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Triplet sisters blaze a trail in first Indigenous enabling graduations

…pleted the first Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course at Curtin University. The course, run through the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Curtin Medical School, opens another door to tertiary education by providing a culturally appropriate pathway that is suitable for students who haven’t completed ATAR studies. Professor Marion Kickett, Director of the Centre for…

Curtin appoints new head of Health Sciences

…Professor Clements will take over the leadership role from Professor Michael Berndt who retires from Curtin in early 2018. Curtin’s Faculty of Health Sciences contains seven schools including the recently established Curtin Medical School; Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences; Physiotherapy and Exercise Science; Psychology; Public Health; Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine; and Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology. In addition…

Study measures quality of life impact from palliative care for mesothelioma

…are support. MPM is caused by exposure to asbestos and Australia has one of the highest rates of MPM in the world, affecting an estimated 700 people each year. Lead researcher Associate Professor Fraser Brims from the Curtin Medical School at Curtin University said the research was significant because it provided key insights for patients diagnosed with MPM. “Previous research has shown a significant improvement in reported quality of life among…

Insider knowledge

…d a lecturer to disseminate information to you, but it’s still incredibly important for that lecturer or tutor to help you understand the material, think critically and problem-solve,” Downie says. The new five-storey Curtin Medical School was one of the first new buildings to incorporate these initiatives, to support students in Curtin’s flagship five-year, direct-entry Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree. As the former Pro- Vice…

Post-school opportunities inspire regional Indigenous students

…through tertiary studies, employment and training at the 2017 Future Footprints Expo. Hearing from inspirational role models including West Coast Eagles forward Joshua Hill, Woodside Graduate Analyst Eleisha Ozies and Curtin Medical School student Isaiah Attkins, the students will be able to explore future career and study opportunities. Hosted at Curtin University for the first time, the Future Footprints Expo is organised by the Association of…

Making the grade at med school

…isliked the work, he had the great good fortune of having grandparents who counselled him to return to study, so he could spend his life doing something he loved, and a mother and a stepfather who believed in him. The Curtin Medical School accepted its first cohort of students this year. Serendipity, support and alternative pathways His family had given him sage advice, and Isaiah’s thoughts turned once again to working in a health-related…

Inspiring a new generation of doctors

…ilt on Curtin’s strong health sciences foundation, and on a philosophy of innovation and teaching excellence.” Curtin offers the only five-year undergraduate entry program for medicine in Western Australia. The state’s other medical schools require students to complete a three-year bachelor degree before enrolling in a four-year medical course. For Bong, this means he can start his dream career as soon as possible. “A major reason why I chose…

Innovation precinct in the making

…ctuated with art and culture. It invites community and industry to be part of Curtin’s teaching, learning and research environment.” The cornerstone of Greater Curtin can be seen in the construction of the five-storey Curtin Medical School building and a new major ‘boulevard’ linking the main entrances to the campus. Plans for the coming years include student accommodation, teaching and research facilities, commercial space, curated retail and a…

No woolly pretences about fashion industry success

Curtin fashion students got a glimpse of what it’s really like to work in the glamorous yet cutthroat world of fashion and design when global authority on Merino wool, The Woolmark Company, hosted a seminar at the Curtin Medical School in March. The Naturally Inspiring seminar was part of the University’s Work Integrated Learning focus to provide students with the opportunity to learn from and network with national industry representatives….

Curtin welcomes first medical students

…2019. It will be a clinical base for Curtin Medical School students in their fourth and fifth year of study, and will also be utilised by Curtin Allied Health Schools including nursing, physiotherapy and pharmacy. The Curtin Medical School was granted accreditation by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) in October 2016. For more information on Curtin Medical School, visit:…