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Tom Brown and John Eagles (eds). Published by The Royal College of Psychiatrists, May 2011. ISBN 9781904671992. Price: 00a335.00 (College members' price: 00a331.50)Teaching undergraduate medical students is a common part of many psychiatrists and registrars regular duties. Frequently little attention is given to how to teach throughout training in psychiatry and other specialties.This book provides an excellent resource for anyone involved in the teaching of psychiatry. The book arose out of the desire to attract undergraduates to psychiatry and the belief that good teachers and enhancing the quality of teaching would assist this aim.The first few chapters focus on educational theories of learning which may limit its initial appeal to the occasional teacher. However the book also includes a range of topics covered from how-to guides for small group teaching and lectures through to the challenges of dealing with students in difficulty and promotion of good mental health in undergraduate teaching.There are also excellent reviews of the developments in e-learning, cross-cultural teaching, and the challenge to integrate service-users in psychiatry education. The editors do well to balance practical advice for the busy psychiatrist with thought-provoking questions about the future of psychiatry in the medical curriculum.While the book focuses primarily on psychiatry much of the content would be of interest to anyone who teaches undergraduate students and should be high on the recommended reading list for all beginning consultant psychiatrists.Cameron Lacey Senior Lecturer Departments of Psychological Medicine and Maori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) University of Otago, Christchurch

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Tom Brown and John Eagles (eds). Published by The Royal College of Psychiatrists, May 2011. ISBN 9781904671992. Price: 00a335.00 (College members' price: 00a331.50)Teaching undergraduate medical students is a common part of many psychiatrists and registrars regular duties. Frequently little attention is given to how to teach throughout training in psychiatry and other specialties.This book provides an excellent resource for anyone involved in the teaching of psychiatry. The book arose out of the desire to attract undergraduates to psychiatry and the belief that good teachers and enhancing the quality of teaching would assist this aim.The first few chapters focus on educational theories of learning which may limit its initial appeal to the occasional teacher. However the book also includes a range of topics covered from how-to guides for small group teaching and lectures through to the challenges of dealing with students in difficulty and promotion of good mental health in undergraduate teaching.There are also excellent reviews of the developments in e-learning, cross-cultural teaching, and the challenge to integrate service-users in psychiatry education. The editors do well to balance practical advice for the busy psychiatrist with thought-provoking questions about the future of psychiatry in the medical curriculum.While the book focuses primarily on psychiatry much of the content would be of interest to anyone who teaches undergraduate students and should be high on the recommended reading list for all beginning consultant psychiatrists.Cameron Lacey Senior Lecturer Departments of Psychological Medicine and Maori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) University of Otago, Christchurch

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Method

Results

Conclusion

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Cameron Lacey, Senior Lecturer, Departments of Psychological Medicine and Maori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI), University of Otago, Christchurch

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Tom Brown and John Eagles (eds). Published by The Royal College of Psychiatrists, May 2011. ISBN 9781904671992. Price: 00a335.00 (College members' price: 00a331.50)Teaching undergraduate medical students is a common part of many psychiatrists and registrars regular duties. Frequently little attention is given to how to teach throughout training in psychiatry and other specialties.This book provides an excellent resource for anyone involved in the teaching of psychiatry. The book arose out of the desire to attract undergraduates to psychiatry and the belief that good teachers and enhancing the quality of teaching would assist this aim.The first few chapters focus on educational theories of learning which may limit its initial appeal to the occasional teacher. However the book also includes a range of topics covered from how-to guides for small group teaching and lectures through to the challenges of dealing with students in difficulty and promotion of good mental health in undergraduate teaching.There are also excellent reviews of the developments in e-learning, cross-cultural teaching, and the challenge to integrate service-users in psychiatry education. The editors do well to balance practical advice for the busy psychiatrist with thought-provoking questions about the future of psychiatry in the medical curriculum.While the book focuses primarily on psychiatry much of the content would be of interest to anyone who teaches undergraduate students and should be high on the recommended reading list for all beginning consultant psychiatrists.Cameron Lacey Senior Lecturer Departments of Psychological Medicine and Maori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) University of Otago, Christchurch

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Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

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Cameron Lacey, Senior Lecturer, Departments of Psychological Medicine and Maori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI), University of Otago, Christchurch

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