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Success at VicHealth 2013 Awards

The Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) had great success at the 2013 Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) Awards held on Tuesday 3 December. C-PAN were finalists in two of the nine award categories, and won one of the awards.

Professor Kylie Ball, Professor David Crawford and Dr Sarah McNaughton, in partnership with the National Heart Foundation and Coles Supermarkets, received the VicHealth award for Promoting Healthy Eating. The award was presented by the Minister for Health, the Hon David Davis.

In addition, Professor Tony Worsley was a member of a team led by RMIT that was a finalist for the VicHealth award for Preventing Harm from Alcohol.

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Exciting new course on offer in 2015!

The Faculty of Health is excited to announce a brand new course that will be offered from 2015 – the Master of Child Play Therapy.

Child Play Therapy is a growing specialist area within the mental health and early childhood sectors. It is an evidence-based profession in which play is used as the medium to transform children’s lives when they have experienced abuse or trauma, have a developmental disorder, or are experiencing a mental health issue.

Deakin is the only university in Australia offering training in Child Play Therapy. This two-year master degree provides specialist training for health, welfare, and education professionals who work in community-based services with children and families who have experienced developmental, emotional, trauma or events that result in or comprise a mental health issue or concern.

Practitioners from the early childhood education field, and people currently working with children and families who have trained in the health and welfare professions such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, psychologists, paediatric and mental health nurses, creative arts therapists (e.g. music therapists and art therapists) will find this degree of interest. Basic prerequisites include experience working with children and families, and a relevant undergraduate degree.
Graduates will be eligible to become a Registered Play Therapist with the Australasia Pacific Play Therapy Association (APPTA).
Following the closing date for applications, short-listed applicants will be invited for interview. Only candidates deemed suitable at interview will be offered a place.

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Nursing and midwifery postgraduate information sessions

Deakin University invites you to visit our Nursing and Midwifery School to hear about our innovative postgraduate degrees at an information session on 9 September 2014.

BURWOOD CAMPUS, 221 BURWOOD HIGHWAY, BURWOOD
Building BC, Level 2
Tuesday 9 September 5–6.30 pm

A short presentation will begin at 5.15 pm after light refreshments. There will be an opportunity to move to breakout rooms with course leaders to discuss specific courses and answer your questions.

We welcome prospective students, clinical educators associated with our programs or enquiring about potential collaborations, and current students (undergraduate and postgraduate) exploring further study opportunities.

To register your attendance at the information session, please email
nursinfo@deakin.edu.au. If possible, an indication of which course interests you would assist us to plan an event that meets your needs.

For more information call 9244 6032.





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