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Education Unit

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The Education Unit oversees and assists staff in the design, development, maintenance, and evaluation of the Otago Medical School MB ChB curriculum on the Christchurch campus. The Unit also supports staff professional development and represents the Christchurch ALM programme on various subcommittees of the Medical Curriculum Committee.

The Unit is headed up by the Associate Dean Medical Education (ADME) and includes an Education Adviser, eLearning Co-ordinator, media production support, and administrative staff.

The Education Unit also hosts the MB ChB Programme Director, Professor Tim Wilkinson.

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Planning, development, delivery, assessment, creating AV material, eLearning development, course evaluation, student learning support, professional development, confirmation path processes, and educationally focussed research.

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Associate Dean Medical Education

Lutz BeckertProfessor Lutz Beckert
University of Otago, Christchurch


Education Adviser

Anthony AliAnthony Ali
University of Otago, Christchurch

Tel +64 3 364 3661
Mob +64 27 318 7928

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

Undergraduate Administrator

Carol MilnesCarol Milnes
University of Otago, Christchurch

Tel +64 3 364 1547 or extn 81547
Mob +64 21 279 7788

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 HallmanScott Hallman
University of Otago, Christchurch

Tel +64 3 364 1254
Mob +64 22 417 2410

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
  • Dr Ruth Helms Manager, Research Degrees

Simulation Centre

Canterbury Medical Library

Media support

Dean Pester
Dean Pester
Mob +64 27 412 8119