Danger zone – risking it in Africa to deliver health care

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

A team of volunteer healthcare workers from Australia ventured into one of the most dangerous zones of South Africa last September to treat and help the poor and homeless. They stayed in an AIDS hospice in Johannesburg and were not allowed outside the razor-wired compound without the protection of local staff.

Scholarships put nurses on PhD path

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Four registered nurses are pursuing PhD studies this year through the School of Population Health, with the help of substantial external scholarships.

The Word is Out - Faculty in the News

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Quoted As Saying

The West Australian:

Alumni society grows, helps with job hunting

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

The Health Science Alumni (HSA) hopes to set up a career mentor scheme as part of its scope of activities.

Dental avulsion study a knockout

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

A group of students in the School of Dentistry who won a prestigious national prize for research are part of a new generation of dental students making important findings that are being widely aired.

Showcasing surgical research

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Research ranging from new spinal devices to an artificial eardrum was showcased in the School of Surgery’s recent research symposium.

Stop flipping, start swotting

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Flipping hamburgers to pay the rent and stock the fridge, to the detriment of their studies, will hopefully be a thing of the past for some dental students, thanks to an Assistance Fund being financed generously by the Western Australian Dental Foundation.

High school pilot a hit with would-be doctors

Friday, 3 April 2009

The pilot of the Outer Metropolitan Program in three high schools last year proved a resounding success, with one-third of interested students being offered places to study medicine this year.

New path to nursing

Friday, 3 April 2009

Graduates from a diverse range of disciplines who have had a change of heart and would now like to pursue a career in nursing are lining up to register interest in a brand new UWA course that will give them a Masters degree.

Casual chat brings funding for “old timer’s disease”

Friday, 3 April 2009

Research into Alzheimer’s disease has received a fillip from two UWA benefactors who say they are at the age when the problem is rife.

Students shine in health research

Thursday, 15 January 2009

A conference initiated by UWA medical students to showcase undergraduate health research has proven so successful in its second year that it could become a national event.

A broken surf board highlights injuries seen in general practice

Thursday, 15 January 2009

The notion of the general practice rooms being a research laboratory is beginning to be recognised, especially in the Eastern States.

Made to mentor

Thursday, 15 January 2009

A sixth-year medical student who won an award for his outstanding efforts as a volunteer mentor to other medical students hopes to continue to support students during his years as a hospital doctor.

Hone facial trauma management skills

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Health professionals will have the chance to brush up on the emergency management of dental and facial trauma in the sporting arena at a congress in Perth next year.

The Word is Out - Faculty in the News

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Quoted As Saying

The West Australian:

Influencing clinical practice – medical research is the key

Thursday, 15 January 2009

An international expert on immunology and transplant matching is a believer in getting an early taste of medical research before the demands of work and family make it trickier.

Intense exposure to research cements lifelong career plans

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Professor Terry Nolan, Foundation Head of the University of Melbourne School of Population Health, says the Bachelor of Medicine Science degree was profoundly life-changing.

Sino-Australian cancer research links stronger

Thursday, 15 January 2009

A Faculty team has added to its success in establishing a multi-faceted international research program with China on the anticancer properties of green tea by winning a prestigious national award.

Teaching on the Run takes off and picks up more health professions

Thursday, 15 January 2009

A staff development program for clinical teachers in medicine has been so popular that it has been expanded and rolled out to other health professionals.