AuPS Physiology Education

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As a society it is important for AuPS to be actively involved in the current debates concerning the professional development of the tertiary teaching of physiology.

Teaching Excellence

Applications are now open for the Physiology Education prize and AuPS Education Grant Scheme

The society supports excellence in Physiology Education with its Michael Roberts Excellence in Teaching Award. The award started in 2010 in memory of Dr Michael Roberts.

The 2021 prize was awarded to A/Prof Christian Moro Bond University

The 2020 prize was awarded to Dr Charles Sevigny, University of Melbourne.

As part of this award, A/Prof Moro and Dr Sevigny have been invited to present the Michael Roberts Prize lecture at the 2022 AuPS Meeting /p>

Past winners of the Michael Roberts Excellence in Teaching Award

Year Name Department (at time of award) Title of Keynote Lecture Issue, Page
2010 Phil Poronnik Health Innovations Research Institute, School of Medical Sciences,RMIT University,Vic Australia. Rigour or rigor mortis: a challenge for physiology 41, 11P
2011 Yvonne Hodgson Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Victoria. Developing assessment as a collaborative endeavour. 43, 8P
2012 David Saint Department of Physiology, The Medical School, University of Adelaide, South Australia. Learning and teaching - the rear view mirror and the road ahead 44, 2P
2013 Kay Colthorpe School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD. From active learning to self-regulated learning 45, 63P
2014 Deanne Hryciw Department of Physiology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC. Communicating science: how do we teach undergraduates to become scientists? 46, 44P
2015 Julia Choate Department of Physiology, Monash University, Clayton, VIC. Enhancing students’ university experiences by engaging them with their course and equipping them for life-long learning 47, 184P
2016 Kathy Tangalakis Victoria University,
Melbourne, VIC.
Enhancing the commencing student learning experience with Innovative learning and teaching approaches and peer support systems 48, 72P
2017 Glenn Wadley Deakin University,
Melbourne, VIC.
Adventures in flipping the classroom 49, 111P
2018 Prize not awarded
2019 Andrew Moorhouse UNSW,
Sydney, NSW.
How can we effectively clear the hurdles to reach the Physiology finals? abstract book
2020 Charles Sevigny University of Melbourne,
Melbourne, Vic.
*presentation scheduled for the 2022 AuPS annual meeting
2021 Christian Moro Bond University
*presentation scheduled for the 2022 AuPS annual meeting

Past winners of the Physiology Education Grant

Year Name Department (at time of award)
2020 Severine Lamon Deakin University,
Melbourne, Vic.
2021 Iris Lim Bond University

AuPS Education Officer

The Educational Representative on Council is a A/Prof Andrew Moorehouse

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