Health Sciences a hit in Hong Kong and Singapore
Health Sciences International hosted information sessions on physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and nutrition and dietetics in Singapore and Hong Kong on the week of the 31 July 2017.
The information sessions were held to educate prospective students (and their parents) on the physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and nutrition and dietetics professions, and to provide the opportunity for attendees to connect with academics and alumni (and vice versa).
Along with presentations on the four health professions, both sessions featured a panel discussion session where the topic of ‘Success in Studies and Transition to Work’ was explored. We were pleased to have the following alumni joining in on the panel session:
- Florence Tang (Master of Speech Pathology alumnus, 2016) and registered speech pathologist.
- Rachel Cheang (Master of Dietetics student) and final year student currently conducting clinical placements in Singapore.
- Terence Chau (Master of Sports Physio alumnus, 1998) AASFP CEO/program director and registered physiotherapist.
- Lydia Poon (Master of Dietetics alumnus, 2015) and registered clinical dietician.
Overall, both events were reported to be a success with each attracting more than 60 attendees. Our alumni had good engagement and interaction with all who attended the event.
In addition to the information session, the group conducted visits to student recruitment agent offices in both cities where they met with prospective students and also addressed any queries that the counsellors had about the aforementioned courses.
Health Sciences International would like to thank the academics (Mr Peter Gardner, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Ms Julie Brayshaw, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Dr Mary Claessen, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, and Professor Jane Scott, School of Public Health) and our Singapore and Hong Kong alumni (Florence, Rachel, Terence and Lydia) for their contribution to our event. We look forward to welcoming the prospective students to the faculty and Curtin in 2018!
Contributed by: Cecilia Ting and Mina Cho, Heath Sciences International