Prof.(Mrs.) K. Marambe
Professor/ Director Medical Education Unit
 
Email: kosalnm@yahoo.com    
Tp No: 0094 81 2396233    
Fax: 0094 81 2389106    
     
     
Educational/Professional  Qualifications
MBBS, PHD
     
Research Interest
Learning behaviour of Medical students and facilitation of active learning , outcome based education, stake holder perspectives on medical training
     
PhD thesis
Patterns of Student Learning in Medical Education- A Sri Lankan study in a Traditional Curriculum
ISBN 978-90-5278-632-2
     
Experiences
  • Chairperson curriculum coordinating Centre from January 2011. Convenor, Monitoring and evaluation committee (Z committee) of the new curriculum of the Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya (since March 2007 to Dec. 2012)
  • Member of the Curriculum Coordinating Committee since its inception
  • Member Curriculum Development Committee from 2009
  • Module coordinator- Foundation module year 1 and 2 for 2005/06 batch and 2006/07 batch.
  • Project coordinator - WHO project on developing a student manual in relation to selected Non Communicable Diseases 2011.
  • Member of the Organizing committee 50th anniversary celebrations January 2012, Faculty of Medicine Peradeniya.
  • Senior student counselor - 2009
  • Course coordinator - effective communication skills development through student assignments (eCSSA) of the Communication Learning and Research stream.
  • Member of the electives/ selectives subcommittee 2005 – 2009.
  • Member of the Ethical Review Committee - Faculty of Medicine, Univ. of Peradeniya 2009 to date
  • Member of the specialty Board in Medical Education PGIM, Colombo from January 2009 to date
  • Module coordinator, resource person and examiner of the Post graduate certificate in Medical
  • Education/ Health Professions Education conducted by the PGIM, Colombo
  • Module coordinator. Resource person, and examiner of the Diploma in Medical Education/ Health Professions Education program conducted by the PGIM, Colombo.
  • Conducted teacher evaluation, peer evaluation, program evaluation at the request of academic staff and Heads of departments of the Faculty of Medicine Peradeniya
  • Paper reviewer – Peradeniya University Research Sessions and Kandy Society of Medicine sessions 2009 and 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  • Paper reviewer 8th Asia Pacific Medical Education conference National University of Singapore (2011) and 9th conference in 2012.
Visiting Lecturer
  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences University of Peradeniya  2010, 2011
  • Faculy of Medicine and allied Sciences Rajarata University 2011
 
