Dr Andrew Kardasz

BSc (Hons), PhD, PGCE FHEA

Senior Teaching Fellow in Medical Education

Role at Hull York Medical School

Andy is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Medical Education

BSc (Hons), PhD, PGCE FHEA

Andy is the Lead for the Learning and Teaching Module for the HYMS Postgraduate Certificate for Health Professions Education, as well as being a programme tutor. He is also involved in delivering training to the HYMS clinical placement tutors. Andy is a former Academic lead for the Year 1 and 2 Cardiorespiratory Blocks. Together with a colleague he co-runs the practical Physiology teaching classes in Years 1 and 2.

Andy is also involved in the training of new PBL tutors, as well as acting as a substitute PBL tutor as required.

Biography

Andy is the Lead for the Learning and Teaching Module for the HYMS Postgraduate Certificate for Health Professions Education, as well as being a programme tutor. Andy was awarded a HYMS staff award for contributions to widening Participation and in 2017 was awarded a York University Vice Chancellor’s teaching Excellence award.

 

Andy graduated from Central Lancashire Polytechnic (BSc Combined Sciences, Biochemistry and Physiology) and Strathclyde University, Glasgow (PhD in Biochemistry). He was a Federation of European Biochemical Societies Postdoctoral Fellow and an Alfred Benzon Fund Research Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry, The Medical School, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Andy previously taught for the Open University as a tutor, as well as teaching Physiology part-time at the former Leeds Metropolitan University. He also ran an Access to Higher Education Course at a large West Yorkshire FE college for many years.

 

Member of the Association for the Study of Medical Education.

Associate member of The Physiological Society UK.

Research

Andy’s main interests lie in Widening Participation.

Teaching

Module leader: Learning and Teaching module in Health Professions Education.

MBBS: Teaching Physiology, Ethics, Diversity and Equality.

Staff Development: PBL Tutor training and Clinical Placement Tutor training (Handling Behavioural problems in small groups and small group teaching methods).

Widening Participation: Designing and delivering activities.

Publications

Posters:


Kardasz, A. M.,Capito, K., Thams, P. and Hedeskov, C.J. (1993) Poster, Post European Association for the Study of Diabetes satellite meeting “Islet metabolism and pathophysiology” Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 10-12.Regulation of inositol phosphates by calcium, GTPγS and carbachol in digitonin-permeabilised dispersed mouse pancreatic islet cells.

Kardasz, A. M. and Booth, J. (2005) Poster at the Association for the Study of Medical Education Annual Scientific Meeting, 11th-13th July, the Medical School, the University of Newcastle. The effectiveness of PBL induction on students’ approach to PBL.

 

Kardasz, A. M. and Henderson, J. (2006) Poster at the Association for the Study of Medical Education Annual Scientific Meeting, 6th-8th September, the University of Aberdeen. An evaluation of the development of students’ study skills and approach to learning.

Cross, J. and Kardasz, A.M. (2006) Poster at the Association for the Study of Medical Education Annual Scientific Meeting, 6th-8th September, the University of Aberdeen. Making Connections: The use of PBL to encourage 6th formers to consider careers in Healthcare Professions.

Henderson, J., Lewis, J., and Kardasz, A. M. (2008) Poster at the Association for the Study of Medical Education Annual Scientific Meeting, 10-12th September, the University of Leicester. Symbiotic International Faculty Curriculum Development.

Cross, J. and Kardasz, A.M. (2013) Poster at the Association for the Study of Medical Education Annual Scientific Meeting, 10th-12th July, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh. Summer School: A residential programme for Widening Participation.

 

Kardasz, A.M., Cross, J. and Drew-Brown, S. (2014) Poster at the Association for the Study of Medical Education Annual Scientific Meeting, 16th-18th July, Brighton. HYMS Widening Participation Summer School 2013: The Participants’ Perspective

 

Cox, P.G., Kardasz, A.M. and Bazira, P.(2014) Poster at the Association for the Study of Medical Education Annual Scientific Meeting, 16th-18th July, Brighton. Action Research: Exploring a Constructivist Approach to Teaching Basic Science. Does this Benefit Student Learning?

 

Kardasz, A. M. and Henderson, J. (2016) Poster at the Diversity Education in UK Medical Schools Meeting, London 6th May. Diversity in the Curriculum, Hull York Medical School.

Kardasz, A. M. (2017) Poster at the Association for the Study of Medical Education Annual Scientific Meeting, 21 - 23 June, Exeter. A Flipped Classroom versus a standard lecture to teach CNS Neurochemistry: Does This Benefit Student Learning?