Why I decided to do postgraduate study

Taking a leap of faith can be terrifying. From the comfort of a steady job to the unknown challenges of university, it can be frightening to start postgraduate study. The reasons not to are endless: family responsibilities, work, financial concerns… It is all too easy to put off making the decision to go back to university,Continue reading “Why I decided to do postgraduate study”

My public health placement with WHO CC UTS

Written by Lydia Soon, UTS Master of Public Health student I completed my professional placement last year at the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nursing Midwifery and Health Development at UTS (WHO CC UTS). This placement aligned well with my interests in maternal child health and workforce development, and I was also seeking somethingContinue reading “My public health placement with WHO CC UTS”

Celebrating our Nurse Practitioners

They’ve been working across Australia for 18 years and are the most senior clinical nurses in the nursing workforce. With the expertise to diagnose and treat people of all ages with a variety of acute and chronic health conditions, nurse practitioners can: prescribe medications design and implement therapeutic regimens order diagnostic tests and interpret theContinue reading “Celebrating our Nurse Practitioners”

6 things to learn about diabetes on World Diabetes Day

Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) Today is World Diabetes Day, created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat. Here’s six things to learn about on the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting (who co-discovered insulin along with CharlesContinue reading “6 things to learn about diabetes on World Diabetes Day”

Meet the Nurse of the Year

Did you know the Nurse of the Year is right here at UTS? Judy Smith, UTS nursing lecturer and perioperative nursing coordinator, has been awarded ‘Nurse of the Year’ at the Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards! This award recognises Australia and New Zealand’s most outstanding nurses who’ve demonstrated exceptional performance in patient care, education, leadership, research andContinue reading “Meet the Nurse of the Year”

Infertility and public health

By Associate Professor Alex Wang, Director of Research Studies in the Faculty of Health at UTS Infertility remains a major public health problem in Australia, with 4.4% of all babies born using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) in 2013 (1). What is infertility? The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines infertility as the inability of a couple toContinue reading “Infertility and public health”