Christopher Ng

Dr, BSc MD W.Aust., MPH MMed(Clin Epi) Syd.

  • The University of Western Australia (M505), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Christopher is a junior medical doctor and clinical lecturer at the University of Western Australia Medical School.

Research

Christopher completed a Master of Public Health concurrently with his Doctor of Medicine. He further completed a Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) in advanced biostatistics and epidemiology, advanced health economics evaluation and financing, and quality and safety. He has a particular interest in conducting systematic reviews and investigating the long-term impact of childhood diseases on adult health. He is also experienced in conducting advanced statistical analysis using machine learning and data linkage techniques. Christopher has won several research presentation competitions.

Teaching overview

Christopher runs tutorials for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and allied health courses. His positive contributions to students' educational experience has been recognised through the UWA Student Guild Students' Choice Awards. He has also been nominated for the University's Awards for Teaching Excellence and Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

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

Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology), University of Sydney

Award Date: 21 Feb 2022

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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