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Dr. Helen Davis

Medical Demonstrator

School of Medicine

Harrington Building, HA119

+44 (0) 1772 89 5942

hdavis4@uclan.ac.uk

Helen is a junior doctor who is taking time away from clinical work to develop her skills in medical teaching and education. She has a variety of past teaching experience both in and out of clinical practice. She particularly enjoys teaching clinical skills and communication, and hopes to start developing the use of simulation within the School of Medicine.

Helen is a Registered Medical Practitioner with the General Medical Council.

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Helen undertook her MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) at The University of Sheffield, graduating in 2011. After this she undertook the Foundation Programme in South Yorkshire, rotating through a variety of medical and surgical specialties. Throughout this time she delivered clinical and theoretical teaching to both students and peers and completed a “Teaching the Teachers” course.

Following this she took time away from medicine to live in Switzerland and teach skiing and other outdoor activities to international Scouts and Guides. It was at this time that she realised how much she loved teaching and decided to combine this with her medical career.

She returned to England and spent time working in neonatal medicine, which developed her interest in multidisciplinary and inter-professional simulation. After this she gained experience in General Practice and peer to peer teaching.

As a Medical Demonstrator, Helen works with the Physician Associate, MBBS and BSc. Medical Science students. She teaches anatomy, physiology, clinical and communication skills and is a PBL facilitator. She also has a role in supporting Physician Associate students whilst on clinical placement in General Practice, and developing the resources for Physician Associate and MBBS courses.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • Anatomy and Physiology demonstrating.
  • Facilitation of small group learning in problem/case based learning.
  • Clinical and communication skills teaching.
  • Academic advisor for Physician Associate students.
  • Support of Physician Associates on clinical placement in General Practice in East Lancs. and Blackburn and Darwen areas.