CHSE Philosophy

The Centre for Health Sciences Education (CHSE) is a Faculty-wide facility that aims to promote and support innovation and excellence in education and educational research. We aim to design, deliver and evaluate research-rich, innovative and inclusive education in line with the University Education Strategy. All CHSE activities will aim to be aligned with other Higher Education and University initiatives such as: 

  • TESTA (Transforming Student Experience Through Assessment/UoB) 

  • Curriculum Enhancement Framework (UoB) 

  • Periodic Programme Review (UoB) 

  • Promotions and Progressions criteria (UoB/HR) 
  •  Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF/OfS)

CSHE Objectives

The Centre for Health Sciences Education has set key priorities to enable to deliver our philosophy aligned with the University: 

  • Improve the quality of teaching and learning in health sciences education and have a positive impact on the effectiveness of educational practitioners in the health professions.  

  • Examine the main principles and issues involved in effective teaching and learning both generically and with specific reference to work in the health professions 

  • Evaluate how assessment plays a key role in learning as well as reviewing the social role of assessment, and motivation/personality as it relates to educational assessment. Share theory and practice on workplace-based assessment, as well as values-based assessment of such qualities as professional attitudes, including selection methods. 

  • Disseminate best practices by being more informed about educational issues and methods and by encouraging discussion about these in the workplace and the educational institutions with which they are involved 

  • Evaluate and research our educational provision across the faculty. 

  • Provide PhD opportunities in the field of educational research. 

CHSE offers a range of professional development activities in which there are three established themes: 

  1. Faculty Development (Teaching and Learning) 

  1. Assessment and Feedback  

  1. Educational Research and Evaluation 

Each theme is supported by a group of enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals in their field. The theme groups meet regularly and attend the CHSE Board meetings in order to disseminate information pertinent to their topics of work or research. The themes' aims and objectives can be found on the website. Each workstream is there to help, advise and guide all faculty staff members, so please do contact them and they will be happy to help. The CHSE website provides helpful information on a range of common educational processes and lists our forthcoming activities and events. We also provide advice on how you can get involved in health sciences education, research and evaluation.  

This initiative will foster a shared vision of educational excellence across the Faculty

Annie Noble-Denny, CHSE Director
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