TEACHING REPORT

Miriam I Frommer


The following reports the 1995 activities of a Lecturer (Level B Academic) which were devoted principally to teaching.

COURSES TAUGHT

Medical Science 2: Human Life Sciences 2

Lectures: 10: 4 on reproduction, 6 on kidney.

Tutorials: 22, 4 as follow-up to practical classes (= 4 h), 16 on essay writing, etc. as background to learning (= 16h), 2 on lectures (= 2 h).

Practicals: 1 of 4 h, presented 4 times (= 16 h), on renal physiology, 2 of 4 h, presented 2 times (= 16 h) on neurophysiology.

Examination: Short answer questions and multiple choice questions (of the true/false variety).

Medical Science 3: Human Life Sciences 3

Tutorials: 24, on scientific papers (acting as facilitator of group).

Dentistry 2

Lectures: 9, on endocrinology, 6, on gastrointestinal physiology.

Practicals: 1, of 3 h, presented 4 times (= 12 h) on endocrinology. 1, of 3h, presented 3 times (= 9 h), on blood, 2, of 3h, presented 3 times (= 18 h), on neurophysiology, 1, of 2 h, presented 2 times (= 4h), on renal physiology, 1, of 2 h, presented 3 times (= 6 h), on cardiovascular physiology, 1 of 3 h on reflexes.

Tutorials: 18, 4, as follow-up to practical classes (= 4 h), 12 on essay writing, etc., as background to learning (= 12 h), 2 on lectures (= 2 h).

Examination: Short answer and multiple choice (5 alternatives, one correct) questions.

Medicine 2

Practicals: 1, of 3 h, presented 4 times (= 12 h), on endocrinology, 1 of 3 h, presented 3 times (= 9 h), on cardiovascular physiology, 1, of 2 h, repeated 2 times (= 4 h) on respiration, 1, of 3 h, repeated 4 times (= 12 h) on toad skin.

Tutorials: 4, as follow-up to practical classes.

Examination: Short answer questions.

Pharmacy 1

Lectures: 7 on renal physiology, 4 on blood, 4 on reproduction.

Examination: Multiple choice questions (of the 5 alternatives, one correct, variety).

Science 2 Auxiliary

Lectures: 15 (all given with Dentistry 2).

Practicals: 14, on diverse topics (= 17h).

Tutorials: 36, 26 on essay writing, etc., as background to learning (= 26 h), 10, as follow-up to practicals (=10 h).

Examination: Short answer and multiple choice questions (5 alternatives, one correct, variety).

Science 2

Practicals: as for Dentistry 2.

Tutorials: as for Dentistry 2

Examination: Short answer and multiple choice questions (5 alternatives, one correct, variety).

Science 3

Practicals: 3, of 4 h (= 12 h), on cardiovascular physiology.


STUDENT CONSULTATION

Considerable time was spent assisting students with both academic and personal problems.

Evaluation of teaching

Co-ordinated student feedback questionnaires on courses for Science Auxiliary and Dentistry 2.

Participated in questionnaires for Pharmacy and Human Life Sciences.

Constant informal feedback received through contact with students and relayed to Department.

TEACHING HOURS in 1995

Dent2 Med2 Pharm1 Sc2Aux Sc2 Sc3 HLS2 HLS3 Total

Lectures 15 ­ 15 ­ ­ ­ 10 40

Tutorials 18 4 ­ 36 ­ ­ 22 24 104

Practicals 52(19) 37(13) ­ 17 ­ 12(3) 32(8) 150 (no.)

Exams 75 30 5 75 5 ­ 65 255

Essays 55 ­ ­ 60 5 ­ 15 135

>P>Total formal contact teaching time = 294 h

Total time = 684 h


THESES ASSESSMENT

A total of 4 theses for Honours in Physiology were marked in 1995 and 1996.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT

Teaching courses attended

Workshops run by the Centre for Teaching and Learning: Participant.

Training programme for tutors in the postgraduate medical degree: Participant.

Two sub-committees researching student learning: Member.

Course supervisor

For Science 2 Auxiliary, Dentistry 2 and Science 2 (approximately 250 students).

Faculty of Dentistry

Departmental Representative.

Faculty of Medicine

Admissions, Evaluation, Assessment and Reproductive Sciences Committees planning post graduate medical degree: Member.

Workshops associated with the degree, on interviewing, evaluation and assessment: Attendee.

Other organizations

Committee of Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology: Member.

Planning and implementation of Annual Templeton Lecture: Member of team.

Lectures for postgraduate students on 'Scientists doing Science': Member of planning team.


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