Showing posts from February, 2015

Monash to attend regional World Health Summit in Japan

Monash University academics will join world leaders in addressing major health priorities at the Regional World Health Summit in Japan this April.

The regional summit will be held in Kyoto and is aimed at encouraging trans-disciplinary discussion with special emphasis on the social responsibility of medical academia. It will also focus on the challenges in a rapidly aging society, preparedness for and resilience after disasters, and fostering new leadership.

Speakers from Monash University will include Professor Ben Canny, Professor John McNeil, Professor John Zalcberg and Associate Professor Anna Burke.

Their topics will cover health technology assessment, big data in healthcare, and fostering new leadership in medical academia.

Professor Canny said he would be talking about education strategies to develop leaders in medical research and academia.

“A huge challenge facing the health care sector on a global scale is the development of the next generation of leaders to advance k…

Griffith School of Environment studies how coral tolerates climate change

Corals may be better equipped to tolerate climate change than previously believed, according to research led by Griffith University’s Dr Emma Kennedy.

Working with scientists from the University of Exeter in the UK, Dr Kennedy says the findings—published in the journal Coral Reefs—relate to an extensive study of Caribbean corals, but could influence future analysis of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Using a high-resolution molecular screening technique called Real Time-PCR, the researchers confirmed that the partnership between SymbiodiniumD—a symbiotic algae associated with resistance to coral bleaching—and Caribbean corals is more common than had been supposed.

“Corals rely on a relationship with algae in order to get energy via photosynthesis,” says Dr Kennedy, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Griffith School of Environment’s Australian Rivers Institute.

“However, under stressful conditions such as increased temperatures, this relationship can be disrupted, resulting in a l…

JCU Pharmacy School facilities

JCU Pharmacy School boasts a modern integrated curriculum where students are exposed to various modes of teaching across the subject areas:  lectures, tutorials, workshops, practicals undertaken in modern teaching and laboratory facilities. Simulated patients are used in workshops and students are encouraged to develop as health practitioners by being trained in skills involving not only showing their knowledge in written examinations but orally in counselling and oral presentations and examinations.

Following much planning, JCU Pharmacy moved into a new purpose built facility in February 2009. The building houses two state-of-the-art facilities (each capable of holding 120 students) for teaching into the Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Pharmacy Practice Laboratory
A pharmacy practice laboratory is located within the Pharmacy & Medical Research building. This area is designed to hold 120 students during one session or can be divided to hold two groups of 60 students and also…

Newcastle Engineering knows what’s cool about math

The team behind the University of Newcastle's highly successful ‘What is Engineering?’ video has now created ‘The cool maths behind engineering’ to encourage higher participation in mathematics.

This short educational STEM video is targeted mainly at high school students—especially those who are looking to study engineering at university.

The animation brings to life the math and engineering behind: the New York Times Square fireworks display, a parachute jump from space and generating renewable energy in Denmark.

We get a glimpse of the equations and calculations involved in determining mass, launch velocity, terminal velocity, drag coefficient, wind resistance and power generation capacity.

In addition to mathematics, it touches on the applications of aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics engineering and software engineering.

This is the latest in a line of ‘explainer’ videos created by…

OzTREKK will be at the SFU All-In-One Fair on Wednesday, March 4

OzTREKK will be at Simon Fraser University on Wednesday, March 4, 2015! If you’re suffering from the winter blahs and thinking about sun and surf—and maybe about your future—OzTREKK welcomes you come and see us on March 4 at the All-In-One Fair at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus!

Event: SFU All-In-One Fair
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: SFU’s Burnaby campus – AQ North & East Concourse

Come and see OzTREKK at the SFU All-In-One Fair, and you will be able to find out more about the following graduate study opportunities in Australia:
Australian Medical Schools in AustraliaAustralian Dental Schools in AustraliaAustralian Physiotherapy Schools in AustraliaAustralian Law Schools in AustraliaAustralian Pharmacy Schools in AustraliaAustralian Veterinary Schools in AustraliaAustralian Occupational Therapy Schools in AustraliaAustralian Speech Pathology Schools in AustraliaAustralian Audiology Schools in AustraliaAustralian Teachers Colleges in Aus…

Students start at UQ with a helping hand

Starting university can be a daunting experience, but the University of Queensland provides a range of programs and assistance to help students ease their way in to a new lifestyle.

Student Living and Life Skills Manager Ms Yonna Cowan said the Student Services division offered free services to all UQ students, covering areas including
learning advice;international student advice;disability support and advice;confidential counselling;transition support for new students;student leadership programs;accommodation, tenancy and life skills advice; andmulti-faith chaplaincy. “We also organise events and offer one-on-one appointments, workshops and online resources,” she said.

