The UWI, Mona Campus_Annual Report 2021-2022

MOU – Faculty of Law and the Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute Collaborations were established, through the Faculty of Law Mona Campus, with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Centre, and the Faculties of Law at Cave Hill and St. Augustine. The Institute’s discussions with MonaLaw were supported by the Office of Global Affairs, and a Memorandum of Understanding was established between the Institute and The UWI to work together on legal scholarship, capacity building, and technical assistance related to Food Law. 2.4 OUTREACH Reengineered Recruitment Strategy – The UWI Metaverse During the course of the 2021-2022 academic year, it was observed that the number of prospective students applying for admission to programmes

Peer Review of the questions by alternate groups of students was followed by Expert Review by a content expert. The completed questions were then made available for formative assessments by all students. The uptake of question generation, peer review, formative assessments, and student perception of the activity, will be evaluated at a later date. Nuclear Law Programme The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an agency of the United Nations, hosted its first International Conference on Nuclear Law from April 25 to 29, 2022, in Vienna, Austria. The IAEA invited The UWI to be one of five universities selected globally to introduce a Nuclear Law certificate programme. At the ceremony, Dr. Natalie Corthésy, Associate Dean, Outreach and Continuing Legal Education, signed the partnership agreement with the IAEA on behalf of The UWI. Dr. Corthésy and the Legal Counsel for The UWI Hospital, Dr. Peter Glegg, represented the University at the Conference. It is anticipated that the Nuclear Law programme will be offered jointly by the Faculties of Law, Medical Sciences, and Science and Technology, on the Mona Campus.

L-R: Dr Devon Smith, Estate Manager; Professor Dale Webber, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal UWI Mona; Mr Dwight Carr, Plant Manager, Trench Town Polytechnic College; Dr Gosseth Edwards-Watson, Principal, Trench Town Polytechnic College; Mrs Sandra Brown, Deputy Principal, Trench Town Polytechnic College; Mr Jordan Williams, Research Officer, Trench Town Polytechnic College

SmashMedicine was developed based on educational research into gamification, question banks, and question writing in education. Answering multiple choice questions (MCQs) is well known to enhance knowledge retention. However, research has shown that question writers perform better than frequent answerers in summative exams. SmashMedicine allows students to learn through both of these evidence-based methods. Quantitative research reveals that question writers perform 10-15% better in summative examination scores. The aim of the collaboration was to encourage question writing as a method of learning to benefit those borderline candidates who need it most. The Junior Paediatric Clerkship (Year 3 MBBS Programme) was the focus of this pilot. Students participated in weekly discussion forums, and groups of 5 students were responsible for generating 3 questions and submitting them to the online web-based platform.

units apart, analysing the mechanics and eventually putting them back together. He envisioned the carts being used as a teaching tool for many students and eventually being restored for use at the school. The Principal of TTPC during her response, expressed that she sees this as the first of many collaborations between The UWI and Trench Town Polytechnic College. Pilot of SmashMedicine Jan 2022 to May 2022 SmashMedicine was a collaboration with the University of Oxford (Dr. Benjamin Harris) and the Faculty of Medical Sciences - Department of Child and Adolescent Health (Dr. Andrea Garbutt & Prof. Russell Pierre) and the Health Professionals Education Unit (Prof. Minerva Thame). https://uwi.



UWI Mona Annual Report 2021 - 2022

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