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MedCUL

The Faculty of Medicine Centre for Teaching and Learning
The Centre for Teaching and Learning at the Faculty of Medicine (MedCUL) supports teachers and educational leaders in their pursuit to develop high-quality educational environments. We provide teachers and supervisors with a variety of individual and collective educational and professional development opportunities. We offer courses in higher education (medical education), clinical teaching, research supervision and courses for PhD-students.

The strategic plan of Lund University (2017-2026) stresses the need to integrate research and education in education environments where teaching and research qualifications are equally rewarded. A specific area of priority is teacher competency and the quality of teaching and learning (2017–2026 Strategic plan for Lund University).

Vision 

A faculty of medicine characterized by inclusionary, stimulating learning environments, collective pedagogical competence and forward-looking medical and health professional education.


Mission

Connecting Teachers - Furthering Medical Education

Collaborating closely with management, teachers, and students across programmes, MedCUL works to ensure that the design and development of student and teacher education is based on current theoretical insights, best evidence medical education and the use of modern technology. We strive to inspire and connect teachers, to support pioneering and long-term quality improvement work for the furthering of medical and health professional education. This include the development and implementation of digital learning support-systems.


Our strategic working areas are:

  • Learning environment

  • Development of teacher competencies and educational practice

  • Local, national and international partnerships

Current development projects:

  • A digital system for quality and progress (QPS) involving all educational programmes, including curriculum mapping, examinations and programmatic assessment.

  • The development of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for undergraduate studies.

  • Competency- and EPA-based programs for physicians specializing in clinical supervision -  a collaboration with the county council.

  • PhD programme quality improvement work.

Examples of active learning at our faculty:

  • Case-method

  • Flipped classroom

  • PBL (Problem-Based Learning)

  • Simulations with standardized patients

  • TEL (Test Enhanced Learning) and TBL (Team-Based Learning)

  • Workplace (Work-Based) Learning

Examples of assessments at our faculty:

  • AssCE* (Assessement of Clinical Education)

  • DOPS (Direct Observation of Procedural Skills)

  • MCQ (Multiple Choice Question)

  • Mini-CEX (Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise)

  • OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination)

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