Associate Professor Anna Vnuk

Associate Professor

College of Medicine and Public Health

+61 8 72218861
place Flinders Medical Centre (5E:109)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I have come to medical education after years in general practice both north and south of the city. I am still working in clinical practice as a Senior Visiting Medical Specialist in the Antenatal Clinic at the Women's & Children's Hospital. 

I love teaching students and get great delight from developing innovative ways to make the teaching practical, real, useful and leading to good long term outcomes.

In my role as Director of years 1&2 of the Medical Course, I am working to ensure quality teaching in a safe learning environment for all students, leading to readiness for the clinical placements in years 3&4 and high quality doctors on graduation. 

Qualifications
  • MBBS - School of Medicine, University of Adelaide, 1987
  • DRACOG - Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 1989
  • FRACGP - Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 1995
  • GradCertTertEd - Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education, Flinders University, 1997
  • MClinEd - Master of Clinical Education, University of New South Wales, 2003
  • EdD - Doctor of Education, Flinders University, 2013
Honours, awards and grants
  • 1999 - Vice Chancellor's (Team) Prize for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2001 - Vice Chancellor's Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant
  • 2003 - Burns-Alpers Clinical Teaching Award
  • 2004 - Vice Chancellor's (Individual) Prize for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2005 - Finalist (with Prof Harry Owen) Australian Awards for University Teaching
  • 2010 - Faculty of Health Sciences Executive Dean's teaching award (Team)
  • 2013 - Mary Lawson Prize for Innovation in Clinical Skills Education (5th International Clinical Skills Conference)
  • 2013 - Chancellor's Letter of Commendation (EdD)
Key responsibilities
  • Director of Years 1&2 of the Medical Course
  • Coordination of Doctor and Patient (D&P) theme for year 1&2.
  • Teaching of students in years 1&2 clinical skills
  • Development of topic material & web resources, training of external tutors & standardised patients
  • Coordination of Advanced Clinical Skills Teaching and Standardised patients topic Flinders Master of Clinical Education program
Research expertise
Medical education
Research interests
  • Medical Students' Experience of Physical Examination (EdD Dissertation)
  • Standardised Patients
  • Peer Physical Examination
  • Intimate Examinations
Topic coordinator
MMED8102 Doctor and Patient 1B
MMED8101 Doctor and Patient 1A
MMED8201 Doctor and Patient 2
MMED8202 Introduction to Clinical Performance
HLED9109 Advanced Clinical Skills and Standardised Patients
Supervisory interests
Clinical skills
Education, medical, teaching and learning
Experience of learning
Low fidelity simulation
Medical education
Phenomenology
Physical examination teaching and learning
Skill acquisition
Standardised patients
Teaching clinical skills
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Clinical Skill Education (1)
Publications

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