Another busy year for the Course Governance team assisting with ongoing course reviews and accreditation with the good news that the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy is fully accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council on all three campuses. My congratulations to Professor Christine Imms and Associate Professor Elspeth Froude and the team on this achievement. The re-accreditation of the Nursing degrees is in progress with accreditation notification to be advised formally any day.
Staff efforts in course development will soon come to fruition with a number of new courses approved for offer in 2017, 2018 and 2019, including new double degrees with the School of Business.
Commenced Semester 2, 2017
A Master of Family and Systemic Therapy (with embedded Grad Dip/Grad Cert) was developed in collaboration with Executive Education and is being offered by William Road Family Therapy Centre in Melbourne through a third party agreement, monitored by the School of Psychology.
Bachelor of Nutrition Science
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Counselling
Graduate Certificate in Exercise and Cancer
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Applied Public Health/Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science (Environment)/Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of High Performance Sport
Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Education
Other new course development for 2019 includes a Bachelor of Human Services and a Master of Leadership in Healthcare which will have significant synergies with and build on current offerings.
The Faculty is well on track with updating generic unit outlines (GUO) to comply with the new GUO template and I thank all academic and professional staff for their work on this. It has been a herculean effort as staff took the opportunity to incorporate improvements as they reviewed their units for the new template.
FHS students are taking up opportunities to travel overseas as part of their studies at a great rate, with 90 students studying across 5 FHS units in Rome last summer (a cold winter for them in Rome). Staff have been busy planning for this January-February's FHS offerings in Rome, with 60 students enrolled across 3 units and others planned for July next year. FHS students are also taking up the almost 40 international opportunities offered by their Schools in countries such as Denmark, Chile, Africa, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu. The processes for managing these activities have been reviewed this year and a number of improvements implemented to decrease the administrative work involved.
I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the work of Faculty and School staff in realising these achievements, especially those in my office and the team from PES who have worked tirelessly in a project to integrate InPlace capabilities and improve the efficiency of our processes.
I look forward to working with you all again next year!