All posts by Nick Smith

Nick Smith RN is a registered nurse and head of clinical teaching & assessments for undergraduate medical education for a hospital Manchester. He has a background in intensive care medicine, EM and resuscitation training. Nick is a technical guru who supports the St Emlyn's team with audio visual needs. He regularly wins awards for teaching excellence at the University of Manchester.

So you’d like to be a clinical education fellow?

How to apply for a Clinical Education Fellow post To help with the educational challenges created by COVID, we in the Undergraduate Department at Virchester recently advertised for a Junior Clinical Education Fellow on a

Daddy, what did you do in the COVID War?

“Daddy, what did you do in the COVID war?” “Well child – I drew; I drew a lot!” “Daddy, why did you do that?” “Because there was hell of a lot of new information to

A decade of education theory; the rise and rise of cognitive science of learning.

Education theory moves slowly – I could simply finish this blog with “Sweller has tweaked his Cognitive Load Theory a bit but it makes very little difference to the educator on the ground” – so

We can improve your learning with no effort at all here at St Emlyn’s

“Roll-up roll-up! Ladies and gentlemen, I am going to tell you about this miracle we are offering here at St. Emlyns that can improve your learning, make you live longer, reduce your risk of developing

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Educational theories you should know: Dual-Coding

It’s been pleasing to see that, thanks in part to the work of a Scottish born paediatric surgeon based in Sheffield, more and more people are using images as opposed to text in their slide-sets

Education theories you should know: Cognitive load theory. St Emlyn’s

I was lucky enough to be involved recently with a conference in Virchester that brought together some great clinical educators from across the world. During the conference, there was a lot of talk about cognitive

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