Salary: this position will be offered at either Level C (Senior Lecturer) or Level D (Associate Professor), commensurate with experience and qualifications relevant to the role. Details are provided in the Position Description.
The Melbourne MD program is undergoing a complete redesign and, as part of this, the School is seeking an experienced and innovative academic to drive the redevelopment of the medical sciences content in its curriculum across all four years to ensure that it is world-class in its conceptualisation, delivery and integration. In this context, the term "Applied Medical Science" means the broad range of foundational scientific knowledge that a junior doctor incorporates into their practice of medicine. It includes the clinical aspects of the biomedical sciences, population and global health, psychological sciences and other relevant disciplines.
The Applied Medical Science Coordinator will have a strong background in the development and delivery of curriculum resources for medical students combined with expertise in online learning to support the Melbourne Medical School's Department of Medical Education in the implementation of the redesigned MD course. The incumbent will be experienced in contemporary technology-enhanced learning methodologies and will have a breadth of knowledge of the biosciences and social sciences as they pertain to medicine. They will demonstrate well-developed problem-solving skills and the ability to achieve objectives while working within a complex organisational structure and shared services model.
The Applied Medical Science Coordinator will be responsible for the development of educational modules in the biosciences and social sciences to enhance students' learning throughout the course, in partnership with content experts in the School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Population & Global Health and School of Psychological Sciences amongst others. They will also maintain effective partnerships with academic and professional staff across the Department of Medical Education, including the Clinical Schools, as well as with other key MMS stakeholders in the broader health services environment who are involved in the delivery of all four years of the MD. The Applied Medical Science Coordinator will work closely with the leads of the other two major MD curriculum themes (Clinical Skills and Professional Practice) to integrate learning activities and outcomes.