Annual Learning and Teaching Forum

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

Next forum

Friday, 6 December 2019

9am to 2pm, Kirby Institute Seminar Room, Kensington Campus map ref C27

2019 Program and Abstracts available closer to the date

See below for last year's abstracts, recordings and copies of presentations.

Lunch at 1pm following on from presentation of UNSW Medicine Annual Learning & Teaching Awards

To register your attendance at the forum click on the registration link (available closer to the date)

If you are unable to attend personally, you can video conference or watch through Lecture Recording +

Short presentation and poster submissions for the 2019 forum will open in November 2019.

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 short presentation or poster on their design and innovation projects and educational research at our annual learning and teaching forum in December.

Short Presentations:  We welcome short (5 min or 10 min) presentations on the educational aspects of your practice, e.g. evaluation of your teaching experiences, innovations, curricular or assessment development, and scholarly educational R&D. Presentations of final stage/published educational research by our PhD, ILP, or Honours students is also encouraged. Please send your 200 word presentation abstract (with title and all presenter/authors listed) to Abstract deadline midday on Monday 18 November 2019.

Posters: We will also display any educational posters that have been presented elsewhere during 2019, or you may wish create a new poster for the forum. Posters will be displayed in the  foyer area for everyone to see during the forum breaks. Please send your poster details: title, 50-word summary and authors, to deadline midday on Monday 18 November 2019.

Medical Education Research Student 3-minute presentation: If you are undertaking medical education research as a UNSW undergraduate/postgraduate student (e.g. ILP / PhD) but are not yet ready to present your findings in full, you may wish to apply for a 3 minute/1 slide presentation. This can be submitted recorded as video or presented live. Please contact to discuss options. 



Click on the forum dates to view the past presentations


Presenters and Abstract

List of presenters and abstract information is available to print.

  • Teaching how millenials learn: Re-vamping medical ethics
    Abstract | Recording | Presentation Notes
    Adi Torda. Prince of Wales Clinical School.
  • eMentoring to Support and Enable Research Integrated Learning Using Authentic Assessment in a Third-Year Undergraduate Science Course in Pathology
    Abstract | Recording | Presentation Notes
    Blake J. Cochran. Pathology, School of Medical Sciences; 2The Learning Centre.
  • Improving the knowledge and receptiveness of medical students towards hand hygiene: Exploring new learning and teaching approaches
    Abstract | Recording | Presentation Notes
    Rajneesh Kaur, Husna Razee and Holly Seale. School of Public Health & Community Medicine.
  • Improving the ability of UNSW Medical students to provide culturally safe health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    Abstract | Recording | Presentation Notes
    Rob Menzies1, Telphia Joseph1, Ryan Pieters2, Ben Jones2, Russell Thomson2, Peter Harris3, Genevieve Mackay1, John Hall1, Adrienne Withall1, Anthony O’Sullivan4, Raina MacIntyre1, Husna Razee1, Anita Heywood1 and Gary Velan3.
    School of Public Health & Community Medicine; 2UNSW Medical Students; 3Office of Medical Education; 4St. George Clinical School.
  • Mini-simulations for JMOs: Results from a pilot session
    Abstract | Recording | Presentation Notes
    Mominah Bhatti, Lauren Tang, and Annmarie Bosco. Prince of Wales Clinical School.
  • Developing Clinical Skills in Undergraduate Exercise Physiology Students: A ‘Case Study Tutorial’ Teaching Method
    Abstract | Recording | Presentation Notes
    John Booth1, Jessica Bellamy1, Ria Arnold2 and Aidan Cashin3.
    1Dept. of Exercise Physiology, School of Medical Sciences; 2Dept. of Pharmacology, SoMS; 3Neura Australia.
  • Student Peer Assessment: An efficient assessment method to enhance critical evaluation?
    Abstract | Recording not available | Presentation Notes
    Richard M Vickery, Cindy S-Y Lin and Andrew J Moorhouse. Physiology Dept., School of Medical Sciences.
  • Student expert panel model to identify sources of misconceptions during the learning process
    Abstract | Recording | Presentation Notes
    Ingvars Birznieks. Physiology Dept., School of Medical Sciences and NeuRA.
  • Ophthalmology teaching in Australian medical schools
    Abstract | Recording | Presentation Notes
    Helen H. Zhang1, Jenny L. Hepschke2 and Ashish Agar2.
    1UNSW medical student; 2Prince of Wales Hospital.
  • Improving student responses to myExperience surveys in Exercise Physiology: A new approach
    Abstract | Recording | Presentation Notes
    Meg Letton, Jeanette Thom and Rachel Ward.
    Dept. of Exercise Physiology, School of Medical Sciences.
  • Formative peer-review of teaching (FPRT)
    Abstract | Recording | Presentation Notes
    Chinthaka Balasooriya, Reema Harrison, Lois Meyer, Patrick Rawstorne and Husna Razee.
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine.