MEU induction program February - May 2017
Induction program for academic staff of faculties of Health Sciences organized by the Medical Education Unit (MEU), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya was completed on 2nd May 2017.
The participants were eight probationary staff members of the Faculty of Medicine and one staff member of the faculty of Dental Science, University of Peradeniya. The MEU organized induction Program consisted of sessions on teaching learning and student assessment more focused on training Health care professionals as well as communication skills, program evaluation, professional development and Research methodologies in education.
The participants also followed common lectures on the University system that were part of the induction program organized by the staff development centre, University of Peradeniya in the January –March 2017 program.
This arrangement was worked out by the MEU following the request from Director SDC to work out a mechanism for collaboration between the two centres . It created an opportunity for academic staff of the Medical and Dental Faculty to meet and interact with their colleagues in other faculties of the University of Peradeniya while undergoing more focused training in teaching learning and assessing in the Health Sciences.
The MEU acknowledge with thanks the contributions made by the extremely cooperative team of resource persons. They included experienced senior staff from Faculties of Medicine, University of Peradeniya and Colombo and those from Faculty of Dental Sciences, Agriculture , Science and Arts of the University of Peradeniya.
Finally the participants who completed the assignments and maintained satisfactory attendance at sessions were awarded certificates .