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OzTREKK Funny Friday

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Q. Why did the person fail the cadaver lab?
A. She just couldn’t cut it.


Q. Why is physiology so hard?
A. Because the professor is really sternum.

Q. Why is the spinal cord so audacious?
A. Because it’s got nerve.

Q. Why is the eye like the moon?
A. They’re both in orbit.

Q. What squawking gland of the digestive system does long John Silver have on his shoulder?
A. The parrot-id gland.

Q. What did the physiologist do to his cars?
A. Rectum.

Q. If you see an organ flying over head what is it?
A. A gull bladder.

Q. How do muscles go up and down?
A. In levators.

Q. Why is physiology so hard?
A. Because its subject matter is so vastus.

Q. Why was the endocrine student so upset?
A. He failed a teste.

Q. Which arteries have gender?
A. The male and femoral arteries.

Q. Why are these jokes like a body if you don’t put it in formaldehyde?
A. They both go rotten.

Register for the MCAT! Go to https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/reserving/
Find out more about studying medicine in Australia at the following Austra…

Monash Medical School application deadline is approaching

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Are you considering applying to Monash Medical School for the 2015 intake? The application deadline is fast approaching!


Application Timelines for the 2015 IntakeRound 1
Last date to undertake MCAT (for graduate-entry MBBS): Jan. 25, 2014
Last date to undertake ISAT (for undergraduate-entry MBBS): Feb. 10, 2014 (due to ISAT closing for site updating)
Application deadline for Round 1: Feb 14, 2014
Interview Dates in Canada: Mar. 17 & 18, 2014 (Toronto); Mar. 20 & 21, 2014 (Vancouver)

Round 2 
Last date to undertake MCAT (for graduate-entry MBBS): Sept. 18, 2014
Last date to undertake ISAT (for undergraduate-entry MBBS): Sept. 26, 2014
Application deadline for Round 2: Sept. 26, 2014
Interview Dates in Canada: November 3, 2014 (Vancouver); November 5, 2014 (Toronto)

What’s the Difference Between Graduate- and Undergraduate-entry Medical Programs?Graduate Entry: Some Australian medical schools offer a graduate-entry medical program where you first have to complete an undergraduate degree…

See you at Wilfrid Laurier University for the Study in Australia Fair!

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Wondering what to do with your degree?


The OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair will be at Wilfrid Laurier University on Monday, February 3, 2014. Our Australian university representatives fly to Canada to participate in these OzTREKK events in order to answer your questions face to face! This is the place to find out how you can further your studies and expand upon your degree!

Wilfrid Laurier UniversityDate: Monday, February 3, 2014
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: Concourse, Fred Nichols Campus Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University
The following Australian universities will be at the OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs:
Bond UniversityJames Cook UniversityMonash UniversityUniversity of MelbourneUniversity of QueenslandThis is a fantastic opportunity to meet Australian university staff and learn more about their
universitiesprograms availableentry requirementscampus lifestylesaccommodation optionsstudent loans and financing optionsaccreditation process—coming back to Canada or staying on in AustraliaSin…

Study in Australia Fair at Western is coming up!

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Ditch the winter blahs and visit with Australian university representatives this Monday, Feb. 3 at Western University to find out what it’s like to study in Australia. This is a free event!

Our Australian representatives fly to Canada to participate in these OzTREKK events 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. Ask as many questions as you wish and get informed by attending the event!

Western UniversityDate: Monday, February 3, 2014
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Atrium, University Community Centre (UCC), University of Western Ontario (UWO)

OzTREKK will be hosting the fair and you’ll get the opportunity to meet and speak with Australian university representatives as well as with OzTREKK Director Matt Miernik.

The following Australian universities will be at the OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs:
Bond UniversityJames Cook UniversityMonash UniversityUniversity of MelbourneUniversity of …

Study in Australia Fair in Toronto tomorrow!

