Health Check

Category: MEDICINE

Health services management | Medicine | Public health and health promotion

Griffith Health’s rural community expands with Dalby Hospital Clinical Education Centre

Working with Queensland Rural Medical Education (QRME) and the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHHS) Griffith University opened the new Griffith University… Read More

Griffith helps advance paramedicine capacity in the Maldives

Griffith University and the Maldives Ministry of Health recently launched the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funded Australia Awards Short Course “Paramedicine Skills… Read More

Lending a helping hand to graduates pays off for Professor

Griffith University’s Professor Cordia Chu from the School of Environment and the School of Medicine has been awarded a Special Commendation for Excellence in Graduate Supervision… Read More

2017 PVC Health Staff Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 PVC (Health) Staff Excellence Award winners recognised for their excellent contribution to the Health Group: Learning and Teaching… Read More

First Peoples alumni changing the world

The First Peoples issue of Health Check featured two outstanding alumni who have made extraordinary impacts in their chosen professions. We reconnected with Brisbane GP Dr Samarra Toby and Toowoomba dentist Dr Michael Baker to ask them about their journey to being remarkable. Read More

Medicine graduate first to land academic role

Dr Lisa Amey completed her medical training at Griffith’s School of Medicine in 2010 and is now the first medicine graduate to achieve an academic position at the University. Dr Amey’s remarkable academic ability and willingness to teach led to her appointment as Associate Academic Manager for the graduate-entry medical program, the Doctor of Medicine (MD). Read More

Quadriplegia is no barrier to a medical career

Dinesh Palipana was a focused, determined, enthusiastic medicine student at Griffith University when his life changed forever on a rainy night in 2010. Today, the 32-year-old remains equally determined and just as focused on forging a career in medicine in spite of the road traffic accident on Brisbane’s Gateway Bridge that left him without feeling or movement from the chest down. Read More

Future doctors take long look at country practice

The further you live from a major city, the higher your risk for potentially fatal illness, accident or injury. The disparity of health services in rural and remote areas is a contributing factor to poorer health outcomes for people in regional Australia. The new breed of rural health practitioners is already making a difference by choosing coalface medical education in the areas where they are most needed. Read More

Original research to improve rural hospital services

Medical students in the Longlook program at Griffith University have identified issues that may lead to better guidelines for country doctors and their patients. Read More

Priority for rural students wanting to study medicine

In good news for rural students wanting to study medicine, Griffith University is now offering a priority access scheme which will see a minimum 25 per cent of its quota coming from rural backgrounds. Called the Griffith University Rural Priority Access Scheme (GURPAS), it will see eligible students who have lived in rural areas of Australia for five years consecutively or 10 years collectively, the chance to study a Doctor of Medicine as part of a separate rural quota. Read More