Health Check

Tagged as Rural Health

Horses and hay bales helping disaffected youth

Whether they’re seen as troubled or merely troublesome, children who disengage from family, communities and education often face a grim future. These children have often suffered the trauma of abuse, neglect or family breakdown and even the most skilled teachers and therapists find it difficult to help them bounce back. Read More

Dentistry students putting the smile back in country life

As any health expert will attest, oral health is not just about looking good and being able to chew. Poor oral health has been linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, poor nutrition, diabetes and even dementia, yet people living in rural Australia are more likely to visit their doctor for antibiotics and pain relief for a dental problem than they are to seek out quality dental services. Read More

Providing healthcare in Laos prepares Rachael for nursing

Providing healthcare in a developing country wasn’t something Rachael Ovington expected to be doing while studying a Bachelor of Nursing. But it was an experience she will never forget and will take with her when she seeks employment as a full-time nurse next year. Read More

Griffith research shines a light on diabetes

Researchers at Griffith University have developed a strategy to increase diabetes awareness and management for women. Read More

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