Development of Online Learning and Self-Testing Tools
Teaching Strategies to Engage Students Enrolled in Large Classes
Dr. Carnegie conducted independent research pertaining to early embryonic development at the Loeb Research Institute and subsequently at Agriculture Canada. She joined the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine in 1997 and since that time has been teaching a broad range of topics in anatomy,
physiology, and pathophysiology to undergraduate students registered in the Faculties of Health Sciences, Science and Medicine. She is the Anglophone Co-Chair of Foundations and the Director of Undergraduate Education for the Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine.
Dr. Carnegie’s research focuses on the development on online learning and self-testing tools that will actively engage students as they strive to understand the structure and function of the human body in both health and disease. She has been fortunate to have a number of undergraduate students through both the Faculty of Medicine summer studentship program and the undergraduate research opportunity program (UROP) who have contributed both their creativity and hard work to these projects. She is currently producing a number of patient-centered videos to support the study of pathophysiology and developing an online game to promote improved understanding of the health consequences of diabetes.
Dr. Carnegie has been fortunate to be recognized for her teaching efforts by the University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University of Ottawa Excellence in Education Award and, most recently, a Chair in University Teaching. She has also received the Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME) Merit Award in recognition of her work with the undergraduate medical curriculum.
Dr. Carnegie’s research into the development and implementation of online learning and self-testing tools has been funded by the Faculty of Medicine, the Centre for University Teaching, and the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society.