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Biography

Christopher is a final year Doctor of Medicine (MD) student who holds a casual teaching position at the School of Biomedical Sciences.

Research

Christopher completed a Master of Public Health alongside his first year of MD. He has a particular interest in conducting systematic reviews and investigating the childhood determinants of adult health.

Teaching overview

Christopher runs tutorials and demonstrations for the pharmacology, pathology, immunology, medical sciences majors as well as postgraduate medical, dental and podiatry courses.

His teaching philosophy is based on practical problem solving approach. People don't retain much from listening and memorising information from a specific disicpline. That is not how people learn. Instead, Christopher introduces new concepts by first quizzing students on knowledge or ideas that they are already familiar with. He then visually illustrates the links between the new concepts and prior knowledge. Next, he presents students with clinical scenarios that require them to utilise their newly acquired concepts to solve. Through this process, students figure out why the new concepts are important, otherwise, people tends to forget things that are not important or relevant to them. After that, repeat and practice, applying the new concepts or skills onto other problems.

But don't just believe everything you hear, Christopher encourages creative ideas and the practice of critical appraisal. He encourage students to test their hypothesis and figure out why it may or may not work. After all, this is what science is all about.

A sample of his visual illustrations work can be found here:

Autonomic nervous systems pre-lab video

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Public Health, University of Sydney

Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science, The University of Western Australia

Doctor of Medicine, The University of Western Australia

20172020

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Research Output 2019 2019

  • 1 Review article

Exercise for falls prevention in community-dwelling older adults: trial and participant characteristics, interventions and bias in clinical trials from a systematic review

Ng, C. A. C. M., Fairhall, N., Wallbank, G., Tiedemann, A., Michaleff, Z. A. & Sherrington, C., 16 Dec 2019, In : BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine. 5, 1, e000663.

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