“We recognise that university life is a time to develop resilience, independence and a range of skills, but we also understand that students might need help and support through this process,” Ms Cowan said.

UQ Graduate Nicole Garofano said she would have struggled to complete her Master of Development Practice degree …

Master of Nursing at the University of Sydney Nursing School

The Master of Nursing at the University of Sydney prepares students for their future role as a registered nurse in an increasingly complex health care environment.

In the first year of the program, students will develop fundamental nursing knowledge and clinical skills as well as an understanding of caring for the acutely ill person and for those with mental health conditions. You will learn about bioscience as it relates to health and disease and will study subjects related to pharmacology, the social contexts of health and the illness experience.

Your knowledge of nursing will be expanded in the second year of the program, and you will learn about caring for people with chronic conditions as well as those in high acuity and community settings. Areas of study will also include leadership, research and evidence, health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations and health care in both the Australian and global contexts. In your last semester you will undertake a s…

Griffith MBA director encourages students to participate in Sustainable Games initiative

The Director of the Griffith MBA has urged university students across Australia to embrace a global competition which challenges them to build responsible business models with a focus on purpose as much as profit.

Griffith Business School Associate Professor Nick Barter says the Sustainable Games initiative, spearheaded by Principles for Responsible Management Education, is an important opportunity to foster social entrepreneurship among the business leaders of tomorrow.

“We are faced with an uncompromising economic landscape today, particularly in areas like infrastructure, income inequality, business ethics, finance, education and climate science,” he said.
“This competition asks students to come up with innovative business models that have the potential to drive global environmental, social, and governance progress well into the future.

“It is an opportunity for students to identify key issues confronting society and then to design a business model that addresses the iss…

OzTREKK JCU Dental School Orientation

Things went well in Cairns for the 2015 OzTREKK Orientation activities for new JCU Dental School students. The weather was beautiful and typical for Cairns: downpour, sun, downpour, sun… even still, the students had a great time!

All JCU Dentistry students turned out in full force. The bus stop location at Cairns campus was moved only one and a half weeks prior to the OzTREKK Welcome Breakfast, so finding the new bus stop might have posed a fun challenge upon arriving on campus (okay, so now where does the bus pick people up? Turns out, right in front of the dentistry building! No worries, mate!). Breakfast at Trinity Beach was gorgeous. All of our students participated in the OzTREKK Shuttle service, and the van was clocking up the kilometres, so it was great that everyone in Cairns took advantage of this service!

The OzTREKK Orientations are in place to make sure that you are well prepared, organized and ready to tackle your studies and get the most of your time in Australia…

Bond Law School places third at Wilson Moot competition in Toronto

Bond Law School is proud to announce that they have placed third in the prestigious Wilson Moot competition in Toronto this past weekend. As this is usually a very competitive moot, placing third is a wonderful achievement! There is a trophy on its way to Bond on the Gold Coast!

The winning team was the University of Toronto, with McGill University placing second. As with all Bond Law School moot teams, it is the support from the entire faculty that make the teams such excellent ambassadors for Bond University!

About The Wilson Moot
The Wilson Moot was founded in 1992 and cared for throughout the years by Melanie Aitken, the former Commissioner of Competition for Canada.  It was conceived to honour the outstanding contribution to Canadian law made by the late Honourable Bertha Wilson and, in the spirit of this contribution, to promote justice for those disempowered within the legal system.  The goal of The Wilson Moot is to explore legal issues concerning women and minoritie…

Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy features

The Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy course prepares students for the changing roles of the physiotherapist in areas such as chronic disease management, health promotion and prevention, emergency medicine, acute care and private practice. The clinical program builds progressively to independent practice, with approximately 37 weeks of clinical practice.

Graduates will be work-ready and immediately employable following registration having gained diverse clinical experience in major hospitals and increased their focus on primary healthcare and community engagement.

Graduates have the opportunity to pursue careers in a range of health settings including hospitals, private practice, sporting and rehabilitation facilities, community organisations or as an advisor to government or industry bodies. This degree provides opportunities to study and work overseas.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy offers a focus on professional commitment, responsibility and clinical leadership through

University of Melbourne welcomes Parkville station commitment

Victoria State government plans to commence work on a new multi-billion-dollar underground rail line, with a stop in Parkville, have been warmly welcomed by the University of Melbourne.

Premier Daniel Andrews this week announced the establishment of the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, paving the way for construction of the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel.

The largest rail project in the state since the City Loop, the line would have five stations in total and run underneath Swanston Street. Parkville will be joined on the line by new underground stations at Arden, CBD North, CBD South and Domain.

