Professor Andrew Grant
Chair in Clinical Education
Medicine
Telephone: (01792) 513495
Room: Academic Office - 314
Second Floor
Grove Building
Singleton Campus

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. Grant, A., Rix, A., Shrewsbury, D. ‘If you're crying this much you shouldn't be a consultant’: the lived experience of UK doctors in training with mental illness* International Review of Psychiatry 1 11
  2. Grant, A., Murphy, F., McKimm, J. Developing reflective practice: a guide for medical students, doctors and their teachers
  3. St John-Matthews, J., Newton, P., Grant, A., Robinson, L., Newton, P., Grant, A. Crowdsourcing in health professions education: What radiography educators can learn from other disciplines Radiography 25 2 164 169
  4. Vogan, C., McKimm, J., Da Silva, A., Grant, A., McCabe, C., Sergio Da Silva, A. Twelve tips for providing effective student support in undergraduate medical education Medical Teacher 36 6 480 485
  5. Grant, A., Rix, A., Mattick, K., Winter, P., Jones, D., Grant, A. Identifying good practice among medical schools in the support of students with mental health concerns London General Medical Council

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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.

  • PMEM0100 Teaching, Learning and Assessment Medical Education

    This module provides an introduction to the principles of effective teaching, learning and assessment, and to the perspectives used to guide educational practice across the various contexts where medical and healthcare professionals are trained. Through engagement in theoretical and practical activities, this module will focus on developing the knowledge, skills and professionals behaviours of the expert teacher.

  • PMEM0130 Research project in Medical Education 1

    This module provides further opportunities for those who are familiar with some research methods and techniques but may benefit from supervision to advance their knowledge and skills educational research and evaluation. The current module aims to enhance the research skills and education and writing for publication by supporting learners to undertake a small-scale research or evaluation project in healthcare education.

  • PMEM0201 Research Methods in Education

    This module will help students to develop the skills necessary for conducting educational research. Both qualitative and quantitative and `mixed¿ methods of data collection are studied and analysed, and the `pragmatic¿ orientation of relating research methodology to the problem being researched is outlined in depth. The practical techniques of data collection are studied in detail. Analysis of varying data types is also explained and issues to do with the design of research also explored. The ethical foundations of research are also explored.

  • PMEM0230 Research project in Medical Education 2

    The current module aims to enhance the research skills and education and writing for publication by supporting learners to undertake a small-scale research or evaluation project in healthcare education. Alongside, PMEM0130, this module provides further opportunities for those who are familiar with some research methods and techniques but may benefit from supervision to advance their knowledge and skills in: (i) a particular educational research or evaluation area (ii) conduct small research/evaluation project related to their educational practice (iii) enhance their writing for publication skills within the educational field (iv) gain experience in peer-reviewing of educational proposals/manuscripts.

  • 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.

  • PMXM06 Dissertation/Project for PA Studies

    This module is aimed at Physician Associate Studies students who wish to proceed from successful completion of the Post graduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies to a full Master¿s degree. This dissertation module provides an opportunity for the student to undertake an extensive piece of academic writing based on a small scale but original piece of research or a clinical project or audit conducted by the student. The module offers the student a choice of assessments which will reflect the student¿s ongoing career choice and employment status. This module can be offered on both full time and part time basis.

Supervision

  • ACQUISITION OF COMPETENCE: AN ANALYSIS OF CLINICAL TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MIDWIFERY AT KAMUZU COLLEGE OF NURSING (current)

    DProf
    Other supervisor: Dr Suzanne Edwards
  • Using the Wisdom of the Crowd to Innovate in Health Professions Pre-Registration Curriculum Design. (current)

    DProf
    Other supervisor: Prof Phil Newton
  • Exploring the role and educational requirements of paramedics within primary care: a qualitative approach (current)

    DProf
    Other supervisor: Dr Alison Porter
  • 'WHAT FACTORS AFFECT RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF GPS IN WALES?' (awarded 2018)

    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Owen Bodger
    Other supervisor: Prof Phil Newton