Meet Michelle Rank
Dr Michelle Rank teaches human anatomy with specialist expertise in neuroanatomy and musculoskeletal anatomy. She is committed to pursuing excellence in anatomy teaching through educational leadership and development of novel digital teaching and assessment resources. Dr Rank’s teaching practice includes digital anatomy resources such as virtual and augmented reality, and 3D anatomy apps to enhance student learning.
Her Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research program investigates the impact of digital teaching resources on educational outcomes. She is especially interested in exploring how best to co-create authentic assessment strategies with students.
Receiving the prestigious 2021 MDHS Award for Learning and Teaching Achievement was an honour – as is teaching human anatomy to almost 1,000 students each year, including undergraduate Biomedicine and graduate Medicine students. I have enjoyed designing novel digital resources, including 3D digitised anatomical specimens, and deploying these resources to create a rich multimodal learning experience.