Discovering Biomedicine: Student reflection to enable authentic engagement with the Joining Melbourne Module
Dr Lisa Godinho – Faculty of Science
Associate Professor Karena Waller – Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
In semester one 2021 our academic team, together with the first-year Bachelor of Biomedicine cohort (~700 students), began a journey of discovery in a brand new dual delivery subject, Discovering Biomedicine. Intended to inspire and engage students in Biomedical Science and Health, this core foundation-level subject welcomes and orient students in their transition to university. The curriculum of this subject has been purposefully designed around the six Joining Melbourne One of the key skills we are teaching students is Reflective Practice.
The presentation describes the use of a simplified version of ‘Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle’ (1998) and outlines the implementation of Discovering Biomedicine alongside the initial qualitative subject evaluation from the perspective of both teaching staff and students.
This Zoom presentation was part of the Melbourne CSHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 held on Wednesday 2 June 2021.