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Demonstrators and seminar leaders School of Biomedical Sciences Dr C.I. Baldwin Questions: [email protected] http://www.ncl.ac.uk/biomed
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Demonstrators and seminar leaders School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr C.I. Baldwin Questions: [email protected] http://www.ncl.ac.uk/biomed. Who am I?. Dr Chris Baldwin Senior Lecturer and Head of School of Biomedical Sciences at Newcastle University - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Demonstrators and seminar leaders

    School of Biomedical Sciences

    Dr C.I. Baldwin

    Questions: [email protected]

    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/biomed

  • Who am I?Dr Chris Baldwin

    Senior Lecturer and Head of School of Biomedical Sciences at Newcastle University

    (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/biomed/about/meet.htm)

  • Practical and Seminar Leader Training in SBMSCurrently led by Dr Nick Morris (Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences) looks after demonstrator and seminar leader allocations in the SchoolSupported by Vanessa Simblett, in the Teaching Office who does all the hard work...

    Nick trains new demonstrators and also involved in observations on ITHLE (Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education), and ITHLE marking.

    Faculty Programme Liaison Officer (FPLO)

  • The School of Biomedical SciencesThe School has around 1000 undergraduate students:

    Studying on the following BSc (Hons) programmes;Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Genetics, BMS with Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiological Sciences and Msci Biomedical Sciences.

    Also have a students studying on a number of study abroad and exchange programmes.

  • The School of Biomedical SciencesThe first 3 semesters of all of the UG programmes are the same (thus large class sizes).Undergraduates take laboratory classes in years 1 and 2 (and 3 in some cases)Some labs may be in computer basedSeminars in all three yearsExaminations and other forms of assessment may also be invigilated by postgraduate students.

  • What the School wantsWe are always looking for demonstrators, seminar leaders, invigilators etc.

  • TrainingTo work as a demonstrator you need to be trainedThis is delivered as a 3 hour session over an afternoonNext session will be arranged when 20 students have registered for training.To work as a seminar leader you will need to receive more extensive training from the Staff Development Unit

  • The LabsLabs typically run for 3 - to 6 hoursOne demonstrator per 16-20 studentsMay be some markingPre-lab briefing with academic lead of practical sessionCheat sheets normally available

  • The Seminars50 minutes in lengthMay be question and answer sessions, oral presentations etc.Pre-seminar briefing with academic lead of seminar.Typically given cheat sheets and copies of the questionsClass size: 20 - 30 students (depending on year and programme of study)

  • InformationIf you have any questions about demonstrating or seminar teaching then please contact me on [email protected], or Vanessa Simblett ([email protected])

    To book a place on the next School demonstrator training session please e-mail [email protected]

    Lecture notes/slides available on Blackboard