Clinical Radiology - 2nd Annual Joint Peninsula & Severn Teaching Day

Category: Training - Other

Date: November 15th 2019 9:30am until 4:30pm

Location: RILD Building, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

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Professional Skills in Radiology

Annual Joint Peninsula and Severn Teaching Day

9.30-16.30 RILD Building, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Barrack Rd, Exeter, EX2 5DW




The lecture theatre is in the Peninsula medical school building on the map, now rebuilt and called the 'RILD' but on the same site.



To improve your professional practice by learning about professional skills, personal factors and learning from adversity.



  • Dr Paul McCoubrie, Head of Severn School of Radiology
  • Dr Mark Puckett, Head of Peninsula School of Radiology
  • Dr John Apsey, Consultant Radiologist, RD&E

5 CPD points will be awarded



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9.30 Welcome, Ground rules & Intro PMc/MP
9.40 Session 1 - Personal Factors PMc
10.40 Coffee  
11.00 Session 2 - Personal Factors contd  
11.30 Session 3 - Professional Skills PMc
12.30 Lunch   
13.20 Session 4 - Professional Skills contd  PMc
14.00 Session 5 - Learning from Adversity  MP
14.30 Tea  
14.50 Session 6 - Learning from Adversity MP
16.15 Wrap Up PMc/MP
16.30 Close  


Learning Objectives

Professional Skills in Radiology

Carrying on from last year’s teaching day on Human Factors and Patient Safety, we continue to explore the non-interpretative and non-procedural skills you will need for successful clinical practice as a consultant.
Under the heading ‘professional skills’, these include a number of cognitive and social behaviour that can be taught and learnt. We will briefly revise some of concepts we covered last year and look carefully at a number of others, including avoiding stress and burnout as well as harnessing adversity.

Sessions 1 & 2

In these sessions we will also look at the critical issue of the mental and physical health of the individual, looking particularly at strategies to improve well-being, particularly actively managing acute stress and preventing burnout.

Sessions 3 & 4

Session 3 & 4 will cover the key professional skills (sometimes called non-technical skills) necessary for safe and competent practice. We will briefly cover the 6 core tenets (situational awareness, decision-making, communication, teamwork, leadership & coping with fatigue),
illustrated with worked examples in every-day Radiological practice.

Sessions 5 & 6

The last two sessions look at a crucial part of professional practice, learning to be better. Whilst CPD activities are obviously important, learning from your day to day work is a more valuable, readily available and powerful source. The crucial aspect is that potentially negative phenomena (mistakes, discrepancies, errors) and difficult situations (busy, stressed, tired) can be highly valuable learning experiences. This session will address ways to harness adversity as your new best teacher.


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