Get involved

There are many different ways to get involved in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Some of these co-curricular opportunities, while contributing to a student’s personal and professional development, can lead to a Curtin Extra Certificate, which is awarded upon graduation.

Curtin Extra Certificate

The Faculty of Health Sciences values the contributions of its students and has created a number of Curtin Extra Certificate awards to recognise the extra-curricular volunteering activities that students take part in:

Health Sciences: Student Discipline Panel

Health Sciences: Research Experience

Health Sciences: Showcase Volunteer

Other Health Sciences Curtin Extra Opportunities

 

Health Sciences: Student Discipline Panel

The Student Discipline Panel is a vital mechanism for ensuring that academic misconduct is properly and thoroughly investigated, accurately determined and appropriately and fairly penalised. This service has a positive social impact on the Curtin academic community as it supports our commitment to academic integrity and contributes to our goal of ensuring that students graduate with the values, attributes and capabilities expected of a Curtin Health Sciences graduate.

The Student Discipline Panel comprises a Chair (the Faculty’s Director of Students), an academic staff member and a student member.  Members are advocates for integrity in the academic community, promoting honesty, trust and fairness. Working collaboratively, the panel consider moral and ethical principles, within the specific context of each case, to arrive at a fair outcome. Stream: Social Impact.

How to join

To take part in the SDP, download the nomination form in semester one of each academic year and send it to the Curtin Student Guild. The Guild will also call for nominations during this period via the Official Communications Channel.

Once you have attended a Faculty Orientation to the Student Discipline Panel you will be sent a link to the appropriate start form in Unihub.

Note:  You cannot begin the Curtin Extra process without having completed the steps above.

The first step is to Nominate to the Guild via this form then, once you have attended a Faculty Orientation to the Student Discipline Panel you can log in to UniHub to complete the process.

Interested?

More information is available at https://students.curtin.edu.au/experience/curtin-extra/

Program-specific information is available by emailing hs-sdc@curtin.edu.au

 

Health Sciences: Research Experience

The Health Sciences Research Experience program enables Health Sciences undergraduate and Graduate Entry Masters student volunteers to get involved in meaningful research projects being undertaken by staff and higher degree students from the Faculty of Health Sciences. As well as enhancing work-readiness skills, this experience can assist the decision-making of students who are contemplating honours or higher degree by research studies. Stream: Professional Development.

Interested?

More information is available at https://students.curtin.edu.au/experience/curtin-extra/

Program-specific information is available by emailing hs-engagement@curtin.edu.au

 

Health Sciences: Showcase Volunteer

Showcase Health Sciences volunteers inspire prospective students, educate members of the public and support new-to-Curtin students through their active participation in Health Science events such as Curtin Open Day, high school and community visits, and Orientation Days. Volunteers are required to speak about their personal decision to study a health sciences degree at Curtin, their experiences with developing effective study habits, and recommendations for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities whilst studying at Curtin. Stream: Professional Development.

Interested?

More information is available at https://students.curtin.edu.au/experience/curtin-extra/

Program-specific information is available by emailing hs-engagement@curtin.edu.au

 

Other Health Sciences Opportunities

CERIPH Volunteering in Health Promotion

The CERIPH Volunteering in Health Promotion program (Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health) provides opportunities for Curtin undergraduate and postgraduate students to develop research skills within health promotion and public health. Students undertake a range of practical tasks supporting applied and community facing research projects.

Stream: Professional Development

Information/Contact: ceriph.curtin.edu.au | ceriph@curtin.edu.au

Go Global Health Science

Go Global offers inter-professional clinical and community fieldwork placements that provides learning opportunities for students with the aim to contribute to sustainable health services for our international host communities. Students learn about different healthcare systems; develop cultural awareness and competency. Participants practice leadership and discipline specific skills in these settings. Other programs we offer include short-term mobility and study tours with a focus on international health. Stream: Global Citizenship

Information/Contact: curtin.edu/goglobalhealthgoglobalhealth@curtin.edu.au

Health Sciences: Talk to Me

Talk to Me provides participants with the opportunity to develop resilience, increase knowledge and awareness of mental health issues, and actively engage in volunteering opportunities at related events on Bentley campus to share their knowledge and skills with others. Participants will have access to a massive online open course (MOOC), based on content from the World Health Organisation German National Suicide program. Stream: Professional Development.

Contact:  ben.milbourn@curtin.edu.au

 

The complete list of available Curtin Extra Programs is available here