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Dr Camille Huser speaks about her career as a university teacher
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CAMILLE HUSER: I’m Dr. Camille Huser. I’m a university teacher in the School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing. And I currently teach on the undergraduate medical curriculum, as well as in some postgraduate courses. One of the greatest challenges of being a university teacher is the challenge of juggling a lot of different things. At the moment, I teach right from first-year students up to postgraduate level. So some of my students are already consultants. So having to adapt to quite a lot of different students and their levels each time can be quite difficult. There are a lot of technologies out there to help us teach and the students are using technology.
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So we always have to adapt and try and incorporate technology in our teaching to improve teaching but also to stay with the times. For example, we’ve got a technology called YACRS which is a classroom response system that allows you to have questions during lectures to be able to involve the students. There’s other technologies that help you to do flipped classrooms, for example, where you can film things for students to look at before the classroom and then you spend your time, instead of lecturing, doing some activities with them to apply the learning. I really love seeing the students progress and learn and develop and flourish into these new individuals.
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You also get to meet lots of students from different nationalities and with different backgrounds. So I really love small-group teaching and being able to have these closer relationships with the students.

Could you teach others about science and inspire future generations of scientists and health care professionals? As a life scientist your ability to teach others is something that could lead to a very rewarding career as Camille Huser, a university teacher at the University of Glasgow explains.

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