30 May 2017

Workshop: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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

Institutions responsible for the education of students must ensure that its education mission is optimally fulfilled together with its other missions like 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 reappraisal of and expanded the meaning of the word ‘scholarship’ which was further refined and now includes the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Today, in the 21st century, many institutions of higher learning recognize 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. 

Organised by
Centre for Medical Education (CenMED)
31 May 2017

Workshop: Qualitative Research Methods in Health Professions Education

Date/Time
31 May, Wednesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Centre for Translational Medicine (MD6), Learning Room 01-01B
Description

Qualitative methods are powerful tools to help educational researchers to develop theory, evaluate programs, 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 behavior and behavior 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, analyzing qualitative data, and validating the results. 

Organised by
Centre for Medical Education (CenMED)
6 Jun 2017

Workshop: Assessment of Practical / Clinical Skills - Workplace-Based Assessment

Date/Time
06 Jun - 07 Jun, Tuesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Centre for Translational Medicine (MD6), 03-04
Description

Evaluating the clinical performance of trainee doctors and health professionals’, based on objective, valid, reliable and impactful assessment tools is important in current practice environments. This interactive workshop will explore current workplace-based assessment tools taking examples from best practices across the globe. It will include the workplace-based assessment tools, and also the opportunity to discuss the challenges faced when using these types of assessments. 

Organised by
Centre for Medical Education (CenMED)
8 Jun 2017

Workshop: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Re-certification Course

Date/Time
08 Jun - 09 Jun, Thursday
Venue
NUS, Centre for Translational Medicine (MD6), Level 3, Centre for Healthcare Simulation (CHS)
Description

ACLS refers to a set of clinical interventions for the urgent treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest plus the knowledge and skills to deploy those interventions. It also includes the proper management of situations likely to lead to cardiac arrest and stabilization of the patient in the early phase after successful resuscitation. Consisting of both didactic and practical sessions, participants will be trained with the most up-to-date ACLS guidelines and skills. Upon successful completion of the course, participant will receive an ACLS certificate valid for 2 years.

For registration or enquiries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 65161021 / 66011520. Registration closes on 5 May 2017.

Organised by
Centre for Healthcare Simulation (CHS)
13 Jun 2017

The Seventh International Meeting On Synthetic Biology (SB7.0)

Date/Time
13 Jun - 16 Jun, Tuesday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue
Description

The goal of SB7.0 is to unite again the international synthetic biology communities to take a fresh look at the key topics and challenges that our field faces. Synthetic biology cannot advance without exploring and embracing the changes that it brings. As practitioners, scholars, and citizens we need to work together to explore the possibilities and plan strategically for collective growth of our science, its beneficial applications, and responsible practices.

Organised by
BioBricks Foundation, Synbiobeta & NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation (SynCTI)
28 Jun 2017

Workshop: Technology-Enhanced Learning

Date/Time
28 Jun, Wednesday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Centre for Translational Medicine (MD6), Learning Room 01-01B
Description

Technology-Enhanced Learning has become an accepted educational tool and platform to support and augment teaching and learning in health professions education. Technology-enhanced learning in health professions education has demonstrated positive learning outcomes, promotes interaction between students/trainees and instructors, and positive assessment outcomes.

Organised by
Centre for Medical Education (CenMED)
30 Jun 2017

4th National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) Annual Research Meeting

Date/Time
30 Jun - 01 Jul, Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue
NUS, NUHS Tower Block, Level 1, Auditorium & T09-03/04
Description

In this new era of science and technology where significant advances in cancer research have been made, substantial gaps still exist between the applications of beneficial research findings into clinical cancer treatment. NCAM 2017 hopes to gather cancer physicians and researchers at the same forum to exchange the latest findings in cancer science that may eventually improve patient outcomes.

Organised by
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) & Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI)