Online and blended learning model for teaching Physiology in Biomedical Sciences
Dr Joseph Rathner and Professor David Williams
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
The unique circumstances of 2020 has accelerated the ‘modernisation’ of university teaching practices, overcoming inertia in the use of modern technology in teaching. This presentation describes strategies used to facilitate active learning and student engagement in a large (600+) online undergraduate STEM is multidisciplinary, incorporating physiology, anatomy and pharmacology disciplines subject that is core in the Bachelor of Biomedicine program. The trial focused on developing new active learning resources, both synchronous and asynchronous presentations, within the Physiology discipline. A key feature of these workshops was ongoing dialogue and debate between multiple academic moderators, reducing the didactic feel of the workshop. Our model of synchronous workshop activities improved student outcomes in the subject and improved student satisfaction.
This Zoom presentation was part of the Melbourne CSHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 held on Wednesday 2 June 2021.