Teaching is based on the principles of 'Case Method in Practice' (Christensen Center for Teaching & Learning, Harvard Business School). This is described as a method that equips practitioners in managing uncertainty and (we believe) complements the principles of managing older people with non-specific multimorbidities presenting to complex care settings, such as the Emergency Department.
The role of the instructor is to serve as “planner, host, moderator, devil’s advocate, fellow-student and judge" (Chris Christensen). It is not dissimilar to what many doctors are already accustomed to learning through 'Case Based Discussions' (CBDs) in clinical medicine, although it encompasses a more holistic framework for developing metacognition.
Our three basic intentions are:
- Deliver new content
- Challenge students' assumptions
- Create an opportunity for participants to learn about themselves
The course is led by Professor Simon Conroy, Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Leicester, and Dr Jay Banerjee, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
The course is held at the University of Leicester's conference centre College Court. (Please note that this is not on the University campus.)