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Helen Cain

Helen Cain

Helen Cain

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Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections
Education & Professional Development
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)

Helen Cain is a Teaching Specialist in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Helen is responsible for subject and practical class coordination and teaching of microbiology to undergraduate Bachelor of Biomedicine and Bachelor of Science students, as well as in post-graduate courses in Optometry and Medicine. Helen worked in diagnostic microbiology at the Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital before becoming involved in microbiology education through the teaching of tertiary practical microbiology classes. Her educational research interests include the optimisation of student learning through the use of ICT to enhance the provision of feedback.  

  • Key Achievements
    • Helen was an invited speaker at the University of Melbourne Capstone Experiences Forum 2012 discussing the development of the third year undergraduate subject BIOM30002 (Biomedicine: Molecule to Malady), a core and capstone subject in the Bachelor of Biomedicine degree. In 2013, Helen was granted the Australian Society for Microbiology Teachers' Travel Award. Helen and her fellow coordinators, Professor Dick Strugnell and Associate Professor Fred Hollande were awarded a 2014 Melbourne Medical School Teaching Award for Program Development for the design and ongoing development of the subject BIOM30002 (Biomedicine: Molecule to Malady) for the B. Biomedicine degree.

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