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Doc Xology’s maxims

Tweet   After almost 25 years of practise it all boils down to this: Learning Simple before complex Find the principle behind the instance Learn to ask ‘why’, ‘when’ and… Read more »

Disentangling The History

Tweet Junior doctors often struggle to develop a management plan when assessing patients with a convoluted history or an unrecognisable constellation of symptoms and signs. It is particularly complicated when… Read more »

Bridging The Divide

Tweet   Reproduced with kind permission from Placebo January 2011 Edition. Bridging the divide Observing medical students today, it is interesting to watch them still struggle with the same difficulties… Read more »

Is It An Emergency?

TweetFor those unfamiliar to Acute Medicine, the decision whether a patient requires hospital admission sometimes can be a confusing and vexing one. There are obvious situations.  We tend to think… Read more »

The Learning Conversation

Tweet Introduction The Learning Conversation is a teaching technique based on Pask and Scott’s work on Conversation Theory to support student-centred learning. It is an interactive and iterative process stemming… Read more »

Playing the Simulation Game

Tweet  Introduction Simulation is becoming a popular education modality attracting an increasing amount of research and discussion.   Fidelity is a heavily debated subject which involves a crafted combination of… Read more »