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R U Appy Project Update

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R U Appy Project Update

UCRH researchers are collaborating with the Menzies School of Health Research and Queensland University of Technology to train service providers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in e-mental health strategies (e.g. online programs and apps).  In Northern NSW the program is known as ‘R U Appy’. View project update here Share this...

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UCRH winners of the ARHEN student photo competition

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UCRH winners of the ARHEN student photo competition

The Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN) recently held a photo competition open to  undergraduate UDRH students on rural placement.  The entries were to include a clear visual reference to a positive element of clinical placement.  Almost 50 entries were received across the network including one video.  While we didn’t take out the top prize we love the local UCRH winning entries. Congratulations to Tamishka De Silva who took out the UCRH top prize  with a photo of a Ballina icon, and our runner up Shannon Lees for her...

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Medical student in focus – Nelson Correia

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Medical student in focus – Nelson Correia

This is the first in a series where we highlight the diverse skills, talents and stories of the students living on the North Coast for 12 months as part of the long stay medical program. Meet Nelson Correia a Stage 3 Medical Student from the Sydney Medical School … I’m a Canadian living in Sydney studying medicine, surfing, cycling, traveling, and trying to photograph it all. My personal favourite subjects are landscapes/nature and astrophotography, but I very much enjoy dipping into other aspects of photography. I started in film...

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Congratulations to Liz Rix

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Congratulations to Liz Rix

UCRH staff celebrated with a morning tea to congratulate Liz Rix on the news that her thesis has been passed without any corrections. UCRH Director Lesley Barclay said that not only is this extraordinary, the examiners comments are exceptional in their praise of a really important piece of work in the area of cultural competency and renal disease treatment and management within Aboriginal Communities. Liz is pictured here with two of her supervisors, Dr Shawn Wilson and Prof Lesley Barclay. Share this...

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Birthing model puts UCRH head on nation’s top-ten research list

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Birthing model puts UCRH head on nation’s top-ten research list

The director of the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH), Professor Lesley Barclay AO, has been recognised by the federal government for leading one of Australia’s top-ten research projects over the past year. The Ten of the Best Research Projects 2014 were selected for their innovativeness and potential to make a difference to the lives of Australians and people worldwide. Announcing the names of those making the exclusive list, Health Minister Sussan Ley said, “These research stories give us a glimpse into the next generation of...

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The UCRH welcomes 21 medical students from the University of Wollongong

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The UCRH welcomes 21 medical students from the University of Wollongong

The UCRH welcomes 21 medical students from the University Of Wollongong. These students will be placed at General Practices and hospitals throughout the region over the next 12 months. Share this...

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The UCRH welcomes 18 new medical students from the University of Western Sydney

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The UCRH welcomes 18 new medical students from the University of Western Sydney

The UCRH welcomes 18 new medical students from the University of Western Sydney. The students will be living in Lismore for a year-long rural placement as part of their MBBS degree. During their stay they will get a feel for what it is like to work and live in a regional area. Whilst here they will undertake medical attachments at Lismore Base Hospital and General Practices and Aboriginal Medical Services throughout the region. Another component of their study is a community research project focusing on a local topic. Students also attend a...

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The Australian Rural Birthing Index Toolkit

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The Australian Rural Birthing Index Toolkit

The Australian Rural Birthing Index (ARBI) Toolkit is a resource for planning maternity services in rural and remote Australia. The Toolkit is an easy-to-use guide for health service planners and communities to: • Calculate the Australian Rural Birth Index formula • Estimate the appropriate level of maternity service for a given community based on need • Consider contextual and planning issues in rural and remote maternity care The Toolkit was actively shaped by researchers, health service planners and experts. It is a valuable resource for...

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Innovation to Sustain High Quality Education Programs in the Clarence

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Innovation to Sustain High Quality Education Programs in the Clarence

A Clarence Health Strategic Education Committee has been established to oversight the vision and direction of the education team and has met three times.  The Committee has been very successful with the following outcomes to date: • Shared and better understanding of the roles and how the education team works together to deliver a complex range of education programs and activities • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats has enabled us to develop strategies that will form the basis of a Plan and direction for the future • Commitment...

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UCRH Boot camp

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UCRH Boot camp

Staff of the UCRH recently participated in a “Healthy Body at Work” campaign where staff were encouraged to “sit less”, “walk more” and “sleep well”. The program was judged a great success and as a result a weekly lunch time boot camp session is now available for staff on a user-pays basis. Trainers from Elite Force Fitness run a fitness session every Tuesday lunchtime on the grounds of the UCRH where staff and students are put through their paces with a range of strength and cardio exercises. The boot camp program has been running for two...

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