Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning), FHS
DipMedED, BSc(Hons), PhD
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Assoc Prof Walls is currently the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Health Science at the University of Tasmania and has an extensive research and teaching background in systems physiology. He has gained postgradiate qualifications in medical education at the University of Dundee and is the Head of the Discipline of Physiology.
Assoc Prof Walls is responsible for the organisation and delivery of key medical and health science units and plays a key role in the design and implementation of the five-year MBBS. As joint theme one coordinator he is responsible for the oversight of the medical science teaching into the MBBS. He currently coordinates CHP207 and CHP208 – two second-year physiology units taught into the Bachelor of Medical Research.
- CAM101 - Foundations of Medicine 1
- CAM102 - Foundations of Medicine 2
- CAM201 - Fundamentals of Clinical Science 1
- CAM202 - Fundamentals of Clinical Science 2
- CHP207 - Human Physiology
- CHP208 - Human Physiology
- CHP330 - Applied Physiology
- Blair, C., Jacobson, G. A., Walls, J., & Davies, N. W. (2010). Volatile organic compounds in runners near a roadway: increased blood levels after short duration exercise. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(10), 731-735.
- Johns, D. P., Burns, G., Reid, D. W., Walls, J. T., Maskrey, M., & Walters, E. H. (2006). Airway distensibility in normal and asthmatic subjects and partitioning of the Fowler dead space. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism-Physiologie Appliquee Nutrition Et Metabolisme, 31(August), 460-466.
- Spratt, C. F., & Walls, J. T. (2003). Reflective critique and collaborative practice in evaluation: Promoting change in medical education. Medical Teacher, 25(1), 82-88.
- Couser, G., & Walls, J. T. (2009). Clinical cases in fluid and electrolyte balance. Australia: McGraw Hill.
- Walls, J. T., Couser, G., Gennat, H. C., & Johns, D. P. (2006). Clinical cases in emergency medicine. A physiological approach. Sydney: McGraw Hill.
- Walls, J. T., Zimitat, C., & Robinson, A. L. (2009). Fostering interprofessional education in an undergraduate setting. Paper presented at the ANZAME Conference.
- Bramble, M., Robertson, A., & Walls J. T. (2009). Interprofessional learning in the area of ageing: Evaluating and developing an undergraduate online unit. Paper presenrted at the ANZAME Conference.
Assoc Prof Walls has research interests in the areas of basic physiological research and Teaching and Learning. He has active links with the Menzies Respiratory research group, undertaking and publishing work in the areas of airway distensibility, patterns of lung function, spirometry, arterial desaturation during exercise and development of expert systems.
In the area of Teaching and Learning. Assoc Prof Walls has implemented several major Faculty-based projects focussing on interprofessional education, assessment standards and simulated learning environments. These projects have lead to invited conference presentations publications in these areas.
- Cardio-Respiratory Research Group
Current and Supervised Projects
- Development of Mathematical Models of Lung Physiology
- Does a Decrease in Pulmonary Blood Volume (Vc) Induced by Exercise Elicit a “Compensatory” Increase in the Lung Membrane Diffusion Capacity (DM)?