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La Trobe signs major health-training agreements with China

September 20, 2012

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La Trobe University has signed an agreement with Sichuan University dramatically expanding the teaching in China of one of Australia’s top public health programs. The La Trobe University Joint Health Services Management Training (offshore) program will operate on the Sichuan University campus in Chengdu, Western China. Its key offering will be the University’s unique bi-lingual […]

New focus on core strengths and values

September 19, 2012

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La Trobe University aims to ‘create new degrees in subject areas where we can clearly claim to be the best in the country – like food security, water and sustainability, human security, and regional Australia’. In a speech that invoked vintage Dylan to highlight education change, Vice-Chancellor John Dewar said: ‘To study in these subjects […]

Rome – the ancient world on iTunes

September 14, 2012

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By Rebecca Pannell,  Communications Intern – Year Ten  La Trobe University’s new course, ‘The Roman World’ – now offered free on iTunes U – is spectacular. Or, as a Roman would say: ‘Spettacolo!’ It gives you a deep understanding of the early myths about how Rome was formed and the Roman people first got their […]

Top movement and dietary scientists join La Trobe

September 10, 2012

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Two leaders in health education and research working at the cutting edge of major movement and dietary disorders have joined La Trobe University. They are Professor Meg Morris, a specialist in the management of Parkinson’s disease and inter-professional practice who joins as Head of the School of Allied Health; and Dr Sue Shepherd, whose dietary […]

Keeping up pressure for lower carbon emissions

September 9, 2012

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A new and highly innovative tyre pressure station has been installed at the Melbourne campus of La Trobe University, capable of tracking the number of tyres inflated and estimating the reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The station encourages students and staff to ensure their tyres are optimally inflated. Data generated from the system will be […]

Alumni Awards – ‘La Trobe ethos’ spans generations

September 4, 2012

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Australia’s former top bureaucrat, Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2008 to 2011, Terry Moran AC, and respected author and speechwriter Don Watson have been awarded La Trobe University’s highest honour – the Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2012. They are joined by the architect of Australian industry superannuation and pioneer of […]

To stylet or bougie?

September 3, 2012

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It’s a decision with serious ramifications for saving more lives at roadside emergencies. An international study has identified the best equipment for paramedics to use on patients who have stopped breathing and have obstacles in their airways. A team of paramedicine experts from Britain and Australia researched different types and brands of instruments used in […]