At the annual UWA Excellence in Teaching award ceremony last night, the ‘Beyond the Teaching Nursing Home – Community Partnership of Learning and Care’ was the winner in the category of “Programs that Enhance Learning”.
Senior Social Worker Fran McGrath has been awarded the title of 2015 WA Social Worker of the Year at the sixth annual statewide awards, recognising social workers from across Western Australia. Held on Monday night at The University of Western Australia, Ms. McGrath accepted the accolade to a room of heartfelt applause from peers, colleagues, family, friends and distinguished guests.
For many years our school has consistently been recognised for the quality of our teachers and our teaching. The recognition of our teaching colleagues at the annual Faculty Excellence in Teaching awards continues this tradition of outstanding achievement.
International Nurses Day is recognised around the world on May 12, commemorating Florence Nightingale's birthday, to rejoice and acknowledge the contributions and achievements of nurses in society.
Final year Nursing students and staff at UWA will be celebrating International Nurses Day on May 14 at the School of Population Health.
Professor Colleen Fisher (Head of School) will open the event, and celebrations will follow with tea, coffee and delicious treats supplied by the School of Population Health and the Nursing Student Committee.
Emeritus Professor Bruce Armstrong from the University of Sydney's School of Public Health visited UWA's School of Population Health in April. Professor Armstrong is a significant person in the history of epidemiology and public health at UWA, and has been the colleague, supervisor and mentor of some of our top WA and UWA public health professors - including E/Professor Michael Hobbs, E/Professor D'Arcy Holman and Professor Fiona Stanley.
This semester sees older adults from residential aged care Bethanie Joondanna joining the ranks of first year Master of Social Work students as fellow learners on campus. On Monday mornings seven residents, up to 89 years old, have pens poised for note-taking to increase their knowledge of communication processes.
Myanmar post-graduate student Nang Nge Nge Phoo has arrived in Perth to begin her studies in Public Health at The University of Western Australia as the inaugural Woodside Myanmar Postgraduate Scholarship.
A report on Aboriginal heart health released this week is the most comprehensive ever published in Western Australia about the single biggest killer of Aboriginal people. The report highlights the need for all sectors of government, health service providers, business and the community to work together to further narrow the gap between rates of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heart disease deaths.
Australia's higher education system appeared to level the playing field in terms of academic achievement for students, regardless of their socio-economic status (SES) background, according to a new study.
The School of Population Health would like to congratulate the Centre for the Built Environment and Health (CBEH) on being part of a team that won the 2014 WA Planning Institute of Australia President's Award and Minister's Award for the development of the Healthy Active By Design website tool.