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Monash Medicine Curriculum Conference 2019

Friday 19 July 2019

About the conference

The Monash Medicine Curriculum Conference (MMCC) aims to provide an annual forum for key Monash Medicine stakeholders to get together to share curriculum successes and consider the ongoing quality enhancement of the curriculum.

Through the MMCC, we will together: (a) develop a better understanding of how the different parts of the curriculum fit together (i.e. horizontal and vertical integration); (b) share best practice across the curriculum; (c) discuss curriculum challenges in order to develop solutions; (d) build relationships with other curriculum stakeholders to enhance curriculum integration; and (e) develop educational capabilities through faculty development.

The MMCC is an annual forum for key distributed stakeholders in the Monash Medicine Curriculum including educational leaders, clinical and non-clinical educators, Monash graduates, Monash medical students, professional staff and patients. Included will be stakeholders from across the various and distributed sites, both University-based and clinical schools, in Clayton, Rural Victoria and Malaysia. We expect somewhere in the region of 200 attendees each year.

We look forward to seeing you at the MMCC on Friday 19 July 2019.

Conference themes

  • Preparedness for Practice
  • Workplace Learning
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Active Learning
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Evaluation & Educational Research

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Keynote Speakers

Title: Prescribing is "complex, effective and potentially dangerous": What should we do to increase medication safety?

Associate Professor Claire Harrison

Claire leads the General Practice teaching program in the Monash medical program, chairs the Year 4C Assessment Working Group and is the Monash representative on the national assessment collaboration: ACCLAiM (Australian Collaboration for Clinical Assessment in Medicine). This is in addition to her work as a General Practitioner and student in the Master in Forensic Medicine. She has received multiple teaching awards, including the Health Excellence Award (excellence in curricular design and assessment – Griffith University), Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (Monash University) and Teacher Innovation and Impact award (Monash University). Claire is leading the Australasian pilot of the Prescribing Skills Assessment (online teaching and assessment tool in medication safety), with projected participation of 13 schools across Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand in 2019. Claire also leads MEyeNET (online resource in ENT and ophthalmology) and is a member of the Medical Faculty for MedSkl (international collaboration creating peer-reviewed, free and open access medical educational materials).

Title: Learning and working in a dignified environment: Challenges, consequences and cultural change

Professor Lynn Monrouxe

Lynn has a social science and educational background. She is about to take up her position as Associate Dean for Work Integrated Learning at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Sydney (May 2019). She was previously the Director of the Chang Gung Medical Education Research Centre in Taiwan (2015-2019), the largest medical education research centre in Asia with over 30 core members, having previously worked in medical schools across the UK (Universities of Cardiff, Exeter, Plymouth). Lynn is principal and co-investigator for a programme of research examining healthcare students’ and trainees’ professional identities, experiences of workplace professionalism dilemmas, bedside teaching encounters, transitions into practice and mental wellbeing with national and international collaborators. Whilst at Cardiff University, Lynn led on the largest video ethnographic study of bedside teaching encounters to date and undertook research commissioned by key policy and practice bodies (e.g. General Medical Council). She has over 100 peer reviewed book chapters and journal articles and recently co-authored the textbook Healthcare Professionalism: Improving Practice Through Reflections on Workplace Dilemmas. Lynn is deputy editor for the journals Medical Education and BMC Medical Education.


Conference details

  • Key dates for your diary

    Short paper and poster abstract submission open
    02nd May 2019

    Short paper and poster abstract submission deadline
    27th May 2019

    Results of abstract selection sent to presenters
    10th June 2019

    Conference registration deadline
    5th July 2019

    19th July 2019

  • Venue and accommodation

    Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton, VIC 3800
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    Mannix College, 22a Wellington Rd, Clayton, VIC 3800
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    Please email for bookings.

    Parking at Monash University can be done either with a parking permit or using the visitor car park with charges applying.

  • Contact us

    For any enquiries about the conference please email

    Or alternatively contact:

    Katrina Hill
    Phone: (03) 9905 0240

    Kathleen Corcoran
    Phone: (03) 9905 8617