The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare are running a programme of work aimed at improving the quality and content of teaching about climate change and sustainability within the medical school curriculum. They recently put out a ‘call’ for applications from medical schools to be part of a project (Education for Sustainable Healthcare – from Theory to Practice) whose aims are to:
· Facilitate medical schools to develop and implement new teaching about environmental sustainability
· Record and share good practice in implementation of such teaching
· Evaluate effectiveness of pedagogies used through student and educator feedback
· Recommend effective approaches to the development and implementation of education for medical students about environmental sustainability, and inform further research on this topic
BLSMD have now been selected as one of the eight medical schools to participate.
However, in order to participate, we need to find a ‘team’ from BLSMD consisting of a minimum of one educator and one student, and up to four members. The team must be able to attend a one-day seminar on Friday September 25th and commit to follow up work during the 2015/16 academic year.
Members of the team would be expected to review and contribute to the development of teaching materials.
If you are interested in participating, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for students with an interest in climate change, sustainability and improving the quality and content of public health teaching in the medial school.
There is no money reward for participating, but this should be an interesting and rewarding experience, and there will be a non-financial reward of some kind at the end of the project.
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