Christopher Ng

Dr, BSc MD W.Aust., MPH Syd.

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Personal profile

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 long-term impact of childhood diseases on adult health. Christopher has won several research presentation competitions.

Teaching overview

Christopher runs tutorials for the undergraduate medical sciences majors and for the postgraduate medical, dental and podiatry courses. His positive contributions to students' educational experience has been recognised through the UWA Student Guild Students' Choice Awards.

His teaching philosophy is based on a 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 several clinical scenarios to the students, where they have to utilise their newly acquired concepts to solve the problems. 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:

Toxidromes

Autonomic nervous systems pre-lab video

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 11 Dec 2020

Master of Public Health, University of Sydney

Award Date: 23 Jan 2018

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

Award Date: 11 Mar 2017

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