The 7th ACU Simulation in Health Education Showcase will be held on Wednesday 6th December 2017 at the Banyo Campus. Sponsored by Laerdal Australia, this free event aims to provide an engaging and informative forum for like-minded academics and technical staff working in the area of health simulation in higher education.
The 2017 showcase theme is ‘Advancing Patient Safety and Quality Care Through Simulation’. With Professor Kerry Reid-Searl (CQUniversity) providing the opening address, this year’s showcase is sure to be a day full of engaging, informative and relevant ideas for a range of health disciplines. To register, go to https://acusimulationshowcase17.eventbrite.com.au (you will need the password: ACUsimulation to register).
ACU Health Clinics
ACU Health Clinics form part of the Faculty’s strategy to source sustainable, high quality work integrated learning opportunities for its students. This year the clinics provided 170 student placements, across four disciplines, for a total of 4,288 days of placements. The Office of the Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching is working with Professional Experience Services and our Schools to ensure the clinics grow and develop to meet the learning needs of our students. Find out more about ACU Health Clinics.
Outstanding Success in 2017 ACU Teaching Development Grant Round
This year the Awards and Grants Committee selected 10 of the 15 competitive proposals received. Of these, nine were awarded to FHS teams.
Our outstanding success in this area showcases the commitment of FHS staff to excellence and scholarship in learning and teaching in the health sciences.
Congratulations to the successful (inter)disciplinary teams led by: Associate Professor Megan Dalton; Dr Marcela Danks and Mrs Christine Sonsearay (School of Physiotherapy); Associate Professor Gabrielle Drake (School of Allied Health); Dr Bronwyn Gordon (School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine); Dr John Mahoney and Dr Vanessa Rice (School of Exercise Science); Dr Stephen Guinea and Dr Annie Venville (FHS).
Another Successful Seminar Series
Our Semester 2 seminar series wrapped up on Tuesday 3rd October with Professor Robert Bland, Discipline Lead, Social Work, and Dr Annie Venville, Academic Coordinator, Professional Practice and Community Engagement discussing student mental health. The session was very well attended indicating a real interest in this topic. We hope to run a follow up seminar on student mental health in 2018.
We hope to bring you a great series in 2018. For slides and recordings of previous sessions go to our seminar series page.
The Educational Design team have delivered workshops on Scaffolding Online Engagement with midwifery and inter-professional teams in nursing. The focus of these workshops included strategies for engaging students, and the need to scaffold students in how to interact online in an academic context. The team are currently carrying out an audit of LEO tool usage in undergraduate units for Semester 2.
For educational design support please contact Michelle Craig on (02) 9465 9109 or Chukwudi Ogoh on (03) 9230 8092.