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Top Tips from Helsinki

Published: 18 September 2017
Dr Kathy Kendall and colleagues
'Top Tips: Teaching Social and Behavioural Sciences in Medical Education

Kathy Kendall presented a pre-conference workshop at the AMEE Conference in Helsinki on 27 August.

The workshop was entitled 'Top Tips: Teaching Social and Behavioural Sciences in Medical Education' and was co-presented with Jeni Harden from University of Edinburgh and Tracey Collett from Plymouth University'. The session was fully booked and highly evaluated.

Last year, Kathy and Jeni, along with Sara MacBride-Stewart from Cardiff University, co-edited a themed issue of MedEdPublish on 'Teaching Social and Behavioural Sciences in Medical Education'. Fifteen papers from 8 countries were included.

The articles highlight many opportunities for social and behavioural sciences within medicine and provide examples of good practice. As noted in the closing editorial, the themed issue is an important contribution to the international community of practice of social and behavioural science teachers working within medical education. 

Their editorials can be read at the following links:

https://www.mededpublish.org/manuscripts/563/v1

https://www.mededpublish.org/manuscripts/765/v1

Both the workshop and the MedEdPublish themed issue build upon the Core Curriculum for Sociology in the UK Undergraduate Medical Education produced by Kathy and fellow members of the Behavioural and Social Sciences Teaching in Medicine (Sociology) Steering Group which was published in 2016:

http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/3901ea_87ee230408434138b26135161bae60b9.pdf

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