Lecturer of the Faculty of Health Sciences (Fikes) University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Indah Dwi Pratiwi, should be proud. She was the only lecturer of Private Higher Education (PTS) who won Health Professional Education Quality Project (HPEQ) grant.
Based on the letter from the Director General of Higher Education dated April 28, 2011, Indah was one of six grant recipients. The winners of the grants were the result of selection of the hundreds of proposals submitted to the Director General of Higher Education in 2011. Friday (5/6), Indah met the invitation of the Director General of Higher Education to Jakarta to sign the grant acceptance contract for one year.
Indah’s research theme was on the application of peer assessment within OSCE to increase the competence of emergency skills of students in Emergency Nursing Courses 1. She did her research on her class, namely Undergraduate Program of Nursing Fikes UMM.
According to the Dean I of Fikes UMM, Yoyok Bekti P., M. Kep, Sp.Kom, peer assessment is one of the methods applied in the faculty to improve students' competence in nursing. This is one of craftsmanship models so that the graduates of Fikes UMM always win praise from the user stakeholders. No wonder that the faculty is always flooded with applicants every year, including students from the Middle East University (MEU) Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
"Our lecturers always have innovative thinking to the learning process in order to improve students' competence," said Yoyo. He said he was proud with the achievement of grant won by one of his lecturers. Thus, it would spur other lecturers to work even better.
Besides coming from the only of private universities, Indah also was one of two lecturers whose background is Nursing. The other grant winners were lecturers of Medical Faculty (FK). The details, in addition to Indah, there were three people from FK UGM, one from FK Airlangga University, and one from Fikes Padjadjaran University. (nas/t_alf)