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Weight loss and fibre relationship to be studied

A Curtin University study will seek to determine whether an increase in fibre consumption can be effective for weight loss. The year-long study, headed by Associate Professor Sebely Pal, at Curtin’s School of Public Health, will require overweight individuals to introduce fibre supplements into their diet.

Curtin defends medical school proposal

Curtin University has responded to comments critical of its plans to establish a medical school and will launch its community awareness campaign this weekend. Professor Jill Downie, Pro-Vice Chancellor Health Sciences at Curtin, said that the University currently educates more health professionals than any other WA university and is very experienced in clinical education and Read More

Study gives new view of blindness in WA

A study from Curtin University has gleaned a new understanding of blinding eye disease – both in terms of the number of people affected by blindness and the use of the healthcare system by people who are blind.

Study recommends road trauma support service for WA

A Curtin University study has recommended the establishment of a road trauma support service for Western Australia. Estimates show road traffic crashes and their consequences cost Australia up to $344 billion per year. While crashes are a leading cause of death and injury, there is no dedicated road trauma support service in Western Australia.

New learning approach scores well with health students

A recent survey has found that Curtin University health sciences students are ‘highly satisfied’ with the new interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum. Introduced in semester one this year, Curtin is the first university in Australia to offer an integrated interprofessional experience to its students across its 22 health sciences undergraduate degrees.