Making a Global Difference in the Fight Against Cancer

Written by Andrew Donkor, UTS Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health) student My interests are cancer and radiotherapy, palliative care and end-of-life care, policy, healthcare organization and community interventions for cancer control. My research project involves efforts to improve access to cancer care, including radiotherapy services in low and middle-income countries which is challenging. Many radiotherapy initiativesContinue reading “Making a Global Difference in the Fight Against Cancer”

Learning in a Postgraduate Degree

Written by Lydia Soon, UTS Master of Public Health graduate Hello and welcome to another blog on what happens during a postgraduate class and some helpful learning tips from my experience with the Master of Public Health. MY CLASS EXPERIENCE Postgraduate classes are structured differently to undergraduate classes as they often run in block sessions.Continue reading “Learning in a Postgraduate Degree”

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”

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”

Going back to uni? Here are five study tips to make your life easier

Get ‘appy Back in the dark ages of undergraduate study,  you’d show up to a lecture with a handful of pens, a notebook, a box of No Doz caffeine pills and a really heavy, clunky laptop (if you had one at all). The internet also made that weird squealing dial-up sound when you connected, but thisContinue reading “Going back to uni? Here are five study tips to make your life easier”

A line of defence

Cristy Rowe is a UTS Bachelor of Nursing alumna. Cristy worked full time in the Australian Army for four years. She is currently a Reserve Nursing Officer and is in her third year of studying medicine.   Was working in the Army Reserves something you have always wanted to do? How did it come about?Continue reading “A line of defence”