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Developing effective skills: teaching tips for practitioners
  1. Liz Mossop

    Liz Mossop graduated from Edinburgh in 2000 and spent six years in mixed/equine practice before joining the new School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham. She still works part time in equine practice and will shortly complete a Masters in clinical education. Earlier this year, she was awarded a Lord Dearing award for outstanding teaching.


IT is not always immediately apparent, but there are instances of teaching occurring every day in practice. Nurse training, the mentoring of new graduates or students seeing practice are the more obvious examples, but there are other situations to which some general teaching techniques readily apply – such as when explaining a disease process to a client. Liz Mossop, who teaches personal and professional skills at Nottingham veterinary school, suggests some ways that practitioners can deepen the learning experience, whatever the teaching situation.

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