Written by Hassan Karali Senior Clinical Lecturer in NUMED, Fellow of UKHEA Consultant in Obs& Gyn, Lead of EJR Women’s Health programme
Newcastle Learning and Teaching conference was a remarkable event. We had glamorous reception and warm welcoming in the cold weather those days.
The event was well organised though the space provided was a bit tight for the number of participants and the events.
In the day prior to conference I had a full tour at University and Maternity department guided by Dr. Philippa Marsden, I saw the simulation labs, which were very impressive. The obstetrics manikins, though older, were of good quality that mimic real examination.
There was a wide diversity of presentations and posters at the conference. I was impressed by Dr. Paul Hubbard presentation “using neuroscience research to influence teaching: Could spaced learning’ work in higher education?” I can see the scope for progress with this research.
I presented my work on a poster:
HOLISTIC OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY MIND MAPS (HOGMMs) TEACHING: EASY TO USE TOOL PROVIDES EQUALITY OF LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT
By: Karali H F, NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY MEDICINE MALAYSIA (NUMed), Goodson M L, (NUMed), Smith D R, (NUMed).
It is a work of 2 years to create the maps that summarises all the student’s needs in Obs&Gyn, tested in pilot study and planed for further progression. Mind maps were interesting to some participants and we had discussion that enriched my thoughts at research field.
There was good communication from NUMED, Newcastle staff and myself for all registration, arrangements of visa, flights, accommodation booking, and attendance to conference (including provision of location Maps). It was clear and well timed. I learned a lot on the process of travelling to such events.
Exposure to the University faculties and staff was interesting. The city is clean, beautiful and joyful. People are polite, clean, well dressed and friendly. Historical sites are nice, riverside is breath taking with nice cafes. I will make sure to visit Newcastle again.
You can view Dr Hassan Karali’s poster here: https://sway.com/1wypx0qCYZEnYkOg