February saw 40 local health professionals participate in our three day workshop on Clinical Teaching and Supervision. We have now facilitated this course a number of times for around 400 local and international participants. Included this year were staff from across the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, postgraduate students from Health Professions Education and clinicians from WA Health.
Early this year Professor Sandra Carr was invited to visit the University Gadjah Mada in Yogykarata, Indonesia to present a seminar on Selection Tools and Processes in Medical Education.
Prattama Santosa Utomo, one of our recent Masters in Health Professions Education graduates is a medical educator at Gadjah Mada. Professor Carr also attended a forum on the Future of Medical Education hosted by the Universitas Airlangga. Over the two days she met and discussed the changing focus of medical education in Indonesia and explored some early opportunities for collaboration.
The team behind the Virtual Medical Doctor (vMD) platform are recruiting researchers and PhD students to join them as part of the CSIRO ON Prime program between May to July this year. Do you know of any candidates within your network who might be interested in the below opportunity?
As part of Harmony Week 2019, the Division of Pharmacy in the School of Allied Health, held a ceremony to unveil two beautiful pieces of Aboriginal artwork in the Curnow Building. These will be permanent fixtures and a visual reminder to all who come through the building of the significance of the traditional owners of the land, as well as a reminder to celebrate each other’s diversity.
The team behind the Virtual Medical Doctor (vMD) platform are recruiting researchers and students to join the CSIRO ON Prime course between May to July this year. vMD situates students in a virtual patient consultation and challenges them to apply diagnostic processes through practice-based tasks to understand the role of different clinical information in this process, including history, examination and investigations.
Three major NHMRC funding opportunities have just opened, with closing dates in May.
This new scheme aims to support innovative research projects addressing a specific question. The expected outcomes are innovative and creative research, funding of researchers at all career stages, and funding any area of health and medical research from discovery to implementation.
The Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards are conferred annually to celebrate and reward excellence in teaching and service as delivered by academic and professional staff within each of the four faculties of UWA. The awards are open to staff employed on a full-time, part-time, sessional or contract basis.
The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) is delighted to announce the list of successful projects in the inaugural round of the Communities of Practice (CoP) initiative.
Launched in late 2018 as part of UWA’s Teaching Excellence Initiatives, Communities of Practice provide opportunities for academic and professional staff to establish interdisciplinary networks, share expertise and develop innovative approaches to enhancing teaching and learning.
Fifteen projects were awarded up to $20,000 for 2019.
Congratulations to Faculty staff members for being awarded Australia Day Honours. The Australia Day 2019 Honours List was established in 1975 and recognises the contributions and service by outstanding individuals across Australia. A total of 1127 honours were presented this year.
Two Faculty staff members were awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service in a particular locality or field of activity or to a particular group.
Professor David Forbes
Awarded for his “significant service to medicine in the field of paediatric gastroenterology”.
Congratulations to the many Faculty staff who have received awards and funding success recently:
UWA Corporate Services Award
Trailblazer Award: Laura Clarke (Academic Services Manager) Laura has consistently worked to deliver outcomes by actively seeking out areas and processes for improvement. She rises above the "business as usual" to identify pain points and implement solutions with cross-functional support coordinated by herself in a collaborative manner, leading to better service delivery for everyone.
The inaugural Precision Public Health (PPH) Asia Symposium was held in October this year. Over 150 delegates from across the globe gathered in Fremantle for the two day interactive conference to discuss the current state and future role of PPH in the Asian region.