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Sydney Faculty of Dentistry lab's 3D printing may revolutionise root canal therapy

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Researchers have created 3D-printed artificial blood vessels that could revolutionize root canal therapy to help people retain fully functioning teeth.

Professor Luiz Bardessono and his team published the breakthrough in Scientific Reports. He leads The Bertassoni Lab at Oregon Health and Science University and the Bioengineering Laboratory in the University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry.

While current root canal therapy is effective in saving an infected or decayed tooth, the procedure may cause teeth to become brittle and susceptible to fracture over time.

Based on previous work fabricating artificial capillaries, the researchers placed a fibre mould made of sugar molecules across the root canal of extracted human teeth and injected a material similar to proteins found in the body filled with dental pulp cells.

The researchers removed the fiber to make a long microchannel in the root canal and inserted endothelial cells (cellls that are involved in filtering gases, fluid and molecu…

UQ physiotherapy student tackles global health issues

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University students from across the globe are exploring the connections between society, economics, environment and health at the U21 Health Sciences Summer School in Johannesburg. UQ physiotherapy student Leah Davis and nursing and midwifery students Elizabeth Bartetzko, Anne Tin and Sophie Bonser are representing the University of Queensland at the event.

Ms Davis said her passion for the sociological study of human health had been fired by the class, gender and ethnicity disadvantage she had observed.

“I’m from a rural Queensland town where I attended public schools, worked at the local pharmacy and stood in lines at the financial aid offices,” she said.

“It was within these environments, surrounded by members of every class and nationality, that I first started to foster the idea that people’s health can’t be solely determined by a purely biomedical model.

“Attending this summer school is a dream come true that will allow me to gain knowledge and develop tools to help those who w…

Melbourne Law School alumnus’ donation supports new Centre on Statelessness

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One of the most significant gifts in the University of Melbourne Law School's history will establish the world’s only academic centre devoted to the problem of statelessness. Peter and Ruth McMullin made the public announcement of their intended donation at a gala dinner to celebrate the 160th anniversary of teaching law at Melbourne. Mr McMullin is a Melbourne Law School alumnus.



“Ruth and I congratulate the Melbourne Law School on its global leadership in establishing the Centre and it is our pleasure to support it,” he said.

“In our opinion, policy solutions need to be found to address the mounting issue of statelessness around the world, and we look forward to them being developed through the work of the Centre.

“We all need to contribute where we can to strengthen valuable institutions like the University of Melbourne in the current global environment.”

University of Melbourne Chancellor (and fellow Melbourne Law School alumnus) Allan Myers said the Peter McMullin Centre on …

How to rock your Australian medical school interview

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We know that applying to an Australian medical school is a big deal, and one of the most stress-inducing parts of the process can be the interview portion!

Being prepared and having an idea of the types of questions you may be asked will certainly pay off and help you to feel more comfortable. During your medical school interview, you may encounter questions ranging from the basics like your work history and volunteer experience to more situational and behavioral questions. Here are some ways to help you rock your Australian medical school interview!


Preparation before the interviewFirst, what is a multi-mini interview (MMI)?
The MMI is an assessment of applicants’ personal and professional attributes. It is designed to test your reasoning and problem-solving skills in a range of areas that the school considers important in entry-level students, as well as your values and commitment. The assessment is conducted through a range of different authentic scenarios that test specific charac…

OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship applications are open!

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Last year we introduced the Community Leaders Scholarship for OzTREKK students. We know that studying abroad is huge financial investment, and once again, all of us at OzTREKK would like to show our support by offering a $10,000 scholarship to a student who embodies the OzTREKK vision: passion for their chosen career and the courage to go after it!
Who may apply for an OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship? All OzTREKK students are eligible to apply, regardless of their program of interest. If you have applied to an Australian university via OzTREKK, you are eligible to apply for an OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship.


How will the winner be selected? The OzTREKK Scholarship Committee will select one (1) winner from all eligible applicants. Selection will be based upon the student's contribution to his/her community. Think you've got what it takes? Here's the breakdown:
Tell us how you've shown leadership in your community.Why are you inspired to study in Australia?…

Bond University High Performance Centre wins international award

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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.

