Facilitator Induction Sessions for New Teaching Staff

Day 2 is held twice a year in February and June

Next available:  February 2022

Other dates planned: June 2022

Registration: Please register at the following link: Registration link.

Location: Online via Blackboard Collaborate


  • This follows on from the New Teaching Staff Induction Training Day which would be useful to new facilitators who are also new to the university and / or teaching in a university environment.
  • The second day (Facilitator Induction Sessions) has content that is more specific to the undergraduate medicine program and Phase 1.

Resources for this day


Session | Topics covered Time Facilitator/s

Session 1 INTRO:
Phase 1 - Introduction and overview

  • The Medicine program
  • Phase 1 aims and structure
  • Graduate capabilities
  • Phase 1 assessment and marking
  • Teaching evaluation

(Using IT - eMed, Moodle and theBox)

9:00 - 10:30

Dr Karen Gibson
Phase 1 Convenor


10:30 Break

Session 2 SKILLS:
Scenario group facilitation

This is an interactive session that will focus on the practical aspects of scenario group facilitation:

  • The role of the facilitator in scenario group sessions
  • Tips and strategies for effective facilitation

Resource: Balasooriya, C., di Corpo, S. & Hawkins, N.J. (2010) The facilitation of collaborative learning: what works?. Higher Education Management and Policy. 22 (2) 1-14

10:45 - 12:45

Dr Chinthaka Balasooriya
Senior Lecturer & Director, Medical Education Development

Please also attend the course specific Facilitator Training