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Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme Seminar – Teaching and curriculum innovations in Pharmacy: insights from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia

Teaching and curriculum innovations in Pharmacy: insights from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia

Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:
Date : 22 February 2023 (Wednesday)
Time : 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr. Esther Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, HKU
Facilitator : Dr. Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

Abstract
The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia has undergone several major changes in the curriculum design over the years. Currently ranked number 1 in QS for the discipline of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Monash has much to share regarding their journey. Through a Teaching Exchange Fellowship, Dr Esther Chan had the opportunity to return to her alma mater and exchange on the current approaches to enrich the nexus between teaching and research, online learning tools, strategies to integrate research to pharmacy programme, and strategies to improve course design. Drawing from the exchange, Dr Chan will present insights and best practices garnered, including the path towards a Vertically Integrated Pharmacy Programme, the award-winning “MyDispense” software, the Objective Structured Clinical Pharmacy Examination (OSCE) approach in Pharmacy, as well as skills coaching as part of the Professional Practice. Dr Chan reflects on the important elements on teaching and learning pre-and-post COVID and the focus on what really matters to students.

About the Speaker
Dr. Esther W Chan is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy and the Research Lead of the Centre for Safe Medication Practice and Research at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). She is also Associate Professor in the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health. She received her BPharm(Hons), MClinPharm and PhD degrees in pharmacy at Monash University before joining HKU in 2012. She has over 10 years of teaching experience, at tertiary institutions and clinical pharmacy settings at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At HKU, Dr. Chan has taken part in course development and coordination in Clinical Pharmacy, Dentistry and Centre for Applied English Studies, Chinese for Pharmacy; and interdisciplinary teaching. She received a Faculty Teaching Medal from the Faculty of Medicine in 2018 and two Teaching Development Grants from the HKU in 2022 to explore an interprofessional interactive learning module on inhaler devices and an online training platform for COVID-19 vaccine reconstitution respectively. Dr Chan is a member of the Team Content Expert from HKU receiving a Hybrid Learning Gold Award, one of the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards in 2021, and has been a member of the Innovation and Collaboration Programme under the Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (BIMHSE) since 2019.

For information, please contact:
Ms. Canice Mok, CETL
Phone: 3917 6069; Email: tsmok@hku.hk​