Projects per year
Chanika is passionate and committed to providing health professional students with knowledge, skills and strategies to ensure they are well prepared to confidently and competently provide optimal patient care in the clinical setting.
Chanika has been teaching health professional students at Monash Univeristy since 2007. Her teaching interests include paediatric pathophysiology, global health, cilmate change, cultural competence, law, ethics and leadership to nursing and midwifery students.
Chanika believes learning is empowering, exciting and challenging and as educators we should be encouraging students to be independent, self-sufficient, critical thinkers who can reflect and have the skills to take responsibility to learn and be lifelong learners.
Chanika's interest in teaching and learning has led to her current PhD research which explores how undergraduate nursing and midwifery students use feedback to develop their evaluative judgement.
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Paediatric Critical Care), University of Melbourne
Award Date: 31 Mar 2010
Honours Degree of Bachelor of Nursing, MONASH UNIVERSITY
Award Date: 26 Apr 2007
Research area keywords
- Health education
- Undergraduate Nursing Education
- Student experience
- Assessment and Feedback
- Assessment and Evaluation of Health Professional Education
- Assessment as Learning
1/08/20 → 31/07/21
Building capacity to teach climate change and environmental sustainability in health professions education
1/05/19 → 30/04/20
“I teach it because it is the biggest threat to health”: Integrating sustainable healthcare into health professions educationBrand, G., Collins, J., Bedi, G., Bonnamy, J., Barbour, L., Ilangakoon, C., Wotherspoon, R., Simmons, M., Kim, M. & Nayna Schwerdtle, P., 2021, In : Medical Teacher. 43, 3, p. 325-333 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Simmons, M., Bedi, G., Bonnamy, J., Schwerdtle, P., Brand, G. & Ilangakoon, C., Sep 2020, p. 401. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › AbstractOpen Access
Brand, G., Schwerdtle, P. N., Barbour, L., Ilangakoon, C., Bonnamy, J., Simmons, M., Collins, J., Carr, B., Wotherspoon, R., Bedi, G. & Kim, M., 16 Oct 2020, p. 239-239. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract
Ilangakoon, C. & McKenna, L. G., 2009, From Birth to Death: Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research Across the Lifespan. O'Connor, M., Griffiths, D., Ives, G., Newton, J. & Tan, H. (eds.). Clayton, VIC, Australia: Monah University, p. 1 - 19 19 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Other
Addressing climate change impacts on human health requires educated and prepared health professionals
1 Media contribution