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Presentations: Medical and Health Sciences presentations

The Division focuses on education and research concerning the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health problems.

Committed to building effective relationships with business, industry and government, the Division offers programs relevant to the needs of health professionals and communities. Students benefit from these links, with high profile researchers and industry professionals providing experience-based input into the curriculum.

Schools

  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Presentation Overviews

Clinical Exercise Physiology

12.45pm, HH Building HH5-08

Exercise as medicine

Are you interested in the principles of exercise and physical activity? Keen to help people with chronic injuries and illnesses lead fitter, healthier lives? The Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology provides you with the practical and theoretical knowledge you need to embark on a career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. You will gain an in-depth understanding of how to prevent disease onset and provide treatment through exercise management for a range of cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, neurologic, musculoskeletal and cancer conditions. Come along to this presentation to learn about this exciting new program and the growing area of exercise science.

Health Science

11.15am, H Building H2-16 Allan Scott Auditorium

Health Science - careers with a very healthy outlook

Are you interested in the principles of exercise and physical activity? Keen to help people with chronic injuries and illnesses lead fitter, healthier lives? The Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology provides you with the practical and theoretical knowledge you need to embark on a career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. You will gain an in-depth understanding of how to prevent disease onset and provide treatment through exercise management for a range of cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, neurologic, musculoskeletal and cancer conditions. Come along to this presentation to learn about this exciting new program and the growing area of exercise science.

Human Movement

10.30am, H Building H2-16 Allan Scott Auditorium
3.45pm, HH Building HH5-08 (Repeat session)

Health Science - careers with a very healthy outlook

The only program of its type in South Australia, the Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement and Health Studies) will give you the opportunity to study exercise and sports science, health promotion and physical education, developing your understanding of how exercise and physical activity impacts biological, psychological and social parameters of human life. If you’re keen to learn about the exciting career prospects in this growing area, come along to the presentation and discover all that's on offer.

Laboratory Medicine

1.30pm, HH Building HH3-09

Laboratory Medicine - identify, discover, investigate

The only program of its type in South Australia, the Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement and Health Studies) will give you the opportunity to study exercise and sports science, health promotion and physical education, developing your understanding of how exercise and physical activity impacts biological, psychological and social parameters of human life. If you’re keen to learn about the exciting career prospects in this growing area, come along to the presentation and discover all that's on offer.

Medical Radiation

2.15pm, HH Building HH5-08

Medical Radiation Science - a lot more than taking pictures

Are you interested in science? Do you enjoy helping and working with people? Pursuing a rewarding career in medical radiation science could be for you. Comprising three specialisations, including medical imaging, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy, UniSA is the only university in South Australia training graduates for these highly specialised areas of health care. State-of-the-art facilities, including Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training (VERT) for radiation therapy students and significant clinical placement opportunities prepare you for a dynamic and exciting career. Come along to this presentation to learn more about the areas of specialisation and the opportunities that exist for medical radiation graduates.

Medical Science

9.45am, HH Building HH5-08

Medical Science - play out your own CSI

If you are interested in the scientific basis of medicine, but have not yet decided on your career pathway, the Bachelor of Medical Science could be just what you’re looking for. The flexibility of the program will allow you to explore the diverse range of career opportunities available in this rapidly expanding field and expose you to areas such as forensic science, pharmacology, physiology, microbiology, toxicology, immunology, human nutrition and genetics. Opportunities also exist to study a collaborative program with The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra and develop skills to prepare you for a range of graduate entry studies, including postgraduate medicine.

Nursing and Midwifery

9.45am, H Building H2-16 Allan Scott Auditorium
3.00pm, HH Building HH5-08

Nursing and Midwifery - care to make a difference?

