Educator Studio Sessions 2024
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Wednesday 21 February 2024
Topic: Innovation in medical education – Time to get ahead or be left behind
When it comes to clinical medicine, our health system has a strong culture - and processes - for identifying and implementing innovations that improve outcomes. However, the same can not be said for medical education. Despite being a vital enabler of quality healthcare, education is poorly resourced and often the responsibility of already over-committed clinicians who therefore struggle to find the time to invest in improving teaching methods, much-less education curricula.
This talk will discuss how to put educators back on the front-foot and to build a culture of innovation and renewal in medical education for the benefit of students, educators and, ultimately, our patients.
Presenter: Associate Professor David Kok
Time: 6.00 – 7.00pm AEDT
A/Prof David Kok is a radiation oncologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Head of the Cancer Education Unit at the University of Melbourne where he led the development of the multi award-winning Master of Cancer Science degree. It is a multidisciplinary, flexible and fully-online degree including fully animated lessons, branching case scenarios and clinically applied assessments. Launched in 2019 it managed to be ideally positioned ahead of Covid-19 when most other degrees were forced to react and rapidly accommodate to online education. He also serves as Chief of Training and Assessment for RANZCR, Chair of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s Education and Training Committee and Director of Peter Mac’s Monash Moorabbin Campus.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points
This educational activity has been approved in the College's CPD program. Fellows who participate can claim one point per hour (maximum of two points), for those with a RACS CPD requirement this activity will be automatically uploaded to your record.