Final year occupational therapy, social work and speech pathology students came together for the National School of Allied Health student conference on 2 November 2017. This important event takes place annually, celebrating significant achievements, and providing students with an opportunity to present projects on their practical placements and honours research to an audience of staff, lecturers, students, guests and representatives from ACU’s partner organisations.
The Ferno Australia Paramedic Simulation Challenge (FernoSim) was held at ACU’s Melbourne campus during the 2017 Student Paramedic International Conference. The Challenge is a 15-minute, scenario-based event that tests each team’s ability to manage multiple patients with varying illnesses or injuries in front of a large audience of their peers.
Dr Joe Perry, Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Lyn Taylor, Lecturer in Nursing at ACU played an important role within the medical team at the recent motorcycle grand prix at Phillip Island. ACU students and alumni (nurses, paramedics or dual degree students) also made up a large majority of the team, and their contributions were instrumental to the safe and effective running of the team and event.
Congratulations to Professor Sandy Middleton who was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. The American Academy of Nursing serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Sandy Middleton and Associate Professor Elizabeth McInnes from ACU’s Nursing Research Institute are part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers awarded a $1.064m NHMRC partnership grant.
The British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) has announced its winners! This year, the BJSM readership from all over the world, voted for ACU's Dr Ryan Timmins, as the winner of the People's Choice Award. Votes came in through social media channels, recognising Dr Ryan Timmins for his thesis entitled: Biceps femoris architecture: the association with injury and response to training.
In recent news, ACU’s School of Exercise Science, Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport Leadership course coordinator, Dirk Melton has been approached to help rebuild the Canterbury Bulldogs NRL team.
On Tuesday 11 July, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Nursing Grand Rounds hosted a presentation titled, Stroke nurses improving patient outcomes. The presentation focused on stoke research trials undertaken by the Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) team, and how nurse initiated stroke protocols save lives.
Two Australian Catholic University (ACU) professors have been inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing, recognising their contribution and dedication to the nursing and health care professions on an international scale.
Speech pathology honours’ research project outcomes and oral presentations, and occupational therapy community development projects, honours and poster presentations were among the wide range of student projects showcased at the School of Allied Health student conference on 11 November.
The School of Exercise Science kicked off Semester 1 early in February with the Master of High Performance Sport and Graduate Certificate in Performance Analysis intensive weeks across the Melbourne and Strathfield campuses.
Ellie Cole, Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science student and Rio Paralympics twice gold medallist has been awarded “Most Outstanding Sporting Performance of the year by an Athlete with a Disability”.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) inducted Professor Sandy Middleton, Director of the Nursing Research Institute into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The induction took place in July this year, at the STTI’s 28th International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland.
Do you sometimes find it hard to understand adolescent children? Do you want to find out what cyberbullying really is? The School of Psychology is pleased to host four webinars for school teachers and parents to learn more about adolescent issues.
The inaugural Participation: Motives, Methods and Measures (P3M) symposium, hosted by the Centre for Disability and Development Research (CeDDR) and the Australian Catholic University (ACU), was held from March 14-16, 2017.