Studying a bachelor of Oral health is something in which I have always wanted to undertake. This line of study will see me being able to work a hands-on job which will allow me to interact with a diverse range of patients. I feel that when I graduate this course it will provide me with the satisfaction that I have made the right decision in my path of study.
When I graduate I have always intended on using this qualification t o help work towards improving dental health in remote regional communities.Read more >
My passion to become a midwife came from the early age of 13. I was fascinated in all things pregnancy and birth, and growing up as a Nurrunga woman in a big Indigenous family, it was safe to say that there was always at least one or two pregnant woman in our family. This was always something of excitement for me and luckily as we were such a close-knit family I was able to have the opportunity to support and walk alongside the pregnant women in my family. From start to finish I was absolutely mesmerised with pregnancy and that’s when I decided that I wanted to be a midwife. I was completely in love with the human body and how resilient it can be during pregnancy.
Not only was I interested in the clinical side of being a midwife, my Aboriginal culture allowed me to be open to the spiritual and holistic side of birthing for an Aboriginal mother and family, it was incredible to see how strong women can really be and how unique each woman’s pregnancy and birth can be.Read more >
As a qualified medical practitioner or health worker, my aim is to provide support in a safe and quality and culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. I want to contribute to improving not only the physical and mental health or community members but care holistically for them. By working alongside other healthcare professionals, I could be an advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for their health, I hope to improve indigenous health by educating community members and leading by example supporting them throughout the choices they make.
As a qualified medical practitioner and/or health worker working within Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, it is important in closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.Read more >
I have been accepted to study the post graduate diploma in Critical Care Nursing which has been a career goal since I started nursing. This course will assist my current clinical skills from working in the Intensive Care Unit and I hope to someday work towards retrieval nursing.Read more >
I grew up in regional Western Australia, which was challenging in terms of access to adequate healthcare facilities. General practitioners were booked out weeks in advance, there were minimal locum specialist clinics and no adequate surgical facilities.Read more >
I have chosen to dedicate my professional career and consequently a large portion of my life to improving health outcomes for the people of my community. Thus far, I have completed a Bachelor of Nursing and a Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing with Distinction. Prior to commencing the Doctor of Dental Medicine program with the University of Western Australia, I worked in a large public intensive care unit, nursing a variety of critically unwell patients. My collective experiences as a student and nurse have cultivated a passion for the fundamentals of basic healthcare, which strangely enough led to my interest in dentistry.Read more >
I have dreamed of being a doctor ever since I was a young boy and there has never been any other path I envisioned for my life. My inspiration/motivation driving me to pursue my dream is a particular group of which I am a member – Indigenous Australian males. I am acutely aware of the many issues that continue to plague Indigenous males in Australia today.Read more >
As a future Aboriginal dental practitioner, my overall aim is to dedicate my time into eradicating the oral-health inequity within the remote Aboriginal communities. The disturbing reality is that despite living in a developed world, our communities are often neglected when it comes to simplest of resources. Knowing my people have poor oral health due to lack of preventable dental care has fueled my drive to becoming a dentist. As an aspiring future health professional, I believe that treatment and prevention is the way to close the gap. The poor oral health related quality of life can be optimised by simply implementing oral health education as well as providing good quality dietary advise.Read more >
When I become a qualified medical practitioner my major hope is to work with the Indigenous population in both a rural and urban setting. In high school and my first year of medicine, I learned a lot about the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and I was appalled at the statistics. Being an Indigenous doctor I hope to become a role model for my people and contribute as much as I can to closing his gap within my lifetime.
I know that for many Indigenous people, especially in remote areas, the health system can be daunting, and filled with institutionalised racism that is hard to avoid.Read more >
After a very rewarding fifteen year career with the Education Department of Western Australia, I have been successful in applying to study a Bachelor of Nursing through Deakin University; they have a very supportive mode of study run through their Institute of Koorie Education. Much of the decision to become a nurse has been as a result of working with an amazing bunch of passionate, dedicated and highly professional nurses since I have recently started working in a Social Support role (Aboriginal Care Coordinator) at the Derby Renal Health Centre.Read more >