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  • Medical Education & Assessment Research Groups

    Professor Sekelani S. Banda serves as the Principal Investigator for ME & ARG and principal supervisor for PhD linked studies under ME & ARG.

    Mission: To be the leading ‘Think Tank’ in Zambia on theory and practice of Health Professions Education (HPE), in general, and Assessment, in Particular.

    Roles & Responsibilities:
    1. Develop research proposals and conduct research in the fields of HPE, in general, and Assessment, particular.
    2. Develop and submit Grant Applications in the fields of HPE & Assessment training and research.
    3. Publish scholarly books, monographs and journal articles in the fields of HPE & Assessment.

    ME & ARG Archives of Past Studies (PhD Linked):
    1. Ms. Majorie Kabinga – Thesis Title: " Clinical Preparedness of Nurses Trained under the General Nursing Council of Zambia Curriculum in Meeting the Needs of Chronically Ill Patients: A Case Study of HIV/AIDS Nursing Care in Lusaka, Zambia."
    2. Ms. Gina Mulundu – Thesis Title: “Knowledge of Immunology for HIV and AIDS Health Services: An Evaluation of Learning Approaches of Students and Health Professionals.”
    3. Ms. Patricia Mukwato-Katowa – Thesis Title: “Acquisition and development of competence in selected clinical practical procedures: Self-perception versus manifest competence of final year University of Zambia medical students”.
    4. Mr. Harrison Daka – Thesis Title: “Quality of Courses and Teaching Contribution and Grade Point Average Attainment of Undergraduate Medical Students at the University of Zambia.”

    Upcoming Funded Studies (PhD Linked):
    1. Examinations Council of Health Sciences (ECOHS – UNZA) PhD award to study – Standard Setting and Pass Marks in the Examinations of the Examinations Council of Health Sciences.
    2. An investigation of Job requirements and Assessment content, context and practices for radiography programmes in Zambia.

    Selected Publications:
    1. Norcini, J.J, and Banda, S.S. (2011). Increasing the Quality and Capacity of Education: The Challenge for the 21st Century. Medical Education, 45:81-86. Doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923-2010.03738.x.
    2. Banda, S. S. (2009). The Case Anatomical Knowledge Index (CAKI): A Novel Method Used to Assess Anatomy Content in Clinical Cases. Anatomical Sciences Education, 2(1): 9-18.
    3. Schurgers, J., G Van Stam, Banda, S.S., Labib, M (2010). Opportunities and challenges of E-Learning in Zambia: Experiences and Reflections. Medical Journal of Zambia, 36(3): 119-124.
    4. Bowa K, Goma F, Yikona JINM, Mulla Y F, Banda S.S. (2008). A review of Outcomes of Postgraduate Medical Training in Zambia. Medical Journal of Zambia, 35(3): 88-93.
    5. Banda, S. S. (2008). Student Evaluation of Teaching: A Case Study from School of Medicine (UNZA). Medical Journal of Zambia, 35(3): 94-99.
    6. Kabinga, M. and Banda, S. S. (2008). A Conceptual Review of the Demands of chronic care and the Preparedness of Nurses Trained with the General Nursing Council of Zambia Curriculum. Medical Journal of Zambia, 35(3): 105-109.
    7. Banda, S.S. (2008). Teaching and Teacher Education for Health Professionals: Perspectives on Quality and Outlook of Health Professionals Education in Zambia. Medical Journal of Zambia, 35(2):70-74.
    8. Banda, S. (2007). Championing Quality in Medical Education using the WFME Standards: A Case Report from Southern Africa. Medical Journal of Zambia, 34(3): 104 – 110.

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