Dr Theresa Compton
Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
Peninsula Medical School (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry)
I have a special interest in the use of technology in teaching and technology enhanced learning as I have previously worked on developing resources. I like creating multimedia interactive resources such a podcasts , reusable learning objects and most recently moodle lessons.
I am one of the case unit block leads for the atherogenesis and ischaemia case units in year two, so any queries regarding these case units can be directed to me.
MBBS Medicine, BSc Psychology (Hons)
GMC registration, Associate member of ALT, Member of Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
Group work, Facilitation of learning, learning theories, threshold concepts and integration.
Creative practice & artistic projects
A great deal of the work I have previously done on resources has a creative and design element. In order to make resources accessible, useful and desirable the elements of a pedagogic design need to be there. I strongly believe when using a technological resource like a device or app is intuitive, thats when the design is right. I like resources that incorporate all modalities of learning, and include graphics, audio, video etc.
I also enjoy using creativity in my teaching, having previously used role play, drawing or poetry to increase engagement, add fun or tap into emotional processes in learning.
I have previously worked as a medical writer, and have written several patient information leaflets for US and UK audiences on topics such as Osteoporosis, childhood illnesses and dietary fats. I have a publication from my BSc on neurofeedback and its role in enhancing cognitive variables such as working memory. The full text of this is available here.This year I have a book chapter on reproductive hormones, currently awaiting publication, and some of my work on wellbeing has contributed to a symposium report from the Centre for Resilience at the University of Westminster.