The ASP Education Committee is responsible for planning, overseeing and implementing the Society’s tertiary educational activities and initiatives, which aim to develop a framework and educational resources for parasitology teaching in Australia

The Committee

Convenor: A/Prof Abdul Jabbar

Committee Members: Alex Maier, Barbara Nowak, Danny Wilson, David Emery, Jan Slapeta, Malcolm Jones, Ryan O’Handley, Sarah Preston, Shokoofeh Shamsi, Stuart Ralph, Swaid Abdullah, Teresa Carvalho, Una Ryan, Abdul Jabbar.

 

Mission Statement:

The ASP Education Committee is responsible for planning, overseeing and implementing the Society’s tertiary educational activities and initiatives, which aim to develop a framework and educational resources for parasitology teaching in Australia

 

Vision Statement:

To develop and share learning and teaching resources for parasitology

 

Terms of reference:

  • A Convenor shall be appointed by ASP Council for a period of 3 years with the possibility of reappointment for further periods of 3 years by ASP Council with no limit to the number of years of continuous service
  • The Convenor will form and coordinate an Education Committee to plan, oversee and implement the Society’s tertiary educational activities and initiatives
  • The Convenor, or their delegate, of the Education Committee shall attend ASP Council meetings and the Annual General Meeting of the Society and provide reports on the Education Committee’s activities at each meeting.
  • The Education Committee will hold bimonthly (online) meetings
  • An annual face-to-face meeting of the Education Committee will be held during the annual conference of the ASP for Committee members who are able to attend
  • The Education committee will plan, oversee and implement activities and initiatives with one member of the committee selected to champion each activity/initiative. Champions will form a working party to establish deliverables and a timeframe for these and report back to the Committee
  • Committee members can self-nominate and will be appointed by the Convenor for a period of 1 year with the possibility of re-appointment for further periods of 1 year with no limit to the number of years of continuous service

Resources

Parasites VR

Virtual reality for parasitology teaching:
Read an overview and get the manual

Horse Parasitology module

The ASP Education committee helped to fund the development of a SmartSparrow powered Horse parasitology module that was used in teaching DVM Year 3 students at the University of Sydney. The students reported that after completion of the module they were on average 78% more confident that they could diagnose and appropriately advise clients about horse parasite management. Great outcome team (Nichola Calvani, Gabi Van Galen, Kris Hughes, Anne Beasley, Shokoofeh Shamsi and Jan Šlapeta)!

You can check the module here: https://aelp.smartsparrow.com/v/ktnsycfu/bu1pjhu3

Veterinarians are microorganism detectives Powerpoint

A presentation suitable for Primary school students in Years 5/6 by Dr Susan de Burgh BVSc(Hons) MANZCVS (Parasitology).

Download the slides:
Veterinarians are microorganism detectives

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