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Associate Professor Craig Zimitat

Associate Professor Craig Zimitat Associate Professor Craig Zimitat

BSc(Hons) (Qld), MHEd (Griffith), PhD (Qld). FHERDSA, FAcadMEd (UK).

Position Director Course Quality
Faculty Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic
School Curtin Learning and Teaching (CLT)
Department Course Quality
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 105
Phone +61 8 9266 5843
Email Craig.Zimitat@curtin.edu.au
Linked In linkedin.com/in/professor-craig-zimitat-a6045914
ORCID orcid.org/0000-0002-9073-095X
ResearcherID www.researcherid.com/rid/B-1759-2008
Google Scholar scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=uYNQ4gIAAAAJ

Brief Summary

Craig is the Director of Course Quality, Curtin Learning & Teaching, Curtin University. Craig was Professor of Learning and Teaching (Strategy & Development) at the University of Tasmania, responsible for providing strategic leadership in learning and teaching at the Faculty level. Prior to this he was Associate Head (Student Engagement) in the School of Nursing & Midwifery (2013-2014) and Associate Head (Learning & Teaching) and Director of Medical Education in the School of Medicine (2008-2012). He has been Deputy Chair, Chinese Medicine Board of Australia since 2013.

Craig has extensive experience in university governance, academic leadership, technology supported learning and teaching, program development and accreditation, and has held a range of academic leadership roles at university and faculty level in Australian universities.  He advocates and promotes scholarship of learning and teaching. He supervises a number of HDR students in educational and health services research.

Memberships, Awards and Training

Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania
Fellow, Higher Education and Research Association of Australasia (HERDSA), 2016.
Fellow, National Academy of Medical Educators (UK), 2015.
National Clinical Supervision Fellowship, Health Workforce Australia (HWA), 2012.
Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Learning and Teaching, Australian Learning & Teaching Council, 2011.
Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning, University of Tasmania, 2010.

 

 

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Employment History

2015-16

Professor, Learning and Teaching, Strategy & Development. Faculty of Health, University of Tasmania (UTAS).

2013-14

Conjoint Professor Simulated Learning Environments, Dept of Health, Tasmanian Government & Faculty of Health, UTAS

2012-14

Professor; Associate Head (Students & Engagement), Deputy Head (Academic), School of Nursing & Midwifery, UTAS. (Seconded twice from MEU Directorship)

2011-2013

Professor & Director, Medical Education, School of Medicine, UTAS.

2010-13

Associate Professor, Deputy Head (Academic), School of Medicine, UTAS

2009

Associate Professor, Acting Deputy Head, School of Medicine, UTAS.

2009

Associate Professor; Associate Head (Learning & Teaching), School of Medicine, UTAS.

2008

Associate Professor; Director, Medical Education, School of Medicine, UTAS

2007

Associate Professor, Deputy Director (Learning & Teaching), Centre for the Advancement of Learning & Teaching, UTAS

2006-07

Deputy Director, Griffith Institute of Higher Education, Griffith University

2003-05

Senior Lecturer, Griffith Institute of Higher Education, Griffith University

1999-203

Lecturer in Flexible Learning, Griffith Institute of Higher Education, Griffith University

1996-99

Lecturer in Medical Education, Queensland Medical Education Centre, The University of Queensland (UQ)

1991-95

Associate Lecturer in Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Queensland.

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Teaching

Over the last 5 years, the majority of his teaching has been postgradaute course work (e.g. Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Master of Higher Education) and supervision of PhD and Doctor of Health students. Prior to that much of his teaching has been exercised through professional development activities - formal and informa - across a range of areas, including curriculum, assessment, evaluation, academic integrity, Work Integrated Learning and internationalsiation. Craig has taught undergraduate biochemistry to medical, dental, pharmacy, science and veterinary science students for more than a decade, and general medicine in the graduate MBBS program at the University of Queensland from 1997-1999.

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Research Interests

 

GRANTS

Project Title and Team

Year

Amount

Ward based simulation for Quality & Saftety in Acute Care. Virtual Tasmanian Academic Health Centre J.E. Reid & C. Zimitat.

2014

$65,000

Smart City Initiative: Regional development for Better Living. Loo, S., Duh, H., Lutzhoft, M., Zimitat, C., Smith, S., Turnbull, P., Felming, S., Bao, Z., Wong, T., Hart, W., Chinthammit, W., Huang, T. UTAS Strategic Research Funding Grant.

2014

$367,000

Advancing the development of resources for clinical supervision. C. Zimitat. Tasmanian Clinical Education Network.

