Dwight Assenheimer

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Dwight Assenheimer


Room 238-02 (Level 2), Medical Science 2, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 4827 (phone)

+61 3 6226 4788 (fax)

 Dr Assenheimer lectures general pathology, pathology of the osteoarticular system, pathology of thyroid and central nervous system in the MBBS program, and basic pathology in the BMedResBiotech program.


Before joining the University of Tasmania, Dr Assenheimer held lectureship positions at the Endeavour College [Melbourne] where he coordinated the implementation of pathology teaching for complementary medicine professionals. He also supported the delivery of the pathology program for TCM students at Victoria University [Melbourne].

Career summary


  • MBBS, University of Pernambuco, Brazil. 1981 
  • Grad Cert UL&T, University of Tasmania, Australia. 2009
  • Grad Dip Theol, University of Divinity, Australia. 2015
  • Dip Nat, Health Schools Australia, Australia. 1994

Languages (other than English)

Portuguese & Spanish


Professional practice

  • Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
  • Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine

Administrative expertise

  • Coordinator for CAM101 – Foundations of Medicine 1, Semester 1, MBBS program
  • Coordinator for CJA212 – Basic Pathological Processes & Immunity, Semester 2, BMedRes&Biotech program


General and Systematic Pathology

Teaching expertise

Dr Assenheimer has been lecturing on human diseases for the last 20 years in various teaching institutions bringing a wealth of experience to the University of Tasmania. 

Dwight has been extensively involved in the development and implementation of the current MBBS program at the university and has been a member of the 5 Year Curriculum Working Group [MBBS program]. In addition he has participated in the development and implementation of the current BMedRes&Biotech program.

Teaching responsibility

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Fields of Research

  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Educational Technology and Computing (130306)

Research Objectives

  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • Curriculum (930399)


Total publications


Journal Article

(2 outputs)
2016Assenheimer D, Knox K, Nadarajah VD, Zimitat C, 'Medical students' epistemological beliefs: Implications for curriculum', Education for Health: change in learning and practice, 29, (2) pp. 107-112. ISSN 1469-5804 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4103/1357-6283.188748 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Zimitat C


2014Malau-Aduli BS, Assenheimer D, Choi-Lundberg D, Zimitat C, 'Using computer-based technology to improve feedback to staff and students on MCQ assessments', Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 51, (5) pp. 510-522. ISSN 1470-3300 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2013.796711 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Malau-Aduli BS; Choi-Lundberg D; Zimitat C


Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
2011Malau-Aduli BS, Wells R, Assenheimer D, Choi-Lundberg DL, Zimitat C, 'Improving the quality of MCQ assessment and feedback to staff and students', Proceedings of the 10th Teaching Matters Conference, 23 November, Hobart, pp. 45-46. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Malau-Aduli BS; Choi-Lundberg DL; Zimitat C

2010Malley RC, Assenheimer D, Chapman JA, Choi-Lundberg DL, Williams A-MM, 'Cadaver path: Integration of anatomy and anatomical pathology in the dissection laboratory', Australian & New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists, December 2010, Hobart, TAS (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Malley RC; Chapman JA; Choi-Lundberg DL; Williams A-MM