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Thursday, October 12th, 2017

What is genetic counselling?

Internationally, genetic counselling is taught within a 2-year clinical master degree. In Canada, only five universities offer a Master of Science in genetic counselling with very few places for each, and entry can be extremely competitive. It’s no wonder students with a passion for understanding genetics are looking elsewhere to continue their studies.

What is genetic counselling?

Study genetic counselling at the University of Melbourne

What is genetic counselling?

The practice of genetic counselling combines the expertise of genetic disease mechanisms with a sensitive appreciation of the psychological burdens and complex social and ethical issues associated with genetic disorders. Genetic counsellors work in a multidisciplinary team with clinical geneticists, nurses, social workers, dietitians, communicating complex genetic information to individuals and families to facilitate decision making.

The University of Melbourne’s 2-year Master of Genetic Counselling is designed to build and increase skills and breadth in clinical practice and research, utilising the expertise of tutors who are clinicians, genetic counsellors, scientists, people with a disability and community members.

The degree will fulfill the requirements for certification and employment as a genetic counsellor in Australia and reciprocity with training overseas. The program teaches counselling skills, research skills and clinical genetics knowledge in small interactive student groups. Problem Based Learning is one mode of teaching in the genetics tutorials.

Past graduates are employed throughout the world, including in Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand. It is expected that graduates of the Melbourne Master of Genetic Counselling will be eligible to register to practice as genetic counsellors in the UK and Canada, further increasing employment opportunities.

Program: Master of Genetic Counselling
Duration: 2 years
Next available intake: February 2019

Apply to the University of Melbourne Master of Genetic Counselling degree!


Find out more about studying genetic counselling and other health sciences degree at the University of Melbourne. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Health Sciences Admissions Officer Heather Brown at heather@oztrekk.com for more information.

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Bond University High Performance Centre wins international award

Bond University High Performance Training Centre (HPTC) has been awarded a 2017 Strength of America Award for its world-class strength and conditioning standards.

Bond’s HPTC was the only Centre in Australia to receive this prestigious accolade, which is jointly awarded by the US National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.

Bond University High Performance Centre wins international award for strength and conditioning program

Bond University High Performance Training Centre awarded a 2017 Strength of America Award (Photo: Bond University)

The award—which represents the gold standard in strength and conditioning programs—measured the HTPC on four key criteria: Supervision, Education, Program, and Facilities.

Bond University’s HPTC Facility Manager Glenn Corcoran said the award recognises Bond’s success in creating safer programs and facilities for athletes.

“This Strength of America Award recognises Bond for providing world-class strength and conditioning services at the Bond Institute of Health & Sport (BIHS), which is also home to leading research and programs in the disciplines of exercise and sports science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nutrition and dietetics,” Mr Corcoran said.

“Our strength and conditioning programs assist young athletes from Bond Sport and the entire Gold Coast region to become the best they can be, by providing world-class, evidence-based practices, delivered by highly qualified professionals in a facility that is second to none.”

Bond University Head of Exercise and Sports science, Professor Peter Reaburn said the award also put the university’s facility front and centre on the world stage.

“Bond’s exercise and sport science students are very fortunate to be educated not just in world-class facilities, but by some of the best qualified strength and conditioning staff in Australia.

“In the past twelve months we’ve seen considerable growth in the use of Bond’s HTPC as a teaching and training hub for national and international athletes and professional sporting organisations, including Triathlon Australia, Singapore Rugby Womens 7s and the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association, to name just a few,” said Professor Reaburn.

“Bond’s reputation as not just the Gold Coast’s but Australia’s ‘facility of choice’ for elite competition preparation is spreading, and this Strength of America award strongly reinforces our position as a leading international facility.”

The NSCA’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Scott Caulfield said the NSCA and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition were working together to provide all centres with concise guidelines.

“I am proud to have Bond University High Performance Training Centre be part of our ongoing mission to improve the education and programs for all our youth,” Mr Caulfield said.

The NSCA is the recognised peak body in International athlete preparation in the United States.