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

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, physiother…

Have you applied for a Sydney Juris Doctor scholarship?

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Did you know the University of Sydney has two international scholarships available for future Sydney Juris Doctor students?
International students commencing the JD program at Sydney Law school for the semester 1 2018 intake are invited to apply for the following scholarships:
C.A Coghlan and A.N Littlejohn Scholarship for the Juris DoctorThe Wigram Allen Scholarship for the Juris Doctor The C.A Coghlan and A.N Littlejohn Scholarshipwas made available by the generosity of two benefactors of the Sydney Law School. JD applicants will also be considered for both the C.A Coghlin and A.N. Littlejohn Scholarship.

Value: $18,000
Duration: Tenable for up to 3 years
Close Date: November 2017 The scholarship is competitive and awarded on merit to the most outstanding applicant assessed against the following criteria:
Past academic achievementDemonstrated leadership experienceDemonstrated commitment to providing service to the community The Wigram Allen Scholarship encourages the study of law, and…

Griffith Law School ranked in the global top 50

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Law at Griffith has gained significant recognition in the latest ShanghaiRankings’ Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017.

Law (which includes criminology in this ranking) came in at number 38 after the ARWU evaluated 4000 universities in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences Griffith Law School Dean Professor Pene Mathew said it was a fantastic result.


“This ranking places Law at Griffith first in Queensland, recognising the high quality of both our researchers and students,’’ she said. “The ARWU takes into account a range of indicators of quality research, including publications in quality journals and number of citations, thus demonstrating the high quality of legal research at Griffith University.”

Associate Professor Michael Townsley, Head of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, said Criminology at Griffith has long been recognised as one of the best nationally, but the ARWU ranking indicates their s…

UQ Veterinary School earns top marks in global ranking system

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The University of Queensland has been ranked the best in Australia for veterinary sciences by a major international rankings system.

Acting Head of the UQ School of Veterinary Science Associate Professor Jenny Seddon welcomed the latest school accolade in the ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2017.

"The school has a sustained record of excellence in research and teaching across the veterinary disciplines since our first student intake 81 years ago,” she said.

“In addition to providing world-class veterinary education, our diverse group of academic and clinical staff contribute to animal science, health and welfare through innovative, practical research, advanced veterinary services and successful industry partnerships.”

Associate Professor Seddon said as well as being the top-ranked Australian university in veterinary sciences, The University of Queensland was also ranked globally in the world’s top 25 for veterinary sciences—at ranking 24—in the prestigiou…

James Cook University answers the call for rural doctors

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James Cook University is answering the call for more doctors in regional, rural and remote Queensland.

This year, the university is training 593 GP registrars through the provision of its specialist training program, Generalist Medical Training (GMT).  This program has been contracted by the Australian Government Department of Health to deliver Australian General Practice training (AGPT) in North Western Queensland.


Associate Dean Strategy and Engagement, Professor Jacinta Elston from JCU’s College of Medicine and Dentistry said 123 of the current registrars are JCU medical graduates.

“We have a regional mission with a focus on the needs of rural, remote and under-served communities, tropical medicine and the health of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders.

“In the 2005 to 2016 JCU Medicine Graduate Survey, 84% of students said they intended to practice medicine outside of capital cities, compared to the national average of 16%.

“We are now seeing the follow through of tho…

5 inside tips about studying nursing at the University of Sydney

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First-year Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) student Mackenzie O’Toole agreed to answer 15 questions about studying nursing at the University of Sydney, including why she chose it, what she likes about it, and what surprised her most about university life.




Here, Mackenzie discusses the five things she enjoys about studying nursing at the University of Sydney. To check out the full list, watch the video below, "15 questions with nursing student Mackenzie O’Toole."

