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Problem Based Learning at UPNG SMHS: An Urgent Need For Review

I just came back from the Australasian Institute of Anatomical Sciences conference in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (2014 conference) where I presented a paper titled: “Challenges of teaching anatomical pathology in Papua New Guinea; current challenges & the future”.  My paper … Continue reading

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University of Papua New Guinea School of Medicine & Health Sciences: “To Be Or Not To Be Stand Alone University? That Is The Question”.

Should the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) of the University of Papua New Guinea be a stand alone university? Why ask this question? The SMHS is on life support. It is struggling to survive, let alone do its … Continue reading

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Debate On Training of Medical Doctors in Papua New Guinea

One of the hot topics debated during the recent medical symposium in Goroka recently was on the training of medical doctors in PNG. The general opinion of recent and senior medical doctors present during one of the discussion session was … Continue reading

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Buai (Betel Nut) Ban In Port Moresby By October 1st 2013!

I have written on numerous posts on my blog on betel nut and its effect on health and environment. The governor of Port Moresby, Governor Powes Parkop has made an announcement that the buying and selling of betel nut will … Continue reading

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