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Professor Jennifer Radbourne
The Faculty of Arts and Education offers courses across the humanities and social sciences, communication and media, and the disciplines of the creative industries; and courses of initial teacher education and life-long professional education. The Faculty has a strong international reputation for the quality of its research and scholarship, and our research continually informs the teaching and learning environment.
The unique and very broad mix of disciplines offered by the Faculty will make your studies at Deakin intellectually stimulating and relevant to the future work force. From the humanities, social sciences and creative arts, our courses aim to: develop graduates who are multi-skilled, flexible, entrepreneurial, and self motivated; provide students with opportunities to gain relevant professional practice through work placements and internships (including international opportunities); reflect the changes that are occurring in professional life and the workplace as a result of globalisation, technological change and the convergence of media; and create graduates who are active global citizens, understanding the social, political, cultural and economic forces that are transforming the world.
Our programs in Education are comprehensive, ranging from early childhood and school education through to community education, vocational and workplace learning and university teaching. We place equal emphasis on the development of professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement. Faculty staff and the Faculty’s programs are recognised as having a long-standing commitment to social justice and being responsive to emerging public ideas and issues, adapting and revising study programs to include current educational and social issues and concerns.
Through your Arts and Education degrees you will gain marketable, transferable skills; in research analysis, lateral thinking, writing, communication and team work. You will also develop knowledge specific to the areas/disciplines of your choice.
The Faculty utilises information and communication technologies such as online learning and web-based delivery to provide innovative and relevant programs for all students—undergraduate as well as postgraduate.
Our courses provide a foundation for life long, independent learning, and prepare you for the global workforce of the 21st Century.
I am sure you will enjoy your studies and come to realise for yourself, that degrees in Arts and Education really do make a difference.
Professor Barry Cooper (Interim Dean)
Welcome to Deakin's Faculty of Business and Law.
In this Handbook you will find information about the structure of our courses and the units we offer in the areas of business and law. Please use this Handbook as a guide when planning your studies.
Our students are located on three campuses—Melbourne campus at Burwood, Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campus. Our students have the option of studying full-time or part-time on campus or by distance in Australia or overseas.
The Faculty has five Schools—the Deakin Business School, responsible for postgraduate courses in business; and the Schools of Accounting, Economics and Finance; Information Systems; Law and the School of Management and Marketing.
Our Faculty is committed to extending the boundaries of business and legal education and to conducting research in these areas. We achieve this through close relationships with professional associations, other universities and teaching institutions, business, employers and government—across Australia and internationally. My colleagues and I look forward to meeting you at Deakin in 2009.
Professor John Catford
The Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences is recognised internationally for its contribution to the health field in teaching, training, research and service. This has enabled us to assist governments, communities and organisations in advancing health and social policies and programs. Our strategic intent is to achieve the Deakin mission and core commitments through improving health and well being, and by strengthening the health and human services sectors in Australia and internationally.
The Faculty comprises the Schools of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Health and Social Development, Medicine, Nursing, and Psychology. In April 2006 the Prime Minister announced that Deakin would host Victoria’s third medical school with a special focus on regional and rural health needs. This new school is now fully operational having taken its first intake of 120 graduate-entry students at the beginning of 2008. We also host the Metabolic Research Unit in Geelong and the University Department of Rural Health in Warrnambool. The Faculty has been designated an official World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention and Related Research and Training.
We are already acknowledged by the health and human services sector to be strong achievers and contributors in a range of subject areas including: nutrition, dietetics, exercise science, sports coaching, obesity prevention, public health, health promotion, social exclusion and disability, general nursing, ageing nursing, peri-operative nursing, critical care nursing, health psychology, clinical psychology, and forensic psychology.
Over the next three years we will expand and enhance our sound platforms in community nutrition, food science, bio-health sciences, occupational science and therapy, social work, midwifery, organisational psychology, rural and regional health, behavioural and social epidemiology, chronic disease prevention, community wellness and applied management and leadership. In addition to graduate-entry medicine, we also plan to enter new areas of pharmacy, nurse practitioner practice, graduate-entry occupational therapy, graduate-entry social work, and rehabilitation science.
The Faculty has a number of key research strengths which are organised around six 'research clusters': Biomolecular Nutrition and Molecular Medicine, Physical Activity and Nutrition, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Equity and Social Justice, Public Health Research, Policy, and Evaluation, and Quality and Risk Management in Clinical and Aged Care.
Schools and individual staff of the Faculty work collaboratively with a wide number of external organisations. These include federal and state governments, schools, hospitals, health centres, non government organisations such as the Heart Foundation, community groups, international bodies such as World Health Organisation, commercial companies, and other universities at home and overseas. We also have a number of highly productive partnerships across the sector, which commonly include joint appointments at professorial level.
All these activities reflect a broad range of interests and expertise. They demonstrate the Faculty's strong and vibrant commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of all people in Australia and our surrounding region. We warmly welcome you to join us in advancing this important work.
Professor Chris Gray (Interim Dean)
Welcome to the Faculty of Science and Technology. We offer a diverse and stimulating range of courses in Architecture and Building, Life and Environmental Sciences, Engineering and IT, that share the common aim of inspiring our students to achieve their full potential. Our strong links to industry and the professions ensure that our courses reflect the latest developments and equip our graduates with the skills and expertise to move into challenging and rewarding careers.
Whilst providing the opportunity for study in vibrant metropolitan Melbourne, we also contribute to the University’s goals in enriching educational and cultural experiences in and around our regional campuses in Geelong and Warrnambool. Many of the Faculty’s research and teaching staff are actively engaged in community projects that provide benefits to our students and our community.
Students benefit from close interaction with Faculty research staff at the forefront in their field, many providing international leadership in areas as diverse as sustainable aquaculture, light metals engineering, cellular and molecular biology, IT security and sustainable building design.
Individual learning preferences and needs are catered for through a range of flexible learning options including online studies and friendly, responsive teaching staff will make your Deakin experience a memorable one.
We aim to be recognised internationally as a progressive faculty working in distinctive multi disciplinary teams to achieve excellence.
We will inspire our students, staff and partners to achieve their full potential, engage in the challenges facing our global community and stimulate imaginative solutions for a sustainable future.
FaST - Inspire, engage, stimulate.