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition is the peak US government body for health and fitness.

About the Master of Sports Science at Bond University

The Bond University Master of Sports Science is designed to develop specialist knowledge and skills relating to strength and conditioning and high performance science of elite athletes. This unique program places a strong emphasis on comprehensive practical experience and industry immersion, including a two semester full-time professional internship under the mentorship of a sports scientist.

Completed in only 1 year and 4 months (4 semesters), the first two semesters are comprised of specialist on-campus coursework, followed by the internship which incorporates applied sports science /strength and conditioning practice and a research component. This internship is completed full-time for 2 semesters, at a minimum of 500 hours with an elite sport organisation. Bond University has affiliations with national and international elite sporting organisations and professional sports teams.

Program: Master of Sports Science
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Intakes: January and May
Duration: 1 year and 4 months

Apply to the Bond University sports sciences program!


Learn more about studying sports science at Bond University. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Health Sciences Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Rehabilitation sciences career options? Come to the Western University Health Sciences fair!

OzTREKK at Western University’s Health Sciences Fair

Rehabilitation sciences career options? Come to the Western University Heath Sciences fair!

Meet Rehab Sciences Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at the upcoming Western Health Sciences career fair!

Do you attend Western University? Are you interested in audiology, occupational therapy, chiropractic science, physiotherapy, or speech pathology?

You can meet OzTREKK at Western University on Wednesday, Nov. 9 and speak with OzTREKK Director Jaime Notman and Australian Rehabilitation Sciences Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh to explore your options!

This will be a great opportunity for you to find out about

  • Australian universities that offer rehab sciences;
  • admissions requirements;
  • accreditation process—so you can take your degree home;
  • when and how to apply;
  • and much more!

Western University Career Directions Fair
Date: Nov. 9, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Great Hall, Somerville House

OzTREKK Information session: 5:30 p.m.


To find out more about this career fair and about rehabilitation science degrees in Australia, please contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

University of Sydney commits $60 million as first phase of $500M investment

The brightest minds will be brought together as part of a historic partnership agreement between the University of Sydney and Westmead precinct partners announced recently.

The partnership includes an initial commitment by the University of Sydney to contribute more than $60 million of funding for new education facilities, upgrades to existing spaces, and a suite of new academic programs and initiatives, in addition to its existing staffing contribution of $35 million per year at Westmead.

This increased contribution to the partnership will help ensure that clinicians, students and researchers at Westmead Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead Institute for Medical Research and the Children’s Medical Research Institute will be able to continue to meet the needs of the expanding population and increasing health needs of Western Sydney, New South Wales and beyond.

The new facilities and programs will support the expanded expertise and educational opportunities available on the precinct in areas like data sciences, engineering, physics, business management, the social sciences and others.

NSW Health Minister the Hon Jillian Skinner was present at the announcement and welcomed the partnership agreement.

University of Sydney commits $60 million as first phase of $500-million investment

Sydney students to receive a boost in facilities and programs (Photo credit: University of Sydney)

“I congratulate the University of Sydney and all the Westmead precinct partners on this great partnership.  Students all across Westmead—who are our clinicians and researchers of the future—will enjoy the contemporary, flexible technology-enabled teaching, learning and working spaces that are being built as part of this partnership,” Jillian Skinner said.

The University of Sydney investment includes capital funding for

  • 5,000m2 across two floors of the Westmead Redevelopment’s new acute services building, to become the central location of the University of Sydney’s Westmead Campus;
  • an upgrade and expansion of the current Westmead Education and Conference Centre, within Westmead Hospital, to provide innovative and versatile learning environments;
  • refurbishment of student facilities, to improve the student experience at Westmead; and
  • a new simulation ward, which provides facilities for educating students in nursing, medicine and allied health, and training staff at Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

The university spaces will also be available for use by other precinct partners, giving them access to contemporary education facilities that are not currently available at Westmead.

The university is also working with the Westmead precinct partners to develop the proposal for the Westmead Innovation Centre. The Innovation Centre will be collecting and generating ideas and new solutions from patients, clinicians, researchers and other innovators and will be fostering a culture of innovation and knowledge sharing.