1. Where is the best spot at Sydney Nursing School?

Mackenzie’s favourite spot at Sydney Nursing School are the clinical simulation labs (SIM labs). The SIM labs are home to full-body manikins installed with the latest simulation technology. They provide a safe environment where students like Mackenzie can practice and improve their clinical skills while developing their confidence in the procedures they are learning in lectures. Through simulated learning, students become proficient at
taking blood pressureche…

Monash University is the no. 1 engineering school in Australia

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Are you creative, imaginative, analytical and technical? Do you want to extend yourself and help build the future? Engineers are in demand both in Australia and internationally—and an engineering qualification might just be for you.

Did you know Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord, which means Monash Engineering graduates can work in any other signatory country, without the need to re-qualify. Just imagine where an internationally recognised engineering qualification could take you (Canada and USA!).
Who are engineers?They’re creative… They’re imaginative, analytical and technical, with excellent teamwork skills. As an engineer, you get to apply science and mathematics in a practical way, to develop new technologies and improve existing ones.

They’re problem solvers... They figure out how things work, and they create solutions to problems. They are key to the development of society and solving the challenges the world currently faces such as climate change, natural res…

Griffith Health Excellence Bachelor of Dental Health Science scholarships

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If you're heading to the Griffith School of Dentistry for the 2018 intake, you are invited to apply for a Griffith Health Excellence Bachelor of Dental Health Science scholarship!


Griffith Health Excellence Bachelor of Dental Health Science ScholarshipFor: High-achieving students applying for Bachelor of Dental Health Science program at Griffith University.
Available to: Commencing students in Trimester 1, 2018
Level of study: Undergraduate
Citizenship: Citizens of a country other than Australia or New Zealand
Award value and benefits: $30,000 in total (six tuition payments of $5,000 each trimester for three years)
Duration: Up to six trimesters of study
Applications open: Now!
Applications close: Thursday, November 2, 2017 (outcome by November 24)
Selection Criteria Scholarship applications will be assessed by a panel on the following criteria:
Academic merit - applicants must submit a certified copy of their transcripts demonstrating their strong academic meritAn offer - applicant mus…

University of Newcastle opens NeW Space facility

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The University of Newcastle’s (UON) $95-million NeW Space facility will soon be welcoming students and the community, with staff moving into the building last week.


UON Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen said this first stage in the transition of staff and students was an exciting milestone for the university.

“Over the past four years, we have watched this remarkable building take shape in the heart of the CBD, visibly transforming the Newcastle skyline and contributing to the renewal of our city and region,” Professor McMillen said.

“Opening the doors to our staff on Monday is a proud moment. While a building may have ‘great bones’ and a strong physical presence, it is the people who work and study there who will deliver the full potential of its design for the benefit of our community.”

UON's Faculty of Business and Law and staff from the new School of Creative Industries will move into the city from Monday, with 320 staff working from the new city campus this week.

Up…

Stages of the Melbourne DVM

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The primary aim of the Melbourne DVM curriculum is to graduate highly capable veterinary scientists whose abilities to solve problems, to draw on the substantial body of veterinary knowledge, to interpret evidence, and to make decisions and act upon them within a clear ethical and professional framework embody all of the graduate attributes to which the faculty aspires.


If you've applied to the University of Melbourne Veterinary School, or if you've received an offer, here's what you can expect:
Years 1 & 2: Build solid foundations Introduction to the scientific basis of animal health and disease with integrated studies in the following:
Veterinary bioscience and an integrated, systems-based study of anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology of each organ systemApplications in animal health provides (determinants of disease in populations and in production animal systems)Infections, populations and public healthPractical problem-solving and teamwork, including f…

Bond University opens Family Dispute Resolution Clinic

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Bond University family dispute resolution students, together with experienced practitioners, will provide affordable dispute resolution and mediation services to families coping with the difficulties of separation, with the launch of the new Family Dispute Resolution Clinic.


The new initiative, the result of a collaboration between Bond University Faculty of Law and its Psychology Clinic, will help families access dispute resolution services to resolve parenting arrangements, together with providing referrals to other experienced professionals to ensure parties receive the professional support, guidance and advice needed during what are often very challenging times. Family Dispute Resolution Clinic co-director Libby Taylor said the new centre was focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for families and, in particular, the best interests of the children.

“The clinic has been developed to assist families and children who are facing the challenges of separation and who need assi…