Professor Andrew Grant
Chair in Clinical Education
Swansea University Medical School
Telephone: (01792) 513495

Professor of Clinical Education in the College of Medicine.
Working clinically in general practice (family medicine).
Major research interest in the mental health of medical students.
Also interested in the educational content of bedside teaching encounters.
PhD 2005 exploring reflective learning among medical students.

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical education
  • Reflective learning
  • Medical students' mental health

Publications

  1. & Support for Medical Students with Mental Health Problems: a Conceptual Model. Academic Psychiatry 39(1), 16-21.
  2. & Students' views of reflective learning techniques: an efficacy study an a UK medical school. Medical Education 40(4), 379-388.
  3. & Learning contexts at Two UK medical schools: A comparative study using mixed methods. BMC Research Notes 5(1)
  4. & The impact of a learning diary: an evaluation using the nominal group technique. Medical Teacher 25(6), 659-661.
  5. & Conflict and coping strategies: a qualitative study of student attitudes to significant event analysis. Medical Education 37, 438-446.

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Teaching

  • PM-M26 Simulation and elearning

    This module aims to develop participants┬┐ skills in developing and evaluating educational resources and techniques using learning technologies, primarily elearning and simulation. Through engagement in theoretical and practical activities and reflection, participants will enhance their own educational practice and that of others using learning technologies.

  • PM-M29 Evidence and Theory Based Education (Taught Masters)

    This module is intended for students undertaking taught courses education for the health professions. It runs in parallel to, and shares content with, PMRM06 which is a 20 credit module of the same title undertaken by students on the on the D.Prof and M.Res in Education for Health professions. The module will cover the evidence base for many of the common concepts of learning and instruction that are currently in use in the higher education generally, particularly the education of healthcare professionals. These will include learning theories, learning styles, feedback, cognitive load theory, small/large group teaching, deep/strategic/surface learning and the educational applications of the neuroscience of learning and memory. These will all be considered in detail, alongside their application to the context of the education of health professionals.

  • PMEM01 Integrated Portfolio

    This module enables students to create a portfolio of assignments to support their entry into the research phase of their doctorate. They prepare a detailed plan for their research, supported by evidence and a reflective commentary, building upon assignments completed for PMRM06, 07 and 08. Part time students complete this module in year 2 of the programme. Full time students complete in year 1, alongside the aforementioned modules.

  • PMRM06 Evidence and Theory Based Education

    This module is intended for students undertaking taught courses on the D.Prof and M.Res in Education for Health professions, where it compliments the content of PMRM07 (Critical Appraisal and Evaluation) and PMRM08 (Data Analysis for Health and Medical Sciences). It may also be taken as a standalone course by anyone with an interest in how evidence is generated for educational practice, in the healthcare professions and across Higher Education more widely. The module will cover the evidence base for many of the common concepts of learning and instruction that are currently in use in the education of healthcare professionals. These will include learning theories, learning styles, feedback, cognitive load theory, small/large group teaching, deep/strategic/surface learning and the educational applications of the neuroscience of learning and memory. These will all be considered in detail, alongside their application to the context of the education of health professionals.

  • PMXM02 Foundations in Clinical Medicine for Physician Associates 1

    This module introduces Physician Associate students to the foundations of scientific and clinical knowledge required for their development as a Physician Associate.

Supervision

  • Dual Trained Radiography Graduates: Back to the Future (current)

    Student name:
    DProf
    Other supervisor: Prof Phil Newton
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    DProf
    Other supervisor: Dr Suzanne Edwards