Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA5MS 11/22) . Job Reference: 1889168

University of Warwick
December 24, 2022
Offerd Salary:£27,929 - £31,411
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Warwick Medical School, MBChB Team


£27,929 - £31,411 per annum, pro rota


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Open to internal candidates only.


MB ChB Case Based Learning (CBL) Facilitators

The graduate-entry MBChB programme at Warwick Medical School (WMS) is the largest in the UK, attracting graduates from both science and non-science backgrounds. We are currently recruiting Case Based Learning (CBL) Facilitators. Case Based Learning (CBL) is at the core of our curriculum and is integrated across all four years of the programme. CBL is learner-led and encourages students to take an active role in identifying what and how they learn.

Job Description


For CBL, students work in small groups (usually 8 students), exploring a fictional patient ‘case'. The CBL facilitator role is to guide and manage the group process and dynamics. You are required to undertake specific training for this role. Training dates will be available on application. CBL facilitators are selected for the role due to their interest in medical education. You are not expected to be subject experts on any of the topics used in the cases.

Each session you will receive a facilitator guide for each CBL case which will identify the learning areas to be met and the depth required for the case and each of the sessions. You will facilitate 2 groups per session with a short break between the groups.

You will be required to attend a short facilitator briefing for each case, this will typically include a debrief on the case just completed, discussion about the next case to address aims and key points and facilitator questions, and a review of the CBL process.

Direct student contact: Year 1 Sept-May (Mondays AND Thursday OR Friday) 2 x 4 hour sessions per week plus briefing session 4 cases per block for 5 weeks

Year 2 Sept-Dec (Tuesday and Wednesday, Term 1) 2 x 4 hour sessions per week plus briefing session 10 cases for 10 weeks

Year 2 and 3 All year (Fridays) 1 x 4 hours session per week plus briefing session 1 case alternate weeks (flexible commitment)

CBL will be delivered face to face following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. On some occasions, it may be necessary to conduct sessions on- line via MS Teams.


· Encouraging and supporting the group to work together in exploring the case and considering how to approach it. · Supporting the group in maintaining a constructive environment that enables all group members to contribute. · Offering suggestions or guidance, as appropriate, using the prompts in the case guide on topics for the group to focus on, strategies for working and any other points including examples that could help group members understand the relevance of what they are learning. · Ensuring that key learning areas/topics are addressed. · Ensuring, if needed, that the group stays on task within sessions. · Providing feedback on cases and group process and progress. · Ability to reflect on practice and development of own teaching and learning skills. · Course administration to include but not limited to maintaining student attendance records.

Interviews will be held throughout the academic year.

If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Dr Louise Davis, Associate Clinical Professor (email:

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Currently working towards a Masters or PhD at the University of Warwick. (A)

Essential Criteria 2

Possess the skills and knowledge required to foster discussion and encourage student participation whilst maintaining a constructive environment that enables all members to contribute. (C)

Essential Criteria 3

Ability to support the learning of small groups of students to develop the ability to engage in clinical reasoning and critical thinking. (C)

Essential Criteria 4

Interest/experience in teaching and providing feedback to medical students at an appropriate level. (C)

Essential Criteria 5

Ability to adapt to the learning objectives and teaching and learning methods emphasized by the academic responsible. (C)

Essential Criteria 6

Understanding of ED&I issues as they may impact on areas of teaching. (A)

Essential Criteria 7

Experience or interest in medical education. (A)

Essential Criteria 8

Permission from your supervisor before accepting a GTA position. (A)

Essential Criteria 9

Understanding of any work limitations imposed by your visa or funder. (A)

Desirable Criteria 1

Experience of facilitating learning on an online learning platform and/or face-to-face at an appropriate level. (A)

Further Particulars

Right to work in the UK We wish to advise applicants that this role is not eligible for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa. If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK you will need to check the UK Government website page ' Apply for a UK visa' to see if you are eligible to obtain right to work in the UK through one of the other UK immigration routes before you make your application.

The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual's differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

24 Dec 2022

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