Biomedical Teaching Organisation

BMTO teaching network

Our active teaching network is open to all staff and PhD students in Biomedical Sciences and offers opportunities to discuss teaching related topics, and share experiences and best practice.

The BMTO teaching network has been established to promote and celebrate teaching initiatives in Biomedical Sciences by encouraging interactions between all staff involved in teaching and stimulating interest in research in Higher Education.

Events planned over the next year include seminars and workshops led by both internal and external speakers and will run approximately every 2 months.

Upcoming dates


Speaker / Topic

Wednesday the 11th of October, 12:30-13:30

"Towards a learning narrative" 

by Dr Medhat Khattar (BMTO)

Teaching room 12 at the BMTO. 

Wednesday the 10th of May, 12:30 - 13:30

This session on the theme of “Digital teaching tools” has been organised by the BMS: IT tools for Teaching group.

"Online Student Orientation: Resources and Tools"

by Chris McKenzie (Deanery of Clinical Sciences)


"Using technology to support the assessment of students"

by Robert Chmielewski (Learning, Teaching and Web division, Information Services)

22nd of March, 12:30 - 13:30

"East meets West: Zhejiang University and the University of Edinburgh's BSc (Hons) degrees in Integrative Biomedical Science" by Dr Joanne Murray

Teaching room 9, Biomedical Teaching Organisation, Doorway 3, Medical School, Teviot Place, EH8 9AG

8th February 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

"Research-led teaching and learning: What do we mean by 'learning in a research-rich environment'?" by Dr Philip Larkman.

Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre, Doorway 1, Old Medical School

1st December 2016, 12:30-13:30

"Teaching: Why do we do it?"  by Dr Sharron Ogle.

Teaching room 9, Doorway 3, Medical School, Teviot Place, EH8 9AG

27th October 2016, 12:30-14:00

"'No cell is from Ireland' - or why I stopped using lectures in honours year" by Professor Jamie Davies.

1st September 2016, 12:30-14:00 "Integrated assessment and feedback practices in BMS2: Findings from a PTAS project" by Dr Celine Caquineau.
16th June 2016, 12:30-14:00 “Blended Learning in Biomedical Education” by Professor Harold van Rijen, Professor of Innovation in Biomedical Education and Director of Biomedical Sciences, University Medical Center, Utrecht.

If you are interested in joining the mailing list, to present your teaching related work or to suggest a speaker please contact Dr Céline Caquineau.

Dr Céline Caquineau


  • Biomedical Teaching Organisation (BMTO)
  • Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences

Contact details



Medical School (Doorway 3)
Teviot Place

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