United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Instructor, Medical Communication and Study Skills (BB-3824F)

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he Department of Medical Education is seekingto appoint teaching staff to join the Medical Communication andStudy Skills Unit. The appointees will contribute to teachingundergraduate medical students principally in the PreMed programme- years 1 and 2 of the six year MD.

Lecturers in Medical Communication and Study Skills currently teachon six different courses in the PreMed programme. These include aseries of four consecutive one-semester courses called ProfessionalPractise and Communication 1 - 4, which focus on communicationskills, ethics, and professionalism, with additional input providedby specialised faculty in the areas of lifestyle and healthpromotion; and two further courses in the first semester: Languageand Literacy for Medicine, which is a focused reading and writingskills course; and General and Human Biology, where input islimited to learning and practising use of scientific terminology,and oral presentation skills.

Theappointee can expect to contribute to the teaching of these sixcourses, in addition to providing writing support to a group ofapproximately tutees in both first year and second year. Studentsare expected to produce appropriately referenced academic writingin APA style, as well as focused reflective writing assignments. Wehave extended individualized teaching of writing skills byimproving support and guidance given outside of class.

Furthermore, the appointee would be expected to trainin Problem Based and Team Based Learning and eventually facilitatePBL in the third or fourth year of the programme. Other dutiesinclude assessing oral presentations; writing and vettingexamination questions; invigilation; and such other tasks as may benecessary from time to time.
The teaching load willvaries from week to week. Class sizes also vary. Typically thereare approximately 40 - 50 male students in each of the first twoyears, with around 80 - 140 females, although numbers vary fromyear to year. Class sizes in courses taught by MedicalCommunication and Study Skills varies: sometimes cohorts are splitinto groups of 20 - 25, but occasionally they are taught in largergroups.

Minimum Qualification
- Applicants must have an earned relevant Masters'degree

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