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)
11 Jun 2019

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

Date/Time
11 Jun - 12 Jun, Tuesday - Wednesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Tahir Foundation Building (MD1), Level 3, Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) 1
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.

Participants will get an overview about the types of assessment formats and assessment toolkits - including the utility value of each tool & how these could be phased in thematically as part of competency based progression for health professional training.

After this workshop participants will be able to discuss the underpinning educational theories behind workplace-based assessments (WBA), evaluate & provide feedback to a trainee using WBAs, discuss the strengths and limitations of different WBAs and apply skills learnt to one's own practice environment.

Organised by
Centre for Medical Education (CenMED)
17 Jun 2019

Workshop: Assessment of Practical / Clinical Skills: Multi-Station Examinations

Date/Time
17 Jun, Monday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Centre for Translational Medicine (MD6), #01-01B
Description

Developing high quality assessments to evaluate achievements of desired skill sets for future practice is important in medical / health professional educational programmes. This will ensure practice readiness as well as patient safety. The workshop will explore contemporary best evidence practices in developing multi-station clinical assessment. The participants will get opportunities to discuss the strengths, limitations and challenges as well as hands-on training developing these clinical skill assessments. 

After this workshop participants will be able to discuss the underpinning educational theories behind skills based assessment, develop competency standards for pass/fail decisions, develop a skills station based on best practices and apply skills learnt to one's own practice environment.

Organised by
Centre for Medical Education (CenMED)
2 Jul 2019

Workshop: Grant Writing

Date/Time
02 Jul - 05 Jul, Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, NUHS Tower Block
Description

In this seminar, participants learn the steps leading to successful grants. They review a typical grant call and grant application, learn the specific grant vocabulary and process, reflect on the preparation required to stand a chance to be successful and “count the cost” of applying for a grant.

Please contact Ms Nurul at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ms Grace Koh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration/enquires.

Organised by
Clinician Scientist Unit (CSU)
2 Jul 2019

Workshop: Competency Based Medical / Health Professional Education: Providing Effective Feedback to Enhance Learning

Date/Time
02 Jul, Tuesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Tahir Foundation Building (MD1), Level 3, Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) 1
Description

The ability to provide and receive feedback is important in the current learning context to improve the educational setting as well as to monitor the progress of trainees and trainers. If done properly, feedback will have a transformative effect on the person as well as the practice environment. It is therefore imperative that one is trained in giving both positive and negative feedback skillfully.

The workshop will focus on feedback techniques and discuss on how to develop good practices as well as identify bad practices. Training will be in small groups and will focus on current learning environments of undergraduate and postgraduate settings.

After this workshop participants will be able to apply the educational principles learnt into practice while providing feedback, evaluate the effectiveness of providing feedback in various educational teaching learning settings and facilitate effective feedback practices in their work environments.

Organised by
Centre for Medical Education (CenMED)
3 Jul 2019

Medical Dinner

Date/Time
03 Jul, Wednesday, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue
Description

NUS Medicine is once again organising the annual Medical Dinner, to welcome the graduates of 2019 from NUS Medicine and Nursing into their respective professions. The Medical Dinner has also become an annual occasion for school mates and friends to gather and renew as well as build on friendships that go back many years. This year's theme is "Celebrating Our Heritage."

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Organised by
Dean's Office
4 Jul 2019

International Conference on Pharmacology: Advances in Translational Sciences & Drug Discovery

Date/Time
04 Jul - 05 Jul, Thursday - Friday
Venue
NUS, Clinical Research Centre (MD11), Level 1, Auditorium
Description

Organised in celebration of the Department of Pharmacology's 60th Anniversary, the meeting will consist of plenary lectures, invited lectures, young scientist/student short talks and poster sessions, all focusing on advances in translational sciences and drug discovery. This conference will be a dynamic platform supporting international delegates of diverse research expertise to share and exchange scientific findings and novel ideas, and to build new collaboration and projects, in the field of pharmacology.

Organised by
Department of Pharmacology