Dr Koshila Kumar

Senior Lecturer

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences (5E 221.5)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Koshila is an educator and educational leader who is passionate about improving teaching and learning experiences and outcomes for her students, and supporting educational capacity building among her academic colleagues and professional community.

Koshila is the Course Coordinator of the postgraduate programs in clinical education in the College of Medicine and Public Health and is currently also working as an academic developer in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at Flinders University. She is also the co-chair of the College of Medicine and Public Health Learning and Teaching Academy.

Koshila is the current Vice-President of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE). She is also a Fellow of ANZAHPE.

Qualifications

PhD, The University of Sydney

Master of Arts (Education) (Hons), The University of Auckland

Bachelor of Arts (Educational Psychology), The University of Auckland.

Honours, awards and grants
  • 2019: Fellow, Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE)
  • 2016: Choice Critics Award for exceptional contribution as a peer reviewer, Medical Education
  • 2016: Vice Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching (Team Award-Master of Clinical Education), Flinders University
  • 2015: Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (Team Award-Master of Clinical Education), Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University
  • 2010 - 2012: University of Sydney Postgraduate Scholarship (UPA)
Key responsibilities
  • Strategic educational leadership
  • Course and topic coordination
  • Educational quality assurance and improvement
  • Staff capacity building
Teaching interests

Koshila has a broad range of teaching expertise including:

  • Curriculum and pedagogy in health and clinical education
  • Research methods in health and clinical education
  • Educational theory
  • Educational leadership
  • Interprofessional learning and education
Topic coordinator
HLED9113A Research Project in Clinical Education 1
HLED9113B Research Project in Clinical Education 2
Supervisory interests
Career development
Clinical education
Curriculum development
Education, health, curriculum development
Faculty development
Health professional education
Interprofessional collaboration
Interprofessional education
Medical education, teaching and learning
Medical student career choice
Medical student education
Professional identity
Qualitative research
Student selection and admissions
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Radiographers preparedness to respond to medical emergencies in the radiology department (1)
Associate supervisor: Establishing new medical schools in medically under-served areas (1)
Completion
Associate supervisor: Health Professions Education (2)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Mark Neill

ANZAHPE Post-Graduate Student Prize in Health Professional Education - MAR 2015

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