Tara has developed a number of successful online courses for medical professionals and is currently course director for the following courses:
Course Director Professional Certificate in Medical Retina. For details of the prospectus, click HERE
Course Director PgDiploma/MSc Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Theory). For details of the prospectus, click HERE
Course Director E Learning Tool (Forensic and Legal Medicine) MFFLM Part 1 / MFFLM Part 2 (SOM), DFCASA and DLM. For details of the prospectus, click HERE
Tara has experience in a wide range of teaching and learning support methods including; lectures, tutorials, seminars, peer assessment, case studies, distance/on-line learning, chat rooms on-line, discussion themes on-line, research project design, laboratory practical classes and preparation of dissertations. She is committed to her continuing professional growth and development as demonstrated by courses attended.
She has undertaken a substantial role in teaching and learning and administration since commencement of her lectureship. She is a reflective practitioner passionate about her subject area and she strives to implement pedagogically informed innovative methods of teaching. She notes improvements in her teaching as evidenced by increased participation and retention, excellent student evaluations and very rewarding peer observation comments. Excellence in Teaching – Evidence Based highlights some very positive student feedback obtained during module evaluation and questionnaire results demonstrating how 100% of students described Tara’s teaching as ‘outstanding’.
She has been awarded a number of prizes both locally and nationally in recognition of her contributions to innovating and inspiring teaching- the Distinguished Teaching Fellowship award and a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy.
In recognition of a person of eminence who had rendered exceptional services to the science and practice of forensic and legal medicine Tara was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of London. This is the highest honour the FFLM can bestow on anyone. The post nominal designator is Hon FFFLM.