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Dr.Senita Mountjoy, Course Lead for the Year 5 GP-Dermatology course and year 5 Paediatric enrichment week


Dr.Senita Mountjoy, Course Lead for the Year 5 GP-Dermatology course and year 5 Paediatric enrichment week

Dear tutors old and new

Welcome back after the summer to the new academic year.  Thank you all for signing up to this year's Dermatology teaching and the GP - Paediatric enrichment weeks. I am pleased to say that thanks to your enthusiasm and dedication, both courses have been running smoothly and there are no major changes to the clinical teaching you deliver in practice.  Below I will summarise a few developments in our departmental teaching to keep you in the loop. 

Year 5 GP-Dermatology: Following our workshop at the Annual Teacher's Conference where a number of tutors suggested some useful teaching cases, we have further developed the 'Live from the Consultation' Wednesday session (week 2) to include a focus on fungal skin infections. We hope that this will link well with cases seen in practice but also ease the burden to provide tutorials on this topic allowing time to concentrate on other cases seen in practice.

Year 5 Paediatric enrichment week:  Our Wednesday morning 'Virtual Toddler' developmental session, has been well received over the last few years by students on the GP enrichment week  and we are currently in the process of discussing with the Paediatric Course Leads how this interactive session may benefit all students.

Please do get in touch with any questions or concerns and enjoy this year's teaching!

We are always keen to recruit new interested tutors and practices for these courses, so please get in touch on: s.mountjoy@ic.ac.uk if you would like more information.

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