Visit of Westminster University Delegation at TMA

During April 12-20, 2018, TMA had the pleasure to host notable guests from Westminster University; (UK) Prof. Peter Lydyard and Prof. Nina Porakishvili, who delivered range of activities for knowledge exchange and experience dissemination. In frames of the visit, on April 12-13 was organized a training for TMA teaching staff, where Prof. Nina Porakishvili discussed Case Based Learning Methodology. A practical workshop for teaching staff was delivered by Prof. Peter Lydyard on April 19-29 regarding Problem Based Learning methodology. The workshop was conducted in an interactive manner and alongside above-mentioned topics, were discussed various up-to- date teaching methodologies. Participants of session were awarded with corresponding certificates. It is noteworthy, that during the visit special attention was drawn to raising student international awareness and experience. Hence, on April 20, Prof. Lydyard delivered a lecture for the students under following topic: ”Why do Medical Students Need To Learn Medicine?”. The lecture addressed importance and challenges, as well as role and up-to- date achievements of Immunology for international medical practice. It should be admitted, that Prof. Lydyard and Prof. Porakishvili have already visited TMA in frames of previous joint activities. It is delightful, that partnership between TMA and Westminster University has remained after EU-funded DECERPH Tempus project and improved further. TMA would like to thank Prof. Peter Lydyard and Prof. Nina Porakishvili for their visit and exercise hope, that such activities will be carried out in the future as well.