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William Cuellar

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William Cuellar

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences - Anatomy

Room 238-04 , Medical Science 2

+61 3 6226 4227 (phone)

William.Cuellar@utas.edu.au

Dr William Cuellar is a lecturer in the Division of Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Health and Medicine. He is a member of the Year 1 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) management committee. He is the current unit coordinator of Foundations of Medicine 2 (CAM102), Year 1, Semester 2 unit of the MBBS; and was previously the unit coordinator of Foundations of Medicine 1 (CAM101).  He teaches gross anatomy in the MBBS and the Bachelor of Medical Research courses, as well as musculoskeletal clinical skills in the MBBS course. He also teaches applied clinical anatomy for health professionals in the Short Course Program.  His current areas of research are epidemiology, the effect of ageing and sarcopenia on trunk muscles, applied anatomy, the scholarship of teaching and learning, medical education and anatomical sciences education.

Biography

William started working as a casual anatomy and clinical skills tutor at the University of Tasmania's School of Medicine in 2007. He joined the University of Tasmania as a full-time academic in 2013. William previously worked as a senior physiotherapist with the community physiotherapy service, Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania.  He completed his PhD with the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, where he researched the effect of ageing and sarcopenia on the muscles of the trunk.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2019. Thesis: Morphology of trunk muscles and their potential role in active living and quality of life of older adults.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (physiotherapy), The University of Sydney, 1994.
  • Graduate Certificate in Research, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2019.

Languages (other than English)

Spanish is William's first language.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Registered Physiotherapist - Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
  • Registered Physiotherapist - The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Administrative expertise

William currently coordinates the MBBS unit CAM102 Foundations of Medicine 2 and previously coordinated the unit CAM101 Foundations of Medicine 1. Numerous lecturers and tutors contribute to teaching and assessment and administration staff support the units.Working as a senior physiotherapist, William acquired extensive administrative experience working in multidisciplinary teams, designing and delivering of health promotion courses, supervising junior staff, supervising and providing clinical education to physiotherapy students and managing physiotherapy practices in rural and remote areas and prison service settings.

Teaching

Teaching expertise

William currently teaches gross anatomy in first, second and third years and musculoskeletal clinical skills in the first year of the MBBS. He has been involved in the design and teaching of the anatomy unit for the Bachelor of Medical Research.William was a clinical educator for physiotherapy students from various Australian universities for over 15 years. He also developed and delivered health promotion courses and activities for older adults based in rural and remote settings.

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Fields of Research

  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology (110308)
  • Physiotherapy (110317)
  • Surgery (110323)
  • Rheumatology and Arthritis (110322)

Research Objectives

  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Surgical Methods and Procedures (920118)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis) (920116)

Publications

Total publications

15

Journal Article

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Choi-Lundberg DL, Al-Aubaidy HAM, Burgess J, Clifford CA, Cuellar WA, et al., 'Minimal effects of reduced teaching hours on undergraduate medical student learning outcomes and course evaluations', Medical Teacher, 42, (1) pp. 58-65. ISSN 0142-159X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2019.1652258 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL; Al-Aubaidy HAM; Burgess J; Clifford CA; Errey JA; Harper AJ; Malley RC; Ross RM; Williams A-MM; Hays R

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2019Sreedharan S, Ross RJ, Froelich JJ, Cuellar WA, 'The composite extensor retinaculum cutaneous flap: an anatomical cadaveric study', Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2, (2) pp. 51-57. ISSN 2209-170X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.34239/ajops.v2n2.101 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Sreedharan S

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2018Cuellar WA, Blizzard L, Hides JA, Callisaya ML, Jones G, et al., 'Vitamin D supplements for trunk muscle morphology in older adults: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial', Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle pp. 1-11. ISSN 2190-5991 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jcsm.12364 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Blizzard L; Callisaya ML; Jones G; Ding C; Winzenberg TM

