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Professorial Lecture Series: Professor Debs Patten - developments in anatomy teaching and learning

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Professor Debs Patten

In her professorial lecture, she will outline the developments in anatomy teaching and learning during her career and how the use of technology in clinical practice is driving undergraduate curriculum development.

As Professor of Anatomy, Debs Patten is responsible for establishing the new anatomy facility and developing and delivering the anatomy teaching strategy in our new MBChB Medicine course, as well as other undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University.

Professor Patten graduated from the University of Sheffield (Anatomy and Cell Biology) and gained a PhD in Neuropharmacology from the University of Durham and a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from the University of Southampton.

Anatomy is her passion and her career in higher education spans almost 20 years. She has previously worked in anatomy teaching departments at St. George’s University Hospital in London and the Universities of Southampton, Durham and Newcastle. During this time she has led and delivered cadaveric anatomy teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students in medicine, allied healthcare and bioscience programs, as well as designing and delivering anatomy teaching in many CPD courses for healthcare professionals and in student engagement events.

Her academic research interests and publications are focused on medical education research, particularly related to innovations in anatomy teaching, learning and assessments. More broadly, she is interested in curriculum development which includes the development of an undergraduate ultrasound curriculum to prime medical students for later encounters with Point of Care Ultrasound.

In her professorial lecture, she will outline the developments in anatomy teaching and learning during her career and how the use of technology in clinical practice is driving undergraduate curriculum development.

The lecture takes place on Monday 27 January at 6pm at Prospect Building, room 009, St Peter’s Campus, Sunderland, SR6 0DD.

Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm in Prospect Building.