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Postgraduate eguide : 2010
The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences is committed to providing exciting and relevant learning experiences to help you prepare for your chosen career. Our Faculty offers a range of postgraduate coursework programs, many accredited by professional bodies, such as the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA). The University also maintains strong links with industry bodies such as South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service, WorkCover and the Australian Health Management Group to ensure our programs are relevant to current and projected industry trends. The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences has an exciting mix of basic science and clinical application in the fields of health & medical science, psychology, nursing and public health. Many academic staff are directly involved in successful research programs that have brought national and international recognition to the University. As a research student you will be able to participate as a valuable member of an established research team and potentially develop your own research programs. Student demand in the health and behaviour sectors is currently high and it is a priority of the Faculty to maintain that demand for our graduates by the distinction of our programs. As a coursework student, you can be confident your educational experience at the University will help you to attain the knowledge, skills and personal qualities required to be successful in the work place. SchOOL OF hEALTh ScIENcES www.uow.edu.au/health/healthsciences Exercise Science & Rehabilitation Medical & Health Sciences Nutrition & Dietetics Occupational Health & Safety Public Health SchOOL OF NURSING, MIDWIFERY & INDIGENOUS hEALTh (SNMIh) www.uow.edu.au/health/nursing SchOOL OF PSYchOLOGY www.uow.edu.au/health/psyc GRADUATE SchOOL OF MEDIcINE (GSM) www.uow.edu.au/gsm The mission of the GSM is to produce excellent medical practitioners who have the capacity and desire to contribute to the enhancement of health care for patients in all geographic settings, but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities. It is also expected that GSM graduates will have a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice. RESEARch cENTRES AND INSTITUTES cENTRE FOR hEALTh INITIATIVES www.uow.edu.au/health/chi CHI undertakes a range of research initiatives across six key streams: Social Marketing Media & Health Aged & Dementia Care Health Workforce Change & Leadership Individual Behaviour Change Health Professional Education Research ThE cENTRE FOR TRANSLATIONAL NEUROScIENcE (cTN) www.uow.edu.au/health/healthsciences/ctn The vision of the CTN is to find the means to prevent and treat schizophrenia, obesity and obesity-related colon cancer. chILD OBESITY RESEARch cENTRE CORe’s vision is to foster, promote and implement innovative research pertaining to child obesity and disseminate and translate this research into community programs in the Illawarra. SMART FOODS cENTRE www.uow.edu.au/health/healthsciences/smartfoods The research of the Centre focuses on diet and lifestyle related disease, notably obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, with further work on meeting nutritional requirements. BRAIN & BEhAVIOUR RESEARch INSTITUTE www.uow.edu.au/health/psyc/research/bbri The main research focus of BBRI is the understanding of cognitive and perceptual processes, through studies of their psychophysiological bases in humans. BIOMEchANIcS RESEARch LABORATORY (BRL) Research within the BRL is primarily focused on the biomechanics of injury prevention with a specific interest in six main areas of focussed research excellence, including: Landing Mechanics & Injury Prevention Foot Structure and Function & Footwear Design Biomechanics of Breast Health Innovations in Biomechanics EASTERN AUSTRALIA DEMENTIA TRAINING STUDY cENTRE (EADTSc) dementia.uow.edu.au The Eastern Australia Dementia Training and Study Centre (EADTSC) has been established as part of the Australian Government’s Dementia Initiative. The EADTSC is one of four Centres nationally that promote dementia studies in Australian graduate and undergraduate curriculum as well as providing tertiary dementia career pathways. ThE hUMAN PERFORMANcE LABORATORIES (AUSTRALIA) www.uow.edu.au/health/hpl The Human Performance Laboratories (Australia) research group addresses application of scientific knowledge and principles to real-world problems through three laboratories: Cardiovascular Physiology and Nutrition Laborator y Exercise and Applied Cardiovascular Physiology Laborator y Thermal Physiology Laborator y Though each laboratory has unique and diverse research interests, the unifying research theme across all collaborative members is human cardiovascular function in health and disease. ILLAWARRA INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL hEALTh (IIMh) www.uow.edu.au/health/iimh The Illawarra Institute for Mental Health (iiMH) provides a centre for researchers and teachers with an interest in mental health and drug and alcohol related research. ThE METABOLIc RESEARch cENTRE (MRc) www.uow.edu.au/health/healthsciences/mrc The Metabolic Research Centre encompasses researchers interested in all aspects of metabolism. 27 www.uow.eDu.Au/future/poStgrAD poStgrADuAte guIDe 2010