The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Education are the pinnacle of recognition, celebrating the University’s finest educators. Over the years, teachers of the Medical School have been the recipients of many of these awards - a clear demonstration of the strength and quality of teaching within the School.
This year’s winners demonstrate a commitment to excellence by delivering an outstanding experience for students by providing innovative educational content. Congratulations:
Associate Professor Krisztina Valter, Associate Professor Alexandra Webb, and Ms Elisa Crossing from CASS, who were recognised for The Exquisite Corpse - Insight into the Human Body, a novel interdisciplinary course that, through embodied learning, builds student confidence, creative thinking and independence. This innovative art-anatomy course combines educational approaches from the sciences and humanities, and is co-taught by experts in these fields. The Team delivers the curriculum using a practice-based research approach, which presents unique freedom for students to explore ideas and practice new skills in a stimulating, collaborative environment.
Associate Professor Dipti Talaulikar, a clinician who is passionately committed to evidence-based, student focused teaching design and inclusive teaching practices. In the last five years, she has led an award-winning redesign of one of the seven building blocks of student education within the ANU Medical School. She has transformed the bedside teaching program at Canberra Hospital into one that receives outstanding student ratings, and her numerous educational innovations have been widely incorporated by her peers. As a mentor, Dipti aims to develop well rounded future doctors, and she mentors students and peers with a focus on equity and access for all.