University of Melbourne acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Sheil congratulated the government on moving quickly to implement an election promise, which will provide a huge boost to the university and its partners.

“The university is at the heart of the largest biomedical precinct in the Southern Hemisphere that includes 10,000 staff in major teaching hospitals, medical research …

Monash Medical School Information Sessions in Canada this March

Monash Medical School and OzTREKK are delighted to invite you to MBBS information sessions being held in Vancouver and Toronto on March 9 and 11. Join us to find out more about
Monash University;Monash Medical Schooladmissions requirements for the MBBS program;MBBS program structure;application deadlines;interviewsaccreditation;and much more!
Monash University is a large and successful university in Australia’s Group of Eight research-intensive universities, distinguished by its international focus and commitment to innovative research and high-quality teaching and learning.

Monash University Medicine Information Sessions for Prospective StudentsVancouver
Date: Monday, March 9, 2015
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Venue: University of British Columbia, 1866 Main Hall, Buchanan Building – Block B, Room 215

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Venue: Double Tree by Hilton, 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto

University of Newcastle alumnus establishes 20-year prize

Inspired by the ethical and socially responsible use of technology, University of Newcastle alumnus Professor Wanbil Lee and his wife are generously supporting UON students who demonstrate a commitment to corporate social responsibility.

The inaugural ‘Wanbil Lee and Becky Shiu Prize for Ethical and Socially Responsible Use of Technology’, to be presented this year, will support, recognise and encourage students to consider the socially responsible and ethical use of technology in their chosen field of study and practice.

“The prize recognises academic excellence in the area of ethical application of technology in professional practice—more simply it recognises people doing the right thing right,” Professor Lee said.

Professor Lee’s career in computing spans more than five decades across the government, business and academic sectors in various countries.

The chartered mathematician teaches, researches, consults, and sits on several government committees and boards in Hong Ko…

University of Sydney information sessions in Toronto and Vancouver

The Sydney Medical School Dean of Medicine Professor Bruce Gregory Robinson and the Sydney Dental School Dean Professor Chris Peck will be visiting Toronto and Vancouver at the end of this week: Thursday, Feb. 26 in Toronto and Friday, Feb. 27 in Vancouver!
Everyone is welcome to attend these information sessions, where each University of Sydney Dean will speak about his respective faculty and about the popular programs offered, the Sydney MD and the Sydney DMD. Both Deans will be available for a question-and-answer period following the sessions. This is a great opportunity for future students to find out more about
the university;the Sydney Medical School and the Sydney Dental School;admissions requirements;program structure;application deadlines;accreditation;life on campus;and much more!

Wondering about what it’s like to study at Sydney Medical School or at Sydney Dental School? Don’t miss these information sessions!

University of Sydney Medicine and Dentistry Info Sessions

University of Melbourne aims to improve public health training and education in India

Training in public health policy and leadership, improving disability programs and lessons from Australian in tobacco plain packaging policies are some of the collaborative projects in a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Melbourne and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).

University of Melbourne Deputy Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor (International)  Professor Sue Elliott said the agreement was a great opportunity for sharing of expertise between the institutions.

“This agreement builds on a history of effective public health collaborations between the university, through the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health including the Nossal Institute for Global Health and the Public Health Foundation of India. We can expect further great things to come of this agreement as we consolidate and renew ideas for the future,” she said.

The Public Health Foundation of India is an independent institution that aims to strengthen training…

Griffith researchers tackle alphavirus infections

Griffith University and an international team of researchers have moved a step closer to identifying a broad spectrum treatment for the dreaded arthritogenic alphavirus infections.

The threat of a global alphavirus pandemic remains high, in particular from highly aggressive strains such as Chikungunya virus, and has emphasised the continued need for therapeutic strategies to combat these deadly viruses.

These mosquito-transmitted viruses are responsible for thousands of hospitalisations and deaths throughout the world. Alphaviruses cause endemic disease and, occasionally, large epidemics; for instance, the 2004–2011 chikungunya epidemic resulted in 1.4-6.5 million cases, with imported cases reported in nearly 40 countries. Alphaviruses include about 30 pathogens spread by mosquitoes, also including Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus that cause persistent arthritis.

Professor Suresh Mahalingam, a Principal Research Leader at Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomi…

Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates

With an unrivalled reputation for excellence, the Sydney Faculty of Pharmacy offers a world-class professional pharmacy program, taught by internationally renowned, award-winning academics that provides students with the ideal preparation for a career in pharmacy.

The Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy is a four-year, full-time professional degree combining advanced scientific investigation with training in clinical practice and optimum patient care. Specifically, it covers the study of the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of medicinal substances and the application of these in the pharmacy profession.

