Division of Health Sciences

Title of application Project leader/contact
Mentoring Health Sciences Students: Facilitating Belongingness, Inclusion and Teamwork Melanie Nguyen - synopsis (PDF)
Human Rights: 6 Principles for Curriculum Renewal in Health Polly Clark
Scaffolding for Clinical Success Alison Purcell
A Mentoring Scheme to Widen Participation in Medical Radiation Science Sarah Lewis - synopsis (PDF)

A Mentoring Scheme to Widen Participation in Medical Radiation Science

Dr Sarah Lewis
The Radiation Physics Mentoring (RPM) club is a collaboration between academic staff, 1st year students with physics backgrounds, and third year students with a good understanding of radiation physics and its clinical applications to support and encourage first year students with limited physics experience.

Human Rights: 6 Principles for Curriculum Renewal in Health

Professor Stephanie Short and Polly Clark
The project will instil knowledge, attitude and behaviours that are aligned with the six principles of human rights, in our curricula to positively affect the way our graduates engage in collaborative learning, health care professional practice and research. The six principles are respect, social justice, access, equal opportunity, non-segregation, and non-categorisation.

Mentoring Health Sciences Students: Facilitating Belongingness, Inclusion and Teamwork

Melanie Nguyen
This project evaluates the impact of the Health Sciences Mentoring Program on belongingness, appreciation for diversity, retention and teamwork skills. Quantitative and qualitative data will be collected through interviews and surveys.

Mentoring Program for Health Sciences Students

Melanie Nguyen and Virginia Ricketts
A student-facilitated peer mentoring program for first year Bachelor of Health Sciences students. The program aims to enhance students’ senses of belonging, appreciation for diversity, teamwork skills and to improve student retention.

Scaffolding for Clinical Success

Dr Alison Purcell
Development and piloting of a learning module for all first year Faculty of Health Sciences students to improve communication competence and assist students to succeed on work integrated learning placements.