“This is such an important part of the university’s work in Western Sydney. A key focus of the next era of strategic growth for the University of Sydney will be in—and for—Western Sydney, and this is the early phase of what we anticipate will be a $500m investment over the next 15 years. Importantly, this investment will help us build on the university’s areas of strength with its partners at Westmead,” University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence said.

Welcoming the investment and the university’s role in helping address the healthcare challenges of the future, WSLHD Chief Executive Danny O’Connor said, “Westmead Hospital and the University of Sydney have had a long-standing partnership, dating back to the official opening of the hospital in 1978. This expanded commitment from the university means a greater opportunity to collect and generate ideas and new solutions from students in different disciplines as well as clinicians, researchers, patients and other innovators.”

“Co-locating the education and research activity with the clinical services space means Westmead will extend the quality of its education and research capability for the benefit of our patients and families in Western Sydney and beyond,” said Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Chief Executive Dr Michael Brydon.

The strength of the precinct partnerships has helped deliver on Westmead’s strong track record as a successful innovator in the delivery of healthcare, research and education and helped attract a talent pool that is now the largest concentration of biomedical, scientific and healthcare focused minds in Australia.

The investment is just one part of the $3.4 billion earmarked by government, universities and the private sector for investment at Westmead over the next decade, including new commercial and residential facilities and development of the Parramatta Light Rail.

Learn more about studying medicine and  nursing at the University of Sydney!

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Monash University nursing and health sciences scholarships

The Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences has established an international reputation for leadership in teaching, research and delivery of clinical and public health services. The faculty is one of the largest in Australia, delivering a variety of postgraduate programs in areas such as medicine, biomedical science, nursing, psychology, medical imaging and radiation sciences, forensic medicine, epidemiology and preventative medicine and social work.

Monash nursing and health sciences

Study nursing and health sciences at Monash University

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences offers a once-off $4000AUD scholarship for every international student enrolling in one of the following courses:

  • Master of Biomedical and Health Science
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Peninsula Campus only)
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Services Management
  • Master of Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Master of Social Work (Qualifying)


Learn more about studying Health Sciences at Monash University. Contact OzTREKK for more information about these scholarships at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Friday, March 11th, 2016

University of Melbourne Social Work professor honoured

The University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences congratulates Professor Cathy Humphreys on her induction to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, 2016. This honour recognises her important contributions to ensuring the safety of women and children, within their families and in institutional care.

Since 2006, as Alfred Felton Chair in the Melbourne Department of Social Work, Professor Humphreys has led a large body of research into child and family welfare, domestic violence and child abuse, stability and quality for out of home care, developments arising from Victorian legislation on children, youth and families, and the impact of research on policy and practice.

University of Melbourne social work

Professor Cathy Humphreys (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Her highly collaborative research is conducted with Victorian community sector organisations, into the areas of out of home care, domestic violence and child abuse. This distinctive ‘externally facing’ nature of her work facilitates the direct translation of research findings into practice for those organisations.

She sits on the Advisory Committee for the Minister for Family Violence and is co-chair of MAEVe, an interdisciplinary research alliance at the University of Melbourne in partnership with community, industry and government agencies to reduce harm and improve the safety and well-being of women, families and communities; increase accountability and improve responses to men; and prevent violence before it starts.

In addition to her wide body of applied research, Professor Humphreys continues to develop successive generations of social workers through teaching managers and front-line workers in Victorian Community Sector organisations and DHHS as well as supervision of PhD and Research Masters students.

Professor Humphreys’ work exhibits the social worker’s ethos: to intercede wherever the circumstances of those whose lives are damaged by violence can be improved; to build a system that disrupts cycles of violence and disadvantage; and to advocate strongly and protect the rights of vulnerable people.

Professor Humphreys has led a number of landmark projects that have impacted the lives and the futures of people whose childhoods were spent in institutional care. The end-to-end character of her research program establishes the applied value of each project as it begins and creates ready pathways for its translation into policy and practice.

