Teaching Opportunities

Teaching is an excellent way of testing what you know, reminding yourself of what you once knew, and gaining strong communication skills that will help you as you present your research to the scientific community and the public.  Some of you might even decide it is the right profession for you.  

Current teaching opportunities:

PAS1 Module (Year 1 MBChB)
Looking to recruit tutors for small group sessions
No particular expertise or experience is necessary as the role is to facilitate rather than teach
What's needed? These sessions involve Year 1 students thinking about the Bio/MiS content themes that they have been meeting on the course and applying them to a scenario provided by the course or to report back on a discussion with a reseacher within the college.  For the former activity they decide within ther tutor group which are the key issues they need to find out more about and, following a few hours of research, report back.  New tutors do not need extensive experience as the role is more to facilitate than to teach and support/guidance can be provided.  The materials for the sessions are already in place, along with some tutor guidance and a handbook with guidance on the process.  Ideally one tutor will see the same M group fortnightly but we would be grateful for any help that can be offered. 
When?  The sessions run on Thursdays from 12 January - 23 March inclusive, usually 1 hour in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Contact Alison Cooper or David Morley

Science of Medicines 1 (Year 1 MSc Pharmacy)
What's needed?  Demontrators for practical sessions (40 students) on the extemporaneous preparation of pharmaceutical products, such as solutions, suspensions, creams, pastes, suppositories and pessaries. Number of postdoc positions: 2
How we can support you?  The postdoc will be trained on the preparation of each product and will also be provided with the lecturer's version of the practical handbook which contains additional information and answers to any calculations and questions.  The postdoc will also be supported by a team of technicians and an academic during the practical sessions.
When? Semester 1 and 2
Contact Dr Chris McConville

Foundations in Science and Medical Practice 2 - Introduction to Respiratory Medicine Component (Year 2 - Medicine (MBChB)
What's needed?  Facilitators required for a series of 6 small group teaching sessions - we're happy to her from anyone who is interested in being involved.
How we can support you?  Support available to the postdoc e.g. Materials/training provided: Students are given questions to prepare prior to the sessions. Facilitators are provided with comprehensive tutor notes and we run tutor-tutorials prior to each session to support tutors and share ideas of how to approach the sessions. These sessions would be an excellent introduction for any postdoc interested in trying some teaching.
When?  Semester 2 (January-March 2017)
Contact Dr Clare Ray

Endocrine & Reproduction (Year 2 BMedSc)
What’s needed? Facilitators for small group teaching / problem based worksheet sessions (~15 students) on basic areas of human reproduction (infertility, pregnancy) and/or the menstrual cycle
How can we support you? Happy to discuss material beforehand and/or talk though session(s).
When?   Spring term 2017
Contact Dr Sarah Conner

Introduction to Molecular Biology (Year 1 BMedSc)
Whats needed? Facilitators for small group teaching / problem based worksheet sessions (~15 students on basic areas of molecular biology
How can we support you? Happy to discuss material beforehand and/or talk though session(s).
When?   Late Spring term 2017
Contact Dr Boris Kysela