Dr John Owen and his wife Jan

Singing in big changes

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

When orthodontist Dr John Owen and his wife Jan visited Halls Creek last May with the Madjitil Moorna choir, teachers at the school were thrilled because no dentist or dental therapy van had visited the school for the past 18 months. 

Climate changes health

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A third year medical student who attended last year’s Copenhagen summit on climate change is helping to form an international network of students and health professionals interested in the impact of climate change on health.

Climate changes health

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A third year medical student who attended last year’s Copenhagen summit on climate change is helping to form an international network of students and health professionals interested in the impact of climate change on health.

A sensible guide to diagnosis

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The art of diagnosis in medicine has become increasingly complex over the last 20 years with a proliferation of laboratory and radiological tests. Newly qualified doctors and medical students must learn to use this huge array of tests wisely in reaching a diagnosis - a skill often not covered in standard medical textbooks.

Tony Phan

Terminal disease does not stop research

Monday, 3 May 2010

One morning last winter, a young man lay sprawled on the pavement near the Oral Health Centre at QEII.  He heard footsteps approach him, stop, then hurry on. Then he heard a truck slow down, then drive off. Neither the pedestrian nor the driver offered him any help and Tony Phan was in too much pain to ask for it. 

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences relocations

Monday, 29 March 2010

The Faculty office and School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care (including RCS) will be closed until further notice due to substantial damage from the recent storms.

Staff will be relocated to various sites:

Medefacts December 2009: A virtual world of dentistry

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The challenges facing the Dental School with the proposed shorter dentistry degree could be partially addressed by the use of virtual reality based technology (VRBT), according to a Faculty academic.

Medefacts December 2009: Mastering the science of nursing

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The first group of Master of Nursing Science students, who have switched from a range of careers to become nurses, started the innovative post-graduate degree in July.

Medefacts December 2009: Pre-term birth study first cab off rank in Chinese obstetric collaboration

Wednesday, 23 December 2009


A School head has received a rare accolade by being made an Honorary Director in a Chinese university department. It is the first move of its kind for the department.

Medefacts December 2009: A tale of two students

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

These are the stories of two of the first intake of students for the Master of Nursing Science degree at UWA.

Medefacts December 2009: The Bulge spreads out to help community

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

This year’s medical graduates, affectionately known as “The Bulge” because they are the biggest cohort to date, are the 50th group to emerge from the Medical School as qualified physicians.

There are 197 graduates this year compared with 15 who attended their dedication ceremony in December 1959.

Medefacts December 2009: A touch of class

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The first medical students to graduate with a West Australian degree celebrated their 50th anniversary this year with a reunion of doctors who have gone down very different paths.

The graduating class of 1959 reunited at the Weld Club earlier in the year.

Medefacts December 2009: The word is out - Faculty in the news: Quoted As Saying

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

ABC South Coast WA (Albany)

Professor Daniel Fatovich, Professor of Emergency Medicine, is QAS the findings of a study he conducted jointly with Royal Perth Hospital highlight the importance of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to rural and remote communities.

Medefacts December 2009: "Foot doctors” make foray into desert

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Isolated indigenous communities which had never seen a “foot doctor” have been visited by a podiatric medicine team that made a ground-breaking trip into the Western desert.

Medefacts December 2009: SWIH’T sweat, swat rivals at sports shindig – but suffer splint setback

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

How SWIH’T it is – the School of Women’s and Infants’ Health (SWIH) sported a netball team at the UWA Sports Day held recently and managed to rumble their opponents.

Road Safety Council — Appointment of Professor D’Arcy Holman

Thursday, 27 August 2009

A Ministerial Statement was made in Parliament this August about the role of the Road Safety Council Chair and Professor D'Arcy Holman's honorary appointment.

Schizophrenia and criminal offending

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

UWA researchers have been investigating the link between schizophrenia and criminal offending in a bid to provide data to counter or temper popular misconceptions.

Aiming for healthy hearts – tracking risk factors

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

A routine clinical system for monitoring cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in mental health patients is being developed with a view to reducing their high risk.

Eye-opening trip leads to 13 years of humanitarian work

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The wife of Faculty dental graduate Dr Gary Hewett, who was honoured with an OAM this year for his work with the charity Awareness Cambodia, occasionally reminds him of a couple of things.

Scholarship will help pay for life

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The inaugural recipient of the WIRF BMedSc scholarship in honour of Professor Gordon King is undertaking research into pre-term birth at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women.