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Education Unit at the University of Otago, Wellington

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

The Unit is headed up by the Associate Dean - Education Unit (ADME) and includes an Education Adviser, eLearning Facilitator, Clinical Skills Director, Regional Clinical Education Advisers, media production support and administrative staff.

The Unit also hosts the Director of the Education Development and Staff Support Unit, the OMS Education Adviser for Staff Development, and the HEDC Teaching Fellow – Student Learning Development.

We're here to support you with:

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

Our staff

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. Rebecca Grainger Image
Associate Professor Rebecca Grainger

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. Tehmina Gladman Image

Tehmina Gladman PhD

Professional Practice Fellow in eLearning

The Professional Practice Fellow in eLearning facilitates design and development of quality online, and blended, teaching and learning processes and assessment. The Professional Practice Fellow also collaborates with staff on related research. Qian Liu 2019 thumbnail

Qian Liu PhD

Clinical Education Advisers (CEA)

The Clinical Education Advisers for the campus work closely with the Conveners, UoW Regional Associate Deans (Medical Education), education advisers and academic staff of the School, to enhance the clinical learning and teaching environment for undergraduate students.

The Clinical Education Adviser focuses mainly on offering a clinical perspective on educational material and developing the expertise of clinical staff to facilitate student learning.

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Dr Emma Merry - Hastings
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Dr Sean Hanna - Hutt

Clinical Skills Director

The Clinical Skills Director provides support in the development and enhancement of clinical skills across the curriculum. Sarah Rennie Image
Sarah Rennie

Media Production Support

The Videographer/ Photographer is able to provide creative and engaging resource material for your teaching activities. Luke Pilkinton-Ching Image
Luke Pilkinton-Ching

Administrative Staff

The Education Unit is supported by professional staff in the facilitation of their work.

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Lynne O’Brien
UOW Education Unit Administrator

The following staff are hosted by UOW Education Unit but are members of other Departments within the University of Otago.

Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC)

Teaching Fellow – Student Learning Development

The Student Learning Adviser supports students on campus and at a distance with their learning, through workshops and individual appointments (face to face and via email). Ruth Toumu’a 2019 thumbnail
Ruth Toumu’a PhD

Otago Medical School (OMS)

Director Education Development and Staff Support Unit (Director EDSSU) and OMS Education Adviser for Staff Development

The Director EDSSU is responsible for the co-ordination of the Education Advisers' OMS role and sits on the MB ChB Curriculum Committee and other committees in an educational advisory capacity.

The OMS Education Adviser responsibilities are to coordinate and develop current school wide staff development activities​ and to identify and initiate future opportunities.

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Joy Rudland