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Contact Details

Phone
64 3 479 5145
Email
latika.samalia@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Professional Practice Fellow
Department
Department of Anatomy
Qualifications
PGDipSc(Otago) DSM(Fiji)
Teaching
  • Teach anatomy in several professional – ELM 2, ELM 3, ALM 5 (med 2nd, 3rd and 5th yrs); Dental 2nd yrs, Physiotherapy 2nd yrs, Pharmacy 4th yrs
  • Teach anatomy in science paper- ANAT 457 honours
  • Teaching anatomy to postgrad in Surgical Anatomy Diploma
Memberships
  • CARG
  • TMC
  • Body Team
  • Pacific Island support person in OSMS
  • PIRSSU
  • PASC
  • OSMS Pacifika Strategic Framework Group
Clinical
  • Interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and run postgraduate workshops for O&G clinicians and midwives (Obstetrics and Gynaecology background)
  • Lecturer in FRACS
  • Lecturer in PGDipSurgical Anatomy

Additional details

I am involved in running a number of postgraduate clinicians' workshops in the department as well.

Publications

Time, W. S., Fakapulia, I. F., Samalia, L., & Wibowo, E. (2024). The relationship between academic stress, sleep quality, and psychological wellbeing in Pasifika and New Zealand European students at the University of Otago. Journal of Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40615-024-02043-8 Journal - Research Article

Fakapulia, I. F., Time, W. S., TuiSamoa, G., Samalia, L., & Wibowo, E. (2024). Does religiosity play a role in anatomy learning? Perspectives from Pasifika students at the University of Otago. Anatomical Sciences Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/ase.2380 Journal - Research Article

Dassanayake, S., Dias, G., & Samalia, L. (2023). Common carotid artery tortuosity: A report of two cases observed in cadaveric dissections. Proceedings of the 10th Asia Pacific International Congress of Anatomists (APICA) and the 20th Australian & New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists (ANZACA) Conference: Reconnect, Ka Mua, Ka Muri. Retrieved from https://apica2023.com Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Time, W. S., Fakapulia, I. F., Samalia, L., & Wibowo, E. (2023). Difference in perception of learning regional anatomy between Pasifika and New Zealand European students. Proceedings of the 10th Asia Pacific International Congress of Anatomists (APICA) and the 20th Australian & New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists (ANZACA) Conference: Reconnect, Ka Mua, Ka Muri. Retrieved from https://apica2023.com Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Time, W. S., Samalia, L., & Wibowo, E. (2023). Anatomical sciences education needs to promote academic excellence of ethnic minority students: Evidence from Pasifika students at the University of Otago. Anatomical Sciences Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/ase.2319 Journal - Research Article

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