Coordinator of Workshops
  • “Staff Development Program for Teachers in the Faculties of Health Sciences”, September- November 2011 conducted by Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
  • “Staff Development Program for Teachers in the Faculties of Health Sciences”, July- October 2010 conducted by Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
  • “Staff Development Program for Teachers in the Faculties of Health Sciences”, August - October 2009 conducted by Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
  • “Staff Development Program for Teachers in the Faculties of Health Sciences”, August - October 2008 conducted by Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
  • “Staff Training Program for Teachers in the Faculties of Health Sciences”, September - November 2007 conducted by Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
  • “Staff Training Program for Teachers in the Faculties of Health Sciences”, September/October 2006 conducted by Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
  • “Workshop on Educational Technology”, 7th-18th June 2004. Conducted by the Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lank
Resource Person – Regional Workshops
  • Fourth Regional Training Program in Innovations in Health Personnel Education, 26-30th October 1998, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya. Conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Workshop on Medical Ethics: A Regional Workshop for WHO Fellows, 24-28th February 1997, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka Conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Resource Person of National/University Workshops
  • Workshop on curriculum development, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences University of Rajarata November 22 2011.
  • How to Conduct an Interactive Lecture’ workshop organized by Department of Radiography and Radiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Science University of Peradeniya 12th August 2007.
  • International Consultative Workshop for the Development of Curricula for B.Sc. Degree programmes in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy, Radiography and Bachelor of Pharmacy”, 11th- 15th November, 2005.
  • Training Programme on Teaching Methodology for Academic Staff”, January- June 2003, conducted by Staff Development Center, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Training of Trainers - Community Based Mental Health Programme”. 24-26th February 2003 Ministry of Health, Central Province, Sri Lanka.
  • Training of Trainers - Community Based Mental Health Programme”. 3-5th March 2003. Ministry of Health, Central Province, Sri Lanka.
  • Training Programme for Peer Communicators in Support of Reproductive Health: Introduction to Counseling Session”, 7-8th November 2002. PGIS, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Workshop on Educational Technology”, January 2002. Conducted by the Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Training Programme on Teaching Methodology for Academic Staff”, January – June 2001, conducted by Staff Development Center, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Workshop on Educational Technology”, 3-14th July 2000. Conducted by the Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Workshop on Educational Technology”, 29th June –9th July 1999. Conducted by Medical Education Unit, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Workshop on Nursing Ethics”, 1-5th November 1997. Conducted by the Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES ATTENDED
  • KSM 33rd Annual Academic sessions 1oth to 12th February 2011. Hotel Topaz Kandy Peradeniya.
  • 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Medical Education 26th- 28th January 2011. National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • KSM 32nd Annual Academic sessions 11th to 14th February 2010. Plant Genetic Resource Centre Gannoruwa, Peradeniya.
  • 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Medical Education 04th- 08th February 2010. National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Workshop on clinical teaching, College of Physicians Cinnamon Grand Colombo. 26th September 2009. conducted by Dr. John Dent, Reader in Medical education, University of Dundee.
  • Workshop for Senior student counselors of the University of Peradeniya at the University Senate 29th and 30th July 2009.
  • Planning workshop on e learning University of Peradeniya, 3rd July 2009 at Hotel Tree of Life, Kandy.
  • Awareness programme- Management guides for University employees- 26th June 2009, Senate room, University of Peradeniya Organized by the SDC Peradeniya.
  • Feedback on the Trainer Training workshop conducted on 2nd and 3rd June 2009.Organized by PeMSAA held in the skills laboratory faculty of Medicine Peradeniya.
  • Workshop on Innovations in Medical education 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Medical Education on 20th February 2009.
  • Workshop on creating Blended learning programs 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Medical Education on 20th February 2009.
  • 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Medical Education 19th- 23nd February 2009. National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • 31st Annual academic sessions Kandy Society of Medicine PGRC Gannoruwa Sri Lanka. 10-14th February 2009.
  • Progress review workshop of the 10 year development framework (2007-2016) and the 4 Year corporate plan (2007-2010) 19th-20th December 2008 Goldi Sands Hotels Ltd. Negombo.
  • Workshop on essentials and strategies in curriculum Revision a IRQUE sponsored project Faculty of Dental Sciences 4th and 5th September 2008, Hotel Tourmaline Kandy. Presentation +
  • Workshop 10 year plan FOM Peradeniya June 29th 2007. Hotel Thilanka Kandy.
  • 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Medical Education 8th-11th February 2007. National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Workshop on Assessment of Professionalism in Medical students 4th Asia Pacific Medical Education conference, National University of Singapore 9th February 2007.
  • Workshop on Measurement 101 in Medical Education 4th Asia Pacific Medical Education conference National University of Singapore 8th February 2007.
  • Workshop on Problem based learning process and outcomes 4th Asia Pacific Medical Education conference National University of Singapore 8th February 2007.
  • Staff development workshop on curriculum development conducted by MEDARC, Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo 17th – 20th July 2006.
  • Clinical Case of Relevance (CCR) - workshop conducted by Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya 11th, 15th &17th May 2007.
  • Workshop on conflict resolution conducted by Faculty of Medicine, Univ. of Peradeniya 19th November 2004.
  • Scientific writing - workshop conducted by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya 31st July 2003.
  • International Conference on Curriculum change in Medical Schools 30 June – 3rd July 2002, Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo.
  • Consultative meeting on ‘Towards Unity for Health’, 6-8th February 2001. Dhahran, Nepal.
  • Training workshop on Problem based teaching, 17-19th July 2002. Induruwa Beach Resort, Induruwa, Sri Lanka.
  • Workshop on Using Counseling in Higher Education, 15th November 2000. Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • National Workshop on Coordinated Health and Human resources development (COHHRD), 23-24th September 1997, Holiday Inn, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Short Course on Medical Statistics, 17-21 February 1997. Conducted by the Board of Study in Statistics and Computer Science, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Regional Training Workshop Medical Ethics, 26-30 June 1996, Hotel Topaz, Kandy Sri Lanka.
  • Regional Training Workshop on Medical Ethics, 26 - 30 June 1996. Hotel Topaz, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • Regional Training Programme on Innovations in Health Personnel Education, 14th Oct – 8th November 1996. Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University, Thailand;’ Christian Medical College, Vellore, India; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Workshop on Relevance of Social Sciences to Medicine, 24-26th April 1996. Conducted by Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Membership in Professional bodies
  • Life member Kandy Society of Medicine
  • Council member KSM 2010
  • Founder Member Forum of Sri Lankan Medical Educationists (FOSME)
  • Council member FOSME 2011 and 2012
   
 
 
 
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