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Arindam Basu

Senior Lecturer

Alma Maters: MD (Medical College Calcutta),PhD (pending, St Louis University)
Classes Taught: HLTH 301: Evidence in Health,HLTH 460: Research Methods in Health Care
Countries Traveled To: United States, India, Singapore
Companies Worked For: Fogarty International Training Program in Env Hlth: UC Berkeley,
What is your style of teaching?
Interactive, collaborative, problem based learning
What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Whiteboards, Electronic and online resources, web 2.0
What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Online examinationsTake home assignments
When grading a student, what do you look for?
Originality of thoughtHow well the student has integrated different study materials acrossLevel of understanding
What kind of student would love your class?
Self directed, open minded students
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Learning should be for your personal enlightenment, part of your life. Intensely love the subject of your study, be immersed in it.
What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Photography (nature and outdoor photography)Sand-sculpture Literature and writing
What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Handholding students to complete their Master Thesis and see that they consistently get A grades from the external examiners.
Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Sand sculpture
Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
My classes are intense, discussion based, very open and demanding. A lot of online research and activities are required, and most students get A or B s.

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