2013

$68,000

LGBTI Health & Aging in Tasmania. A. Miller, D. Williams, D. Harris, C. Zimitat. Tasmanian Department of Premier & Cabinet LGBTI Grants.

2013

$24,000

Adaptive eLearning for Students & Teachers: Practical Simulation of an Enzyme-Catalysed Reaction for Second Year Biomedical Students. Booth, C., Ery, R and C. Zimitat. Teaching & Development Grant

2012

$7,000

Feasability study for a student-led IPL Clinic. Bull, R., Walls, J. & C. Zimitat.  Health Workforce Australia

2012

$106,000

Launceston – Active Healthy City. Hart, G., Brooker, R., Venn, A., Kilpatrick, S, Zimitat, C., Marshall, L., Dixon, B. Department of Health & Ageing, Canberra.

2007

$200,000

 

HDR SUPERVISION

Degree

Title

Candidate

PhD

Paramedic Preceptors - A Question of Work Readiness in Graduate Paramedics

Edwards

PhD

The Urogenital Sensitive Examination Teaching "USET" Research Project: A Grounded Theory Research Activity

Sefton

PhD

Paramedic Clinical Practice: An Investigation of Paramedics' Ways of Learning and the Application of Knowledge to the Clinical Decision Making Processes in the Clinical Context

White

PhD

Improving Attitudes Towards Help Seeking Behaviour For Depression in Both Medical Professionals and Medical Students: A Longitudinal Study

De Silva

PhD

Strategic Review of Nursing Education at St Vincent's: Role, Function & Structure Across the Education Continuum, Building Professional Capacity, Capability and Flexibility into the Workforce to Meet Changing Organisational & Community Needs

Black

PhD

An Investigation into Quality of Life for Removable Dental Prostheses Treated Patients in Sydney South Local Health District - A patient centred views approach

Chapaika

PhD

The Role and Scope of Practice for Advanced Practice Radiation Therapists in Regional and Rural Tasmanian Radiation Oncology Departments

Hilder

PhD

Health System Sustainability: New perspectives from macroeconomics and ecological economics

Hensher

PhD

Effectiveness of Mirror Therapy in Stroke Rehabilitation

Murat

PhD

Impact of mixed gender wards on quality of health care

Miller

PhD

Implementation of AUSDRISK Screening for Type 2 Diabetes

Bingham

PhD

Evaluation of Impact of Redesign of Diagnostic Imaging Services and Use of Appropriateness Criteria on Patient Flow

2015

PhD

Measuring Successful Outcomes Demonstrating Improved Well-being for Tasmanians Who Access Community Services

Girkin

Completions

 

 

PhD

Changing Ethics, Changing Perceptions

Doyle

PhD Student persistence in Higher Education Horstmanshof

 

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Publications

2016

Journal Articles (Research)

2015

Journal Articles (Research)

2014

Journal Articles (Research)

2013

Book Chapters (Research)

2012

Journal Articles (Research)

2008

Journal Articles (Research)

2007

Book Chapters (Research)

Journal Articles (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

2006

Journal Articles (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

2003

Journal Articles (Research)

2001

Journal Articles (Research)

1999

Journal Articles (Research)

1995

Journal Articles (Research)

Additional publication categories

2012

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2003

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Zimitat, C., and B. Miflin. 2003.“Using assessment to induct students and staff into the PBL tutorial process.”Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 28 (1): 17-32.

2001

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Zimitat, C. 2001.“Designing effective on-line continuing medical education.”Medical Teacher 23 (2): 117-122.
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Other Information

Chinese Medicine Board of Australia; Deputy Chair and Chair, NAtional Registration & Notification Commitee.  The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) is responsible for the regulation of the Chinese medicine profession in Australia in the interests of protecting the public from harm. As a memebr of the Board, I have had a broad range of input to all aspects of the regulatory functions fo the Board, delivered pubcli presentations to practitioners and students, and have had specific input into the development of standards that relate to education e.g. competence, CPD, assessment of competence. As Chair of the national Registration & Notification Committee (2014-to date) I have been responsible for lawful registering new graduate practitioners and Chinese speaking practitioners under complex tranistionary rules, managing notifications about practitioners (e.g. professional misconduct, unprofessional conduct etc) and taking Immedicate Action in potentially serious notifications where members of the public may be at high risk of harm. I have also served on the CMBA Policy & Finance Committee, AHPRA Statutory Offences Reference Group. As Deputy Chair, I have chaired CMBA Board meetings and represented the Board at public presentations and the AHPRA Forum of Chairs of the National Boards. I also serve on the Statutory Offences Reference Group, Supervised Practice Group and have completed relevant Governance and Tribunal related training.

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