WHO Offset Publication Series 35

Educational Handbook for Health Personnel Edition 6

July 1998
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    1st July 1998
  • ISBN 9789241706353
  • Language English
  • Pages 360 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.875"

The sixth edition of an educational handbook revised and updated in 1992 that has become a standard text for training teachers in the health sciences. Unorthodox in its approach, the book challenges teachers to increase their skills so as to make learning easier for students. To this end, readers are given a task-oriented exercise in self-learning that can help them rethink attitudes, reorient teaching objectives, and then master the appropriate skills. The importance of producing graduates who are able to respond to community and individual health needs is repeatedly emphasized. The book features five main chapters covering educational objectives, evaluation planning, program construction, test and measurement techniques, and the organization of an educational workshop. Within each chapter, theoretical information is presented and followed wherever appropriate by exercise sheets. Such a format makes it possible for the reader to skip and select, test, and choose according to his individual interests. Though most practical examples pertain to the medical and nursing professions, the handbook has also enjoyed wide use in teacher training for the dentistry, pharmacy, and sanitary engineering professions.

... Invaluable to both trainer teachers and those in training... well worth purchasing for use by staff at all levels...

- , Nursing Times

J. J. Guilbert

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