Students connect with and learn from academics who are experts in their fields, and have access to the latest technology, facilities and teaching laboratories.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) and allows graduates to progress towards registration as a pharmacist in Australia. On completion of this deg…

UQ journalism students report live from Vietnam

UQ journalism students will be filing stories from more than 5,000 kilometres away this week, with 10 student journalists reporting from Vietnam.

The students, from the UQ School of Communication and Arts, are in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from Feb. 17 – 27.

Journalism Lecturer and project manager Bruce Woolley said students would report on issues affecting Vietnamese people and learn skills required to be effective foreign correspondents.

“This is the third course held in Vietnam, and all of them are innovative work integrated learning projects designed to replicate real life as a foreign correspondent,” he said.

“That means students are involved in intensive, immersive experiences, all the while being supported and coached by industry trained professionals.

“I’m very pleased to have Liss Fenwick taking part as a tutor on this trip, given her track record as an award-winning photojournalist for organisations such as National Geographic.”

Student Zinzan Clements said he had …

Sydney Law School students are 2015 Jessup National Champions

Five students from the Sydney Law School have brought home a swag of awards from the Australian National Rounds of the Jessup International Law Moot Court competition, the world’s most prestigious moot court competition.

Crowned national champions for 2015, the team’s achievements also included best equal oralist in the High Court final (Sarah Bradbury), three places in the top 10 oralists for the competition (Alice Zhou, 2nd; Sarah Bradbury, 5th; Angus Nicholas, 6th) and awards for best written submissions.

After defeating Macquarie Law School in the semi-final, the team progressed to the final against the University of Western Australia (UWA) before a distinguished panel including Chief Justice Robert French AC.

The team will not have long until they pack their bags for Washington D.C., where they will contest the International Rounds during Easter in their quest to be International Champions.

Sydney Law School has a strong history of performing well at the Internationa…

See you tomorrow, Dalhousie!

Just a reminder that Chris Nolan of OzTREKK will be at Dalhousie University tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 24! Stop by the Student Union Building between and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to learn more about the following graduate study opportunities in Australia:

Australian Medical SchoolsAustralian Dental SchoolsAustralian Physiotherapy SchoolsAustralian Law Schools and many more programs!

Everyone is welcome to stop by to find out more about studying in Australia!

Event DetailsDate: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Dalhousie University – Student Union Building (SUB), Main Foyer

If you would like more information about about studying medicine, dentistry, law, or physiotherapy at an Australian university, come talk to OzTREKK tomorrow at Dalhousie University!

Sydney Dental School applications for the 2016 intake are open

Applications to Sydney Dental School’s Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program are now open for the February 2016 intake via OzTREKK!

About the Sydney Dental SchoolThe Sydney Dental School’s Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) is a graduate-entry program that has been purposefully designed to adhere to the well-rounded course structure of the North American postgraduate model, but has also maintained the sophisticated clinical training for which the University of Sydney has come to be renowned, giving students an applicable knowledge of dental health from the community to the laboratory.

Program: Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: July 6, 2015

Entry Requirements for the Sydney Dentistry Program 1. Performance in an Undergraduate Degree Students can apply to Sydney Dental School if they have completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, and achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 out of …

Apply to Melbourne Dental School for the 2016 intake

Applications to the Melbourne Dental School are now open for the 2016 intake via OzTREKK! The Melbourne Dental School offers a four-year, graduate-entry, Doctor of Dental Surgery program, which leads to the professional designation of dentist upon the completion of the program.

About University of Melbourne Dental School Doctor of Dental Surgery The Melbourne Dental School offers the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program which incorporates all aspects related to the provision of advanced general dental care to patients as well as teaches students to prepare, develop, execute and write for publication a small research project.

Program: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBC. For the 2015 intake, the application deadline was June 23, 2014.
Entry Requirements for the Melbourne Dentistry Program: To be eligible to apply for the Melbourne DDS program, eligible applicants must have
successfully comple…

James Cook University Dental School applications are open

Thinking of applying to a dental school in Australia that specializes in rural and remote dentistry? Great news! The JCU Dental School applications for the 2016 intake are now open via OzTREKK!

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery program at James Cook University is a five-year undergraduate degree that provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to become competent practitioners of dentistry. It is a broad-based program which includes all aspects of dental practice but also has a special focus on issues of special concern to the northern Australian region, particularly those relating to tropical, rural and Indigenous practice.

JCU Dental School accepts applications from high school graduates or from those who have completed university studies.

