Train the Trainer

LocationCavendish, Central London
FacultyScience and Technology

This course enhances your theories of teaching and learning in a laboratory setting. We will look at the development of training sessions, assessment and feedback with links to fulfilling continued professional development (CPD) requirements. The course is an effective way to ensure that you meet and maintain IBMS training standards.

Who is this course for?

This course has been designed for biomedical scientists with training and mentoring roles in a laboratory. It especially offers a valuable source of support for new and prospective training officers.

The course is based around workshop sessions and group activities, creating an open forum for discussion where you can share issues, ideas and best-practice strategies.

Courses no longer available
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
13 July 2016 1 day Wednesday 9.15am–5pm £160 (£140 for IBMS members) Already started

Fees include lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Course content

We will cover the following range of topics:

  • theories of learning
  • learning styles
  • motivation
  • lesson planning and design
  • assessment and feedback
  • reflective feedback and CPD

Download the programme for the day (PDF).

Booking

Bookings must be made two weeks in advance of the course date. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel the course up to two weeks in advance.

Carol D'Souza is an HCPC-registered biomedical scientist, specialising in haematology and blood transfusion. She has trained and worked in both the NHS and private pathology for many years as a biomedical scientist and senior manager in a diagnostic haematology laboratory. Carol is also a Chartered Scientist and IBMS Certificate of Competence Verifier at the Institute of Biomedical Science. She has completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Work-based Tutoring and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Chrystalla Ferrier is an HCPC-registered biomedical scientist, specialising in clinical chemistry. She has trained and worked in the NHS for many years as a biomedical scientist and was involved in setting up a co-terminus BMS degree, a collaboration with the NHS and the University of Westminster. Chrystalla is a Chartered Scientist and IBMS Certificate of Competence Verifier at the Institute of Biomedical Science. She has also completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • describe the main theories of learning
  • list the learning styles and their characteristics
  • define learning outcomes to plan a laboratory training session 
  • use learning outcomes to plan assessments
  • provide constructive feedback to staff on the outcomes of assessment
  • use feedback from staff for reflection and improvement
  • describe the current role and requirements of the training officer in pathology
  • enhance continuing professional development opportunities for themselves and their staff

The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) for 7 credits (CPD accreditation code ED020N76).

Contact us

For administrative queries

Nazmin Islam
Short Course Administrator

E: fstshortcourses@westminster.ac.uk
T: +44(0)20 3506 9900