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MedEd Seminar 10 September 2019

Our next MedEd seminar is on Tuesday 10 September from 12-1pm in Wallace Wurth G14.

All welcome, please bring your lunch, please contact Kerrie to organise streaming. A recording will be posted later. 

Pin-Hsiang (Preston) Huang is a PhD student with the Office of Medical Education. He will be presenting his first publication and current research:

A Meta-Analysis for Comparing Effective Teaching in Clinical Education and Devise a Subsequent Questionnaire – Student-Ratings of Clinical Teaching

Short summary: 

Many factors affect student learning outcomes, however studies comparing the relative effectiveness of different clinical teaching methods are limited. The meta-analysis was to identify teaching-learning factors which characterise efficient teaching in clinical settings. Based on the identified effective teaching-learning factors, we devised a reliable and valid measurement for clinical students to report the perceived teaching practices. Clinical educators and clinical teachers may learn what are the most effective teaching methods. Furthermore, the results of this study may be used as an important resource for assisting clinical teachers to assess teaching efficacy in clinical settings.

Dr Pin-Hsiang Huang (Preston) is a medical doctor in Taiwan and a PhD student in medical education research at UNSW Sydney, under supervision by Prof. Boaz Shulruf. Preston assists research collaborations between UNSW Sydney and medical institutions in Taiwan, including National Yang-Ming University and Taipei Veterans General Hospital. His research is about “assessing teaching efficacy in clinical settings” from student perspective, and he further investigates “how individual cultural attributes affect students’ perception of clinical teaching.”

Boaz Shulruf is Professor in Office of Medical Education, UNSW Medicine, Sydney. His main research interest is in the area of psycho-educational assessment in higher education, particularly within the context of Medical and Health Sciences Education. Boaz’s expertise is in quantitative research methodologies and educational assessment and psychometrics. Boaz is an active member of a number of research groups in Australia New Zealand and overseas.

Anthony O'Sullivan is a Clinical Academic at the St George & Sutherland Clinical School, and the Program Authority (Head) at UNSW Sydney. His research areas includes medical education, endocrinology, metabolism, and obesity. Anthony is an active member of Association for Medical Education in Europe and Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Profession Education.

Hope to see you there!

Location: Wallace Wurth Building, Ground Floor, Room G14

Time: 12pm

Date: Tuesday 10 September 2019
Contact: Rachel Thompson,

Event Date: 
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 - 12:00pm
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