About the JCU Dental School Bachelor of Dental SurgeryProgram: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Location: Cairns, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: TBC. For the 2015 intake, the ap…

Griffith Dental School applications are open

Applications to the February 2016 intake at Griffith Dental School are now officially open via OzTREKK!

Students at Griffith Dental School have access to world-class facilities within the new $150-million purpose-built Griffith Health Centre on the Gold Coast Campus. These include a 96-chair dental clinic, commercial dental and clinical skills laboratories, high-level IT facilities, and research facilities.

Completing a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Griffith Dental School’s two-year Graduate Diploma of Dentistry program provides the education and skills you need to apply for registration as a dentist.

The Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science offers a new, innovative curriculum where students will receive real clinical exposure from the first year of study, and will work alongside oral health professionals who are world experts in their field.

Program: Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science/Graduate Diploma of Dentistry
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

UQ Dental School 2016 applications are open

Applications to the undergraduate dental program at the University of Queensland for the February 2016 intake are now officially open via OzTREKK!

The UQ School of Dentistry is recognized nationally and internationally for providing leading-edge dental education and for its contributions to dental research, which have been independently rated as “above world class.”

UQ Dental School’s Bachelor of Dental Science program has been in operation for more 75 years, and is one of Australia’s longest-running dental programs and also its highest-ranked dental program.

Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of QueenslandProgram: Bachelor of Dental Science
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester Intake: February
Program Duration: 5 years
Application Deadline: October 31, 2015

Entry Requirements for the UQ Dentistry Program There are two entry pathways in to the Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland:

1. High School
To be eligible to apply, you must have
completed a high …

Australian Dental School applications are open for the 2016 intake!

Are you interested in studying dentistry? Applications to Australian Dental Schools in Australia for the 2016 intake are now open via OzTREKK!

Students from Canada who have already completed an undergraduate degree may apply for entry into Australian dental programs at either the graduate-entry or undergraduate-entry levels.

Australian Dental Schools in Australia have traditionally offered professional degrees at the undergraduate level, and students enrol in these Bachelor of Dental Science or Oral Health degrees straight from secondary school. OzTREKK’s universities, the University of Queensland Dental School, James Cook University (JCU) Dental School, and Griffith University Dental School offer five-year dentistry programs at the undergraduate level.

The University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney recently introduced four-year, graduate-entry dental programs in Australia—the Melbourne Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and Sydney Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), resp…

UQ Occupational Therapy application deadline approaching

Are you thinking of applying to UQ Occupational Therapy School? The application deadline of Friday, February 27, 2015 is quickly approaching! Please be sure to have all of your documents in by Thursday, February 26 in order for your complete application to be submitted on time.

UQ Occupational Therapy programProgram: Master of Occupational Therapy Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Next semester intake: July 2015
Duration: 2.5 years
Application deadline: February 27, 2015

If you have a second program preference at the University of Queensland, particularly the Master of Speech Pathology Studies, Master of Physiotherapy Studies, or the Master of Audiology Studies program, please ensure that you list this as a second preference in the “Program of study” section of your UQ International Student Application for Graduate Coursework Studies application form. If you are not eligible for your first program preference or are not competitive, this will ensure that the university will aut…

UQ Medical School applications are open for 2016

Applications to the Doctor of Medicine program at the UQ Medical School for the January 2016 intake are now officially open via OzTREKK!

About the UQ Medical School Program The UQ Medical School conducts a four-year, graduate-entry medical program, the Doctor of Medicine (MD). The UQ MD is a professional entry extended masters medical training program, which replaced the MBBS program in 2015.

Program: Doctor of Medicine
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: January
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is recommended that applicants apply early to increase their chances of timely assessment.

Entry Requirements for the UQ Medical Program1. Performance in a key degree within the last 10 years. The GPA will be based on the student’s most recently completed key degree. A key degree is a bachelor’s degree, honours degree, master’s degree (coursework or research) or a PhD. Applications must m…

Sydney Medical School applications are open for the 2016 intake!

Applications to the Sydney Medical School Doctor of Medicine (MD) program for the February 2016 intake are now officially open via OzTREKK!

Sydney Medical School’s Doctor of Medicine Undertaken once students have already completed an undergraduate degree, the Sydney MD at the University of Sydney Medical School is a world-class, graduate-entry degree in medicine.

The Doctor of Medicine program is a four-year professional postgraduate-entry course with three primary aims for graduates: excellent clinical skills and preparedness for practice; experience in research; and experience and awareness of health in an international setting. It includes weekly clinical experience in leading hospitals from the very first weeks, regular PBL (problem-based learning) exercises in small groups, traditional lectures with expert practitioners, and ongoing opportunities to participate in research.

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)