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Enhancing dermatology teaching and learning: part 1

The teaching and training of students, doctors and other members of the multidisciplinary team is a major tenet of the General Medical Council’s ‘Good Medical Practice’. Its significance lies in the fact that effective teaching and learning has a direct impact on the quality of care received by patients. Through the course of a two-part article, we aim to illustrate how teaching and learning in dermatology may be enhanced. In this first part, we review relevant principles of educational theory underpinning teaching and learning in practice.
Dermatology in practice 2009; 17(2): 18–20
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