The University of Melbourne has 40 subject areas ranked in the top 50 in the world, more than any other Australian university, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Melbourne is # in Australia for teacher education
Melbourne also received a top five global ranking for education, moving up two spots on its 2016 ranking.
The seventh edition of QS Quacquarelli Symonds’s analysis of subject-specific university performance lists the world’s best universities for the study of 46 different subjects.
“As a university community, we are delighted with this recognition for our academics, a recognition that does much to highlight not just their hard work across multiple specialist fields but the quality of their research and teaching output as well,” commented Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis.
“This is not just about the institution but the work of a fine academy, and we congratulate them today for their contribution to this result.”
“Our consistent placement among the top ten in the world confirms the impact and excellence of our dedicated and talented staff, as well as the quality of our graduates,” Professor Rickards said.
University of Melbourne Master of Teaching
Since 2008, Melbourne’s Master of Teaching has played a significant role in reshaping education through the clinical teaching approach. This is a major departure from traditional teacher education programs and connects university theory, professional knowledge and classroom experience.
Programs: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary) Location: Melbourne, Victoria Semester intake: March Duration: 1.5 to 2 years Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for either of these programs, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date.
Wouldn’t it be nice to put $4,000 toward your tuition costs? Griffith University is offering just that with their Bachelor of Pharmacy Scholarships, and they’ve just announced a trimester 2 round! Here are the details:
Apply for a Griffith Bachelor of Pharmacy scholarship
Available to: High-achieving students applying for the Bachelor of Pharmacy program at Griffith University in July 2017. Level of study: Undergraduate Citizenship: Citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand Award value and benefits: $4,000 in total (2 tuition payments of $2,000 each over 2 trimesters) Duration: 2 trimesters Programs of study: Bachelor of Pharmacy Applications close: May 12, 2017 Scholarship application outcome: May 26, 2017
Griffith Bachelor of Pharmacy
Students learn through hands-on experience in formulation, pharmacology and analytical laboratories, and during professional practice placements at the new Gold Coast University Hospital and other clinical settings. They will take also specialist courses in areas such as pharmacy management, complementary and alternative medicine, and pharmacology.
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy Location: Gold Coast, Queensland Trimester intakes: February and July each year Program duration: 4 years Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible.
To be eligible to apply to the Griffith Griffith Bachelor of Pharmacy, applicants must have a high school diploma with a minimum of 76% average with Grade 12 math B and one of biology, chemistry or physics. If applying after having partially or fully completed post-secondary studies, applicants need to have a minimum of 76% cumulative GPA to be considered.
Deputy Executive Dean and Associate Dean of Research, Professor Melissa Brown, said the faculty is committed to progressing worthy world-class research by providing operational support over five years to deliver health outcomes.
“Our Health Outcomes Programs, or HOPs, represent a strategic approach to faculty research, in collaboration with our hospital and health partners,” Professor Brown said.
“These are very specific and targeted programs of research that address an identified health problem and will produce a specific and visible benefit.”
The first project selected will address high rates of infection in critically ill patients by optimising antimicrobial therapy.
The research team will use whole genome sequencing to rapidly determine which bacteria are causing infection so the most suitable drug and dose combination can be given. Once the process is established, the research team will test it in the clinic and determine its benefits to individual patients and the health system.
The project led by Professor Jason Roberts and Professor David Paterson includes researchers from UQ’s Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) and School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB).
The second program to be supported focuses on harnessing technology to address the problem of high melanoma incidence and mortality.
The research team will recruit high risk participants to test targeted screening using 3D total body photography and mobile teledermoscopy in the context of the Australian health care system.
Results will be used to drive evidence-based changes to clinical practice.
The project will be led by Professor Peter Soyer of UQ’s Diamantina Institute and Professor David Whiteman, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, and includes collaborators from QUT, QIMR Berghofer and UQ’s Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Business.
Professor Brown said both teams should be congratulated for working collaboratively to create change and translate research into tangible health outcomes.
“These projects were selected following a competitive application process engaging interstate reviewers in late 2016, and we look forward to seeing them make a difference to health care in the years ahead.”
About the UQ Medical School Program
The UQ School of Medicine conducts a four-year, graduate-entry medical program, the Doctor of Medicine (MD). The School of Medicine is a leading provider of medical education and research in Australia, and with the country’s largest medical degree program, they are the major single contributor to Queensland’s junior medical workforce.
Program:Doctor of Medicine (MD) Location: Brisbane, Queensland Semester intake: January Duration: 4 years Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible to increase their chances of timely assessment. This program can fill quickly!
The University of Newcastle $95-million landmark education precinct NeW Space in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD is set to be completed this spring. The first classes are due to be held in second semester, and it is estimated that approximately 3,500 students will study at the facility each day.
