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December 2008
Making a difference in the lives of cancer patients   View Summary
9 December 2008
Diana AndruczykDiana Andruczyk has yearned for the opportunity to positively impact the lives of cancer patients ever since high school.
There is more than one way to become a qualified health professional   View Summary
9 December 2008
Student imageWith our Graduate Entry Master's (GEM) Guarantee the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) can lead you to that qualification.
There is more than one way to become a qualified health professional   View Summary
9 December 2008
Student imageWith our Graduate Entry Master's (GEM) Guarantee the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) can lead you to that qualification.
Making a difference in the lives of cancer patients   View Summary
9 December 2008
Diana AndruczykDiana Andruczyk has yearned for the opportunity to positively impact the lives of cancer patients ever since high school.
Real projects, real world contributions    View Summary
8 December 2008
Occupational therapy student and child clientTalk to the occupational therapy students at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Health Sciences and you hear that they're learning the real thing, not simply theory.
November 2008
First edition of 'Sydney Health' magazine released   View Summary
28 November 2008
Image from cover of Sydney Health edition 1The Health Sciences Alumni Association (HSAA) has released the first edition of the new 'Sydney Health' magazine for alumni and friends of Cumberland Campus.
First edition of 'Sydney Health' magazine released   View Summary
28 November 2008
Image from cover of Sydney Health edition 1The Health Sciences Alumni Association (HSAA) has released the first edition of the new 'Sydney Health' magazine for alumni and friends of Cumberland Campus.
Latest news on research funding   View Summary
21 November 2008
Exercise research senarioThe Faculty of Health Sciences has recorded its highest success to date in the 2008 research funding rounds.
New book explores the challenges of community based work   View Summary
21 November 2008
The cover of Voices from the CoalfaceA new book co-edited by Dr Freidoon Khavarpour, Head of Indigenous Health at the Faculty, is set to help students and practitioners better understand the opportunities and challenges of fieldwork practice.
New book explores the challenges of community based work   View Summary
21 November 2008
The cover of Voices from the CoalfaceA new book co-edited by Dr Freidoon Khavarpour, Head of Indigenous Health at the Faculty, is set to help students and practitioners better understand the opportunities and challenges of fieldwork practice.
$8.4 million research grant to improve patient safety   View Summary
14 November 2008
Clinician and patientA major cross institutional research collaboration aimed at reducing the number of patients harmed in Australia has received $8.4 million in funding in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) program grants.
$8.4 million research grant to improve patient safety   View Summary
14 November 2008
Clinician and patientA major cross institutional research collaboration aimed at reducing the number of patients harmed in Australia has received $8.4 million in funding in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) program grants.
AIME Western Sydney celebrates a successful year   View Summary
11 November 2008
AIME thumbThirty five students from six schools across the region graduated from Western Sydney's Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) program in 2008.
AIME Western Sydney celebrates a successful year   View Summary
11 November 2008
AIME thumbThirty five students from six schools across the region graduated from Western Sydney's Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) program in 2008.
Sharon Kilbreath awarded National Breast Cancer Foundation Career Fellowship   View Summary
4 November 2008
Thumb Sharon KilbreathAssociate Professor Sharon Kilbreath has recently been announced as the recipient of one of the two largest ever Career Fellowship grants handed down by the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Sharon Kilbreath awarded National Breast Cancer Foundation Career Fellowship   View Summary
4 November 2008
Thumb Sharon KilbreathAssociate Professor Sharon Kilbreath has recently been announced as the recipient of one of the two largest ever Career Fellowship grants handed down by the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
BHS student awarded Charles Perkins AO Memorial Prize   View Summary
3 November 2008
Charles PerkinsBachelor of Health Sciences student Alana Moffett has been awarded one of three prestigious Charles Perkins Memorial prizes.
BHS student awarded Charles Perkins AO Memorial Prize   View Summary
3 November 2008
Charles PerkinsBachelor of Health Sciences student Alana Moffett has been awarded one of three prestigious Charles Perkins Memorial prizes.
