The following two groups of Basic Medical Science students presented a seminar on Chronic Myeloid Lymphoma, as part of the learning requirements for the I&H learning unit:
And the 2nd group of students were:
Each group of students has previously presented during the semester and is presenting for a second time to improve their presentation skills and to benefit from the lessons learnt from their previous experience, as well as the points pointed out by their professors from their first presentation, especially if the learning objectives have been fully covered, and the accuracy of their presentations content. Faculty members ensure the team spirit and group work are in full action. The points noted are for the benefit of al students to improve their presentation performance and knowledge. There was a noticeable remarkable improvement between these groups first and second presentations. The attending faculty members commented on the information given, their presentation skills and learning objectives reached, before thanking the groups of students for their hard work.
Seminars at LIMU aren’t limited to presentations only. Group tests are carried out, where the students are grouped together and presented with a set of questions from their various subjects. The questions are to be answered within 10 minutes before being returned to their coordinator who hands them to their professors. The correct answers are shared and discussed at the same time, so that each student can fully benefit from the knowledge discussed and it makes it easier to remember each piece of information. At the end of the seminar, the coordinator hears from the students their opinions and comments on how the session went, and any suggestions forwarded to the superiors and the student is updated on the situation.
The first 3 years of medicine and the first 2 years of dentistry are taught by the faculty of basic medicine.