Congratulations to Dr Mutahira Lone appointed Director of MSc Human Anatomy programme

1 May 2023
Dr Mutahira Lone, Director of MSc Human Anatomy programme UCC

Dr Lone is a lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, and has lectured to Graduate Entry Medical students (GEM) and MSc Radiography students before being appointed programme coordinator on the then recently introduced MSc Human Anatomy in 2017. Dr Lone currently lectures to MSc Human Anatomy students and lectures dental anatomy and histology to undergraduate dental students. As a research supervisor Dr Lone supervises MSc students' research projects and postgraduate research students.

Dr Lone is a passionate teacher and her research interests involve the study of innovative ways to teach anatomy and dental anatomy, combining traditional teaching method with innovative ways to introduce blended learning approaches, introducing the concepts of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the teaching environment. In 2022 she was conferred with an MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (for third level education teachers) run by CIRTL (Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning). During the COVID-19-related restrictions  Dr Lone developed an innovative blended learning approach which incorporates online 3D models for teaching and examining of dental morphology into Canvas and published the results of a review in Journal of Dental Education.

Announcing Dr Lone's Appointment Professor Aideen Sullivan said Dr Lone's 'hard work in ensuring the smooth running of the programme, maintaining academic standards as well as providing outstanding academic and pastoral advice to its students, has been instrumental to its success. I know that she will continue this dedication in her role of Director.' 

Dr Lone said that she is delighted to take over the Directorship of the MSc in Human Anatomy, and thanked her predecessor Professor Gerard O'Keeffe, who has recently taken up the role of Vice-Dean of Research and Innovation at CoMH, for his support.

Dr Lone reminded us that the MSc Human Anatomy programme is full time 12 month student centered course, which is now entering its 6th year. The MSc in Human Anatomy has proved itself to be a very popular course and continues to receive extremely positive feedback from its graduates. The MSc has in its alumni graduates of medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, science, engineering, and other fields, all with an interested in combining a postgraduate qualification in human anatomy with their skills base. The course has a large dissection component which will provide participants with an exceptional opportunity to develop their dissection and anatomical knowledge in the FLAME laboratory, the Department's state of the art human anatomy research laboratory.

If you wish to find out more about the MSc degree in Human Anatomy, please contact Dr Mutahira Lone, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork

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