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


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 :
Bond UniversityJames Cook UniversityMonash UniversityUniversity of MelbourneUniversity of QueenslandTorontoDate: 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 opti…

Renowned arts scholar takes lead role at Melbourne Victorian College of the Arts

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Internationally recognized performing arts scholar Mary Luckhurst will take up a position as Professor of Creative Practice and Artistic Research at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM), in a major research appointment at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Luckhurst is the UK’s highest profile practitioner-scholar, a pioneer in applied research and the PhD in Creative and Professional Practice, a theatre writer and director well known for her championing of creative writing within higher education, and the author of 10 academic books on theatre.

The appointment supports the university’s major research initiative in the Creative and Performing Arts, based at the VCA & MCM, including more innovation and collaboration.
Beginning in March 2014, Professor Luckhurst will provide research leadership and mentoring for the VCA’s emerging research program including the newly formed research clusters and develop i…

UQ Veterinary School Equine Hospital

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Are you considering studying veterinary science? The University of Queensland’s Gatton campus delivers excellence in agricultural, natural resource, and veterinary sciences. Just under a one hour drive west of Brisbane, the campus offers a unique blend of modern teaching facilities, state-of-the-art laboratories and historic buildings.

UQ Gatton operates commercial production units including dairy, poultry, piggery, beef herd, equine precinct and wildlife facilities, to support teaching, research and hands-on training. The programs offered in the areas of agribusiness, agriculture and horticulture, animal studies and environmental management, and veterinary science are internationally recognized as the best in Australia.

The University of Queensland’s Equine Hospital at the Gatton campus is a world-class veterinary hospital designed and built specifically for horses. The clinical staff of the hospital includes veterinary specialists in equine medicine, surgery and reproducti…

A UQ Speech Pathology student’s journey

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OzTREKK student Mary Anne Barnes is currently in her second year at the UQ Speech Pathology School. We had the opportunity to speak with Mary Anne recently to catch up with her and to find out how much she is enjoying the Master of Speech Pathology Studies program and her time in Australia. What else can we say? We love sharing our students’ stories with you!

Why did you choose speech pathology?
I chose speech pathology because it is a fascinating field that provides opportunity to work with various populations and in a variety of work settings. There are so many interesting areas of focus within the profession it will be difficult to choose just one!

Why did you choose Australia/UQ?
I originally chose Australia for my schooling because I had heard from friends that it was a great place to study internationally—and naturally, the warm weather and beautiful beaches swayed me as well. I also thought it would be a great opportunity to travel and experience a different part of the wor…

Melbourne Oral Health Training and Education Centre

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The Melbourne Oral Health Training and Education Centre (MOHTEC) comprises a 51-chair specialist-focused, private-patient Melbourne Dental Clinic and a 50-seat preclinical simulation laboratory. The centre enables an essential expansion of the Melbourne Dental School and the transformation of current dental education through a vertically integrated, clinically oriented suite of programs.


Enhanced Teaching and LearningMOHTEC gives more students more hours of higher-quality clinical experience, both through high-fidelity clinical simulation and direct patient-contact in a working clinic delivering general and specialist treatments. Under the Melbourne Model, aspiring dentists will gain foundational scientific and biomedical knowledge at an undergraduate level and then enter a the graduate professional-entry Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) with an advanced clinical training focus. Once qualified, dentists can earn specialist qualifications through the Doctor of Clinical De…

McMaster and Sydney team up to reveal the cause of the plague

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Modern science has solved a historical cold case by revealing that two of the world’s most devastating plagues, the Black Death and Plague of Justinian—each responsible for killing as many as half the people then in Europe—were caused by distinct versions of the same pathogen, Yersinia pestis.


The research, by an international collaboration of scientists including the University of Sydney, used miniscule DNA fragments from the 1500-year-old teeth of two victims of the Justinian plague, and produced the oldest pathogen genomes ever obtained.

The findings suggest new plagues could emerge in humans in the future.

