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Pre-Conference Physiology Teaching Workshop


Enhancing Physiology Teaching and Learning for better Healthcare Professionals

Venue Details:

University College of Medicine & Dentistry (UCM&D), The University of Lahore (UoL),1-Km, Defence Road (Off Raiwind Road), Bhobatian Chowk, Lahore-Pakistan

Program Date:

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

Program Outline


8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:15 Opening Ceremony:

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome Remarks Mahwish Arooj, Vice Principal UCM, UoL, Lahore

9:10 – 9:15 Program Overview Adnan Kanpurwala, Karachi 

9:15 – 9:55 Plenary Session

9:15 – 9:35 Plenary Lecture I – Flipped Classroom: A blended learning instructional strategy to enhance student engagement, Muhammad Tariq, Aga Khan University, Karachi

9:35 – 9:55 Plenary Lecture II- Teaching & Learning in 21st Century, Mei L Tsai, Taiwan

9:55– 10:15 Tea / Coffee break

10:15 – 13:15 Parallel Teaching Workshops

1. Lecturing at a higher cognitive level involving critical thinking and role play

Facilitator: Samina Malik (Department of Physiology, University College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan

Co-facilitator: Tahira Waqar (Department of Medical Education, Rabigh Medical College, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Venue: Medical Board Room, UCMD, UOL

It is often not clear what lecturers expect from students to do in lectures. It might be because lecturers are concerned about spelling-out knowledge rather than focusing on the experience of students during their lectures. Concepts of students are not challenged by critical questioning and discussion or debate is not generated with the teacher, among the students and with the text or figure. Learning achieved is short-term due to lack of involvement of role-play. The objective of this workshop is to make lectures more rewarding for teachers and students by making them utilize techniques of inculcating / developing critical thinking and role play. During this workshop, lists will be generated with the help of students and teachers regarding what do students do / expect to do in lectures and what do lecturers expect. Practical demonstration of some interactive mini-lectures, involving critical questioning and debate generation will be given for the benefit of both teachers and students. Teachers will also be given task to challenge the previous concepts of students by provoking critical thinking in the minds of students. Role play will be demonstrated by facilitators involving some of the participants to set an example. Different teams of students and teachers will be made to interact together to produce role play on a physiological mechanism. This workshop is expected to enhance teaching and learning by creating a shift of perception about lectures at the end of students and teachers.

2. Use of digital story telling in teaching Physiology 

Facilitators: Dr Muhammad Adnan Kanpurwala, Associate Professor, Physiology & Director, Department of Medical Education, Karachi Institute of Medical Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.

Co-facilitator: Dr Alamgir Khan, Professor, Physiology, Army Medical College, Rawalpindi.

Venue: Center of Research In Molecular Medicine (CRIMM), UOL

Digital storytelling is an engaging educational strategy and can be defined as the application of varied software techniques to illustrate a topic in multimedia format including aural narration, pictures, script and background music. Although it has been around for decades, with the exponential increase in social media use, its use has become more relevant to today’s millennial learner, and it incorporates many pedagogic styles of learning. At the end of this workshop participants will: understand the importance of digital storytelling and how to use it, discuss how it can be used for assessment in your physiology curriculum; construct a digital story by using multiple digital resources and critique peer work. Feedback on the process will also be given to participants.

3. Making Extended Matching MCQs in integrated Physiology

Facilitator: Dr Alam Sher Malik, Professor of Paediatrics, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Quest International University Perak (QIUP) , Malaysia

Cofacilitator: Dr Karma Tenzin, Sr. Lecturer | Basic and Clinical Physiology, &Head, Center for Research in Respiratory and Neuroscience (CRRN), Thimpu, Bhutan

Cofacilitator: Dr BishnuPaudel, Professor, Department of Basic and Clinical Physiology, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Venue: Chairman Board Room

The workshop will be conducted in three sessions of one hour each:During the Interactive session, participants will be introduced to student’s assessment & getting to know the multiple-choice questions (MCQs)”. In the Break-up sessions, the participants will be divided into 5 groups. Each group will be asked to construct two EMQs. Presentations will be done in the final session in which each group will present their newly constructed questions. The participants will be requested to critique / give their comments on these questions. At the end the facilitator will give his feedback. By the end of this workshop the participants will be able to describe different “tools for assessment of students” used in an integrated curriculum and to differentiate between validity and reliability of assessment tools. They will be able to discuss characteristics of different types of Multiple-Choice Questions and construct reliable and valid EMQs

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch & Prayer / Poster Session & Evaluation

14:15 –16:00 Evaluating Physiology Curriculum to meet Future Challenges

Plenary Lecture (Video Recording) – Robert Carroll, North Carolina.
• Muhammad Adnan, Karachi Institute of Medical Sciences, Karachi (Moderator)
• Jyotsna Rimal, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Kathmandu (Panelist)
• Muhammed Tariq, Aga Khan University, Karachi (Panelist)
• Muhammad Ayub, AJK Medical College, Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir (Panelist)
• Savi Wimalsekera, University of Colombo, Colombo (Panelist)
• Mehrun Nisa, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore (Panelist)

Hamayun Ikram, Multan Medical and Dental College (Panelist)

Conclusion by: Humera Wyne,Central Park Medical College, Lahore
+ 2 recent graduates, Lahore (Panelist)

16:00 – 16:05 Vote of thanks by Organizing Secretary

16:05 – 16:15 Tea / Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:00 SAAP EC Meeting

NB: Posters will remain on display from 9:00 – 15:00 and presenters are expected to remain available beside their posters between 13:15 – 14:15 when their studies will be questioned and evaluated.

N.B: Farida Munawar (Shalamar Medical & Dental College) will be the repertoire of the workshops.