Message from the Executive Dean
Welcome to the first edition of the Faculty of Health Sciences newsletter for 2015.
Australian Catholic University has seen significant growth over the last few years and the Faculty of Health Sciences has been a major contributor to this growth.
The table below indicates how strongly our Faculty has supported the growth of the University in recent years:
|ACU Grand Total||24,384||17,884.875||26,127||19,150.250||30,248||21,561.625||31,203||23,354.625|
HC = Headcount
From the table above it is evident that in 2015, the Faculty of Health Sciences accounts for over half of the Equivalent Full-Time Study Load (EFTSL) for Australian Catholic University.
I wish to thank all of our staff for their efforts in supporting the growth of our Faculty and Australian Catholic University, and also welcome all new staff who have joined us in recent times.
The start of 2015 sees the introduction of a number of new courses including postgraduate programs in Healthcare Simulation, Paramedicine, Rehabilitation and Health Science Research, and undergraduate programs in Biomedical Science and Paramedicine (Honours).
2015 also sees the extension of existing programs to new campuses including the Bachelor of Paramedicine to North Sydney, the Master of Psychology (Clinical) to Strathfield.
The Faculty of Health Sciences is also supporting the Canberra and Ballarat Academic Renewal project by the introduction of the new four year Bachelor of Social Work in 2015 across a number of campuses including Canberra, and plans to introduce the Bachelor of Biomedical Science in Canberra in 2016, and the Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Ballarat in 2017.
A special welcome also to staff and students from the Institute of Health and Ageing, led by Professor Marita McCabe, who have joined the Faculty of Health Sciences as our third research institute.
The Institute of Health and Ageing joins the Institute of Positive Psychology & Education (IPPE) – led by Professor Rhonda Craven, and the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research – led By Professor Simon Stewart.
The Faculty is on track to meet its 2015 enrolment targets and has had growth across many disciplines. The popularity of Health Science programs demonstrates that students are attracted to the Faculty’s high quality courses, outstanding teaching, research and purpose built facilities.
2015 will continue to be a time of great change for our Faculty and I would like to thank all staff for their commitment which will allow Health Sciences to be well positioned in the future.
I look forward to 2015 with confidence that we can achieve quality learning and research outcomes in Health Sciences.
Professor Michelle Campbell
- Professor of Ageing acknowledged Professor of Ageing acknowledged
- ACU paramedicine students awarded second prize in Ferno Australia Paramedic Simulation Challenge ACU paramedicine students awarded second prize in Ferno Australia Paramedic Simulation Challenge
- Psychology week at ACU Psychology week at ACU
- ACU staff, students and alumni keeping riders and crew safe at the 2017 Phillip Island MotoGP ACU staff, students and alumni keeping riders and crew safe at the 2017 Phillip Island MotoGP
- ACU's Director of Nursing Research inducted as a Fellow of American Academy of Nursing ACU's Director of Nursing Research inducted as a Fellow of American Academy of Nursing
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