Author Archives: Shashi

About Shashi

Associate Professor & Head of Pathology. James Cook University, College of Medicine.

“Youtube” Pathology….!

Why not higher education use free social platforms for education.. here is my take on this….! for teaching Pathology to medical students placed in remote clinical rotations in Australia. Surprise… it includes gross and Microscopy laboratory tutorials.. “pathology in the … Continue reading

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Last Lecture – For graduating medical students of 2014

College of medicine, James Cook University, Australia.

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Got 2011 Australian National Award for teaching… !

Got 2011 Australian Learning Teaching Council award.. Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning in early career category. Link to ALTC  (http://www.olt.gov.au/award-outstanding-contributions-recipient-2011-associate-professor-murthy) And James Cook University award for “Technology Enhnaced Cognitive Scaffolding, a innovative delivery of Pathology in rural medical … Continue reading

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Video on my presentation of new concept for teaching pathology

One man army…! “Teaching of pathology using Technology Enhanced Cognitive Scaffolding” a concept for a new education model.

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Current Challenges of Medical Education – 2010

1. Shortage of medically qualified Academic staff  – severe… CRISIS. 2. Increasing students, diverse distance rural/remote locations 3. Lengthy medical course – 6 years for basic study followed by 1-2 years of  clinical training. Then 3-5 years of specialist registrar … Continue reading

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Medical Education in Crisis….!

How dare I say this?  – I have been teaching medical students for over 2 decades in several countries. No doubt medical course is still the most respected & wanted. However I believe in my professional career medical education has detiriorated gradualy … Continue reading

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