Category: Medicine and Health Sciences

From the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Departments rising to the challenges and opportunities created by Covid-19 travel restrictions

In this article, we share some of the creative efforts of three departments and individuals within the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Human Sciences.

/ 15 May, 2020
Celebrating graduation in isolation

Celebrating graduation in absentia in the era of Covid-19

This personal graduation account is a wonderful example of the ingenuity and resilience our graduates have demonstrated during this extraordinary time. It is highly likely that similar celebrations and reflections have been repeated across the globe as students adjust to...

/ 29 April, 2020

A/Prof Verity Pacey: Personalising online communication for students during these extraordinary times

Verity has recently become a ‘power-user’ and advocate of the iLearn ‘Personalised Learning Designer’ (PLD) tool, running a number of training sessions for DHP staff. Verity says, “It is a huge positive in terms of personalising online communication for our...

/ 9 April, 2020

Webinar – Making the rapid transition to online learning

Join Matt Bower for this one hour webinar, where he will provide a jumpstart overview of how to map your existing teaching approach into online mode.

/ 19 March, 2020
Abstract background with twitter logo

Dr Rimante Ronto: Twitter as a learning resource for higher education

Twitter has real-world relevance as it is a common platform in health promotion campaigns and would enable reflective practice through its micro-blogging affordances.

/ 9 March, 2020
Cath Dean - Educating for success 2020

The Macquarie MD Assessment Portfolio

Educating for success means offering students the opportunity to track their learning and development. Hear Professor Catherine Dean from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences speak on how the Macquarie Assessment Portfolio (MAP) is allowing our doctors of the...

/ 5 March, 2020
Taryn Jones

Assessment fit for the modern graduate

How do we prepare future health professionals for the modern workplace? Associate Professor Taryn Jones answers this question by looking at the programmatic approach to assessments.

/ 3 March, 2020

Professor Ian Blair on the teaching and research nexus

Like any great researcher, Ian takes a scientific approach to his teaching: Assessing what he knows about learning and teaching, examining where the knowledge and skill gaps are, collecting data and evaluating his performance. Ian regularly avails himself of learning...

/ 9 December, 2019

The VC agrees: Alex Bhatti is a rising Early Career Academic and highly regarded by her students

Just this past week Alex Bhatti was awarded not one, but two Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching awards, in the categories of “student-nominated” and “early career". In this article Alex shares how she caters for student diversity and engages students...

/ 25 November, 2019