Dr Carol Ditchfield
- Senior Lecturer (Undergraduate Medical School)
Carol graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1988 with a degree in Biochemistry followed by a PhD in DNA methylation and Virology from the University of Glasgow 1992.
She then went on to obtain a qualification in education (PGCE) from the University of Strathclyde and spent three years teaching Chemistry and Biology at Stewart's Melville College in Edinburgh.
In 1996 she returned to the University of Glasgow as part of the team who developed and delivered the innovative new problem-based learning (PBL) undergraduate medical curriculum. This work earned the team a University of Glasgow Teaching Excellence award.
In addition to PBL, her other area of interest is assessment and she undertook research on student perceptions of assessment feedback for an M.Ed. (academic practice) in 2007.
Her current post is as Senior Lecturer in the Medical School. She is Head of Assessment for the MBChB course and chairs the MBChB Assessment Committee.
Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance (MSC-AA) representative
Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Problem-based learning (PBL)
Assessment and standard setting
Single best answer multipe choice questions (SBA MCQ)
Assessment Lead for MBChB1 examination
PBL facilitation in year 1 of the MBChB curriculum
Lectures on introduction to PBL, academic writing skills and assessment
Lectures and workshops on assessment, MCQ writing and standard-setting