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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.

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.

  • FACILITATING SMALL GROUPS Thursday 28 September 12pm - 1pm Octagonal Room
  • ADDRESSING CHALLENGES PRESENTED BY STUDENTS Tuesday 10 October 12pm - 1pm Octagonal Room
  • EFFECTIVE QUESTIONING Thursday 26 October 12pm - 1pm Octagonal Room
  • 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: lyn.smith@otago.ac.nz

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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.

DSM Teaching Awards 2017

18 October 1-2pm 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

Our people

Contact us

Tel 64 3 470 9842 (Dunedin Hospital extension 59842)
Fax 64 3 470 9901 (Dunedin Hospital extension 59901)
Email lyn.smith@otago.ac.nz

Medical Education Group
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

Alternatively, the Health Sciences Medical Education Group website has information and news on medical education at Otago.