October 2008
Health Sciences forges MOU with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University   View Summary
28 October 2008
hk polytechnicThe Faculty of Health Sciences has further strengthened its international ties by formalizing a partnership with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Health Sciences forges MOU with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University   View Summary
28 October 2008
hk polytechnicThe Faculty of Health Sciences has further strengthened its international ties by formalizing a partnership with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Pink Breakfast raises $1850 and we're still counting!   View Summary
20 October 2008
pink breakfastThe Pink Breakfast held at the Cumberland Courtyard last week has exceeded expectations, attracting over 250 staff, students, Alumni and Friends of the Faculty, and raising $1850 to date.
International Stuttering Awareness Week Great Debate   View Summary
20 October 2008
great debateThe University of Sydney will host a great debate on Thursday 23 October to raise awareness of International Stuttering Week and the communication disorder that affects around 250,000 Australians.
Pink Breakfast raises $1850 and we're still counting!   View Summary
20 October 2008
pink breakfastThe Pink Breakfast held at the Cumberland Courtyard last week has exceeded expectations, attracting over 250 staff, students, Alumni and Friends of the Faculty, and raising $1850 to date.
International Stuttering Awareness Week Great Debate   View Summary
20 October 2008
great debateThe University of Sydney will host a great debate on Thursday 23 October to raise awareness of International Stuttering Week and the communication disorder that affects around 250,000 Australians.
New Exercise Physiology degree set to combat obesity   View Summary
17 October 2008
The launch of the University of Sydney's Master of Exercise Physiology this year is perfectly timed as Australia is crowned the world's fattest nation.
New Exercise Physiology Degree set to combat obesity   View Summary
17 October 2008
The launch of the University of Sydney's Master of Exercise Physiology this year is perfectly timed as Australia is crowned the world's fattest nation.
Speech Pathology project honoured in Australian Awards for University Teaching   View Summary
15 October 2008
Associate Professor Michelle LincolnThe Faculty's Associate Professor Michelle Lincoln and her team have been awarded a 2008 Australian Award for University Teaching for the development and introduction of a national competency assessment tool for speech pathology students.
Collaboration 4700 years in coming    View Summary
8 October 2008
egyptianCollaboration 4700 years in coming Campus Review Collaboration between doctors, nurses and allied health professionals
September 2008
Faculty staff excel at 13th World Congress on Intellectual Disabilities   View Summary
24 September 2008
Roger StancliffeAssociate Professor Roger Stancliffe was elected a Fellow of IASSID for his contributions to research in the field of intellectual disabilities.
Learning Revolution Symposium   View Summary
24 September 2008
At the Faculty of Health Sciences we are committed to enhancing our student's learning experience and ensuring that we respond to contemporary practices in learning and teaching. To facilitate this, in 2008 we are embarking on a new project appropriately titled 'The Learning Revolution.'
Master's program to help address chronic speech pathologist shortage    View Summary
17 September 2008
leanne togherMaster's program to help address chronic speech pathologist shortage A specialist University of Sydney masters program could help significantly reduce the acute national shortage of speech pathologists, according to Dr Leanne Togher.
Operation India Complete   View Summary
15 September 2008
Nine second year Graduate Entry Master's students have recently returned from India after completing their final clinical placements as part of the Operation India program.
University of Sydney researchers join 1st Unity walk for Parkinson's disease   View Summary
4 September 2008
Dr Colleen CanningSenior lectures, Dr Colleen Canning and Dr Cathie Sherrington are used to leading a team of researchers, but on Sunday 31 August they lead their team on a fundraising walk instead. The team took part in Australia's inaugural Unity Walk for Parkinson's Disease and was awarded the prize for the largest amount of money raised by a corporate team.
University of Sydney researchers join 1st Unity walk for Parkinson's disease   View Summary
4 September 2008
Dr Colleen CanningSenior lectures, Dr Colleen Canning and Dr Cathie Sherrington are used to leading a team of researchers, but on Sunday 31 August they lead their team on a fundraising walk instead. The team took part in Australia's inaugural Unity Walk for Parkinson's Disease and was awarded the prize for the largest amount of money raised by a corporate team.
