Education - NUS Medical Sciences Cluster

Education in the Medical Sciences Cluster (MSC)

The MSC will be an enabler in the design and development of multi-disciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate educational programmes. These could include PhD tracks that align with the cluster research areas.

Inter-Professional Education (IPE) / Collaboration with Clinicians

  • Inter-professional learning in some niche areas and cultivating innovation through inter-professional experiences
  • Basic Science-Clinical collaboration in education is important in order to ensure the continuity of various specialties

Scientific Inquiry / Reasoning

  • Building comprehensive cognitive skill, improving critical and analytical thinking, problem solving, deeper appreciation of concepts / constructs – leveraging on the logical flow of thoughts practised in the Basic Science domain.

Continuous Education & Training (CET)

  • Exploring CET for both Basic and Advance modules, including NUHS-internal workshop
  • Market-sensing with industry stakeholders (including clinicians): what areas CET will be needed for

Blended Learning

  • Phase 1: Pervasive use of technology for self-directed learning (webcast/tagging of certain sections of learning, Poll Everywhere, quiz) -> teaching materials become reusable learning objects for non-medical students and can be made scalable (for CET too)
  • Phase 2: Interactive learning (students seeking clarification with teachers, lab work, applying knowledge -> this can be contextualised with the expected learning outcomes for the particular group of learners / students
  • Phase 3: Assessment