Answer to “How can I organise my lecture?”


Brown and Manogue (2001) describe different ways of organising a lecture.  These include


  • The Classical – the content of the lecture is divided into broad areas and then sub-divided.

  • The Problem Centred – A problem or series of cases are outlined and various solutions are explored.  Building a lecture round clinical cases with the students invited to interact can be a useful strategy

  • The Assertion– As assertion is made at the beginning of the lecture and this is then proved or disproved through a mixture of argument and perhaps speculation.  This approach is less commonly used in medicine.


Brown, G., and Manogue, M (2001).  AMEE Medical Education Guide No 22: Refreshing lecturing: a guide for lectures.  Med Teach. 23:231-244.

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