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Are you interested in Indigenous Health?


30 March 2009

The Faculty of Health Sciences supports a range of activities and resources which can help students gain a better understanding and appreciation of Indigenous health issues.

Indigenous Health Interest Group

The Indigenous Health Interest Group was set up by Health Sciences' students interested in finding out more about Indigenous Health issues. All staff and students are invited to join the group which meets once each month on Tuesdays.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 28 April at 12pm in T109. The guest speaker is Indigenous Bachelor of Health Sciences' graduate Alana Moffett who in 2008 received the Charles Perkins AO Memorial Prize for outstanding academic achievement.

For more information contact Lanvy on ih_ig@yahoo.com.au

Jamanee Gunya Health Sciences Weekend Workshops

Jamanee Gunya is a non-profit organisation which raises money to run courses in Aboriginal culture for disadvantaged children. It also offers cross-cultural training for paying students. Sydney University Medical and Health Sciences students currently participate in the course, which is subsidised by the faculties. The three-day course focuses upon traditional medicine and healing and includes a field trip to Meroo National Park.

Health Sciences Workshops will be held on the following dates:

  • April 3 4 5 (Fri, Sat Sun)
  • April 17 18 19* (Fri, Sat, Sun)
  • September 11 12 13 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
  • September 28 29 30* (Mon, Tues, Wed)

*Held in mid semester breaks

For more information contact Belinda Chambers on B.Chambers@usyd.edu.au

Indigenous Allied Health Australia website

The Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) website at www.indigenousalliedhealth.com.au is for Indigenous allied health professionals and students wishing to network together, share information and ideas and join in planning the establishment of an Indigenous allied health professionals association.

The development of the IAHA website by the Indigenous Allied Health Network Project has been funded by the Australian Government's Department of Health and Ageing.