Western Cape regional symposium: Teaching with technology

On the 17th October the SAAHE Western Cape regional committee hosted a symposium for members on Teaching with Technology (see programme below).

 

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While 50 participants initially registered to attend, we ended up with about 30 who actually managed to make it, owing to the challenges experienced by academics at the 4 institutions at the time. We are grateful to those who gave up their time to attend and present at the symposium and look forward to hosting more of these initiatives in the future.

SAAHE 2014 Conference announcement

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26-28 June

The theme for the 2014 conference is convergence><divergence, which we hope will stimulate delegates to explore the points of connection and departure from traditional health professionals education, as well as to develop collaborative partnerships that are cognisant of diversity.

The 2014 SAAHE conference is being hosted by the University of the Western Cape, in collaboration with CPT, UCT and Stellenbosch. For more information, go to http://www.saahe2014.co.za.

Important dates:

  • 24 October, 2013: First call for workshop proposals
  • 6 December, 2013: Deadline for workshop proposals
  • 30 December, 2013: Notification of workshop acceptance

For addtional details, please contanct Dr. Michael Rowe (mrowe@uwc.ac.za), Chairperson of the 2014 Organising Committee.

WC Journal club: Clinical reasoning skills

On Thursday, 6th June (2013), the Western Cape regional SAAHE committee hosted their first journal club of 2013 at the Tygerberg campus of Stellenbosch University. The topic of the meeting was Clinical Reasoning and was presented by Professors Vanessa Burch (UCT) and Juanita Bezuidenhout (Stellenbosch).

We wanted to experiment with the use of technology to enable those who were unable to attend to also participate in some way. Unfortunately, we were unable to set up both the video or audio broadcast, and didn’t manage to record the audio for later download. However, we did get the Google Document set up, which enabled us to share the notes that were taken at the meeting. We hope that next time we’ll be able to add another aspect to the meeting that will further enable those who can’t attend to benefit from the group discussion – possibly a podcast of the audio. Please bear with us as we learn from our mistakes and continue to improve the service.

Here is the link to the shared document in Google Drive.

Readings:

  • Braude, H. (2013). Human all too human reasoning: Comparing clinical and phenomenological intuition. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 38:173-189.
  • Charlin, B. et al. (2012). Clinical reasoning processes: Unravelling complexity through graphical representation. Medical Education, 46: 454-463.
  • Marcum, J. (2012). An integrated model of clinical reasoning: Dual process theory of cognition and metacognition. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 18: 954-961.