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Teaching and learning support

The Medical Education Unit (MEU) supports all Dunedin School of Medicine staff educational activities and provides the leadership and liaison that facilitates curriculum initiatives. 

MEU manages the 4–6 year MB ChB programme development, evaluation and assessment, and devolving implementation to departments by acting as liaison between staff and student committees, other schools in the Division, Southern District Health Board, Higher Education Development Centre, and other organisations as appropriate.

Health Professional Education Research Symposium: Sharing current research and practice in health professional education

Key details

Date and venue

9am–3pm Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Octagonal Room, First Floor, Dunedin Hospital, Great King Street, Dunedin

Target audience

Anyone interested or involved in education research or teaching in the health professions.


The symposium will consist of short presentations about research or innovative practice. Following each presentation, participants will be encouraged to discuss the implications of the research findings or practice innovation for enhancing their teaching, learning, assessment, and/or further research.


There is no registration fee for the symposium. To register please email Lyn Smith.


Call for submissions

Oral presentations

10 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for discussion.

The organising committee invites you to submit an abstract.

Abstract preparation

Abstracts must be relevant to research or practice in health professional education.

Abstracts should include:

  • The full names, positions, and institutions of all authors (please indicate who will be presenting by underlining their name)
  • Title
  • A brief description of the presentation (maximum 200 words) using the following headings:
    • For research: Background, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion
    • For practice: Background, Description, Evaluation, Discussion, and Next Steps

Submissions close at 5pm Friday, 27 October 2017

Additional notes

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the organising committee (members of the Medical Education Unit at the Dunedin School of Medicine).

A draft programme will be announced by Monday, 6 November 2017.

Please email your abstract in Microsoft Word format to:

Dr Megan Anakin

Important dates

Submissions close at 5pm Friday, 27 October 2017
Symposium registrations close at 5pm Friday, 24 November 2017

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Teaching Matters: Supporting our staff in all aspects of teaching

A regular forum where we discuss teaching, learning, and assessment ideas you can tailor to your own teaching context. All University teaching staff are warmly invited to attend any or all of the following sessions. Please feel free to bring your lunch and a colleague.

  • PARTICIPATING IN EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK Tuesday 7 November 12pm - 1pm Octagonal Room
  • PLANNING YOUR TEACHING Thursday 23 November 12pm - 1pm Octagonal Room
  • CREATING A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Tuesday 5 December 12pm - 1pm Dame Norma Restieaux Room

Please register for the workshops by emailing:

Print the poster to share in your workplace (A4 PDF 430KB)

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William Evans Fellow 2017

The Medical Education Unit warmly welcomes Professor Jean Ker as a William Evans Visiting Fellow. Jean Ker is a Professor in Medical Education at the University of Dundee, the Director of the Clinical Skills Centre and founded the Scottish Clinical Skills Network in 2000.

Professor Ker will be giving numerous talks during her visit.

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DSM Teaching Awards 2017

1–2pm Wednesday, 18 October at the Barnett Lecture Theatre, Dunedin Hospital

Professor Barry Taylor warmly invites you to attend the annual teaching awards ceremony, where we will celebrate clinical teachers who have made outstanding contributions to the teaching and learning environment at the Dunedin School of Medicine, as nominated by 4th, 5th and 6th Year medical students and endorsed by colleagues.

Read more about the teaching awards

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Contact us

Tel 64 3 470 9842 (Dunedin Hospital extension 59842)
Fax 64 3 470 9901 (Dunedin Hospital extension 59901)

Medical Education Unit
Dunedin School of Medicine
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Physical address:

Dean's Department
Dunedin School of Medicine
First Floor, Dunedin Hosptial
Great King Street
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand

The Health Sciences Medical Education Unit website also has information and news on medical education at the University of Otago.

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