on these sites.
Posted in Business & Economics

Rules of the Road for Medical Students

The Guide for a Career in Emergency Medicine

Author: Amin Antoine N. Kazzi,Brett Rosen,Ryan Shanahan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938827129

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4128

This career guide has been written especially for medical students preparing for a career in emergency medicine.
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Divide and Conquer

A Comparative History of Medical Specialization

Author: George Weisz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195179692

Category: Medical

Page: 359

View: 5336

Examines one of the most significant and characteristic features of modern medicine - specialization - in historical and comparative context. This title traces the origins of modern medical specialization to 1830s Paris and examines its spread to Germany, Britain, and the US.
Posted in Medical

Career Management

An Approach for Medical Schools, Deaneries, Royal Colleges and Trusts

Author: Charlene Binding

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780117035713

Category: Medical

Page: 84

View: 2097

This document sets out a framework for the delivery of career management initiatives for medical students and doctors and dentists, which covers both established doctors and those in training. The proposals presented have been informed by a review of current medical and generic career literature, by contemporary career theory and by modern adult education principles. Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) is an NHS initiative which aims to improve patient care by delivering a mdernised and focused career structure for doctors through a major reform of postgraduate medical education.
Posted in Medical

Basics in Medical Education

Second Edition

Author: Zubair Amin,Khoo Hoon Eng

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814365319

Category: Medical

Page: 372

View: 9746

Medical education — the art and science behind medical teaching and learning — has progressed remarkably. Teaching and learning have become more scientific and rigorous, curricula are based on sound pedagogical principles, and problem-based and other forms of active and self-directed learning have become the mainstream. We have progressed from the role of problem-identifier to that of solution-provider. This book provides a balanced overview of the “why” of medical education, emphasizing the need for change and adaptation, and the “how”, by demonstrating the way concepts and theories of medical education can be of immediate benefit to the medical teacher. In this improved second edition, student assessment, curriculum, outcome-based education, clinical teaching, and problem-based learning receive more emphasis with the addition of new chapters, essential updates, and consolidation. The tone is more pragmatic, with implementable examples and incorporation of newer evidence and better practices. However, one thing has not changed: the book still targets medical teachers without a formal background in education.
Posted in Medical

Child Friendly Schools Manual

Author: N.A

Publisher: UNICEF

ISBN: 9280643762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 9468

This Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving the United Nations Children's Fund education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education. It benefits from fieldwork in 155 countries and territories, evaluations carried out by the Regional Offices and desk reviews conducted by headquarters in New York. The manual is a part of a total resource package that includes an e-learning package for capacity-building in the use of CFS models and a collection of field case studies to illustrate the state of the art in child-friendly schools in a variety of settings.
Posted in Business & Economics