The Dunedin School of Medicine is always striving to advance the quality of undergraduate and postgraduate education by providing its teachers with the resources, programmes and support that foster excellence in teaching.
A joint initiative betweeen the Southern District Health Board (SDHB) and Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM), the Otago Clinical Skills Laboratories (OCSL) provides clinical skills training and education to undergraduate students of DSM and SDHB clinical staff.
The Education Unit oversees and assists staff in the design, development, maintenance, and evaluation for all teaching staff at the Dunedin School of Medicine including the Advanced Learning in Medicine (ALM) programme (Years 4, 5, and 6) of the MBChB curriculum at the Otago Medical School on the Dunedin campus. The Unit also supports staff professional development and represents the Dunedin 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 Facilitator, Clinical Skills Director, and administrative staff.
The Unit also hosts the professional practice fellow responsible for the teaching of "communicating in challenging situations" and the module convenor of Clinical Pharmacology.
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Associate Dean Medical Education (ADME)
The ADME is responsible for leadership in the development of the MB ChB curriculum within the University of Otago, Wellington campus and regional sites as part of the Otago Medical School.
The ADME coordinates course delivery through liaison with module convenors and with the School Curriculum Committee to ensure that the School is meeting the overall objectives of the medical programme. The ADME is also responsible for the 5th year OSCE examination, the orientation course, and overall timetabling.
Associate Professor Ralph Pinnock
Education Adviser (EA)
The Education Adviser is available to assist staff in a range of educational matters including: the planning, development, delivery, assessment and evaluation of courses, professional development, research with an educational focus and confirmation pathway processes.
eLearning Facilitator (eLF)
The eLearning Facilitator facilitates design and development of quality online, and blended, teaching and learning processes and assessment. The facilitator also collaborates with staff on related research.
Dr Steve Gallagher
Clinical Skills Director
The Clinical Skills Director provides support in the development and enhancement of clinical skills across the curriculum.
Dr John Edmond
Dr Ohad Dar
The Education Unit is supported by professional staff in the facilitation of their work.
Fourth-year, fifth-year, and Education Unit Administrator
The following staff are hosted by the DSM Education Unit.
Dr Jane Millichamp
Professional Practice Fellow—Responsible for the teaching of "communicating in challenging situations"
Associate Professor David Reith
Module Convenor for Clinical Pharmacology