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.


  • Blending Project and the Inspired Learning Initiative - Where to from here?
    Gary Velan
  • Innovative Online Simulated Patient Interaction and Assessment (OSPIA) Platform improves medical student communication skills
    Abstract | Recording |
    Silas Taylor1, Chunfeng Liu2, Renee Lim2, Rafael Calvo2
    Office of Medical Education1, University of Sydney2
  • Seeing the Wood and the Trees
    Abstract | Recording |
    Andrew Blance & Emily Karanges.
    Centre for Big Data Research in Health
  • Student engagement in the personalised Medicine MOOC: Does the learning platform matter?
    Abstract | Recording |
    Sheri Nixdorf1, Orin Chisholm2, Lincoln Gomes3 & Caroline Ford1
    1School of Women’s and Children’s Health; 2School of Medical Sciences; 3Learning and Teaching Unit
  • Promoting community and increasing engagement: a case study of using peer-review in an external course
    Abstract | Recording|
    Katie Harris1,2, Andrew Lovell-Simons1, Christos Venetis1 & Andrew Blance2
    1 School of Women’s and Children’s Health; 2 Centre for Big Data Research in Health
  • Volume and osmolality of body fluid compartments in humans – A Smart Sparrow adaptive tutorial
    Abstract | Recording |
    Karen Gibson & Richard Vickery
    School of Medical Sciences
  • If you build it, they will come… A blended learning model for large group teaching
    Abstract | Presentation | Recording
    Cristan Herbert, Rakesh Kumar & Gary Velan
    School of Medical Sciences
  • Supporting independent learning with eBooks
    Abstract | Recording |
    Mark Hill
    School of Medical Sciences
  • Becoming an evidence-based doctor: Learning troublesome concepts/skills online
    Abstract | Recording |
    Rachel Thompson1, Barbara-Ann Adelstein2 & Suzanne Mobbs1
    1Office of Medical Education, 2Prince of Wales Clinical School
  • A comprehensive ePortfolio learning approach enhances student professional and career development learning
    Abstract | Recording |
    Jia Lin Yang
    Prince of Wales Clinical School
  • Promoting work integrated learning opportunities to postgraduate students
    Abstract | Recording |
    Holly Seale, Lois Meyer, Padmanesan Narasimhan & David Muscatello
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine
  • The Teamwork Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (T-MEX): Global impact and future directions
    Abstract | Recording |
    Asela Olupeliyawa1, Chinthaka Balasooriya2, Anthony O’Sullivan3 & Chris Hughes4
    1Colombo University; 2School of Public Health & Community Medicine; 3Office of Medical Education; 4Previously with Office of Medical Education.
  • PlayMed – Bridging the gap between student and doctor with serious game
    Abstract | Recording |
    Michael Coffey & Keith Ooi
    School of Women and Children’s Health