Physiology Education

Note: "Physiology eduction stream only" registration options are available.

Conference Handbook Proceedings (v52)

Physiology Education - Conference Options

Registration for the full scientific programme is inclusive of the Education stream. AuPS also offers "Education stream only' registration, to either attend the conference in Hobart, or via a vitual option. Futher details about the format of the educaiton stream will be available mid-year.

Physiology Education Workshop

Title: Building Online Assessment Activities

A/Prof Andrew Moorhouse (UNSW), Dr Renee Ross (UTAS) and Ms Tracy Douglas

Continuing the tradition of working collaboratively to build and share resources, this year's Workshop asks educators to work together to develop and review assessment items that can be used in remote learning activities. We all know how developing multiple variants of a question can be helpful to assess learning across different levels, or used for random Q allocation, or used for multiple student cohorts - but takes time to get them right. So come with your Ideas and learning scenarios, work together with fellow physiologists, and walk away with five sets of Qs to use. We hope to see you in person, but also welcome remote attendees.

Contact Renee, Tracey or Andrew if you have specific suggestions or ideas to contribute, and we will send further details to registrants prior to the day.

Symposium and Free Communication Session

The Physiology Education symposium is entitled "Physiology Education: Building Career Pathways and Work-Integrated Learning in Biomedical Sciences".

Work integrated Learning (WIL) is growing in Australian Universities and Internationally, and has spread beyond compulsory internships in vocation orientated degree programs. The most recent Government commissioned (2021) Graduate Outcomes Survey reports that 56% of undergraduate students participated in some form of WIL and 80% of these agreeing it enhanced their professional capabilities and job prospects (Australian Collaborative Education Network - 2021 Summary Report for Graduate Outcomes Survey Items). Universities and government are striving for aligning curricular with graduate outcomes, and students, industry and the community all see benefits in integrating workplace skills, readiness and experience within undergraduate curricula. WIL is here to stay and University educators need to familiarise ourselves with different WIL best practices, just as we do with other courses and programs. This symposium aims to provide updates on WIL courses in Science and Health related fields. We present speakers with broad experience in developing WILs and their impacts on graduates, and who will share their learnings and experiences. WIL is not just industry internships, and the symposium also addresses other ways to prepare students for positively contributing to our society and enhance their employability.

Chair: Andrew Moorhouse

Absract submissions for Free Communication and Poster sessions are due by 23rd September, 2022.

Michael Roberts Prize

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 2020 and 2021 prize winners Dr Charles Sevigny and Assoc Prof Christian Moro will present at the conference.

Applications for the 2022 prize close 5pm (AEST), 7th October 2022.

Thank You to our Meeting Sponsors