Message from the Executive Dean

Message from the Executive Dean

Welcome to 2013 and what promises to be a busy, challenging and exciting time for the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The start of 2013 sees the introduction of several new courses including the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Sydney and Melbourne), the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Sydney) and the Bachelor of Applied Public Health (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne). On behalf of the Faculty of Health Sciences and the University I extend a warm welcome to staff joining us in new and existing disciplines.

The Faculty is on track to meet its 2013 enrolment targets and has had growth across all disciplines. First preferences are up by 24% from 2012 which demonstrates that students are attracted to the Faculty’s high quality courses, outstanding teaching, research and purpose built facilities.

2013 sees the establishment of several new clinical schools with ACU’s leading partners including Holy Spirit Northside and the Mater in Brisbane, St Vincent’s & Mater Health in Sydney, St Vincent’s Private and Public in Melbourne and St John of God in Ballarat. Clinical schools provide excellent teaching and learning opportunities for our students, promote partnerships with leading hospitals and reduce the burden of clinical costs on schools.

There are several key projects that I and the Faculty office will be working on this year including implementing the clinical office restructure, ensuring the Faculty is on track to meet targets in the Organisational Unit Plans, continuing work on the Faculty Review recommendations, managing a tight budget and developing and implementing the postgraduate strategy.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish staff within the Faculty of Health Sciences a happy, productive and healthy 2013 and thank you for your continued support and hard work.

Professor Michelle Campbell
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

 

Professor Michelle Campbell

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