2015 Seminars

Partnering with patients and communities to teach public health to medical students: views from Australia and Nepal

Presented by Professor Paras K Pokharel and Dr Kimberley Ivory

Professor Paras K Pokharel

Professor Paras K Pokharel

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, 26th March 2015
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Camperdown Campus
Registration: Free
RSVP: sph.conference@sydney.edu.au

>>Prof Paras K Pokharel<<
Paras works for the School of Public Health & Community Medicine at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan, Nepal. (www.bpkihs.edu). He has advocated community based medical education at BPKIHS and has extensive experience working at health care institutions in primary and secondary care as a community physician.

His years of experience as a community physician gave him first hand experience in the health service system of rural Nepal. He shares that experience in community medicine (a model of Trans-disciplinary Health Professional Education) with Medical, Dental, Nursing and Public Health students and encourages them to train in the epidemiology.

Paras volunteers as a Vice Chair of Global Antibiotics Resistance Partnership (GARP) Nepal and has several ongoing research project to highlight the importance of regulation and awareness and antibiotic resistance. He is also an Expert Committee Member for Revitalization of Primary Health Care in SEARO member States and Adjunct Professor of Indian Institute of Public Health, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India. He is appointed as a National Focal Person for” Health in All policies Advisor” to Ministry of Health & Population, Government of Nepal; National Advisor, Regional Technical Advisory Group for Dengue, WHO Nepal for South East Asia Region; and Member of Community Medicine Subject Committee at Institute of Medicine (IOM), Tribhuwan University, Nepal.

>>Dr Kimberley Ivory<<
Kimberley is Senior Lecturer, Population Medicine and Sub-Dean of Student Support in the Sydney Medical School. Her role is to develop and co-ordinate the public health curriculum delivered to students in the Sydney Medical Program (SMP) within the Population Medicine theme. Kimberley developed and implemented the Integrated Population Medicine Program (IPM) in the clinical years of the SMP in 2012. IPM is a longitudinal patient-partner program in which students work with a person living with chronic disease in the community over an entire year in order to experience the social determinants of health in action. IPM is an opportunity for students to understand the impact of illness on people's lives outside the hospital or the clinic and to better understand the social contexts that impact people's abilities to successfully adhere to management plans. In this presentation she will describe the program and its evaluation.

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