Small group instructors are needed for Medical and MBS Biochemistry in the Fall of 2018. Each group comprises about 12 first-year medical school students or 20 MBS students. Each small group session is organized around the Biochemistry behind a disease: Leukemia (Conference #1), Carbohydrate metabolism (Conference #2), Heart disease caused by high cholesterol (Conference #3) and Hyperammonemia (Conference #4). The emphasis is on basic biochemical processes (transcription, translation, the glycolytic pathway, gluconeogenesis, cholesterol metabolism, amino acid metabolism). There is a preparation session when we review the guided questions and standard answers and talk about the main concepts for each conference. In addition, a 1-hour group session will be given on being an effective small group instructor. Questions, answers, and access to the syllabus (via TUSK) will be available in mid August.
In addition, we are looking an individual to lead weekly review sessions (one for MBS, one for medical students).
If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Baleja (email@example.com, telephone 6-6872). You may wish to discuss the time commitment with your supervisor. If you’re interested in just one or two sessions, still let me know, as substitutes are always needed. If you have taught medical students before in Biochemistry, are have extensive experience with the course material, there will be financial compensation for your efforts. In any case, I expect to be able to write a letter of recommendation for your help with teaching in the course, which should help those interested in careers with a teaching component.
2018 Dates and Times
For MEDICAL Biochemistry (room tba):
For MBS Biochemistry (rooms tba):
Preparation sessions (Jaharis-611 Conference Room)
Objectives – for the student
Objectives – for the facilitator