Welcome to 2021! I think we would all like to move beyond the challenges of Covid-19 in 2020, however many of the challenges still remain with us and impact on our daily personal and professional lives. Our international borders are still closed and we manage outbreaks with a test, trace and isolate public health approach. Australia has done incredibly well compared to other countries but we are all in this together as the world now begins the vaccination programs globally to finally get on top of this pandemic.
2021 has been declared by the World Health Organisation as the Year of the Health and Care Workers. The work we do at CDU and in the College to graduate health professionals is very important and the work you do in health care every day as a student, graduate or industry partner is being recognised and valued globally.
The College continues to expand with new staff like Dr Karen Knight who we feature in this newsletter. We also feature one of our nursing Alumnus Karita McCarthy.
We have new courses on offer, in particular our Master of Nursing Practice [pre-reg] which enables you to become a nurse within two years with any degree. We launched our Aeromedical Retrieval Grad Cert and Masters this month with our industry partners NCCTRC, CareFlight and RFDS, a great collaboration that will bring outstanding medical and nursing health professionals to Darwin for residentials from across Australia and Internationally.
You can hear from some of our postgraduate coursework students about studying at CDU.
Congratulations to our Midwifery researchers who have yet another publication in The Lancet that shows their Birthing on Country approach shows preterm births were 50% less likely in women accessing this service.
We will continue to share all the inspiring good news stories with you, and keep you informed of College activities and future plans. If you are a student, alumni, clinical partner or key stakeholder please join our CDU community to connect, discover and grow.
Professor Catherine Turner AM