HMS Functional Update - September

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Academic Services – Laura Clarke

The University holds an institution-wide licence for the Sonia student placement system.

The RCSWA has been using Sonia for a few years and the Medical School is in the process of entering data across all areas.

The Admissions team are working on entering all immunisation checks at the pre-enrolment stage which will remove significant duplication of process at various rotation and year entry points.

Sonia key features include:

Research Impact Series - Achieving your Research Outcomes

Monday, 10 September 2018

The Office of Research Enterprise is hosting a number of seminars aimed at UWA researchers who wish to learn more about the services offered by UWA to help further their research. These seminars are called: Achieving your Research Outcomes and are part of the Research Impact Series.

Student winners: Combined Biological Sciences Meeting

Friday, 7 September 2018

Congratulations to three Biomedical Sciences students for winning prizes at the 2018 Combined Biological Sciences Meeting (CBSM). 

Nicole Bzdyl took out the overall prize at CBSM, the ECU New Investigator Award for her presentation on 'Folding your way to pathogenicity; The essential role of Peptidyl-Prolyl Isomerase ppiB in Burkholderia pseudomallei." Nicole is co-supervised by Dr Mitali Sarkar Tyson, Professor Tim Inglis and Associate Professor Charlene Kahler.  

Opportunity for involvement in Hypertension studies

Friday, 7 September 2018

The Dobney Hypertension Centre (DHC) is a collaborative venture between The University of Western Australia and Royal Perth Hospital. It is led by Professor Markus Schlaich, an international leader in research of high blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension. 

A new paradigm for pain management

Friday, 7 September 2018

The WA Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) in Geraldton hosted visiting guest speaker Dr Matthew Bryant (Pain Specialist, Anaesthetist, and Director of the North Queensland Persistent Pain Management Service) on 9 August. 

He spoke about looking after the patient as a whole, to provide care in multi-disciplinary health teams - especially active rehabilitation and avoiding opioids with chronic pain.

Week of Wellness

Friday, 7 September 2018

As part of National Safe Work Month and to celebrate Mental Health Week (7-14 October) we are encouraging Faculty staff to take some time out for their own mental health and wellbeing. Mental Health Week is all about community and the various settings we go to every day where we can support the wellbeing of ourselves and others: 'Mental health starts where we live, learn, work and play'.

HMS Functional Area Update - August

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Development & Alumni – Asha Stabback

  • Prize ceremony was held on 6 August celebrating our top students
  • Revitalisation of bequest funds will be directed towards establishing at least 10 new MD scholarships
  • Alumni volunteering to assist BMR with recruitment activities and to join the MD / DMD student selection panel

Financial and Staff Resources – Ailish Breheny

Human Resources staff notices

Thursday, 12 July 2018


As at 10 July 31% of Faculty staff have completed their appraisals, 24% had commenced the process and 45% are yet to activate their appraisal. Appraisals are due for completion by the end of July 2018. For further information visit staff appraisal resources.

Christmas closure

HMS Functional Area Update - July

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Financial and Staff Resources – Ailish Breheny 

WACRH Geraldton Nursing Placement Roundtable

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

This week the WA Centre for Rural Health in Geraldton hosted a Nursing Placement Roundtable meeting on 9 and 10 July.

Come cheer on our graduands - July Graduation Ceremonies

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

All staff are invited to cheer on our students during the graduand processions through campus, starting at Great Court South and making their way to Winthrop Hall. 

It’s a great chance to celebrate the journey and achievement of our students. It’s also a chance for students to acknowledge the support you have provided by developing them to become future leaders.  

You can show your support at the Health and Medical Sciences graduation on:

  • Saturday 28 July, 6pm

Where to meet

Applications open for mid-year entry 2018

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

If you have a background in health or science and are interested in educational research or professional opportunities around teaching and supervision in the health professions, our courses may interest you.

Meet Masters student Alison Creagh

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Alison has worked as the Medical Educator at Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ, previously known as Family Planning) in Perth for 18 years, and is a GP working in women's health. Her education job involves developing and running courses for doctors, teaching in sexual and reproductive health for medical students, and sometimes teaching nurses and students of other health professions.

UWA HPE representation at ANZAHPE conference

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) 2018 Conference will be held in Hobart from Sunday 1 July to Wednesday 4 July, 2018. The theme of the meeting is Sustainability for Health Professions Education. Staff Professor Sandra Carr, Dr Gabrielle Brand and Dr Sue Miller will be presenting, as well as Masters student Renee McKenzie.

Masters student Renee instructs perinatology nurses in Indonesia

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

According to 2015 WHO data, Indonesia has the fifth highest number of preterm births in the world. HPE Masters student Renee McKenzie and her King Edward Memorial Hospital colleague Diane Coad recently provided expert instruction at MIDEC, a short course for Indonesian perinatology nurses initiated by the Wyneth Nutrition Science Centre to meet this pressing need.

Communicating Good Health and Wellbeing Symposium

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

May saw some 63 delegates and researchers in population health, medical humanities, medical education, health sociology, health communication and cultural studies from Australia, South Africa, Ghana and New Zealand come together to share current research and best practice in the health care communication space.

Masters student Kirsty on the road in PNG

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

HPE Masters student Kirsty Haywood recently travelled to Papua New Guinea to volunteer her nursing, midwifery and health education skills in the remote Oro province. Her trip was supported by the ANF Humanitarian Aid fund. Health professionals from around Australia provided primary health care to 860 patients with a variety of conditions during the seven day outreach program.

Doctor of Dental Medicine Career Cafe

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

On the evening of 19 June, at the third annual DMD Career Mentor Café, 11 dentistry alumni helped welcome 36 first year students to the UWA Dental School and the profession they are joining.  Through these graduates, students experienced firsthand the UWA community of support that will be there for them for a lifetime. 

Health Professions Education students recounts trip to Papua New Guinea

Friday, 8 June 2018

Kirsty Haywood is a second year Master of Health Professions Education (Thesis and Coursework) student. As an Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) Humanitarian Aid Fund recipient, she recently took a trip to Papua New Guinea to volunteer as a Midwife and Nurse with No Roads Health. Kirsty recounts her trip.

Communicating Good Health and Wellbeing Symposium

Friday, 8 June 2018

May saw some 63 delegates and researchers in population health, medical humanities, medical education, health sociology, health communication and cultural studies from Australia, South Africa, Ghana and New Zealand come together to share current research and best practice in the health care communication space.