August 2008
Hip Hop hits the West with AIME   View Summary
25 August 2008
aime Hip Hop hits the West with AIME [25 August 2008] The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) launched back into action recently, with FHS students mentoring Indigenous high school students through a series of hip hop workshops. More
The University celebrates NAIDOC Week - 25 - 29 August -   View Summary
25 August 2008
The University celebrates NAIDOC Week - 25 - 29 August - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Week (NAIDOC Week) will be celebrated at the University of Sydney this week with a number of events scheduled.
Hip Hop hits the West with AIME   View Summary
25 August 2008
aime Hip Hop hits the West with AIME [25 August 2008] The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) launched back into action recently, with FHS students mentoring Indigenous high school students through a series of hip hop workshops. More
Graduate Entry Master's Guarantee commencing in 2009    View Summary
24 August 2008
gem imageGraduate Entry Master's Guarantee commencing in 2009 The Faculty is now offering our 2009 intake of Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) students who attain a minimum credit grade average a guaranteed place in the relevant GEM postgraduate program as a continuation of their studies. More
Graduate Entry Master's Guarantee commencing in 2009    View Summary
24 August 2008
gem imageGraduate Entry Master's Guarantee commencing in 2009 The Faculty is now offering our 2009 intake of Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) students who attain a minimum credit grade average a guaranteed place in the relevant GEM postgraduate program as a continuation of their studies. More
In the News -Olympics Food for Thought!   View Summary
20 August 2008
olympicsWhen the Olympics are on it can seem like all anyone is interested in is sports and fitness, but how much of a lasting effect does it have on our children?
In the News -Olympics Food for Thought!   View Summary
20 August 2008
olympicsWhen the Olympics are on it can seem like all anyone is interested in is sports and fitness, but how much of a lasting effect does it have on our children?
Vice Chancellor launches 'Ask Health Sciences' at Cumberland    View Summary
12 August 2008
VC Michael SpenceOver 50 guests gathered yesterday to watch the Vice Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence launch the 'Ask Health Sciences' online system.
Vice Chancellor launches 'Ask Health Sciences' at Cumberland    View Summary
12 August 2008
VC Michael SpenceOver 50 guests gathered yesterday to watch the Vice Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence launch the 'Ask Health Sciences' online system.
Alumni commemorative ceremony   View Summary
11 August 2008
Helga PettitThe Dean, Gwynnyth Llewellyn hosted a commemorative ceremony with Executive of the Graduates Association to officially accept the amalgamation of the association with the Faculty
Alumni commemorative ceremony   View Summary
11 August 2008
Helga PettitThe Dean, Gwynnyth Llewellyn hosted a commemorative ceremony with Executive of the Graduates Association to officially accept the amalgamation of the association with the Faculty
Kid's eyes need the great outdoors   View Summary
1 August 2008
Dr Kathryn RoseKids' eyes need the great outdoors. Remember when your mum told you that playing outside was good for you?
Kid's eyes need the great outdoors   View Summary
1 August 2008
Dr Kathryn RoseKids' eyes need the great outdoors. Remember when your mum told you that playing outside was good for you?
July 2008
Therapy seeks to unlock obsessions   View Summary
19 July 2008
flowerSydney researchers are trialling a new therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,
Therapy seeks to unlock obsessions   View Summary
19 July 2008
flowerSydney researchers are trialling a new therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,
Opening the door on difference   View Summary
14 July 2008
Gwynnyth LlewellynOpening the door on difference [14 July 2008] As Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney, Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn embraces the faculty's motto of 'making a world of difference' in both her work and her life.
Outdoor activity may prevent children from becoming myopic   View Summary
14 July 2008
Kathryn RoseOutdoor activity may prevent children from becoming myopic [14 July 2008] Researchers at Sydney University have recently published results from the NHMRC funded Sydney Myopia Study, suggested that children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to have developed myopia (short-sightedness).
Opening the door on difference   View Summary
14 July 2008
Gwynnyth LlewellynOpening the door on difference [14 July 2008] As Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney, Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn embraces the faculty's motto of 'making a world of difference' in both her work and her life.
Outdoor activity may prevent children from becoming myopic   View Summary
14 July 2008
Kathryn RoseOutdoor activity may prevent children from becoming myopic [14 July 2008] Researchers at Sydney University have recently published results from the NHMRC funded Sydney Myopia Study, suggested that children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to have developed myopia (short-sightedness).