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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 100 students per year).

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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
P O Box 4345
Christchurch 8140

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
PO Box 4345
Christchurch 8140

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