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PVC Message, February 2016

Welcome to the first edition of the Faculty newsletter for 2016. In true Health Sciences fashion, our staff have certainly hit the ground running in 2016 with a number of grants and awards already being achieved. We have also seen a number of our courses accredited and this would not be possible without the hard work and commitment of our team.

The double degree in health promotion and health and safety was successful in the recent accreditation process which built on previous work undertaken by staff in the health and safety discipline for the accreditation of the single degree in health safety and environment. The accreditation acknowledged the skills and knowledge that health and safety practitioners are required to have in order to deliver health promotion programs in the workplace. . The double degree graduates are sought after by industry, as they can contribute two highly complementary skill sets that are increasingly required by employers. The accreditation included interviews of both current students and graduates of the double degree who gave very positive reviews of the course and their experience at Curtin. In addition the single degree in health promotion has just been internationally accredited by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education – the first health promotion degree outside of Europe to be accredited. The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health and the Master of Dietetics were also recently re-accredited. Congratulations to the School of Public Health, it is a credit to the ongoing excellent work being done within the teaching team.

During the week commencing the 22 February, we will be hosting a visit from the Australian Medical Council (AMC) as they interview relevant staff in stage two of accreditation for the Curtin Medical School. I will provide further updates on this, following their visit.

I encourage you to read on to learn about the exciting initiatives and fantastic things happening in the Faculty.

Michael

Pro Vice-Chancellor