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MedCUL –The Faculty of Medicine Centre for Teaching and Learning

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).

The Faculty of Medicine Centre for Teaching and Learning support teachers and educational leaders in their pursuit to develop high-quality educational environments and provide teachers and supervisors with a variety of individual and collective educational and professional development opportunities.


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:

  • The use of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in undergraduate studies.
  • System for continuous assessments and feedforward to students and teachers.
  • 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

PBL (Problem-Based Learning)

TBL (Team-Based Learning)

Flipped classroom

Case-method

Simulations with standardized patients

Various forms of skills training

Examples of assessments at our faculty

MCQ (Multiple choice question)

Mini-CEX (mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise)

DOPS (Direct Observation of Procedural Skills)

OSCE (objective structured clinical examination)

AssCE* (Assessement of Clinical Education)

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