Michelle Rank awarded prestigious MDHS Award for Learning and Teaching Achievement
Dr Michelle Rank was recently awarded the prestigious MDHS Award for Learning and Teaching Achievement
Dr Michelle Rank was recently awarded the prestigious MDHS Award for Learning and Teaching Achievement. The award was announced at the annual staff excellence award ceremony held on Mon 29 November 2021 and recognises sustained excellence in learning and teaching. Dr Rank is a passionate Teaching Specialist in Topographical Anatomy and teaches human anatomy to almost 1000 students each year, including undergraduate Biomedicine and graduate Medicine students. Her nomination “Creating a technology-driven curriculum that keeps the humanity in human anatomy” showcases her unique approach to teaching which combines bespoke technology resources with a deeply person-centred approach to inspire a passion for learning anatomy and a compassion for all humans. She has designed novel digital resources, including 3D digitised anatomical specimens, and deploys these resources to help reduce the anxiety of the anatomy lab, increase flexible learning opportunities and deliver a rich multimodal learning experience. Her innovative approach to teaching embodies the Department’s commitment to high-quality equitable learning outcomes for our students.