Research Seminar Series - CMHSE Event as iCalendar

19 June 2017

Venue: Room 503-028

Location: Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Contact info: Doreen Presnall

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Marcus Henning, Craig Webster IAWBH
Dr Marcus Henning and Craig Webster

The Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education (CMHSE) presents the: 

Research Seminar Series

Join us to hear informative and educational presentations by Mr David McCormack, Dr Marcus Henning and Dr Craig Webster.

Technology and psychology in modern surgical training

Mr David McCormack, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Waikato Hospital

David is a Cardiothoracic surgeon who was trained in London, UK. Outside of surgery, he has represented England in Karate at the international level and coached the University of London Karate Squad to multiple national championships over a decade.

He brings lessons from sports coaching to dexterity development in surgery, and robust decision making. He will evaluate the use of psychology and evolving technology in contemporary surgical training. 

Tai Chi Chuan and improving student wellbeing

Drs Marcus Henning and Craig Webster, Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education, University of Auckland

The poor health consequences of stress are well recognized, and students in higher education may be at particular risk. Tai Chi integrates physical exercise with mindfulness techniques and seems well suited to relieve stress and related conditions. We conducted a systematic review of the benefits of Tai Chi in higher education based on 68 reports in Chinese and 8 in English, comprising a study sample of 9263 participants. Eighty one health outcomes were extracted from reports, scored and ranked – reducing to four primary and eight secondary health outcomes.

12noon - 12.30pm - Light lunch and networking

12.30 - 1.30pm - Seminar presentations

RSVP to Doreen Presnall