“We discovered that the bacterium responsible for the Plague of Justinian, which jumped from rats to humans and killed many millions of people in the sixth century, faded out on its own,” said Professor Edward Holmes, from the University of Sydney's School of Biological Sciences and co-lead author of the study published recently in Lancet Infectious Disease. The findi…

UQ medical students embrace global opportunities

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With having their entire medical education based in one location have long gone and the past five years have shown a huge growth in students wanting to study overseas for clinical training.


To facilitate such demands the UQ Medical School has implemented measures to help aid student mobility, resulting in nearly 80% of students completing at least one clinical placement overseas during their medical degree.

Between 2009 and 2012, students collectively visited more 102 countries for clinical training. With the introduction of optional electives (clinical training during the Christmas holiday period) this year, the medical program now offers students the flexibility to complete an international clinical placement in every year of the curriculum.

Students partake in a variety of clinical placements, from 4-week elective study tours (exposed to multiple disciplines) to 8-week core rotations.

UQ Medical School’s International Partnership & Global Development Manager Mrs Elise Mo…

Macquarie University Physiotherapy School application deadline is one month away!

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Applications for the July 2014 intake of the Macquarie University Doctor of Physiotherapy program are open! But applications will close Friday, February 28, 2014 Australia time, so please have your applications submitted to the OzTREKK office before Thursday, February 27, 2014 to ensure your application is submitted to Macquarie University Physiotherapy School on time.

Applicants are reminded to submit a list of completed prerequisite and desired units and their descriptors using the Doctor of Physiotherapy Supplementary Information Form. Contact OzTREKK Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson if you have any questions regarding this form!

About Macquarie’s Doctor of Physiotherapy ProgramThe Doctor of Physiotherapy at Macquarie is an extended master’s level, professional-entry degree and will produce physiotherapists with advanced clinical decision-making abilities to practice person-centred health care in contemporary health-care environments. Students wil…

University of Newcastle Law on the Beach

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Want to study law and go to the beach? Great news!

Young people needing legal advice are encouraged to tap into expertise of the University of Newcastle's Legal Centre when it slips out of the office and hits the sand for its annual Law on the Beach free community legal advice service.


Now in its 11th year, Law on the Beach brings University of Newcastle Law School students and lawyers to the community at Newcastle Beach each Wednesday for five weeks over the Australian summer. The program started this year on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Hundreds of Novacastrians (someone from Newcastle) benefit each year from the clinic’s free legal advice. At the same time, fourth-year law students gain practical experience toward their degree.

Director of the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, Shaun McCarthy, said all members of the community were welcome to visit the legal clinic for free advice, but this year the centre was focusing on the younger members of the Newcastle community.

“Often young …

Monash Central Clinical School research team recognized

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A Monash University Central Clinical School research team led by Professor Fabienne Mackay has been recognized by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as one of its “Ten of the Best Research Projects 2013″ from among the thousands of NHMRC funded medical research projects underway in Australia.


This annual selection of outstanding biomedical research “highlights outstanding dedication in the pursuit of an idea, innovation in seeking to expand the boundaries of knowledge and discovery, and novel ways for tackling ill health.”

Professor Fabienne Mackay and her team have been recognized by the NHMRC for their work toward understanding the complexities of the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

In autoimmune diseases, the immune system produces antibodies that instead of protecting the body against infection, can actually turn against our body’s own healthy cells.  For some people with SLE, these rogue antibodies attack their kidneys, lungs,…

JCU’s Master of Public Health (Aeromedical Retrieval)

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Are you looking for an interesting career? Tired of the usual butcher, baker, candlestick maker? How about aeromedical retrieval?


Aeromedical retrieval is concerned primarily with the transport of patients via a properly managed aeromedical evacuation system. It provides students with an overview of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the successful management of aeromedical retrieval in the Australian and global context. This degree is particularly relevant to emergency physicians, ship’s doctors, flight nurses and paramedics.

