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Latest News

WA Centre for Rural Health Makes Premiers Awards Shortlist

 
 
  • Better Heart Health

    Our team, in partnership with UWA and the WA Heart Foundation has recently released one of the most comprehensive reports that aims to further narrow the gap between rates of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heart disease deaths. Read More
  • Take the Virtual Tour

    Our virtual tour aims to enable students to walk through our on-site facilities and accommodation complex prior to commencing their placement. We hope that this tour will help our students better prepare themselves for their placement, become more confident about going rural and feel welcomed as a valued part of our team. Read More
  • Adademy Registrations open

    Our Student Health Academy for Years 10 and 11 enables participants to experience some health professional skills over two full days during the Term. Students gain skills, such as first aid techniques, attain basic life support certification, learn suturing, sports injury management, and participate in health simulation education activities through our EdSIM centre. The Academy aims to broaden the idea of health career choices. Read More
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Missing Voices

Missing Voices

Communication difficulties after stroke and traumatic brain injury in Indigenous Australians

We use communication, conversation and yarning in everything we do… so what happens when it goes wrong?

WACRH, UWA and Edith Cowan University are exploring the topic in order to improve care for Aboriginal patients who experience communication difficulties after being affected by a stroke or other traumatic brain injury.

The first stages of the project have produced a handout to help health staff better manage patients with Acquired Communication Disorders (ACD). 

 

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    WACRH offers the latest in Simulation education and training. See what's happening at EdSIM! Read More
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    A number of universities in WA have adopted WACRH's Cultural Orientation site as part a Read More
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    WACRH staff are based in Geraldton, Perth and Mt Magnet. Read More
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Upcoming Events

Friday
06
Mar
WA Centre for Rural Health
Starts at: 13:50

This  program is designed to provide students in Year 10 and 11 with a deeper understanding of what it takes to become a health professional and also gives them the chance to learn some  hands on skills such as basic life support, sports strapping and more. Read more here

Registration form can be downloaded here

Friday
13
Mar
WACRH
Starts at: 10:30

Presented by Kathryn Fitzgerald (WACRH Clinical Education Manager, Speech Pathologist )

this workshop will include:

  • identifiying stages of normal swallow
  • describing features of swallowing disorder in the older population
  • Understanding the roles of the health care team in management of dysphasia
  • Practice skills in screening for dyspasia
  • contributing to planning of team care in dysphasia

 

Friday
20
Mar
WA Centre for Rural Health
Starts at: 13:58

Second day for Academy Participants

Friday
01
May
WACRH
Starts at: 10:00

This Workshop will include:

  • Demonstrating effective team based communication skills within the aged care setting
  • Applying strategies to prioritise tasks and workload
  • Evaluating and applying processes for delegation withing scope of practice
  • Identifying the key components of critical thinking in clinical practice