Minding the mental in health…

By Professor Patrick McGorry | Volume 5, Issue 1 2015

“There is no health without mental health”—David Satcher, US Surgeon General, 1999 As Australia’s future doctors, you are facing the challenges of finishing your training and establishing yourself within your chosen career pathway in a profession that offers unique opportunities, but also significant stressors, all at a uniquely vulnerable time of life. Many of the […]  Read More →

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The future of Indigenous health in Australia

By Dr Tammy Kimpton & Rob James | Volume 5, Issue 1 2015

In 1866 the first Indigenous Canadian doctor completed her training and in 1899 the first Maori doctor graduated from medical school in the United States. Professor Helen Milroy, a founding member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA), graduated from the University of Western Australia as Australia’s first Aboriginal doctor 84 years later in 1983. […]  Read More →

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Paediatric regional anaesthesia: comparing caudal anaesthesia and ilioinguinal block for paediatric inguinal herniotomy

By Robert A Paul | Volume 4, Issue 1 2013

Caudal anaesthesia and ilioinguinal block are effective, safe anaesthetic techniques for paediatric inguinal herniotomy. This review article aims to educate medical students about these techniques by examining their safety and efficacy in paediatric surgery, as well as discussing the relevant anatomy and pharmacology. The roles of general anaesthesia in combination with regional anaesthesia, and that of awake regional... 

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Modelling human development and disease: The role of animals, stem cells, and future perspectives

By Kiryu K. Yap | Volume 3, Issue 2 2012

Introduction The ‘scientific method’ begins with a hypothesis, which is the critical keystone in forming a well-designed study. As important as it is to ask the correct questions to form the hypothesis, it is equally important to be aware of the available tools to derive the answers. Experimental models provide a crucial platform on which […]  Read More →

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Harrison’s: Friend or Foe?

By Adrian Talia | Volume 3, Issue 1 2012

Longo DL, Harrison TR. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Eighteenth Edition. London: McGraw-Hill; 2012. RRP: $199 So a review of this text has been done before, not of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine (Harrison’s) in isolation but a comparison to William Osler’s The Principles and Practice of Medicine. [1] The latest edition of Harrison’s has […]  Read More →

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The clinician-scientist: Uniquely poised to integrate science and medicine

By Kiryu Yap | Volume 3, Issue 1 2012

Introduction Growing in the world of academic medicine is a new generation of doctors known as “clinician-scientists”. Trained in both science and medicine, with post-graduate research qualifications in addition to their medical degree, they serve as an essential bridge between the laboratory and clinic. The development of sophisticated experimental approaches has created opportunities to investigate […]  Read More →

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Onsite and offsite use of computer aided learning in undergraduate radiology education

By Winnie Chen | Volume 2, Issue 2 2011

Aim: Computer-aided learning (CAL) is considered comparable to traditional media for undergraduate radiology teaching. Previous studies have often compared the efficacy of traditional media to onsite CAL use, yet real world usage of CAL is likely to occur in offsite settings. This study aims to compare usage and learning outcomes of a chest radiology CAL […]  Read More →

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The significance of aphasia in neurological cancers

By Dr. Elizabeth Paratz | Volume 2, Issue 1 2011

Abstract Aphasia associated with brain tumours has previously been regarded as essentially equivalent to the aphasia of stroke, and as a deficit unlikely to affect a patient’s prognosis. Recent research challenges such hypotheses. Tumour-related aphasias are commonly anomic aphasias, and hence pathologically distinct from classic post-stroke aphasias. Accordingly, many rules from the world of stroke […]  Read More →

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A very good iDEA: The inaugural gathering of the student division of Doctors for the Environment Australia

By Elizabeth O’Brien et al. | Volume 1, Issue 1 2010

In early December 2009, just prior to the much-hyped COP15 round of United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen, 40 medical students, representing six states and eleven medical schools, descended upon Melbourne for iDEA, the inaugural gathering for the student division of Doctors for the Environment (DEA). Attendees were encouraged to be mindful of their carbon […]  Read More →

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What do medical students think about pharmaceutical promotion?

By David Carmody & Peter Mansfield | Volume 1, Issue 1 2010

Abstract Aim: The aim of this review was to produce an overview of surveys of medical students’ exposure to and attitudes towards pharmaceutical promotion. Methods: PubMed was searched for studies featuring surveys of medical students regarding their interactions with pharmaceutical promotion and tabulated the findings for survey questions relating to the main themes. Results: Students […]  Read More →

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