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Learning is similar to the establishment of a robust structure that belongs to its environment and designed to last and withstand different adverse conditions with the ability to adapt to changes swiftly and successfully. This structure should be original and serves as a driving force and leverage to the development and advancements of its environment. the success of this process
requires a thorough understanding of the properties of both the environment and the material
used. This understanding will ensure the most efficient utilization of these properties and ensure
the sustainability of this structure. Additionally, there should be a deep understanding of the functions served by this structure on both short and long terms to ensure the efficiency of the
structure. Finally, there should be enough flexibility and robustness to positively respond to any
future demands or functions. Accordingly, teaching can be visualized as dynamic transformative
process through which future leaders will be generated.
In health education, I believe that an efficient teacher should be able identify the weakness and
strength points of both his environment and students. Identify the short- and long-term needs of
his environment and the whole world and has the vision to predict future and inspire his
students to go above and beyond at all times. At the same time, he should serve as a model of
the principles he advocates and lead by example.
Throughout my academic career, I have believed in the above principles and strived to fulfil
them. I believe that my role is dynamic at different stages of the learning process. I have to be
the instructor who implement and stresses the importance of the basics of the discipline as
“basics are basics”. Accordingly, an integrative learning model is adopted. In this model, I have
to be the facilitator who guides the students through understanding pharmacology and
therapeutics. To achieve this, I always try to assess learners general understanding of the topic
that I am supposed to teach by asking introductory open questions related to the topic. These
questions will help me in engaging the students and deciding on the most important aspects that
I should focus on and the best possible mean to achieve this. Additionally, I try to Highlight and
stress the significance of the topic by providing real life examples and statistics that are
pertinent to the student’s own environment. following this introductory phase, I start with
describing the basic physiologic of or pathophysiologic process that are related to the topic of
interest. During this process, I usually ask many questions and occasionally, motivate the
students with grade bonuses to ensure an interactive learning process which will enhance the
delivery of knowledge and reinforce understanding of the taught principles. Furthermore, asking
questions will enable the identification of any weakness points, enhance the learner abilities as
an independent thinker and a potential future scholar. Additionally, the taught concepts are linked as appropriate to research and innovative findings in the field. This interactive learning
process is further enhanced by group and individual based case studies, journal clubs and
research presentations. For the case studies, both problem based and team based learning are
Furthermore, the students are usually offered the chance to be involved in research activities
and encouraged to have their own independent projects under the supervision of the teacher.
This has resulted in award-winning poster presentations and two projects where students will be
the leading author on any resulting manuscripts.