Annual Learning and Teaching Forum

UNSW Medicine Education Forum 2020

Medicine & Health Education: COVID and beyond

Date / Time: Friday, 4 December,  9am to 12:45pm,

Location: via Zoom

Held once a year this forum aims to bring together the many teachers and educationists within the faculty for a networking occasion, and also provides a chance to air new work, papers in progress and discuss problematic teaching topics.

Presentation by the Dean of the UNSW Medicine Annual Education & Research Awards will be held on Friday 11 December 2020

To register your attendance at the forum click on the registration link


The 2020 Eduction Forum Program [pdf] is available.

All faculty and conjoint staff involved in teaching UNSW medicine UG/PG students, plus UNSW students researching medical education are invited to showcase their learning and teaching practice/research by presenting a presentation or poster on their design and innovation projects and educational research.

Abstracts are now closed.


Click on the forum dates to view the past abstracts, recordings and copies of presentations.


Medical education Ongoing partnerships: Covid and beyond
Gary Velan

A focus on response to and learnings from COVID: Collaboration, innovation, advocacy
A/Professor Adrienne Torda (Assoc Dean Education, Office of Medical Education), Daniel Rebello, Madhulikaa Sarjapuram, Dr Shaddy Hanna, Dr Janaya Perron

Online discussions with classmates are fruitful: Fostering postgraduate online communities of inquiry through an assessable asynchronous peer-led discussion forum
A/Professor Anita Heywood (SPH) and A/Professor Ben Harris-Roxas (CPHCE)

Clinical mentoring & COVID 
Judy Kell (Office of Medical Education)

Lessons in Partnerships and Learning from COVID-19: The MedSoc Perspective
Reece Pahn (President, UNSW MedSoc)

Innovation in Clinical Learning: Harnessing the challenges and opportunities of the COVID-impacted clinical learning environments
Dr Melanie Fentoullis (Office of Medical Education)

Development & evaluation of an online OSCE for final year exercise physiology students: An alternative to face-to-face assessment during COVID-19
Amanda Burdett (SOMS Exercise Physiology)

Online peer assessment: Challenges, triumphs and lessons learnt during COVID
Dr Jennie Cederholm et al (SOMS Physiology)

Remote delivery of a digitized course: A success story at a time of crisis
Dr Chaturaka Rodrigo et al (SOMS Pathology)

Learning Communities in Remote Delivery
Professor Nalini Pather (SOMS Anatomy)

Indigenous Australian Cultural Competence (IACC) - A Whole of Faculty Approach: Where are we now?
Dr Brett Biles (Office of Medical Education)

Enhancing online learning with live-streamed practicals from the laboratory 
Dr Jessica Macer-Wright (Port Macquarie RCS)

UNSW Medicine Queer Curriculum Review: Recommendations for more comprehensive & sensitive education on LGBTQIA+ Health
Aziz Lawandos (5th Year Medical Student)

Connectedness in a COVID-shaped world
Dr Linda Ferrington (Port Macquarie RCS)