Two studies from The University of Western Australia have found that optometrists and general practitioners - who play an important role in primary eye care - can improve their management of diabetic patients at risk of eye damage.
The prestigious Stevo Julius Award was given to Professor Lawrie Beilin, Winthrop Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Australia in the School of Medicine & Pharmacology, Royal Perth Hospital, by the International Society for Hypertension at its recent 2010 biennial
Scientific Meeting in Vancouver.
With the introduction of New Courses 2012, most professional qualifications from UWA will be obtained by completing a postgraduate degree course following an undergraduate degree. The timetable for the introduction of new professional postgraduate courses has been set.
The University of Western Australia has awarded its highest accolade for excellence in teaching to six exceptional teachers selected from the UWA nominations to the national Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.
The Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA) WA Branch invites applications for vacation scholarships for research projects in the area of human genetics for a period of between six and eight weeks during the 2009/10 summer vacation.
The School of Medicine and Pharmacology is holding a Research Day to focus on the breadth of work on Friday, 11 September.
The event begins at 12 noon. Researchers in the School’s four units will promote collaborations within, and beyond the School. Each unit will each present a brief overview of their research. The keynote address will be given by Winthrop Professor Fiona Lake.
As part of her 6th year medical elective, Priscilla Tan visited the remote and rural parts of Palawan, in the Philippines, with four other UWA medical students. They were taken under the wing of Dr Editha Miguel and her organisation, Agape Rural (Health) Project (ARP). Ms Tan recounts how the Local and International Needs Contribution Scheme (LINCS) greatly aided in supplying equipment, resources and support to the needy area.