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Friday, March 2nd, 2018

OzTREKK presents the University of Sydney Health Sciences seminars

Are you interested in a career in physiotherapyoccupational therapyspeech pathologynursing, or another health sciences field?

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Don’t forget to RSVP for the Sydney Health Sciences seminars!

Then you are invited to discover why the University of Sydney is a world leader in health sciences education and research! Join OzTREKK and the University of Sydney for these information sessions—and bring your questions!

University of Sydney Health Sciences Seminars

Attend an upcoming University of Sydney Health Sciences information session (March 5 – 7) to find out what world-renowned health sciences teaching looks like.

University of Alberta
March 5, 2018 @ 5 p.m.
ED 106 – Education Centre
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UBC – Okanagan
March 6, 2018 @ 5 p.m.
Arts 110
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Simon Fraser University
March 7, 2018 @ 12 p.m.
South Sciences Bld – 7109
Meet USyd Physio grad who is now practicing in Canada!
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UBC – Vancouver
March 7, 2018 @ 5 p.m.
Memorial Gym – 208
Meet USyd Physio grad who is now practicing in Canada!
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Know before you go! Have a look at the health sciences degrees offered at the University of Sydney:

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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.
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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)

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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!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

University of Newcastle welcomes NSW Government support for Central Coast health and well-being precinct

The University of Newcastle (UON) has warmly welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement that it has earmarked $20 million for new health and medical education and research facilities for the Central Coast.

With partners, the university will continue to work with the Commonwealth to secure the balance of the required investment. If funding is secured, the transformational project will create a new centre of excellence in Gosford that will be regionally focused, and globally engaged.

University of Newcastle Nursing School

Learn more about nursing and health sciences at the University of Newcastle

The proposed new Precinct will contain a Central Coast Medical School—based on UON’s existing medical school—and an affiliated Health and Medical Research Institute on the site of the redeveloping Gosford Hospital. These new facilities would deliver up to $72.5 million of capital investment to the Central Coast, and be a catalyst for enhanced integrated healthcare, research and innovation, and new opportunities for the whole region.

The project’s benefits include

  • economic impact of $209 million for the regional economy over 10 years.
  • 765 new jobs for the Central Coast.
  • a brand new health and medical education and research precinct delivering new regionally trained doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners.
  • a major boost to the Coast’s knowledge economy, retaining and attracting investment and talent to the region.

Reflecting on the University of Newcastle’s commitment to allocate 30 of its existing medical places to the project, and to invest up to $20 million capital, UON Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen said the project was a boost for the Coast.

“We are delighted to welcome the NSW Government’s support for this project. UON has been the Central Coast’s university for 27 years, and we remain committed to building opportunity and driving innovation in the region.

“This new proposal is distinctive because it can deliver outcomes and benefits quickly: no new medical places are required, and UON already delivers excellent medical, nursing and allied health programs and conducts world-class research,” said Professor McMillen. Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks MP, who has championed the project, said the announcement was fantastic news.

“I’ve been fighting for funding for two years for this medical research institute and medical school in Gosford. I’m so delighted the NSW Government has delivered,and I will keep fighting, whether it takes one year or 20 years, to see this opportunity become a reality.”

“This is about creating a region of world class excellence, aspiration and innovation on the Central Coast,” said Ms Wicks.

UON is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide, and in the top 8 universities in Australia for funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). UON’s nursing discipline was ranked in the top 100 by QS World University Subject Rankings 2016.

University of Newcastle Nursing School

The University of Newcastle Nursing School has an innovative approach to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and enjoys close collaboration with local area health services in providing clinical learning experiences for students, in the provision of graduate programs and in the conduct of clinical research. The school strives to prepare and develop nurses to function in a wide range of clinical settings, occupational health facilities and rehabilitation services.

Program: Bachelor of Nursing
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline candidates are encouraged to submit their applications before the end of September for the February intake.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Nursing School!

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Find out more about studying nursing. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com.

Monday, November 9th, 2015

University of Sydney Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health subjects rank well

The University of Sydney was placed second in Australia and 33rd globally in the Times Higher Education subject rankings for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health. This high rank is driven by strong performance in citations and research reputation.

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This subject area encompasses the Sydney Medical School and includes significant contributions from the faculties of Science, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing.

