OUR LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
We are centred on building strategic partnerships that benefit our local communities, allow our students to experience the diversity of allied health and advance research into health and wellbeing with the potential for broader application.
Below is just a small selection of some of our successful ongoing partnerships which also demonstrate the diversity of our collaborations.
|SCIA Walk On
Through a unique partnership arrangement which embeds community-based service delivery into teaching and research, the faculty hosts the NSW Spinal Cord Injuries Australia Walk On Sydney Program. The program provides a vital exercise rehabilitation service for the community and an avenue for transformative research in this area. For more information visit http://scia.org.au/walk-on
The National Imaging Facility at Sydney University is located in our Brain and Mind Research Institute and is operated by our medical imaging scientists in partnership with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). It includes Australia's first fully dedicated medical research cyclotron, state-of-the-art radiochemistry facilities and multi-modality. ANSTO also sponsors scholarship opportunities for students in our Master of Molecular Imaging program.
Working with the Broken Hill community
Under a partnership with the Broken Hill Department of Rural health and local schools, students studying speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and orthoptics undertake clinical placements in schools in the region with the aim of improving access to much needed services. To date over 200 health sciences students have participated, with over 1000 primary school children coming into contact with the program. This work is supported by Health Workforce Australia.
|A community-University research project
Under funding from the NSW Department of Communities, the faculty partnered with Bankstown Community Resource Group with the aim of improving communication and literacy outcomes in local preschools. The result was the Training in interaction, communication and literacy (TICL) program which has led to changes in early childhood teaching practice; the use of a partnership approach to preschool teacher skill development and a community development approach to managing speech pathology waiting lists.