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. 

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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
18 Jul 2019

Workshop: Supporting the Learners Through Supervision, Coaching and Mentoring

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

The present medical and health professional training landscape is complex and could be stressful to both the learner and the teacher. As a result, the importance of teachers’ proficiency in strategies such as mentoring, supervision and coaching has intensified than ever before. Closely competing for its due place in the teacher’s toolkit, these three educational strategies could sometimes be elusively overlapping. However, a clear understanding about the different roles and functions of each strategy, and where these would be most useful is value-add to educators and administrators involved in health professional training programmes. This workshop aims to provide the participants the foundational knowledge and skills in mentoring, supervision and coaching to enhance their own teaching-learning environments.

At the end of the workshop the participants should be able to explain the importance of mentoring, supervision and coaching in the context of present-day health professions education, differentiate the key roles and functions of mentoring, supervision and coaching, identify with justification the role(s) / function(s) in each strategy that would be most suitable to engage in differing teaching and learning situations and discuss the common pitfalls that one should be aware of when applying each of the above three strategies; i.e. mentoring, supervision and coaching.

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

Workshop: Leading and Managing in Medical Education (Basic)

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

To effectively manage educational programs requires good leadership and managerial skills. Very often, medical and health professionals and educators are given those roles without adequate training and exposure. This course is to introduce the foundational principles and best practices in managing programs and leading educational development.

At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to discuss best practices in course management and leadership and apply the principles of good management and leadership to one’s own educational environment to identify strengths, limitations and ways to improve.

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

Workshop: Leading and Managing in Medical Education (Advance)

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

Workshop expands the concepts covered in the basic program to relate the principles of leadership to one’s own educational practice, explain how a leader motivates others to achieve their maximum potential, analyse how leadership styles impact on the quality of output and outcome of a task and apply sound problem solving and decision making approaches as a leader in a medical education setting.

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

Workshop: Ensuring Quality in Health Professional Education

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

Quality assurance and accreditation is important to assure that institutions and programmes meet threshold expectations of quality using a set of standards and improve education quality over time. Some common practices in quality assurance and accreditation includes a self-review by the institution or programme against the standards, an on-site visit by an evaluation team of peer experts and a subsequent review and decision by the accrediting body about accredited status. Hence, this workshop will cover quality maintenance, quality assurance, continuous quality improvement and accreditation.

At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to apply the basic principles of quality maintenance at programme level, discuss and apply principles of continuous quality improvement at Institutional level, apply principles of quality assurance and accreditation in health professional education to one’s own learning environment, and evaluate challenges, limitations and ways forward for maintaining quality assurance system.

Organised by
Centre for Medical Education (CenMED)