The new precinct is a significant revitalisation project for the City of Newcastle and will host a range of university-supported activities including
business and law programs;
digital library services and information commons;
collaborative learning and research spaces;
facilities for engagement with industry, business and the community;
social learning spaces.
University of Newcastle NeW Space (Image: UON)
Newcastle Law School will be moving to the university’s landmark education precinct, NeW Space in the Newcastle CBD. JD students will enjoy the highest quality social learning spaces, digital library services and information commons, collaborative learning and research spaces, and facilities for engagement with industry, business and the community.
Newcastle Law School Juris Doctor Program
The University of Newcastle is now offering two intakes per year for the Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice program.
Program: Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice Location: Newcastle (Callaghan) Duration: 3 years Next intakes: June 2017 and Jan/Feb 2018 Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.
Entry to the program is available to students that have successfully completed a 3-year bachelor degree in any discipline other than law, from a recognized institution; or other post-secondary qualification from a recognized institution assessed by the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to be equivalent. Applicants must also meet the English Language requirements of the university.
James Cook University was established as Australia’s university for the tropics, and therefore focuses on programs that are particularly relevant to the tropical world. JCU Dentistry was established in 2008 in response to the challenges presented by the oral health needs of rural and remote northern Australia.
JCU Dentistry students are connected to the community
JCU researchers say children in rural Queensland are three times more likely to be admitted to hospital for dental problems than in other parts of the state. To help improve oral health education, JCU partners with communities in research to try to make services work better for people living and working in rural and remote areas.
The university sends its health professional students, including JCU Dentistry students, to remote and rural regions on placements, and to do outreach in schools, and encourages its graduates to return back to rural and remote areas to work after graduation.
Apply to JCU Dentistry directly from high school
If you’re interested in improving the health of people who live in tropical, rural, and remote places, then the Bachelor of Dental Surgery program at JCU might be for you. This five-year undergraduate degree provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to become competent practitioners of dentistry. While it is a broad-based program including all aspects of dental practice, it also has a special focus on issues of special concern to the northern Australian region, particularly those relating to tropical, rural and Indigenous practice.
Learn more about JCU dentistry
JCU Dentistry accepts applications from high school graduates or from those who have completed university studies.
Program:Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Location: Cairns, Queensland Semester intake: February Duration: 5 years Application deadline: August 30, 2017
University of Sydney Health Sciences Information Sessions
Venue: University of Toronto, Bahen Centre, Room 2175 Date: Tuesday, March 28 Time: 6 p.m.
Venue: Simon Fraser University, Halpern Centre, Room 114 Date: Wednesday, March 28 Time: 5 p.m.
Venue: University of British Columbia, Woodward Building, Room 3 Date: Thursday, March 30 Time: 5 p.m.
Study Health Sciences at the University of Sydney
Program:Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Location: Lidcombe, (suburb of Sydney), New South Wales Semester intake: March Duration: 2 years Application deadline: TBA. For the 2017 intake, the application deadline was September 30, 2016.
Program:Master of Physiotherapy Location: Lidcombe, (suburb of Sydney), New South Wales Duration: 2 years Semester intake: March Application deadline: Applications are usually assessed on a rolling basis (as they are received). The sooner you apply the better.
Be sure to RSVP for a Sydney Health Sciences Information Session!
Would you like more information about the upcoming Sydney Health Sciences seminars? Contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.
First, meet Charles Sturt University! Established in 1989, it was named in honour of Captain Charles Sturt, a British explorer who made expeditions into regional New South Wales and South Australia.
While CSU has many campuses located in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory, OzTREKK students will be headed to Orange, New South Wales, for their Bachelor of Dental Science program. Nestled in the Central Tablelands of NSW, 260 km west of Sydney, Orange is a progressive city with a friendly country atmosphere. The city’s 38,000 residents enjoy excellent retail, sporting, educational and health services. With two movie cinemas, restaurants offering a range of cuisine, popular Farmers’ Markets, wineries and an annual FOOD Week, Orange combines boutique shops, sporting facilities, and quality educational and health services.
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University of Western Australia
How about heading to the west coast of Australia for a change? If so, you’re in for a treat: Perth, Australia is incredibly beautiful, and you get to enjoy stunning sunsets over the Indian Ocean!
The University of Western Australia is a research-intensive university and one of the internationally recognised Australian Group of Eight (which also includes the University of Queensland, the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, and Monash University).
OzTREKK students will be happy to know that UWA offers three in-demand degree options for Canadian students:
UWA’s picturesque Crawley campus is located on the Swan River just 10 minutes from Perth. The campus offers you a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, myriad clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.
