About this event

  • Date and time Wed 2 Nov 2022 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Vascular, Lipid and Metabolic Medicine Section

During this event, attendees will be introduced to an alternate method of teaching and learning called team-based learning (TBL). TBL is a collaborative learning strategy following a structured process, which enhances student engagement and the quality of learning.

After the success of our virtual TBL event in March 2022, we are now offering the chance to experience and practise TBL using clinical scenarios at an in-person meeting, allowing attendees to interact with one another and the speakers.

Team-based learning has already been adopted in many disciplines across the world and has been shown to have a positive impact on the learning experience of students. 

During this meeting attendees will:

  • Understand the philosophy behind TBL
  • Learn the structure and technique of TBL 
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of TBL compared to traditional teaching methods
  • Gain first-hand experience of learning through TBL

There will also be a chance for medical students and cardiovascular trainees to develop their expertise and presentation skills, and to engage in interactive discussions and networking.

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Key speakers

Preman Rajalingam

Dr Preman Rajalingam

Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy (CTLP) and Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Honorary Reader, Brunel Medical School

Speaker's biography

Dr Rajalingam originally trained as an engineer, but his passion is higher education. He has been a teacher and scholar of higher education since 2004. He received his Ph.D. in Education Psychology from Monash University Australia in 2011. In 2012, he joined the Lee Kong Chain School of Medicine, a joint school of Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Imperial College London. Part of the pioneering team, he took on various faculty and management positions culminating in the role of Assistant Dean for Educational Development.


Today he continues to be actively involved with the medical school as a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education. In 2020, Dr. Rajalingam took on leadership of the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy at Nanyang Technological University, which is charged with academic development across the University. He is a sought-after speaker and consults widely on educational innovation. In 2022, he was appointed Honorary Reader at Brunel Medical School in Brunel University London, where he is consulting on the large-scale implementation of Team-Based Learning.

Professor Larry Michaelsen

Professor Larry Michaelsen

Emeritus Professor of Management, University of Central Missouri 

Speaker's biography

Larry K. Michaelsen (Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from The University of Michigan) David Ross Boyd Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma, Professor of Management at Central Missouri State University, a Carnegie Scholar, a Fulbright Senior Scholar and, former Editor of the Journal of Management Education. He is active in faculty and staff development activities and has conducted workshops on teaching effectively with small groups in a wide variety of university and, corporate settings. Dr. Michaelsen has also received numerous college, university and national awards for his outstanding teaching and for his pioneering work in two areas. One is the development of Team-Based Learning, a comprehensive small-group based instructional process that is now being used in over 100 academic disciplines and on over 200 campuses in the US and in eight foreign countries.

Professor Michael Ferenczi

Professor Michael Ferenczi

Professor of Medical Sciences, Brunel University London

Speaker's biography

Professor Ferenczi is currently Director of Academic Affairs, Head of Admissions and Head of Assessment at Brunel Medical School which he joined in October 2020. Brunel Medical School opened its doors to the first Cohort of students a few weeks ago. Professor Ferenczi spent the previous 8 years setting up the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore, in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University and Imperial College London. Prior to this, Ferenczi was Professor of Physiological Sciences in the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial. Apart from Medical Education, his scientific interests focus on the molecular mechanisms of cardiac and skeletal muscle contraction which he investigated using a range of pioneering biophysical techniques, from caged-compound photolysis to time-resolved, low angle x-ray diffraction.

Professor Naomi Low-Beer

Professor Naomi Low-Beer

Dean, Brunel Medical School

Speaker's biography

Professor Naomi Low-Beer is the Founding Dean of Brunel Medical School. She is an Obstetrician – Gynaecologist by background, having previously worked as a consultant at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. Naomi combined her clinical role with medical education at Imperial College and as Vice Dean for Education subsequently oversaw the development and delivery of a new undergraduate medical programme at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) in Singapore, a partnership between Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University. One of the defining features of this programme was the implementation of TBL on a large scale, with TBL completely replacing face-to-face lectures. During her 7 years at in Singapore, Naomi led the LKCMedicine Medical Education Research & Scholarship Unit, co-authoring a number of publications on TBL during this time. In her current role, Naomi leads the UK’s newest Medical School, with an international pioneer cohort of medical students from more than 30 countries. Brunel Medical School’s brand new medical programme includes a number of innovative features, including TBL, programmatic assessment, early patient experience, and a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion.


View the programme

Registration tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Professor Saroj Das, President, Vascular, Lipid and Metabolic Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Honorary Professor, Biomedical Engineering Research Theme Institute of Environment, Health and Societies Brunel University, Ex-Director, Clinical Studies, Imperial College and Regional Director, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Introduction to the Team-Based Learning concept

Professor Larry Michaelsen, University of Central Missouri and Dr Preman Rajalingam, Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy and Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, Nanyang Technological University Singapore 

Workshop part 1: Experiencing the readiness assurance process

Dr Preman Rajalingam, Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy and Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, Nanyang Technological University Singapore; Professor Naomi Low-Beer, Dean, Brunel Medical School, Brunel University London and Ms Shafeena Anas, Senior Lecturer, Academic Lead, Team-Based Learning and Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Brunel Medical School

Tea and coffee break
Workshop part 2: Designing effective application exercises

Professor Larry Michaelsen

Overview of Team-Based Learning at Brunel Medical School

Professor Naomi Low-Beer and Professor Michael Ferenczi, Medical Sciences, Brunel University London 

Q&A and future directions
Closing remarks

Professor Saroj Das

Close of event


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this event will close at 01:00am 1 November 2022Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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