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Bodil is the Course Leader of Master of Nursing Practice Courses, the Danish program of Master of Health Science (Nursing), the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes, including the program for Aboriginal Health workers. Bodil teaches in numerous units across undergraduate and postgraduate courses with the focus on psychosocial aspects of living with chronic illness, in particular in the perspective of life transitions and self-management. Her other teaching focus is diabetes and public health issues related to the area of diabetes.
Bodil is interested in diabetes educational outcomes and engaged in diabetes research. She is extensive consulted by professional diabetes organisations in relation to self-management in diabetes education and research.
Dr Rasmussen is the unit chair for HND731 Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals, HND732 Diabetes in Professional Contexts, HNN746 Nursing, Cultural Diversity and Politics of Health Care, HNN725 Research Thesis A and HNN726 Research Thesis B and HNN729 Nursing Trends and Futures. Dr Rasmussen is also responsible for the delivery of the full Graduate Diabetes Education Course for Aboriginal Health workers, including clinical placement. In addition, Dr Rasmussen supervises Masters and PhD students in topics related to her teaching and research areas and she is extensively used as an examiner of PhD, Masters and Honours Thesis in her research areas.
Dr Rasmussen’s program of research investigates the impact of changes during life transitions on diabetes self-management and risk management among young adults with Type 1 diabetes, in particular young women transitioning into motherhood. Dr Rasmussen works closely with professional diabetes organisations, specifically with Professor Trisha Dunning, Barwon Health and Professor Jane Speight, Diabetes Australia, Vic. on projects related to psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes. Dr Rasmussen also works closely with Professor Mari Botti in the Deakin-Epworth Health partnership with research focusing on clinically outcomes to enhance the quality of patient care through evidence-based nursing. Recently Professor Botti and Dr Rasmussen commenced a pain management project in Denmark.
Deakin University Commendation for Excellence in Teaching Award, December 2009.
Deakin University Commendation for Excellence in Teaching Award, December 2008
Member of Faculty Board, Deakin University
Member, The Centre for Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Research is a Strategic Research Centre of Deakin University
Member of the Dean’s Consultation Group, Faculty of Health
Member of Advisory Board, Institute of Koorie Education/health, medicine, nursing and behavioural sciences joint committee
Member of Teaching and Learning Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Member of Research and Graduate Studies Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Rasmussen is active participating member and consultant in following organisations:
Australian Diabetes Educators Association Diabetes Australia, Vic
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation College of Nursing, Australia
The Danish Nurses’ organisation
Member of the Central Highlands Primary Health Care Leadership Group
Danish- Australian Cultural Society
Rasmussen, B., Wellard, S., Dunning, T. & Savage, S. (2010) “Nurses’ and pcas’ diabetes knowledge: in regional public residential care”, Oral Presentation, Australian Diabetes Society-Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting, 1st- 2nd September, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, New South Wales, Australia
Rasmussen, B. “Transitions in Chronic Illnesses’, (2010) Ausmed Conferences Pty Ltd, Community Health Nursing & Long Term Care” Seminar, invited keynote speaker ‘, Hotel Ibis, Melbourne, 21 October.
Rasmussen, B., Dunning, T., Ward, G. & Jenkins, A. (2009) “Strategies for managing life transitions in young adults with Type 1 diabetes”, Oral presentation, 14th International Conference, Federation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND), Vienna, Austria, 24-26 September
Rasmussen, B. , Dunning, T., Ward, G. & Jenkins, A (2009) “Strategies for managing life transitions in young adults with Type 1 diabetes”, Oral Presentation, Health in Transition: Researching for the future, the 4th International conference on community health nursing research, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, 16-20 August.
Royal District Nursing Service of SA, (2009) Health in Transition: Researching for the future, the 4th International conference on community health nursing research, ‘Strategies for managing life transitions in young adults with Type 1 diabetes’, Oral Presentation, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, 16-20 August.
International Council of Nurses (ICN) 24TH QUADRENNIAL CONGRESS (2009) Leading Change: Building Healthier Nations, A Danish-Australian partnership model in a contemporary learning, teaching, and research nursing environment, Associate Professor Vibeke Lorentzen, Dr Bodil Rasmussen, Senior Lecturer Raymond Kolbćk, Professor Maxine Duke, Professor Mari Botti, 80 minutes Symposium, 27 June- 4 July, International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa.
Rasmussen, B. (2008) Strategies for managing life transitions in young adults with type 1 diabetes, Oral presentation at the National ADS-ADEA conference, Melbourne Convention Center, 27-29 August.
Rasmussen, B. & Dunning, T. (2008) Guilt dynamics between women with type 1 diabetes and their mothers, accepted for 13th Annual Conference, Federation of European Nurses in Diabetes, Rome Italy, 5-6 September.
Rasmussen, B. (2007) Turning points and transitions: experiences of young women with type 1 diabetes, Australian Diabetes Educator Association –Australian Diabetes Scientists Annual Meeting, 25-27 August, Sydney, Australia.
Rasmussen, B. (2007) Transitions: the experiences of twenty young women with Type 1 diabetes, Annual National Diabetes Educators Workshop, Royal Melbourne Hospital-Deakin University, 26 September 2007