Registration for the full scientific programme is inclusive of the Education stream. AuPS also offers "Education stream only' registration.
Registrants who are attending the Gold Coast can register for the 1.5 day programme which includes two Michael Roberts Prize Lectures, the Education workshop, Symposium and Free communication sessions, catering and networking opportunities.
For those who are not able to attend on the Gold Coast, the Education-only stream also has a full-program virtual option.
We recently reached national consensus on seven Core Concepts in Physiology Education (Core Concepts), adapted from those published by the American Physiological Society and the Physiological Society UK. Teams of academics are currently 'unpacking' each core concept into sub-themes and the National Biosciences Assessment Collaboration has incorporated them into an Assessment Framework which will allow us to map and improve our assessments. The next step is to develop learning and assessment activities aligned to these concepts that educators can implement as part of their curricula. These activities need to be flexible to meet the different courses in which Physiology content is taught (e.g., Advanced Medicine to Introductory Allied Health courses). Come along with your some ideas and we can work in small groups to develop assessments and learning activities we can all share, modify and implement.
The Michael Roberts Prize is awarded to AuPS members who have demonstrated a sustained performance of excellence in the delivery of physiology education at the tertiary level, and make a contribution to the teaching activities of AuPS.
This year both the 2019 and 2020 prize winners Assoc Prof Andrew Moorhouse and Dr Charles Sevigny will present at the conference.
Applications for the 2021 prize are open closing on the 8th October 2021