The beauty of the Master of Public Health at James Cook University is that it enables health professionals to gain postgraduate qualifications in the public health sector and is designed to serve the needs of health professionals in rural and remote areas, particularly in the tropics. Among the majors is areomedical retrieval.

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary perso…

Melbourne medical researchers say Indigenous groups more vulnerable to flu

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Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered that some Indigenous groups will be more susceptible to the effects of the new strain of influenza (H7N9) currently found in China.

Research indicated that some Indigenous people such as in Alaska and Australia displayed limited immunity response to the effects of influenza.

Published in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, senior author Associate Professor Katherine Kedzierska from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology said that some groups have a specific genetic make-up that prevents them from fighting off influenza.

“The findings suggested that there may be ethnic differences in the ability to mount an immune response to the H7N9 virus,” said Associate Professor Kedzierska.

“Due to genetic differences in a protein complex involved in cell-mediated immune responses, people may vary in their ability to mount this kind of immune response against the H7N9 influenza virus that emerged u…

Don’t forget to come to the OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair!

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Heads up, OzTREKKers! The annual Study in Australia Fairs kick off in Toronto on Saturday, February 1, 2014, and will visit Canadian campuses across Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

Our Australian representatives fly to Canada to participate in these OzTREKK events 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!

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

Western UniversityDate: Monday, February 3, 2014 Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location: Atrium, University Community Centre (UCC), University of Western Ontario (UWO)

Wilfrid Laurier UniversityDate: Monday, February 3, 2014 Time: 5 – 7 p.m. Location: Concourse, Fred Nichols Campus Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University

University of WaterlooDate: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location: Food Court, Stude…

A Dave in the life of Monash

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A Dave in the life of MonashIt started as a simple search through campus for a missing Blu-ray. But along the way, Sam discovered far more about all the brilliant cultural, social and academic rewards of Monash University than he could possibly have expected.

If you’re headed to Monash University for semester 1, 2014, check out this fun video!



At Monash, the desire to make a difference informs everything they do, but they strive to go beyond good intentions. The university aims to make an impact, both locally and internationally. Monash is are a global university with a presence on four continents, and their plans for the future are ambitious.
Popular programs at Monash University:
medicinepharmacynursinglawpublic healthbusinessengineeringinformation technologyscienceteacher education

UQ researchers discover hope for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

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An international study that has identified new genetic regions involved in rheumatoid arthritis has shed light on existing medicines that could be effective in treating the disease.


Researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ) and the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, worked with other groups from around the world to identify 42 new genetic regions involved in the disease, bringing the total known to be involved to 101.

University of Queensland Diamantina Institute Director Professor Matt Brown said rheumatoid arthritis was a painful, debilitating condition caused by immune system dysfunction.

“It affects about one in one hundred Australians and is more common in women than men,” he said. It is believed that 65 per cent of the risk is genetic.

The research was the largest such genetic study in the world and the first in Han Chinese.

Professor Brown said the groundbreaking study revealed previously hidden genetic links between different types of rheumatoid arthri…

Melbourne Law School promoting justice through legal education

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Few law students have the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable in our society while still at university. But a group of Melbourne JD students has moved beyond classrooms and casebooks to facilitate justice for members of the community experiencing financial and social disadvantage.


The JD students have been supporting Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) by working with clients on the Special Circumstances List. They have been assisting in the delivery of legal services as part of the new subject, Public Interest Law in Practice. The program is the result of Melbourne Law School’s commitment to providing students with experience in public interest law environments where they can develop skills through practical application of legal knowledge. This new range of clinical legal experiences adds to the law school’s well-established program of internships.

“I found it both enjoyable and challenging to deal with real clients at Victoria Legal Aid,” says Melbou…

OzTREKK Funny Friday

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What is a good name for an eye doctor?
Iris.

How come optometry students are so dumb compared to med school students?
Because they only ever get C’s on their tests.

How come eye doctors are so smart?
Because they were good pupils.

What did the myopic eye say to the nose?
“I’m watching you!”

