What's on for future students

Careers that make a difference - Lunchtime Webinars

Science or Compassion?

Thursday 5 June 2014 1:00–1:30pm

Claire Hooker explores the tension in health care between science and compassion. Modern healthcare is increasingly incorporating amazing new biological discoveries which are dramatically changing patient outcomes. In this talk Dr Hooker looks at the other side. She discusses how and why attention to the existential, emotional and unique qualities of health and illness have such a huge impact on patients. She examines the friction between the technical/analytical skills which are at the basis of contemporary healthcare, with the emotional/relational skills required to provide compassionate health and medical care. And finally how the empathy and validation sought by patients at vulnerable times in their lives, weighs up against the emotional demands these make of clinicians. Learn more about this issue and about the Bioethics program

Venue: Online or New Law School Annexe SR 342, University of


Please register your participation as soon as possible or latest the day before the event.
Register your participation here.

Get real world experience: placements in international public health

Wednesday 11 June 2014 1:00-1:30pm

Dr Giselle Manalo introduces our international placement opportunities. Find out about some of the challenging projects in which our Master of International Public Health students have participated in Vietnam, the Philippines and East Timor. What do these placements involve and what role do they play in your international health career?

Venue: Online or Eastern Avenue Seminar Room 404, University of Sydney


Please register your participation as soon as possible or latest the day before the event.
Register your participation here.

Sydney School of Public Health - International Guest Seminar

One of the Greatest mysteries of global health": The Lancet Series on Bangladesh.

3rd June 2014
12:30 - 1:30pm

Dr Mushtaque Chowdhury - Vice Chair and Interim Executive Director of BRAC

Bangladesh is one of the most populous country in the world with more than 153 million people, has recently been applauded as an exceptional health perfomer. However there are significant problems due to low health spending and widespread poverty. Dr Mushtaque Chowdhury is the Vice Chair and Interim Exectuve Director of BRAC, one of the biggest development NGO's in the world. He will outline the "unusual success" in Bangledesh as well as the challenges that lie ahead. In doing so, the author will illustrate what lessons Bangladesh has to offer with regard to gender equity and female agency in health, as well as innovative, community-based strategies for healthcare delivery.

Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Cnr Fisher Rd and Physics Rd


Please Register your attendance:

Any general enquiries about Dr Chowdhury's visit should be delivered to A/Prof Michael Dibley via

New Postgraduate Courses to be offered at Sydney: Register for more interest

Northern Clinical

Sydney Medical School is launching a number of new vocationally orientated postgraduate programs for medical graduates in 2015.

Courses include: Master of Medicine (Critical Care), Master of Medicine (Psychiatry), Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Metabolic Health) and Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy). These will be extremely useful in helping to improve your skills in these areas, and will be invaluable to secure a place in a specialty training program.

If you would like more information, follow the link and register.