The university has consistently ranked within the top 50 universities globally in Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health in the Times Higher Education rankings since 2011.

The Times Higher Education made significant changes to their methodology this year, but the University of Sydney continues to remain securely within the top 50 institutions globally.

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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

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

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Sydney Nursing School celebrates Australia’s most trusted profession

The University of Sydney recently celebrated International Nurses Day (May 12) with the news that nursing is considered Australia’s most ethical and honest profession according to recent Roy Morgan poll results.

University of Sydney Nursing School

Study nursing at the University of Sydney

Nurses have been voted Australia’s most respected profession for 20 years in a row, and rated very high for “ethics and honesty” by 91 per cent of Australians surveyed.

Associate Professor Donna Waters, Associate Dean of Research at Sydney Nursing School said, “On International Nurses Day we celebrate the contribution of nurses across the world and reflect on the strengths of the profession to be a force for advocacy, innovation and improvement in health.

“Nurses make such an important contribution to improving people’s experience of health and illness. Every hour of every day, nurses work with people and families to make small and large differences to their lives.

“Not only are nurses on the frontline of patient care, they also do vital research into health and health outcomes to improve the lives of their patients.

Sydney Nursing School received the highest possible score in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia rankings, indicating that our research is ‘well above world class’.”

“At Sydney Nursing School, our study leaders bring ideas from practice to realise small and large differences for people and families through research.

“Cardiovascular health, chronic diseases, aged care, trauma, cancer research, and health services are directly translated to nursing education, practice and policy—empowering nurses to lead the force for change,” Associate Professor Waters said.

Nursing at the University of Sydney

Program: Master of Nursing
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Entry Requirements: A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Nursing will hold a bachelor degree in a discipline other than nursing from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or a Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, or equivalent qualification, and relevant work experience.

Apply to the University of Sydney Nursing School!

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Are you interested in the Sydney Nursing School? If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out how you can study nursing in Australia!

Monday, April 7th, 2014

UQ Nursing students roll up their sleeves in Cambodian health clinics

Fifteen University of Queensland nursing and midwifery students have put their skills into practice in Cambodian health clinics during a four-week placement in the country’s northwest.

University of Queensland Nursing School

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UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery head Professor Catherine Turner said the International Community Health Placement program, open to second- and third-year nursing and midwifery students, gave participants credit toward their Bachelor degrees.

“Our undergraduate programs are distinctive in that we provide students with academic learning balanced with an equal component of hands-on clinical experience,” Professor Turner said, adding that the program gave students insight into international health practices and provided opportunities to assist in clinical practice environments.

UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery student Lucy Finlay, said the Cambodia trip had been a wonderful experience.

“It really opened my eyes to see how lucky we are in Australia,” Lucy said. “One definite highlight was assisting in the delivery of two babies. Both births went really well. The Cambodian midwives do so much with so little.

“It’s different to Australian hospitals where more resources are available for mothers and babies during the birth process.”

The group spent time at a Military Handicap Development Centre, a community centre and a community clinic near Angkor Wat temple.

This is the fourth year the University of Queensland has run the program.

Many of the students had not travelled outside Australia before.

Staff and students raised more than $8,000 before the trip to donate to communities they visited.

The money helped buy medicines, a birthing bed, a sterilizer and a computer, along with more than 50 kits of blankets, sleeping mats, clothes, mosquito nets, tooth brushes and soap for needy families, and contributed toward construction of a toilet block at a secondary school.

UQ Nursing School

The University of Queensland School of Nursing and Midwifery offers the Bachelor of Nursing and the Master of Nursing Studies.

Program: Bachelor of Nursing
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years (Accelerated option: 2.5 years)
Application deadline: Nov. 15, 2014

Entry Requirements: Eligible applicants into the UQ Bachelor of Nursing program must have completed a high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 70% in the best six university courses. If you have completed post-secondary studies at the college and/or university level, those grades will also be considered. Prerequisite courses/subjects at the Grade 12 level include Senior English and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics. Applications for credit for previous studies may be submitted by any person who gains entry to the nursing program.

Apply to the Bachelor of Nursing at the UQ Nursing School!

