Dr Shahida Shahana

Dr Shahida Shahana
Dr Shahida Shahana

Dr Shahida Shahana

Lecturer (Scholarship)

About

Anatomy

Suttie Centre

Foresterhill

University of Aberdeen

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Aberdeen

AB25 2ZD, UK

Research

Research Overview

 
  1. Pedagogic research: Blended master’s course design and evaluation of factors that enhance the blended learning experience of  a diverse group of health professionals in an anatomical context(accepted for conference journal publication)
  2. Student's perception and experience of a new knowledge-swap method of teaching and learning in medical education. An adaptation of a Swedish method to increase learning efficiency and without increasing the student workload (Accepted for conference journal publication)
  3. Does anatomy dissection-based courses enhance learning efficiency and student performance in anatomy?
  4. Human Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and cartilage repair in Osteoarthritis. Particularly interested to identify biomarker predictive of cartilage forming potency using genomic and proteomic approaches. (project completed, manucsript in prep)

Current Research

 
  • Pedagogic research: Blended master’s course design and Eealuation of factors that enhance the blended learning experience of  a diverse group of health professionals in an anatomical context(accepted for conference journal publication)
  • Student's perception and experience of a new knowledge-swap method of teaching and learning in medical education. An adaptation of a Swedish method to increase learning efficiency and without increasing the student workload (Accepted for conference journal publication.
  • Does anatomy dissection-based courses enhance learning efficiency and student performance in anatomy? 

Collaborations

  • Professor Carol Munro

Aberdeen Fungal Group

IMS Building

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Foresterhill

AB25 2ZD

  • Mr Paddy Ashcroft

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal programme

Polwarth Building

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Foresterhill

AB25 2ZD

Funding and Grants

  • Wellcome Trust funded project (2008-2013)
  • NHS endowment project grant (Primary Investigator, £9000, 2014-2015)
  • ARUK  funded project (2013-2016)
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Brand new courses developed: PG

 1. Applied Anatomy Blended series 

  • AN5501/AN5502: Applied Anatomy Upper Limb (Developed in 2017, Running from Jan2018)
  • AN5003/AN5004: Applied Anatomy Lower Limb (Developed in 2018, Running from Sep2018)
  • AN5005/AN5006: Applied Anatomy Back and Spine (Developed in 2019, Running from Sep2019)
  • Applied Anatomy Research Module (AN5007) (Developed in 2020, Running from Sept2020)

Course lead

1. ME2020 Anatomy 1 (Year1 MBChB): 20 credits, 1 year

2. Medical Humanity(ME33HA, Year3 MBChB): 30 credits, 6wks

3. Applied Anatomy Upper Limb (AN5501/AN5502): 15 credits/0 credits, 6 wks, Blended 

4. Applied Anatomy Lower Limb (AN5003/AN5004): 15 credits/0 credit, 6wks, Blended 

5. Applied Anatomy Back and Spine (AN5005/AN5006): 15 credits/0 credit, 6wks, Blended

6. Applied Anatomy Research Module (AN5007): 15 credits, 6 wks, Online

Teaching responsibilities

1. MBChB programme: UG

  • Year1:
    • Bones and joints and muscles 
    • Cardiovascular System 
    • Respiratory System 
  • Year2:
    • Gastrointestinal System 
    • Head and Neck 
    • Nervous System 
    • Urinary System 
    • Endocrine System
  • Year3:
    • Musculoskeletal System 
    • Reproductive System 
    • Medical Humanities (ME33HA)

2. Sports Sciences programme: UG

    • Clinical Excercise Physiology (SR3508)

3. Applied Anatomy: PgCert Masters programme

    • Applied Anatomy Upper Limb (AN5501/AN5502)

    • Applied Anatomy Lower Limb (AN5003/AN5004) 
    • Applied Anatomy Back and Spine (AN5005/AN5006)
    • Applied Anatomy Research Module (AN5007)

4. Biomedical Sciences programme: UG

    • BM2509 
    • BM2009 
    • AN3009

5. Physicians Associate(PA): PG

    • 2016, 2017, 2018 

Scholarship engagement

1. Scholarship/Pedagogic research:

  • Improved teaching method development and implementation to benefit student learning experience, existing courses development, new Masters courses development, dissemination of these activities into presentations and conference publications both at national and international level.  (Journal of Clinical Anatomy, 2018) 
  • Efficient blended course design and evaluation of learning strategies: student's perspective of three brand new blended courses (Journal of Anatomy, 2019)

2. Student project supervision (2016-2020): MBChB yr1 SSC I (17 students), MBChB yr4 SSC III (6 students), SM2501 (6 students).

3. Scholarship/disciplinary research project supervision (2018-2020): Honour's project supervision (8 students ).

4. Viva examiner and academic tutor (2017-2019): MSci industrial placement master's student project (x4).