What did the GP say to the eyeball at a party?
“I’ll contact you later.”

What is an eye doctor’s favorite type of makeup?
Masclera.

University of Melbourne Doctor of Optometry (OD)The Doctor of Optometry (OD) is four years in duration, and consists of a combination of on-campus teaching and clinical placements, with the clinical component commencing in Year 1 and gradually increasing to full time in the final year. Opportunities exist for clinical-related research to be conducted as a required component of the degree.

Program: Doctor of Optometry (OD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February or early March
Duration: 4 years


Happy Australia Day to our Aussie friends

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January 26 marks the national holiday, Australia Day. Yep, pretty much the same as Canada Day—but Australian. Instead of our red and white, they use green and gold.


The date commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788 and the proclamation at that time of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of New Holland.

The holiday is marked by the presentation of the Australian of the Year Awards on Australia Day Eve, announcement of the Australia Day Honours list and addresses from the Governor-General and Prime Minister. As we noted in our previous blog, JCU professor honoured with Australia Day Ambassador role, they also appoint ambassadors for Australia day. Ambassadors are high-achieving, inspirational Australians from diverse fields and backgrounds, who travel throughout the state to attend local council celebrations on Australia Day.

Included in the celebrations held across the country  are community and family events, Australian history commemoratio…

Pharmacy vs pharmaceutical sciences – Monash outlines the difference

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If you’ve just started considering pharmacy as a profession, sometimes the degree titles can get confusing!

Here, Monash University breaks down the difference between studying pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

Did you know that Monash University Pharmacy School is ranked #7 in the world*?

PharmacyPharmacists are directly concerned with people’s health and well-being. As members of a healthcare team, they provide advice on the safe and effective use of medicine. They’re actively involved in patient care in hospitals and the community. As medicine experts, they can also work in government, industry, research and clinical-trial roles.

If you are interested in science and healthcare, and enjoy communicating with people, then the Bachelor of Pharmacy is for you. It’s the degree you need to be a pharmacist.

Pharmaceutical SciencesPharmaceutical scientists are experts in the chemistry, biology and biotechnology required to design and develop medicines. They play a key role in improving …

JCU professor honoured with Australia Day Ambassador role

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James Cook University’s Professor Peter Leggat AM has been named as a 2014 Australia Day Ambassador for Queensland.


He is among 47 Queenslanders in the Ambassadors Program, who help to capture the spirit of Australia Day by encouraging communities across Queensland to come together and celebrate Australia’s national day, Jan. 26.

Ambassadors are high-achieving, inspirational Queenslanders from diverse fields and backgrounds, and travel throughout the state to attend local council celebrations on Australia Day.

Professor Leggat, who is based in Townsville, is Head of JCU’s School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences.

This weekend, Professor Leggat will travel to Richmond Shire in Western Queensland—a centre for sheep and cattle farming, but also growing in popularity for tourism as part of the Australia’s acclaimed Dinosaur Trail.

“I was surprised to be asked to be …

The dentistry gender gap

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Calling all ladies!

Did you know that while the number of female dentists in Australia is increasing every year, the latest statistics show a significant gap still exists between the numbers of men and women regarding who occupies the highest roles?

Statistics show that only a third of dentists in Australia are female, compared to a whopping 95 per cent of dental hygienists. Figures from the medical profession are similar, with females comprising 36 per cent of doctors and 99 per cent of midwives.

It’s clear that a gender gap across many industries exists and many areas of healthcare are still dominated by males.

Perhaps the gender gap seen in healthcare reflects attitudes in wider society? Is it a case of “women just aren’t as good at math or sciences as men”? Or is it because women’s and men’s interests vary?

