30 Apr 2019

Workshop: Debriefing in Simulation-based Healthcare Education

Date/Time
30 Apr, Tuesday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Centre for Translational Medicine (MD6), Level 3, Centre for Healthcare Simulation (CHS), #03-04
Description

This one-day workshop is meant to provide both Undergraduate and Postgraduate faculty with additional skills to facilitate an effective debriefing session. Participants will be exposed to different debriefing techniques and strategies and work in groups to discuss and role-play various debriefing situations using both standardized patients and high-fidelity simulators. They will also evaluate debriefing sessions, receive feedback on their debriefing techniques and reflect on areas where their debriefing can be made more effective.

Organised by
Centre for Healthcare Simulation (CHS)
15 May 2019

Workshop: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and Research in Medical Education (RIME)

Date/Time
15 May, Wednesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Tahir Foundation Building (MD1), Level 3, Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) 3
Description

Institutions responsible for the education of students must ensure that its education mission is optimally fulfilled together with its other missions such as research and service. In institutions of higher learning, the primary emphasis on mission fulfillment was heavily weighted on research and, consequently, the word scholarship was narrowly interpreted to include only activities focused on discovery of new knowledge through the research process. During 1990s, the late Boyer advocated a re-appraisal of and expanded the meaning of the word ‘scholarship’ which was further refined and now includes the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) refers to the systematic, evidence-based study of teaching and learning and sharing with the wider community of peer reviewers, with the objective to enhance student learning through strengthened teaching practices. Today, in the 21st century, many institutions of higher learning recognise the scholarship of teaching and learning as a pathway to promotion and tenure in academia. However, to benefit from this, it is important to have a clear understanding of the demands and rigour associated with the achievement of the scholarship of teaching and learning.

This workshop will provide an overview of SoTL and methods to conduct a SoTL project. Educational research methodology will be incorporated in this workshop. By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to define and describe the concepts of SoTL, create a plan to conduct a SoTL project in healthcare professional education, evaluate the SoTL project developed, describe the types of educational research methodology, and apply the educational research methodology in planning for a research project.

Organised by
Centre for Medical Education (CenMED)
16 May 2019

Workshop: Competency Based Medical / Health Professional Education: Written Assessment

Date/Time
16 May - 17 May, Thursday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Tahir Foundation Building (MD1), Level 3, Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) 3
Description

Written assessment is the cornerstone of knowledge assessment in clinical medicine. This practical workshop is designed for medical teachers from all disciplines including clinical, para-clinical, and basic science teachers with special emphasis on question writing and quality assurance.

The two-day program focuses on common forms of written assessment such as multiple choice questions (MCQs), modified essay questions (MEQs), and extended matching items (EMIs). The best practices in designing MCQs, MEQs, and EMIs will be discussed. Criteria for effective psychometric instruments such as validity, reliability and educational effect will also be embedded in the discussion. Participants will practice the best practice during hands-on activities. The last part of the workshop focuses on quality assurance and standard setting in written assessment.

The first part of the program will introduce the principles and purpose of assessment and common psychometric characteristics of assessment instruments with particular reference to written assessment. A larger second part will be devoted to common forms of written assessment such as multiple choice questions, extended matching items, and short answer questions. Hands on activity will lead to developing questions that are context-rich, inter-disciplinary, and educationally meaningful. The third part of the workshop will concentrate on quality assurance and standard setting in written assessment.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to develop examination blueprint for their own situations, develop context-rich and inter-disciplinary MCQs, MEQs, and EMIs that support student learning, and apply the quality assurance and standard setting processes in written examination.

Organised by
Centre for Medical Education (CenMED)
18 May 2019

Standardized Patient (SP) Day

Date/Time
18 May, Saturday, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Centre for Translational Medicine (MD6), Level 1, LT35
Description

The National University of Singapore Standardized Patient (NUSSP) Day is organized to raise the awareness of standardized patient-related activities, remuneration and our structured training program. Standardized patients (SPs) are a valuable tool in providing quality healthcare education in the profession. They are trained to portray the role of a real patient for teaching and assessing healthcare students. If you enjoy interacting with young people and a little bit of acting, this will be an interesting experience for you.

Organised by
Centre for Healthcare Simulation (CHS)
23 May 2019

Workshop: Interactive Teaching - Learning Strategies in Small and Large Group Settings

Date/Time
23 May - 24 May, Thursday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Tahir Foundation Building (MD1), Level 3, Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) 1
Description

Teaching students how to learn using appropriate approaches (large group or small group teaching) has always been a challenge. Large classes should not be limited to lecture-based teaching. Several interactive teaching-learning strategies (also referred to as ‘discussion pedagogy’) is reviewed as potential strategies for student engagement in their learning.

Learning in small groups optimises, firstly, student engagement in learning, deeper understanding of content knowledge, develops collaborative learning among peers and also develops important domain-independent skills (e.g., communication, team-work) relevant for future practice. However, for the above to be realised, small groups must be effectively conducted through appropriate facilitation skills.

This workshop will provide diverse approaches in teaching large group and small group with/without technology enhancement in different setting. At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to discuss how to engage students, motivates them to practice higher order thinking skills and promotes meaningful learning using different small and large groups teaching approaches, discuss the strengths of each teaching and learning methods, discuss key learning principles underpinning the various strategies in teaching and learning and apply the theories and principles in a hands-on session.

Organised by
Centre for Medical Education (CenMED)
27 May 2019

14th NUS-Nagasaki Symposium

Date/Time
27 May - 29 May, Monday - Wednesday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Centre for Translational Medicine (MD6), Level 1, LT35
Description

Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, multi-drug resistant bacteria, dengue and pandemic influenza are global threats to public health. Communication between researchers with expertise in infectious agents, anti-infectives and host immune responses is key to successfully combat any infectious disease. Through joint symposia and collaborations, the National University of Singapore and Nagasaki University have maintained a long term scientific relationship that has benefited both sides. This year, the symposium titled “New Horizons in Infectious & Immunity Research” will provide a unique platform for researchers from across the world to share their current and cutting-edge findings on microbial pathogenesis, anti-microbial strategies, microbiome and host immunity.

Organised by
Department of Microbiology and Immunology & Medical Sciences Cluster (MSC)
28 May 2019

Workshop: Qualitative Research Methods in Health Professions Education

Date/Time
28 May, Tuesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Centre for Translational Medicine Block (MD6), #01-01B
Description

Qualitative methods are powerful tools to help educational researchers to develop theory, evaluate programmes, and design educational interventions. Using qualitative methods, you can collect in depth information that you cannot obtain with quantitative methods. Qualitative methods are used to study human behaviour and behaviour changes, which are not well captured by quantitative techniques. The purpose of this workshop is to guide researchers in designing and implementing qualitative research projects. An overview of qualitative research design will be provided along with general recommendations for developing research questions, formulating a hypothesis, analysing qualitative data, and validating the results.

By the end of the workshop, you will have a better understanding of, and be able to define and describe qualitative research methods, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of qualitative research methods, describe the data collection methods in qualitative research (interview, observation and focus group discussions) and analyse simple qualitative data.

Organised by
Centre for Medical Education (CenMED)