The Department of Biomedicine
teaching in the pandemic

The medical students' teaching award

Petri Kursula receive the prize for best teacher in preclinical medicine 2020.

Petri Kursula (left) was awarded the best teacher of preclinical medicine. Marianne Aanerud (right) received the price for best clinical teacher.
Anne Sidsel Herdlevær / privat

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The student organization for medical students awards two prizes for good teaching each year: the best lecturer for preclinical studies and the best lecturer in clinical studies. The winner is determined through a poll among all medical students.

Petri Kursula has now won the prize as best lecturer for preclinical studies in 2020, as a teacher who has been particularly good at adapting to digital teaching. Thanks to Petri for good work in MEDOD1 this fall! We hope that this can inspire us to even better teaching, and that we can be allowed to learn from Petri's experiences.

This is a translation of MFUs announcement:

Through his teaching, Petri Kursula has provided the students with knowledge in a concrete and applicable way. He has made digital lectures more interactive by regularly creating "polls" with questions before and after the lectures to map out what the students can do before the lecture compared to after. Petri is good at using examples if concepts and phenomena should be difficult to understand in theory, and has done a fantastic job on the pedagogical side. He has also shown great responsibility for the students by creating extra sets of assignments, thorough syllabus reviews and well-adapted lectures. This year, the students wanted the award to go to someone who was particularly good at adapting to digital teaching when the corona pandemic prevented physical lectures. Kursula has taken this challenge head on.

Congratulations so much and many thanks for the lectures.