Whatever the case, OzTREKK sees dozens of young women applying to Australian Dental Schools and Australian Medical Schools. For the 2014 intake, half the cohort OzTREKK sent…

UQ offers top 10 tips for successful networking

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Developing professional contacts can be a key component to gaining valuable opportunities for your future. Whether you are attending a networking function or an information evening, establishing a network of supportive peers can help you make the most of your potential. The University of Queensland’s BEL Employment Services offers their top 10 tips for guaranteed networking success:


1. At a networking event, first and foremost, try to relax. Think of it as a chance to make new friends, so try to smile and be yourself and people should be drawn to you accordingly.

2. If you see someone standing alone, go up and introduce yourself. Many others will feel just as nervous as you do so a welcoming smile and “Hello” will not go astray.

3. Ask yourself what you would like to get out of the networking meeting. Remember to be open-minded and take a long-term view. Some meetings are based more on learning or gaining inspiration rather than on career opportunities and openings alone. Reme…

Sydney Medical School announces new head of School of Rural Health

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Sydney Medical School recently announced the appointment of Associate Professor Mark Arnold as the Associate Dean and Head of the School of Rural Health.


Associate Professor Arnold will be responsible for the effective development and management of the School of Rural Health in Dubbo and Orange. The role encompasses the strategic implementation of teaching and research, as well as developing the profile of the school. Associate Professor Arnold will be based at the School of Rural Health’s campus in Dubbo.

Associate Professor Arnold is a rheumatologist and had worked at the Northern Clinical School and Royal North Shore Hospital since 1990. He has a Master of Bioethics from the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELiM) and has worked on the University of Sydney’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), North Shore Private Clinical Ethics Committee and the Expert review for the Healthcare Complaints Commission. Associate Professor Arnold has had a long attach…

UQ Master of Teaching new for 2014

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The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a teacher preparation program specifically designed for people with an undergraduate degree to qualify as a primary school teacher in 1 ½ years of full-time study. The program is ideal for those looking for a career change or who wish to follow their passion of teaching.


The MTeach program is equivalent to two years of full-time study and at the University of Queensland Teachers College, courses are offered over 18 months, incorporating a summer semester.

One of the notable features of this program is a professional experience placement in the first semester of one day per week for 10 weeks. This placement is supported by professional experience classes, which will provide opportunity for reflection upon school-based experiences to inform future practice. The second and third professional experience courses include block placements of 4 weeks’ and 6 weeks’ duration respectively. The professional experience has been designed to be developm…

University of Newcastle Public Health studies effects second-hand smoke

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A study of cigarette smoke exposure in multi-unit housing by HMRI Public Health researcher Associate Professor Billie Bonevski has been instrumental in achieving proposed NSW Strata by-law reforms banning smoking in common areas.


In a paper published in the international journal Preventive Medicine, Associate Professor Bonevski, from the University of Newcastle, drew extensive data from almost 161,000 participants in the NSW-wide “45 and Up” study.

Among this group, more than 12,000 people, including 8,000 non-smokers, were routinely exposed to smoke in their homes for eight hours or more per week—more than 7,000 were exposed for at least eight hours per day.

Multi-unit dwellers were 19 per cent more likely to be exposed than those living in houses, with women more likely to be exposed than men because they tend to spend more time at home.

Associate Professor Bonevski said the study resulted from an approach by the former ASH Australia health group seeking reliable data on second…

Sydney Law School launches new program with Cambridge

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The  Sydney Law School has entered into a pathways agreement with the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. The agreement will allow high achieving Sydney students to be offered early admission into the Master of Laws or the Masters degree in Corporate Law at Cambridge.


Instead of completing the final semester of law at the University of Sydney, students will commence either the LLM or the MCL. At the successful completion students will be awarded the Sydney LLB or the Sydney JD. The time to complete the program will be three and half years instead of the normal four years.

The  Sydney Law School will be the first Australian law school to enter into a pathway agreement, joining Harvard Law School as the only other law school to offer this program with Cambridge.

Dean of the  Sydney Law School Professor Joellen Riley said the she was delighted to form this new partnership with one of the world’s great law schools: “We are providing opportunities for our students to study…