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2017Cuellar WA, Blizzard L, Callisaya ML, Hides JA, Jones G, et al., 'Test-retest reliability of measurements of abdominal and multifidus muscles using ultrasound imaging in adults aged 50-79 years', Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 28 pp. 79-84. ISSN 2468-7812 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.msksp.2016.11.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Blizzard L; Callisaya ML; Jones G; Ding C; Winzenberg TM

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2017Cuellar WA, Wilson A, Blizzard CL, Otahal P, Callisaya ML, et al., 'The assessment of abdominal and multifidus muscles and their role in physical function in older adults: a systematic review', Physiotherapy, 103, (1) pp. 21-39. ISSN 0031-9406 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2016.06.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Wilson A; Blizzard CL; Otahal P; Callisaya ML; Jones G; Winzenberg TM

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2016Choi-Lundberg DL, Cuellar WA, Williams A-MM, 'Online dissection audio-visual resources for human anatomy: undergraduate medical students' usage and learning outcomes', Anatomical Sciences Education, 9, (6) pp. 545-554. ISSN 1935-9772 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ase.1607 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL; Williams A-MM

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Conference Publication

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Hays RB, Al-Aubaidy HAM, Cuellar WA, Dwyer RM, Williams A-MM, et al., 'Effects on student results and course evaluations of reduction in teaching hours in an undergraduate medical course', 15th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (AP, 10-14 January 2018, Singapore (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hays RB; Al-Aubaidy HAM; Dwyer RM; Williams A-MM; Choi-Lundberg DL

2016Sreedharan Sad, Ross R, Froelich JJ, Cuellar WA, Karanth S, 'The free vascularised extensor retinaculum composite flap - an anatomical basis for a new means in reconstruction of complex extensor tendon injuries and its sequele', Australian Hand Surgery Society & American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2016 Combined Meeting, 30 March - 2 April, 2016, Sydney, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Sreedharan Sad; Froelich JJ

2015Cuellar WA, Blizzard CL, Callisaya M, Hides J, Jones Graeme, et al., 'Ultrasound imaging: Reliability of measurements of abdominal and multifidus muscle thickness and multifidus cross-sectional area of adults aged 50-79 years', Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference, October 2015, Gold Coast, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Blizzard CL; Callisaya M; Jones Graeme; Winzenberg TM

2014Chapman JA, Choi-Lundberg DL, Cuellar WA, Williams A-MM, 'Student engagement with online gross anatomy and histology resources', Proceedings of the Australasian Institute of Anatomical Sciences (AIAS) Conference, 11-12 December, 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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

2014Choi-Lundberg DL, Cuellar WA, Williams A-MM, 'Dissection and peer teaching in an undergraduate MBBS curriculum: Student opinions and learning outcomes', Proceedings of the Australasian Institute of Anatomical Sciences (AIAS) Conference, 11-12 December 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL; Williams A-MM

2014Williams A-M, Choi-Lundberg DL, Cuellar WA, Chapman JA, ''If you build it, they will come?': The nature of student engagement with online anatomy resources', ANZACA 2014, 3-5 December, 2014, ANZACA Conference, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Williams A-M; Choi-Lundberg DL; Chapman JA

2013Cuellar WA, Wilson A, Blizzard CL, Hides JA, Jones Graeme, et al., 'Systematic review of the literature on abdominal and multifidus muscle function, assessment methods and their measurement reliability in older adults', APA Conference 2013, 17-20 October, 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wilson A; Blizzard CL; Jones Graeme; Winzenberg TM

2012Choi-Lundberg DL, Cuellar WA, Williams A-MM, 'On-line audiovisual pre-laboratory resources in anatomy - are we connecting with students?', HERDSA: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, 2-5 July, Hobart (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL; Williams A-MM

2012Williams A-MM, Cuellar WA, Choi-Lundberg DL, 'Online audiovisual resources for pre-laboratory preparation and revision', Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists, 9-12 Dec, Sydney (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Williams A-MM; Choi-Lundberg DL