Midwives play an important role in health counselling and education for women, their families and the community and are involved in family planning, pregnancy, labour, birth, and working with women and their families after childbirth. Nurses enhance the quality of life for individuals who are sick, injured or in need of health support programs, finding work in a variety of healthcare settings such as community health centres, hospitals, aged and rehabilitative care facilities, industrial sites, schools and the homes of individuals. Nursing and Midwifery students learn within practice-based laboratories that replicate hospital settings, undertake significant clinical placements and enjoy excellent employment opportunities.

Nutrition and Food Sciences/Dietetics

12.00pm, HH Building HH5-08

Nutrition and Food Sciences - science with flavour and it's good for you too

Designed to provide you with the skills needed to work in the diverse health and food industry, this unique program offers you the opportunity to elect one of two streams: Nutrition or Food Science. Nutrition graduates usually go on to work in areas such as health care, product development, education, research and nutrition policy, while Food Science graduates are more likely to find employment managing the quality and safety of foods. Come along to this presentation to learn more about the streams, and the opportunities to go on to further study. The new Master of Dietetics program has been closely developed with the Dieticians Association of Australia and prepares graduates for a career as a dietician. Find out how Nutrition and Food Sciences works as a direct pathway to this postgraduate program.

Occupational Therapy

1.30pm, HH Building HH5-08

Occupational Therapy - a profession that really makes a difference

With over 40 years’ experience teaching occupational therapy, UniSA’s four year bachelor degree sets students on a rewarding career path with a qualification highly regarded in Australia and around the world. Occupational therapists enjoy rewarding careers, assisting people to overcome physical and emotional limitations to enable them to actively participate in society. With metropolitan, rural and overseas placement opportunities available, the program's s ignificant practical component promises real-world experience across a diverse range of clinical areas; from paediatrics to aged care, rehabilitation to mental health. Come along to find out more about this exciting profession.

Pharmaceutical Science

11.15am, HH Building HH5-08

Pharmaceutical Science - harnessing science to prevent and treat illness

Ever wondered how medicines are discovered, created, or tested? How do they make it from a laboratory to your local pharmacy? This unique program will develop your understanding of the science that underpins the discovery, development, approval, evaluation and use of medicines leading to a range of career paths within Australia’s growing pharmaceutical industry. From drug discovery, to clinical trials, to sales and marketing, come along to learn about this exciting and diverse area. The program can also lead to the double degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, giving you a solid grounding in pharmaceuticals, as well as registration as a Pharmacist for that competitive edge.

Pharmacy

10.30am, HH Building HH5-08

Pharmacy - from formulation to information

Modern facilities, strong industry links and over 40 years teaching pharmacy, UniSA is in step with the changing roles of the profession, expanding health sector and needs of the pharmaceutical industry. The Bachelor of Pharmacy prepares students for a career in community, hospital or industrial pharmacy, providing primary health care and promoting the quality use of medicines. Opportunities also exist to pursue regulatory and research roles. The program can lead to the double degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science for a competitive edge in the job market.

Physiotherapy

12.00pm, H Building H2-16 Allan Scott Auditorium

Physiotherapy - move well, stay well

UniSA is proud to have been producing world renowned graduates in the area of Physiotherapy for over 40 years. The profession of physiotherapy is concerned with assessing, treating and preventing human movement disorders; restoring normal function or minimising dysfunction in adults and children with physical impairment; preventing injuries and disability in the workplace, at home, or during recreational activities; and promoting community health for all age groups. If you’re keen to enter the competitive and rewarding area of physiotherapy, this presentation is a must. Find out what skills are required and the incredible range of employment opportunities available to our graduates.

Podiatry

2.15pm, HH Building H3-09

Podiatry - stepping into the future

Did you know the human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and tendons? The 52 bones in your feet make up about 25 percent of all the bones in your body! Podiatrists have the interesting task of diagnosing and treating problems concerned with the feet. Their work can involve a wide range of areas, including sports, paediatrics, surgery, biomechanics and community education, as well as the management of common foot disorders. Podiatrists may work in private practice or can be employed in hospitals or community health settings both in Australia and overseas.

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