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New General Practice at a Glance textbook
Undergraduate teachers in the department have been commissioned to write the general practice edition of the highly popular “At a Glance” series of medical text books published by Wiley-Blackwell. The series is aimed at medical students, junior doctors and allied health professionals, and breaks down complex subjects into a series of illustrated two-page spreads. Consultant editors Dr Paul Booton, Dr Margaret Harper, Dr Carol Cooper and Dr Graham Easton are co-ordinating the project, and aiming for publication in 2011.

Imperial College teachers run RCGP course in China
Imperial College GP teachers Dr Frances Carter, Dr Richard Hooker and Dr Graham Easton have just returned from a successful visit to Zhejiang Province in China where they ran a RCGP course on clinical communication for local Chinese family practitioners.  The visit built on the work of Dr Grant Blair acting in his capacity as RCGP China liaison fellow. Clinical communication is not usually a focus of medical training in China, so this innovative RCGP course was well received and widely reported in the local press.

Refresher courses for GP teachers
Our winter programme of training and refresher courses for Imperial GP teachers is now on the undergraduate teaching website. Upcoming sessions include How to teach ECGs and Working with students in difficulty. The next two courses for GP teachers who are starting to teach Clinical Methods Teaching (CMT) are on December 8th 2010 and April 13th 2011.

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