I recently had the opportunity to attend a full-day workshop on burn injury assessment and management at the Rural Doctors Association of Victoria annual conference in Bendigo. This education session was delivered by a team of doctors and specialist nurses from the burns unit at the Alfred Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital. Topics covered included epidemiology and pathophysiology of [...]

Indigenous Health Seminar Recordings

Please see below the link to past recordings of Melbourne University’s Outlook Rural Health Club “Indigenous Health” seminars. Subsequent seminars will also be uploaded onto this site so that all students have access to this valuable information. http://outlookruralhealthclub.org.au/publications/ Otherwise, head on over to the “Docs” tab on the top right of this website. You’ll find them there too!

Wurundjeri History Website and App Launch

A great way to celebrate Wurundjeri culture and history, the Aboriginal History of Yarra’s website and mobile web app has now been launched. The app is designed to offer a virtual tour guide experience around the City of Yarra’s historic indigenous sites and important cultural hotspots. So head to www.AboriginalHistoryOfYarra.com, it’s a fascinating, poignant, and beautifully presented learning tool for [...]

Two nursing and two allied health students from country Victoria in their first year of studies will be awarded “Give Them Wings” scholarships in 2013, with each recipient receiving $2,500 towards their living expenses as well as a Royal Flying Doctor experience. Are you: Enrolled in one of the following eligible disciplines: – Nursing – Dentistry – Physiotherapy – Social [...]

Do you have what it takes to join one of the 2 teams of 6 University students who will be selected to fly to the Northern Territory and inspire young people to think about becoming a health professional? Are you keen to share your journey by demonstrating your skills and sharing a personal account of the decisions and influences that led [...]

ARMS Close the Gap Ceremony and Bushdance

The ANU Rural Medical Society’s (ARMS) annual Close the Gap Ceremony and Bushdance event is coming up on the weekend of the 27th April 2013. The Close the Gap Ceremony will be held on Saturday the 27th of April, beginning with a BBQ lunch on ANU campus grounds, Canberra. It will comprise of a cultural performance, speeches from prominent guests [...]

Welcome to the New Outlook Website!

A hearty welcome back for the new year! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and restful new year’s break. Here at Outlook, we’re hoping to make 2013 our best year yet. We’ve started by working over the summer to line up a great range of events for 2013, so stay tuned! We’ve also moved to this, our new website, outlookruralhealthclub.org.au. In [...]

John Flynn Placement Program – Update

We have just found out that the date for the John Flynn Placement Program online application is 16 March 8am-4pm AEST. Put it in your diary as the JFPP is an amazing opportunity to travel to a rural community during your degree and is fully funded – travel, accommodation and an additional $500 per week towards your living expenses. Placements [...]

2012/2013 Handover Meeting

The old and the new Outlook executive committees met on Sunday 28th of October for a beautiful meal at Albert St Food and Wine in Brunswick – fleshing out our new roles and brainstorming for the year ahead. We’re all extremely excited to have such a passionate new committee and look forward to your involvement in many exciting Outlook events [...]

MD 4-Week Rural Placement for CSP Students

All Australian CSP students (excluding Rural Clinical School students) undertaking the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course are asked to submit preferences in their first year of the course as to how they would like the satisfy the four week rural placement requirement.  In 2012 students were asked to submit their preferences out of the below three placement types: Principles of [...]