Following Pecha Kucha will be presented on November 28th, 2019; 9:00 - 10:00 PM:
WORKPLACE BASED ASSESSMENT IN POSTGRADUATE CHEMICAL PATHOLOGY PROGRAM: ORGANIZATION, DELIVERY AND CONTINUITY
Author: Lena Jafri
Workplace Based Assessment (WBA) aims to assess trainees at work with assessment and feedback integrated into the program during a single time frame. This student driven WBA model was introduced to faculty and post graduate (PG) fellows of Chemical Pathology to gauge the efficacy of this teaching method by taking feedback from the faculty as well as the PGs. WBA turned out to be a success as both faculty and PGs were satisfied with its introduction and implementation. It provided PGs with an opportunity to interact on one-on-one basis with faculties and learn from their rich experiences followed by a personalized feedback.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AT AKU-IED: A METAPHORICAL REPRESENTATION
Author: Uzma Munir
Research is at the heart of AKU graduate programs. This presentation will put forward an example of a student’s research project through the metaphorical representation-life cycle of a butterfly.
TOWARDS DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF RESEARCH MENTORSHIP IN IMPROVING MEDICAL RESEARCH EDUCATION AT THE AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY, KARACHI
Author: Huma Shoukat Ali
The Aga Khan University (AKU) shows great interest in actively promoting research by conducting workshops, symposiums and conferences to equip its students with the required knowledge and skills to conduct high quality research work. The R&D Wing of SPIE introduced the culture of mentorship in medical research at AKU where they trained 5 Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) and 3 Post Graduate Medical Education (PGME) students to serve as Research Mentors alongside the already appointed Faculty Research Mentor. Research Mentorship support was found to be effective in improving students’ research proficiency, providing them with more research opportunities with experienced faculty and ultimately increasing the quantity of high-quality student research output from AKU.
INTRODUCING SIMULATION BASED EDUCATION IN PAKISTAN
Author: Numair Shahpur
The Aga Khan University (AKU) Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME) is one of its kind centre in Pakistan which is geared towards providing environments for technology enhanced education and simulated practices for medical, nursing and allied health. This PechaKucha will take the audience through the journey which will provide them with insight to associated practices, the challenges being faced, lessons learnt, innovations being developed as one centre introduces healthcare simulation centre in Pakistan and edges towards international accreditation, while fulfilling its strategic aim of being a centre not only for AKU but for the whole of Pakistan and the region.
RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND TEACHING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Author: Stephen Lyon
Getting students to engage actively and meaningfully with field research conducted with living people poses a number of challenges. This PechaKucha will help audience understand how enabling sophisticated student engagement is best handled as an iterative process over the course of the entire degree programme and benefits from reinforcement across multiple modules/courses. This presents real challenges for delivering comparable levels of research methods training at the taught masters level for conversion students who may lack the necessary background training from their first degree. Ultimately, the goal is not only to facilitate student learning of social science research skills, but to appreciate the burden of responsibility that all research on living people must include and to develop the capacity to manage all aspects of a complex, mission driven project, regardless of whether it is ostensibly for research or for other purposes.