We are thrilled to welcome you, Charles Sturt University and University of Western Australia!
Moving to a new country can be daunting. So can starting at a new university, and doing both at once can be a real challenge! The UQ School of Veterinary Science helps international students make a smooth and successful transition to life and studying on Gatton Campus.
UQ School of Veterinary Science supports its international students! (Photo: UQ)
International student representatives
In each year of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) program, two international year representatives are elected. They provide a collective voice for international students in a single year and are the first contact for international student issues. The international year representatives also discuss international student issues with the veterinary school international student mentor, organise international students’ events and provide mentoring services to international students.
Email addresses for international year representatives will also be provided to international students of each year.
International student representatives
communicate any international students issues directly with the international student mentor;
develop and maintain an international student Facebook page;
help organise events;
are involved in the international student peer-support/mentoring.
Peer support for international students
An international (peer) mentor is a current student who volunteers their time to help new students settle into life in Gatton and study at the UQ School of Veterinary Science. All new students have to make adjustments to be successful at university. Mentors provide peer support and thus a student’s perspective of university life by sharing their experiences, challenges and insights. The international student mentors are a mix of local and international students working together to assist new students from the time they arrive in Australia, attend orientation and throughout the semester.
Academic mentor for international students
Dr Joerg Henning is the International Student Mentor at the School of Veterinary Science. He liaises directly with international students and international student representatives and provides support, guidance and advice on any issues that might be important for international students.
UQ Bachelor of Veterinary Science Honours
The vet program at the University of Queensland is one of the most sought after in Australia, attracting the very best students and producing veterinarians that are in high demand, both domestically and internationally. The university’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science provides the broadest base in the biological sciences of any undergraduate course and provides a very wide range of career options as well as its professional qualifications, enabling graduates to practice veterinary medicine and surgery.
Program: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) Location: Gatton, Queensland Semester intake: February Duration: 5 years Application deadline: UQ Veterinary School has a general application deadline of November 30; however, late applications may be accepted. It is strongly recommended that students apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.
The Indigenous community of Yarrabah in far north Queensland was the focus of architecture who were given the unique opportunity to work with community leaders on an affordable housing project.
Known as the Burri Gummin (‘one fire’) Affordable Housing Project, the students were contributing to an ongoing housing project led by a working party of Yarrabah Traditional Owners and local residents.
The project was facilitated by two Cairns-based, non-profit organisations: Worklink, an employment support group, and the Centre for Appropriate Technology, servicing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities living in remote areas of Australia.
Sixteen Master of Architecture students were invited onto Gunggandji country in far north Queensland to consult with community leaders on environmentally sustainable and culturally sensitive housing designs suited to the hot and humid tropics.
The University of Sydney’s Michael Mossman, one of the senior lecturers in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning driving the project, said, “The challenge was facilitating the student immersion and seeing how they would engage with Gunggandji country, the Yarrabah community, and the project brief. The students were overwhelmingly positive and have opened the door for future engagement with the Yarrabah community.”
Vince Schreiber, the King of Yarrabah and a representative of the working party on the Burri Gummin Affordable Housing Project commented on the student concepts: “They really took on some important information about what the land is all about, how we connect to country, and they really integrated it into the planning and the project itself.”
Vi Le, a recent graduate of Master of Architecture at the University of Sydney, was one of four alumni who worked on the project as a student mentor. She believes it was a unique opportunity as “the students had real clients, a real site that they visited and explored, and an actual community they had to respond to, all while tackling complex policy and cultural issues that usually get labelled ‘too difficult’ for a tertiary design project. The greatest challenge was having only two days in Yarrabah to learn from the community and observe the changing weather of a tropical climate.”
Vi Le believes that the students learned how crucial it is to engage with the local community. “Working with specific people with specific needs and expectations made the project very real for the students and gave them a real sense of social justice and responsibility.
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“The architecture profession needs to self-reflect on what it really means to be an architect in an age of climate change, social injustices, in the absence of political will and leadership. We cannot simply rely on drawings of buildings that do not address the wider issues or are illegible to most people outside of our profession,” she said.
Michael Mossman, who has historical connections to Gunggandji country, added, “The experience was special for me, as it provided a chance to work with a community where I have strong historical links and gave me the opportunity to reconnect to place. The community was wonderful in welcoming staff and students onto country and sharing valuable knowledge, which we accepted with great privilege.”
The project is the subject of a new exhibition “Venice | Yarrabah Lines of Enquiry” that officially opened on March 9. It features drawings of the students’ housing concepts and video used to present their design ideas to the Yarrabah community.
The Yarrabah housing project is displayed alongside architectural models exhibited at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale by another group of Master of Architecture students.