The University of Western Australia has welcomed its largest intake of students from rural Western Australia this year into its Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences which will help WA's rural doctor shortage.
As you are all aware the University is about to undergo the most significant change of degree structure in its almost 100-year history. This will mean enormous changes for the Faculty and how it delivers its teaching.
A desire to improve assessment practices in her dentistry units led Associate Professor Millicent Taylor, to contact the Education Centre. With the support and customized feedback she received, her interest evolved into several research projects and she is now enrolled as a post graduate student in Health Professional Education.
Case-based learning (CBL) is an instructional design model that uses factually-based, complex problems written in a narrative style. Using methods of inquiry, the class (small or large groups) explores a scenario presented to them.
Four Urology modules (Haematuria and Bladder Cancer, Renal Stones, Benign Prostate Hyperplasia and Prostate Cancer) have recently been launched on WebCT, for fourth-year medical students, and are currently being evaluated, with feedback from students, faculty and urology staff.