Lecturer in Bioscience
Hobart CBD Campuses
Medical Science 1
417C (Level 4)
+61 3 6226 4682
Dr Carolyn King's teaching philosophy is strongly influenced by the challenges faced by students in accelerated degrees and the responsibility that she feels as a teacher in the field of health science. She believes in designing and delivering material that reflects the learning styles and educational backgrounds of the student cohort, with the aim of encouraging interest and fostering understanding.
Dr King has been a lecturer and tutor at the UTAS School of Medicine for almost 6 years. For the first 2 years she was a casual tutor for the MBBS degree, as well as lecturing into the 3rd-year Neuroscience program. She was then employed in her current position as a Bioscience (anatomy and physiology) lecturer for the inaugural UTAS accelerated Bachelor of Nursing degree. Since 2010, this unit has expanded to include paramedic students as part of the UTAS accelerated Bachelor of Paramedic Practice degree.
Dr King is fascinated by human anatomy and physiology, particularly the structure and function of the brain, and has a keen interest in translating evolving neuroscience research into educational practice. She feels that students in accelerated degrees are most in need of strategies to deal with the vast volumes of information they receive within a compressed timeframe. She is also very conscious of the additional challenges faced by this cohort, with a large number of mature-aged students and students from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Research Projects and Roles
- Course Coordinator – Understanding Dementia (MOOC)
- Campus Coordinator – CXA001 - Biostart
- Campus Coordinator – CXA107 - Fundamentals of Bioscience
- Research Project – iRemember
- Research Project – Body Central Software