Academic Portfolio

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The information contained in my current academic portfolio covers only the period of my current contract with the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), (1st December 2007 to date) and the one immediately preceding it (1st December 2004 to 30th November 2007). My complete profile is presented in my Curriculum Vitae (attached).


Victor J. Temple, M. Sc., Ph. D., C. Biol., MSB (M. I. Biol.)

TEACHING PORTFOLIO:


Formal Teaching allocation: 
 
MBBS curriculum – Problem Based Learning (PBL):  
  • Biochemistry Lectures/Seminars and Practical classes to 2nd Year MBBS students
  • Biochemistry Lectures/Seminars and Practical classes to 3rd Year MBBS students
  • Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry Lectures/Seminars to 4th and 5th Year MBBS students. 
  • Facilitator for 2nd year and 3rd year PBL tutorial groups. 
  • Coordinates and supervised 2nd year MBBS remedial tasks – Directed Own Learning Task (DOLT).
  • Supervised 3rd year MBBS remedial tasks – Directed Own Learning Task (DOLT).
  • Supervised 4th and 5th year MBBS Clinical Biochemistry remedial DOLT and remedial Case Oriented Learning Task (COLT). 
Contact hours per week for MBBS Lectures/Seminars can vary from 4 to 6 hours
Contact hours per week for PBL Tutorial: 6 hours. 
Contact hours per week for DOLT: 2 – 4 hours (depending on the number of students).
Contact hours per week for COLT: 2 hours (when required) 

Traditional curriculum in Health Sciences:

  • Biochemistry lectures and practical classes to 2nd Year Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT)/Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Sciences (BMLS) students
  • Biochemistry lectures and practical classes to 2nd Year Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology (DPT) & Bachelor in Pharmacy (B. Pharm) students
  • Clinical Biochemistry lectures and practical classes to 3rd Year Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science students. 
  • Supervision of Clinical Biochemistry projects to 4th Year students in BMLS  
  • Supervision of research projects to 5th Year (final year) students in B. Pharm 
  • Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry lectures and practical classes to 2nd and 4th Year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) students. 
Contact hours per week for 2nd year DMLT, DPT, B. Pharm, BDS and BMLS students: 6 hours 
Contact hours per week for 3rd year DMLT and BMLS students: 6 hours
Contact hours per week for 4th year BDS students: 6 hours

Postgraduate Medical & Health Sciences Students in the Master of Medicine (M. Med degree and M. Med. Sc degree) program: 

