Dr Shahida Shahana

Dr Shahida Shahana
MBChB, PhD, PgCert in Teaching and Learning, AFHEA

Teaching Fellow

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Dr Shahida Shahana
Dr Shahida Shahana

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The University of Aberdeen Anatomy
Suttie Centre
School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD
United Kingdom
 

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/profiles/s.shahana

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shahida_Shahana

 

Biography

1998: MBChB (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)

1998-1999: Trainee doctor:  Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynae (Mitford hospital, Bangladesh)

2000-2003: Licentiate thesis examination (Master's equivalent)(Uppsala University, Sweden)

2000-2005: PhD, Faculty of Medicine (Subject: Anatomy ) (Adaptive immune disorder Asthma, Uppsala University, Sweden)

2000-2005: Anatomy Teaching Assistance (Uppsala University, Sweden)

2005-2007: Anatomy Honorary Lecturer (Uppsala University, Sweden)

2005-2007: Clinical Research Fellow (Innate immunity in pregnancy, University of Sheffield, UK)

2009-2011: Honorary Immunology Teaching Fellow (University of Aberdeen, UK)

2010: PgCert in Teaching and Learning, Associate Fellow of HEA (University of Aberdeen, UK)

2008-2013: Research Fellow (Fungal genetics, Candida-host interaction, Microbiology)(University of Aberdeen, UK)

2013-2016: Research Fellow (Human mesenchymal stem cell genetic biomarkers and cartilage regeneration in relation to osteoarthritis) (University of Aberdeen, UK)

2017: Qualified in ''Designing and Tutoring Online Courses'' (DTOC), 5 wks module (University of Aberdeen, UK)

2017-1019: Honorary Immunology Teaching Fellow (MBChB, Year-1 Immunology module delivery) (University of Aberdeen, UK)

2016-  current: Anatomy Teaching Fellow (University of Aberdeen, UK)

 

 

 

Research

Research Interests

 
  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

Research 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 course developed: PG

 1. Applied Anatomy Blended series 

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

Course lead

1. Medical Humanity(ME33HA): 30 credit, 6wks

2. Clinical Excercise Physiology (SR3508): 30 credit, 12wks (Responsible for Anatomy module)

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 credit/0 credit, wks, Blended

Teaching responsibilities

1. MBChB programme: UG

  • Year1:
    • Bones and joints and muscles (ME2317)
    • Cardiovascular System 
    • Respiratory System 
  • Year2:
    • Gastrointestinal System (ME3009/ME3023/ME3024) 
    • Head and Neck (ME3009/ME3023/ME3024)
    • Nervous System (ME3009/ME3023/ME3024)
    • Urinary System 
    • Endocrine System
  • Year3:
    • Musculoskeletal System (ME3902) 
    • Reproductive System (ME3019)
    • Medical Humanities (ME33HA)

2. Sports Sciences programme: UG

    • Clinical Excercise Physiology (SR3508)

3. Applied Anatomy: PG

    • Applied Anatomy Upper Limb (AN5501/AN5502)

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

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).

 

Further Info

External Responsibilities

Outreach (volunteer) activities:

1. Public open days

2. Student offer holder days

3. MBChB open days

Admin Responsibilities

1. Admin responsibilities as course lead: ME33HA, SR3508, AN5501/AN5502, AN5003/AN5004, AN5005/AN5006

2. PG blended course development and lialise and fascilitate with e-Learning, advertisement, marketing, recruitment, admission team, and student support: AN5501/AN5502, AN5003/AN5004, AN5005/AN5006

Publications

Publications