More than this, Professor Humphreys’ comprehensive program of research and her ongoing work providing advice to governments and the social welfare sector is creating an enduring legacy in four separate but connected areas. Firstly, she has created a legacy of academic knowledge—the essential base of evidence explaining the mechanisms and relationships that determine pathways to good or bad consequences for children and families. Secondly, she has made that knowledge accessible to social workers so they can reshape their practice according to its findings. Thirdly, she has engaged with policy makers to inform the creation of new policies based on the evidence of her research. Finally, her work has informed a growing public understanding of the insidious nature of violence and abuse within family relationships and institutional out of home care.

Professor Humphreys works to break the self-perpetuating cycles of violence and abuse in families and in institutions by creating new cycles where research findings inform policy and practice, the experience of practitioners in turn informs research design, and new generations of practitioners are mentored into perpetuating the development of new knowledge, practice and policy.

University of Melbourne Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work at the University of Melbourne

  • prepares students for professional social work practice in a diverse range of contexts;
  • provides students with foundational theories informing social work practice;
  • introduces students to the methods of social work practice, including casework, counselling, groupwork, community development, policy and research;
  • introduces students to the fields of social work practice, including child and family, health and mental health;
  • immerses students in practice through the two 500 hour (approximately 67 days) fieldwork placements;
  • provides a pathway for graduates wanting to pursue doctoral study.

Program: Master of Social Work
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed

  • an undergraduate degree with at least one year of full-time studies in social sciences, or equivalent;
  • evidence of relevant paid or volunteer work experience of at least 40 hours over a 3-month duration;
  • a personal statement of up to 500 words outlining why they wish to be considered for the course; and
  • a professional referee report.

Apply to a University of Melbourne Health Sciences degree!


Are you interested in studying social work or other health sciences at the University of Melbourne? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Health Sciences Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com for more information.

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Bond health sciences research identifies likely cause of common elite cricket injury

New Australian-first research from Bond University has shown that while elite cricketers play much more intensely, their hamstring strength is no greater than that of school level players, which is potentially causing the high number of hamstring injuries seen at the game’s top level.

Bond Health Sciences

Bond researchers are studying hamstring strain injuries in cricketers (Photo credit: Bond University)

Hamstring strain injuries (HSIs) are the most prominent form of injury in professional cricket, evidenced by Aaron Finch who was recently sidelined by a hamstring injury that saw him lose the Australian Twenty20 team captaincy to Steve Smith ahead of the World T20 in India this month.

The recently published study from Bond University—led by Masters of Research student Wade Chalker and Associate Professor Justin Keogh from Bond’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine—compared the eccentric hamstring strength and hamstring strength asymmetries of elite, sub-elite and school-level cricket players and found no significant difference across the three groups.

The research, which encompassed 16 participants from the Queensland Bulls, looked at the eccentric hamstring strength of 74 male bowlers and batters and found no difference between the three distinct skill levels nor a difference between playing positions.

Following these findings Mr Chalker spent 11 weeks with the Queensland Bulls during pre-season to improve their eccentric hamstring strength through specialised training, which ultimately saw the team reduce its number of HSIs suffered by players from six injuries in the previous season, to just one in the 2014–2015 season.

Mr Chalker said the findings clearly suggested that a lack of eccentric hamstring strength may be the major risk factor behind why so many professional cricketers are sidelined by HSIs.

“Our research sought to identify trends and factors that may be causing elite players to suffer hamstring strains more frequently than junior players,” he said.

“Comparing the hamstring strength of school-level players to elite cricketers, and factoring in the difference in age, training and athleticism, you would expect to see stronger hamstrings in the professional players, however our research discovered that was not the case.

“The eccentric hamstring strength across all playing levels was almost identical, which is a major concern when you consider the intensity of today’s modern game at the elite level.

“This is a significant finding for professional cricket as it may explain why we are seeing a continual increase in HSIs in elite players, but not amongst the school-level players who are more likely to be injured by contact with the cricket ball.

