Basia Diug


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Evaluation of assessment in the medical degree program


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Personal profile


Professor Basia Diug is the Head of Undergraduate Courses and the Head (Quality and Innovation) of the Medical Education Research and Quality (MERQ) unit at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She joined the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) in 2006.

Prof Diug has experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as research design and project management. She was awarded her PhD in 2013 for her work on an NHMRC funded study; a case-control study investigating the factors contributing to bleeding risk in patients receiving warfarin therapy in the community. Assoc. Prof Diug has a particular interest in medication safety through the identification of adverse events both at an individual and systems level.

Prof Diug research in medical education has a strong focus on improving research literacy amongst health professionals. Further, her interests include assessments with a particular focus on authentic assessment, progress testing and the failing student. 

Prof Diug has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including:

  • 2019 Dean's Award in Excellence in Education - Technological Innovation in Learning and Teaching
  • 2019 Monash Warwick Alliance Educator Exchange Scheme
  • 2017 Australian Medical Council (AMC) Commendation - Pedagogical principles and learning technology use
  • 2016 Monash Teacher Accelerator Award – Office of Vice-Provost (Learning and teaching)
  • 2015 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2015 Monash Education Academy Fellowship.

In addition, to this Prof Diug has received recognition for her excellence in teaching with a national commendation by the Council of Academic Public Health Institutes Australasia (CAPHIA) for Public Health Teaching Excellence and Innovation in 2014, the 2013 SPHPM Teaching Excellence Award and 2012 SPHPM Tutoring Excellence Award.

Prof Diug has served as the treasurer of the international organization CAPHIA since 2017.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research area keywords

  • Medical Education
  • Evidence-Based
  • Social Media
  • Partners-In-Learning
  • Curriculum Design
  • Warfarin Therapy
  • Warfarin Related Adverse Events
  • Warfarin Knowledge
  • Medication Compliance
  • Assessment

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