  • Clinical Biochemistry lectures and Seminars to post-graduate medical students for the award of the Master of Medicine degree (M. Med)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology lectures and seminars to post-graduate students for the award of the Master of Medical Science degree (M. Med Sc)
  • Supervision of research projects of post-graduate students for the award of the M. Med Sc
Supervision of Students Research Projects:
  • Successfully supervised Six Bachelor of Medical Science (B. Med. Sci) student projects from 2004 to 2008. Contact hours per student per week (minimum) = 10 hrs.
  • Successfully supervised Three B. Pharm student projects: 5th Year students: (2005, 2006 & 2008). Contact hours per student per week (minimum) = 4 hrs. 
  • Successfully co-supervised Two B. Med. Sci student project in 2004: Contact hours per student per week (minimum) = 4 hrs.
  • Successfully supervised 20 BMLS final year students with Clinical Biochemistry major research projects (2005 – 2008): Contact hours per student per week (minimum) = 4hrs.
  • Currently (2009) supervising Clinical Biochemistry major research projects of Five BMLS students: Contact hours per student per week (minimum) = 4hrs. 
  • Currently (2009) supervising research project of B. Phar student project: 5th Year student. Contact hours per week = 2 hrs
Development of course, Subject and Teaching Materials:
  • Played a significant role in developing the Biochemistry “Roadmap” used in the new PBL MBBS curriculum. This is a detailed guide for the implementation of the PBL curriculum, ‘mapping out’ the Biochemical aspects in all the Medical Patient and Community (P & C) Problems in the new MBBS curriculum.
  • Developed several Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry Learning Issues required for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th MBBS P & C Problems.
  • Conduct update of some of the Learning Issues used in P & C Problems.
  • Developed appropriate Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry teaching materials and handouts for all lectures/seminars delivered to MBBS students at all level. 
  • Developed and regularly improving question bank in Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry for medical students. 
  • Developed several Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry assignments for remedial COLT and DOLT.
  • Played a significant role in developing the Biochemistry course description for 2nd Year DMLT, B. Pham, DPT, BDS and BMLS students under the Trimester system. 
  • Played a significant role in developing the Clinical Biochemistry course description for 3rd Year DMLT and BMLS students under the Trimester system. 
  • Played a significant role in developing the Biochemistry course description to be used by 2nd Year DMLT, DPT, B. Pham, BDS and BMLS student in the new Semester system that commenced in March 2004.
  • Played a significant role in developing the Clinical Biochemistry course description for 3rd Year DMLT and BMLS students in the Semester system that commenced in March 2004.
  • Developed appropriate teaching materials and handouts for 2nd year DMLT, DPT, B. Pham, BDS and BMLS and also for the 3rd year DMLT and BMLS students for the Semester system. 
  • Developed appropriate Biochemistry teaching materials and handouts for Postgraduate, M. Med Part I students. 
  • Developed appropriate Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry teaching materials for 4th year BDS students and 4th year BMLS students for the Semester system. 
Marking and Assessment:
  • Involved in setting up, marking and assessment of all Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry examinations for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Year MBBS students.
  • As Chairman of 2nd Year MBBS committee, involved in approval of grades for 2nd year MBBS students.
  • As member of Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC), involved in approval of grades for all MBBS students. 
  • Involved in setting up, marking and assessment of all Biochemistry examinations for 2nd year DMLT, DPT, BMLS, BDS and B. Pham students in Health Sciences.
  • Involved in setting up, marking and assessment of all Clinical Biochemistry examinations for 3rd year DMLT and BMLS students in Health Sciences. 
  • Involved in setting up, marking and assessment of Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry examinations for 4th Year BDS students in Dentistry.
  • Involved in reviewing all Biochemistry examination questions for MBBS students. 
  • Involved in marking and assessment of Biochemistry questions for Postgraduate, M. Med Part I students. 
  • As member of SMHS standing committee, involved in final approval of students’ grades. 
  • As member of the University Examination Board (UEB), involved in reviewing and approval of grades for all students in the various schools in the University of PNG.   
Results of recent (2008/2009) formal student evaluation of teachings:
 
Students have formally evaluated my teaching during the student evaluation of lecturer teaching performance in SMHS, conducted by the UPNG Teaching, Learning & In-House Training Centre (TL & IHTC).
The TL & IHTC UPNG sent a copy of the report to me. Under the heading Weaknesses: The report did not identify any weakness in my teaching performance. Under the heading Strength: The report noted several positive comments by students. A copy of the report can be obtained from the Director Teaching, Learning & In-House Training Centre (TL & IHTC), UPNG. 
 
Development of teaching activity by attending staff development courses in teaching and research:
  • Within the timeframe of my contract I have attended and participated in several workshops on the MBBS – PBL curriculum organized by Australian Aid (AusAID) in the SMHS
  • Attended TL & IHTC short courses in Managing a Teaching Portfolio
  • Attended TL & IHTC short courses in Power Point Presentations
  • Attended and participated in TL & IHTC Workshop in SMHS: TL & IHTC workshop on Transition Committee Implementation Program.
  • Attended the International Training Workshop on Micronutrient Survey sponsored by UNICEF, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta Georgia USA, NDOH and SMHS: 9th to 13th May 2005, Port Moresby, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, UPNG. 

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