“We also found no significant difference in eccentric hamstring strength between bowlers and batters; however, bowlers are more at risk of this particular injury during the bowling phase as they experience greater forces through their body so we expect these findings to be of particular relevance to this group of players.”

Mr Chalker said it was important to implement hamstring strengthening routines into training regimes in order to increase eccentric hamstring strength and to help reduce HSIs.

“Our recommendation is that teams need to be implementing eccentric-based strengthening exercises to strengthen hamstrings and reduce limb asymmetry,” the Bond health sciences researcher said.

“While elite players incorporate various strength and conditioning routines into their training schedules, strengthening exercises need to be specifically targeted to the hamstring, with an exercise like the Nordic hamstring exercise—which is basically a leg curl you would do at the gym, but lowering the whole body to the ground.

“We also believe it is important to implement these strength-based training routines not only in professional cricket but also at the junior level, so young athletes are conditioned and ready to move up through the ranks if and when the time comes.

“The next phase of our research will look at the effect of using real time visual feedback to help athletes reduce limb asymmetries, which also plays a role in hamstring injuries, using computers to monitor cricketers’ force output on both the left and right leg to identify and rectify asymmetries before they lead to injuries.”

Master of Sports Science at Bond University

The Master of Sports Science is designed to produce high quality graduates who possess an excellent understanding of advanced sports science practice. The program provides you with advanced studies in biomechanics, physiology, sport psychology and the principles of high performance sciences that incorporate programming, athlete monitoring and emerging technology in sports.

The program is delivered through a select blend of on-campus coursework, applied research and industry internship units. A unique feature of this program is the opportunity to gain comprehensive professional experience through the completion of a 10-month internship with a sports organisation relevant to the research project to be undertaken.

Program: Master of Sports Science
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: May
Duration: 4 semesters

Apply to a Bond University Health Sciences program!


Learn more about studying sports science at Bond University. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Health Sciences Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at 1-866-698-7355 or shannon@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Bond named partner for the 2015 Australian University Games

Bond University has been named the partner university of the 2015 Australian University Games, Australia’s largest multisport event for university student athletes.

The partnership was announced at the 2015 Australian University Sport (AUS) national conference in front of representatives from 39 of Australia’s tertiary education institutions.

Bond University Health Science degrees

Bond University sports facilities

The 2015 Australian University Games will be held from Sunday, Sept. 27 to Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, attracting more than 7,500 student athletes, team managers, staff and volunteers from across Australia to take part in 32 sports over five days of competition.

The event is known as a high standard multisport tourism event and managed by Australian University Sport, with support from the Queensland Government through its tourism and events agency, Tourism and Events Queensland.

With more than 100,000 student athletes having competed since its inception in 1993, the estimated economic impact of this year’s event is $12 million in direct expenditure and 44,000 visitor nights, with 6,000 student athletes attending from more than 35 interstate universities.

Garry Nucifora, Executive Director of Sport at Bond University, looks forward to hosting the 7,500 student athletes expected to compete.

“With the Games in our ‘backyard’ of the Gold Coast, Bond is very hopeful that an even greater number of student athletes will participate in the Games and make the most of the opportunities that enhance university life.”

Australian University Sport CEO Don Knapp welcomed Bond University as the Australian University Game’s partner university.

“We are thrilled to announce Bond University as our partner university for this year’s Games,” said Mr Knapp.

“As Australia’s peak body for university sport, our membership is comprised of tertiary institutions. Partnerships with members are not just critical to event delivery, but vital in helping us to develop university sport as a relevant and important aspect of university life at both the university leadership and student athlete levels.”

City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate is confident the Gold Coast will have its best on offer for the student athletes.

“I look forward to welcoming student athletes and officials from across the country to our spectacular city, sharing our world class sporting facilities and all that our city has to offer with them,” Cr Tate said.

The Games relies on the participation of the local community to make up the strong volunteer contingent that assists organisers to run the Games. Students or local community members looking to volunteer are encouraged to visit http://www.unisport.com.au/AUG for details.

