The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is proud to announce that the University's unique Master of Clinical Pathology (MCP) program has received full and unconditional professional accreditation. This is the first such postgraduate program to be accredited from a Go8 University, the only one in WA and the only one with an accredited research stream.
A new collaborative study led by The University of Western Australia has found that a painful joint condition called arthrofibrosis that can result from traumatic injury or surgery may come in two forms which should be treated separately.
UWA Master of Pharmacy student, Alexander Gallo, was recently awarded the ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship which will provide him with financial support to undertake a research internship in Switzerland.
The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, an article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of great awards or achievements across the University please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A new study led by The University of Western Australia has identified 11 recommendations to help health professionals and patients better manage musculoskeletal problems. The study comes after the team found many musculoskeletal problems were not being managed effectively.
Sarah Evamy joined the Faculty’s Educational Enhancement Unit in February, and with her came a little bundle of golden fur – Harvey, her guide dog in training. The Faculty has been supporting guide dogs in training at King Edward Memorial Hospital for the past four years. If you see a Harvey look alike at King Edward, it is indeed Harvey!
The inaugural Perth Cardiovascular Research Symposium was held at The University of Western Australia (UWA) on Tuesday 5 March. The Symposium brought together over 80 cardiovascular researchers from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital, the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research, UWA, Murdoch University and Curtin University.
Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) and The University of Western Australia have pioneered a study of the world’s first and only laboratory model of a rare type of retinal disease, paving the way for new treatment pathways.
A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has provided compelling evidence that congenital/early cortical blindness – that is when people are blind from birth or shortly after - is protective against schizophrenia.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
A biopsy needle that can help surgeons identify and avoid blood vessels in the brain during surgery has undergone initial tests in humans by a research team from The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
A new study led by The University of Western Australia has found many homeless people are trapped in a ‘revolving hospital door’, often not accessing medical care until they are very sick or in crisis. If discharged back to homelessness, the cycle continues, and at Christmas there will be patients in hospital with no home to go to.
A University of Western Australia research project that uses acoustic sensing technology to detect gut disorders, and could replace the usual invasive colonoscopy method, has won a top honour in the Innovator of the Year Awards.
The UWA Medical Humanities Network together with the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies held a symposium on Friday 26 October exploring “Empathy in Society”. The interdisciplinary symposium highlighted current approaches to empathy research including within the context of medicine and healthcare, with a view to inform how the practice of empathy may be taught and integrated into medical and health professions education.