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Medical Education Unit

The Medical Education Unit oversees and assists in development of the undergraduate curriculum for students undertaking the University of Otago Faculty of Medicine MB ChB course.

Christchurch offers years 4–6 of the course for approximately one third of the students (approximately 80 students per year).

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Staff

Associate Dean (Medical Education)

Tim Wilkinson

Professor Tim Wilkinson
University of Otago, Christchurch

Tel +64 3 337 7899
Email tim.wilkinson@otago.ac.nz


Education Adviser

Anthony Ali

Anthony Ali
University of Otago, Christchurch

Tel +64 3 364 3661
Mob +64 27 318 7928
Email anthony.ali@otago.ac.nz

Anthony is involved in:

  • designing, organising and presenting staff development activities;
  • providing advice and support for curriculum development and evaluation;
  • providing advice and support for existing and new student assessment programmes and instruments;
  • organising the evaluation of teaching

Clinical Education Adviser

Maggie Meeks

Dr Maggie Meeks
University of Otago Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Tel +64 3 378 6161
Mob +64 21 873 726
Email maggie.meeks@cdhb.govt.nz

Her academic roles include:

  • Clinical Education Advisor, working with Anthony to support and develop the educational skills of doctors involved in teaching undergraduate students
  • Professional Practice Fellow at the University of Otago Christchurch Simulation Centre
  • Course Convener for the Quality and Safety Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Administrator

Carol Milnes

Carol Milnes
University of Otago, Christchurch
P O Box 4345
Christchurch 8140

Tel +64 3 364 1547 or extn 81547
Mob +64 21 279 7788
Email carol.milnes@otago.ac.nz

Her role is:

  • liaison and support person with responsibility for administration of the Christchurch campus undergraduate medical programme
  • to provide administrative services for Academic Programmes and the Medical Education Unit academic staff
  • secretary for the Christchurch Medical Education Group, Student Staff Committee and Student Progress Committees

E-learning Co-ordinator

Scott Hallman

Scott Hallman
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch 8140

Tel +64 3 364 1254
Mob +64 22 417 2410
Email scott.hallman@otago.ac.nz

His role is to:

  • provide support for staff and students for online learning via Moodle and Blackboard
  • develop digital systems to support teaching and learning for the Canterbury Campus
  • train staff in the use of digital tools and technologies to enhance the learning environment

Other UOC groups that support the curriculum

Department of the Dean

  • Dr Jan McKenzie Associate Dean, Undergraduate Student Affairs
  • Professor Don Wilson Associate Dean, Nelson
  • Ruth Helms Manager, Academic Programmes
  • Stephen Sharp Administrator, Academic Programmes

Simulation Centre

Canterbury Medical Library


Media Support

Dean Pester

Dean Pester
Mob +64 27 412 8119