Bond University Master of Sports Science

The Master of Sports Science is designed to produce high quality graduates who possess an excellent understanding of advanced sports science practice. The program provides you with advanced studies in biomechanics, physiology, sport psychology and the principles of high performance sciences that incorporate programming, athlete monitoring and emerging technology in sports.

The program is delivered through a select blend of on-campus coursework, applied research and industry internship units. A unique feature of this program is the opportunity to gain comprehensive professional experience through the completion of a 10-month internship with a sports organisation relevant to the research project to be undertaken.

The Master of Sports Science will culminate with the submission of a peer-reviewed manuscript that may be eligible for publication, providing an additional pathway for you to progress to further postgraduate research.

Benefit from the real-world experience of Bond University‘s specialist sports scientists, whose academic qualifications are complemented by their ongoing research with major sporting bodies and doping agencies such as Dr Bon Gray who is currently conducting an Anti-Doping Research Project.

Apply to a Bond University Health Sciences program!


Are you interested in studying exercise science and sports science at Bond University? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Health Sciences Admissions Officer Rachel Brady for more information about how you can study in Australia! Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Monash researchers inducted into Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Two Monash University researchers are among 22 outstanding women who have been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women this year.

Victorian Minister for Women, Fiona Richardson announced the 2015 inductees at a special ceremony at Federation Square on March 11.

Monash Medical School

Study at Monash University, Melbourne

“This year, we honour twenty-two women who have helped shape our state. By celebrating their work, we’re sending a powerful message about gender equality,” she said.

Professor Christina Mitchell, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University, and Dr Jacqueline Boyle, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, were inducted into the Roll.

Professor Mitchell said: “In medicine, we continually strive to make society fairer and better by dedicating ourselves equally to the care of every patient, and by conducting research aimed at eliminating disease and suffering.

“It is an honour to be recognised for the part I play in this as the head of a faculty where young health professionals learn the skills and responsibilities of their role in improving our world.”

Dr Boyle said to be recognised alongside such an incredible group of women meant a lot.

“It reflects the wonderful support that the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI) at Monash University has provided to women’s health,” she said.

“It is wonderful that the importance of public health in improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and refugee women has been recognised and it has been such a privilege to work with inspiring community women.”

The Victorian Honour Roll of Women began in 2001 and includes more than 500 inductees. Each year, the Roll acknowledges and pays tribute to women from across Victoria who have succeeded through vision, leadership, commitment and hard work. It is a reminder of the significant contribution women have made to Victoria.

Find out more about studying Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Newcastle education centre opens

Tamworth Community Open Day showcases cutting-edge education and research hub

The University of Newcastle’s world-class, $19.5-million Tamworth Education Centre opened its doors to the public on Nov. 5 for the Tamworth Community Open Day.

University of Newcastle Health

Study at the University of Newcastle

Home to the university’s Department of Rural Health (UoNDRH), the new Tamworth Education Centre is a leading education and research hub serving the local community.

Supported by Commonwealth funding, the centre is equipped to provide students from a range of health degrees, with a next-generation learning experience and will increase the University of Newcastle’s capacity to enhance its support for clinical placements within the New England health workforce.

UoNDRH Director, Professor Nicky Hudson, said the event would provide an opportunity for the local community to experience the new development’s state-of-the-art simulation laboratories, innovative teaching spaces and student accommodation facilities, as well as speak to staff and current students about study options.

“For those interested in studying at the University of Newcastle, the day will feature presentations covering everything from degrees and facilities to alternative pathways to university and how to apply. We will also have student ambassadors on hand to provide an insight into what university life is like.”

Professor Hudson said the community event would commence with the unveiling of an Aboriginal artwork project, commissioned to recognise the significance of the Kamilaroi / Gamilaroi / Gomeroi people and their cultural heritage.

“These Aboriginal artworks aim to reinforce the Gomeroi connection to country through public art which visually enhances the facade and working environment of the Tamworth Education Centre,” she said.

Learn more about studying health sciences at the University of Newcastle. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Health Sciences Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at 1-866-698-7355 or email rachel@oztrekk.com.