Dr Elsamaul Elhebir
Program Manager | Health Sciences
What is your role at Curtin College?
I coordinate the Health Science Diploma (Stage 2). My role involves managing the many streams we offer in Health Sciences. I provide information and advice to students regarding Heath Science courses and units, as well as supporting lectures and students to ensure a high quality and enjoyable learning experience.
I also coordinate and teach a variety of units within the Health Science program and Pharmacy stream.
What do you like most about your role?
I get a lot of enjoyment from working with students and watching their learning across the year. I enjoy supporting students to achieve their academic goals, by helping to equip them with the skills they will need as they progress in their studies.
How would you describe your teaching style?
My teaching style and philosophy have been shaped by having taught in many pharmacy and inter-professional health science units both at Curtin University and Curtin College, and the exposure to different teaching style and class engagement strategies. I have a very interactive teaching style and prefer to give the student more real-life examples and enhancing their internalisation of knowledge. I use a lot of activities and examples in my teaching to assist students learning and I encourage open discussion. I am open to new ideas and suggestions by both my peers and the students. Most importantly, I aim to provide students with an interesting and enjoyable learning experience.
Where else have you worked?
Before coming to Curtin College, I worked at Curtin University in various research and lecturing roles at the School of Pharmacy and I have also taught in most inter-professional first year units. I am also a registered Pharmacist with long experience in research, hospital and community pharmacy sectors.
What’s your academic background?
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm); Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy (PGradDip Pharm); PhD; MPS.