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Category: Griffith Health

All disciplines within the Health Group at Griffith University.

Understanding suicide risk factors for farmers

A closer understanding of the personal risk factors around suicide in farmers is the outcome of new research from Griffith University’s Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP). Read More

No return from Goondiwindi for Griffith pharmacy grad

Becoming a community pharmacist in country Queensland was the last thing on Nadia Venzke’s mind when she began studying at Griffith University. Now the Masters of Pharmacy graduate from the Gold Coast is passionate about rural pharmacy practice and couldn’t be happier. Not only has she got the qualifications for a career in her specialist area, but she was also named Goondiwindi Employee of the Year 2015 and met her future husband in her new hometown. Read More

Toowoomba Hospital hosts Griffith’s first occupational therapy student placements

Toowoomba Hospital’s Occupational Therapists (OT) have provided, for the first time, placements to OT students from Griffith University. 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

Distinguished career comes full circle

Professor Allan Cripps AO has stepped down from his position as Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) after 13 years of providing the driving force that made Griffith Health what it is today. Read More

Personalising cancer treatment

Griffith University and the Gold Coast University Hospital are aiming to personalise cancer treatment to ensure patients receive the most effective drug the first time. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary health team, researchers from Griffith’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland, are establishing a new Personalised Cancer Treatment Program. Read More

Nutrition education key for GPs

With a recent report released from the World Health Organisation on the almost four-fold increase in diabetes, Griffith University is stepping in with the launch of a program to help GPs provide effective nutrition advice to their patients. Read More

Unlocking clues to chronic fatigue

New findings regarding the pathology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are bringing Griffith researchers closer to identifying the cause of this disabling illness. Read More