Knowledge E | 21st June – 27th June, 2018: Teaching Excellence – Applied Curriculum & Course Design

21st June – 27th June, 2018: Teaching Excellence – Applied Curriculum & Course Design

Start Date: June 21, 2018

End Date: June 27, 2018

Venue: Military Medical Academy, Cairo, Egypt


In this course we have considered the way in which theories about learning, teaching and behaviour can be applied and implemented in the real-life setting of an academic environment, particularly one where there is a significant responsibility to deliver health care.


Selected university professors teaching in national medical schools.


Prof. David CM Taylor
Professor of Medical Education and Physiology
BSc(hons),MEd, MA, PhD, EdD, FRBS, FAcadMED
Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK

Throughout his career, Prof. Taylor has held a variety of educational leadership roles including his extensive career at the University of Liverpool School of Medicine where he has acted as a Reader in Medical Education, Director of Postgraduate programmes in Medical Education, and Director of the Liverpool BEME International Collaborating Centre. While at Liverpool, he introduced case-based learning to the nursing and basic science programmes, followed by the use of posters to assess practical work.  He also introduced problem-based learning into the curriculum (the first UK University to adopt the philosophy, in early 1993).  This led to a major strand of research, a complete revolution in the way medical students were taught, considerable engagement with the clinical staff and increasing recognition internationally.  For this work he received local and national awards including Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (2001), a National Teaching Fellowship (2009) and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators (2010).

In 2014, he was recognised as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of his career achievements and international impact on student experience. He is an active contributor to the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) where he acts as Editor of the AMEE guides, Secretary to AMEE’s research committee, and Chair of the Best Evidence in Medical Education Research Committee. David has held senior academic posts (visiting professorships) in several different countries, including South Africa, China, Romania and he is currently on the Advisory Board of the Medical University of Vienna. He is currently Professor of Medical Education and Physiology at Gulf Medical University in Ajman where his interests include postgraduate medical education, and in programme design and accreditation.