Program: Master of Nursing Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Nov. 15, 2014

Entry Requirements: Master of Nursing Studies applicants will need to have a bachelor degree, as well as meet special entry requirements as set out in the program rules covering requirements for clinical practice.

Apply to the Master of Nursing Studies at the UQ Nursing School!

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Find out more about the UQ Nursing School! If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady. Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Sydney Nursing Dean visits Tongan nursing graduation

Dean of the Sydney Nursing School Professor Jill White recently visited Tonga for a very special event: the graduation of 20 nurses with Advanced Nursing Diplomas in the prevention, detection and management of non-communicable diseases (NCD). The graduation ceremony was attended by Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho.

University of Sydney Nursing School

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The group are Tonga’s first qualified NCD focused nurses. They completed the 30-week course in December 2013 and will be stationed at health centres and diabetes centres across Tonga, including all outer island groups.

Their role is to identify patients at high risk of developing an NCD, provide advice, and help those with an already-diagnosed condition to manage their illness. Results from the successful pilot program which began in 2012 in five health centres, provided the basis for up expanding the NCD nurse program.

The Ministry made the decision to create a new cadre of nurses dedicated to NCD because these diseases are so widespread in Tonga. NCD such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes are some of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Tonga. Poor diet, lack of physical exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption are the main factors contributing to the onset of NCD. The World Health Organization reported that NCD accounted for 74 per cent of all deaths in Tonga in 2008.

Dr. Siale ‘Akau’ola, Director for Health said the graduation of the NCD nurses represents an important milestone for Tonga.

“Not only will it assist in achieving our objective of halting and beginning to reverse the effect of NCD, it should also reduce hospital admissions and subsequently reduce the expensive health spend that hospital admissions can create.”

The development of the Advanced Diploma was financed through the Tonga Health Systems Support Program. The $8.3-million Australian-funded program assists with improving health outcomes in Tonga, with a particular focus on reducing NCD risk factors.

Australian High Commissioner Brett Aldam said, “Australia congratulates Tonga on the NCD nursing initiative. By working with the community, the newly graduated nurses will be at the forefront of efforts to tackle the significant health, social and economic impacts of NCDs.”

The NCD nursing course is accredited by the Tonga National Qualification and Accreditation Board. It was developed by the Ministry of Health with assistance from Professor White, and taught by well-known local medical practitioners, including surgeon specialist, Dr Viliami Tangi, and Royal Physician Dr Sione Latu.

University of Sydney Nursing School

Studying nursing at the University of Sydney provides students access to teaching and research across all the health professions in an academically rigorous yet stimulating and supportive environment. Learning from world experts and studying alongside students from other health professions gives Sydney nursing students unique educational perspectives and inter-disciplinary practice experiences, appropriately preparing them for the complexities, challenges and rewards of health care.

Nursing practice clinical options

Master of Nursing students can choose one of four clinical placement options for final-year:

  • Paediatrics
  • Mental Health
  • High Acuity
  • Clinical Nursing

For these options, students will undertake 4 weeks of clinical placement in the chosen area.

Program: Master of Nursing
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March 2015
Duration: 2 years
Entry Requirements: A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Nursing will hold a bachelor degree in a discipline other than nursing from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or a Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, or equivalent qualification, and relevant work experience.

Apply to the University of Sydney Nursing School!

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Do you have any questions about the University of Sydney Nursing School? For more information, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Study in Australia Fair in Toronto tomorrow!

Are you in the Toronto area? Don’t forget to come to the OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair this Saturday, February 1, 2014!

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See you Saturday, Feb. 1 at Hart House!

Come meet our Australian university representatives who have flown to Canada to participate in this OzTREKK event in order to give you the most information possible! Australian universities only visit a few times a year, so this is a must-not-miss event! This is the best opportunity for you to meet with faculty staff from the following Australian universities :

Toronto

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Time: 2 – 5 p.m.
Location: Debates Room, Hart House, University of Toronto – 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, Ontario

Australian university staff members will be at each event to provide interested students and parents with information about their study opportunities in Australia. Speak to faculty staff directly about your area of interest and learn about your program options, entry requirements, admissions statistics, scholarships & student loan options, accreditation, and much more!

Can’t wait to see you there!

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For more information about the OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs and Australian universities, contact OzTREKK toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355 or e-mail info@oztrekk.com.