Induction Day for New Teaching Staff

Day 1

Held twice a year: February, and June.

Next available: Monday 7 February 2022

Other dates planned: Monday 20 June 2022


  • Attendees should register for all or any of the sessions via the link: Registration Link


  • Sessions 1-9 are held via Teams
  • Session 10 is held via Online Vodcast

Who should attend

1. All new teaching staff

  • Clinical (incl. rural school) academic staff with teaching duties
  • Campus based academic staff:
    • with teaching responsibilities in the Medicine Program
    • teaching staff in SOMS and SPHCM (undergraduate or postgraduate courses)
    • new casual or sessional teaching staff are also welcome to attend
  • New Conjoint clinical staff are also encouraged to attend all or part of the day

2. Current teachers are also welcome to attend all or part of the day

  • E.g. sessional staff, PhD students who tutor, Phase 1 facilitators, conjoint lecturers etc.

Note: New Phase 1 facilitators

If you expect to be doing Phase 1 facilitation for the first time and are relatively new to teaching (i.e. have not done the UNSW FULT course or equivalent), then you will need to attend the induction day for new teaching staff session.

You should attend this induction day as the first of the two required training days. The second day content is more specific to the Medicine program and Phase 1: this is the Facilitator Induction Sessions (for new Phase 1 facilitators) twice a year in February and July.


Resources for the induction day


Session | Topics covered Time Facilitator/s

Session 1 INTRO:
Overview of Faculty Teaching

  • Overview of Faculty organisation
  • Medicine program & graduate capabilities


9:00 - 9:45


Professor Gary Velan
Senior Vice Dean, Education
UNSW Medicine and Health


Session 2 INTRO:
Support and Professional Development

  • Introduction to teaching support
  • Professional development
  • Teaching evaluation and peer review


9:45 - 10:15

(online 10 min vodcast)  - plus Q&A

Dr Linda Ferrington
Senior Lecturer
Rural Clinical School


Health and Safety in Teaching

  • Student Risk Assessment
  • Overview of Safety


10:15 - 10:30


Tracey Clay
Safety and Environment Coordinator
UNSW Medicine and Health

Overview of your role in student wellbeing

Faculty Wellbeing webpage


10:35 - 10:55


Catherine Marley
Faculty Wellbeing Officer
UNSW Medicine and Health

Grab a Coffee/Drink

Introduction to learning & teaching

  • Basic learning theories in a nutshell
  • Essentials of giving effective feedback
  • Tips for lectures, tutoring, large classes
  • Intro to assessment setting and marking
  • C-MED Online Modules
    New training modules focused on clinical supervision are coming soon (late Dec 2020)

11:05 - 12:00

Dr Linda Ferrington
Senior Lecturer
Rural Clinical School



Introduction to Reflective Practice

12:00 - 12:30

Dr Adrienne Withall
Senior Lecturer
School of Population Health



Small group teaching

  • A/Prof Sieu Khuu will work with you in an online session to look at how to work better with small groups of students and how to provide better feedback to students in small groups.

13:00 - 14:20

A/Prof Sieu Khuu
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Session 8 THEORY / SKILLS:
Cultural Competence


      14:25 - 15:00



      Dr Brett Biles
      Director of Indigenous Health Education

      Session 9 TOOLS:
      Library resources

      • Overview of Library services and resources available to support teaching and research

      Please ensure your 'z pass' is activated to participate in this session.

      15:00 - 15:30

      Cheng Siu
      Bronwyn Edwards
      Toni Le Roux
      Outreach Librarians for UNSW Medicine and Health

      Session 10 TOOLS:
      The How To Guide to eMed and the UNSW TELT Platform

      • Overview of eMed and TELT Tools
      • Hands on practice

      Please ensure your 'z pass' is activated to participate in this session.

      Join eMed on Yammer:


      15:30 - 16:00

      Available via Vodcast

      Suzanne Mobbs
      Learning Resources Manager
      Office of Medical Education