Case Studies

MIRAGE Rural Health Club

mirage rhc ieaSpeech pathology students Cassandra Yee and Laura Crewdson met with Victor during a high school visit to Wilcannia Central School in New South Wales. They are pictured with a model of the human ear filled with shaving cream - designed to demonstrate the effects of wax build up and infection on hearing. The Wilcannia trip was a collaboration between the University of Sydney’s MIRAGE Rural Health Club, Maari Ma Health and the University Department of Rural Health in Broken Hill.

ARMS Rural Health Club

ARMS rhc ieaBlood pressure testing was one of the health skills run by ARMS Rural Health Club members for 50 visiting Indigenous high school students at ANU in December 2014. “We wanted to have some fun but also get them thinking about health careers,” said event organiser Amanda Steele, a Wiradjuri woman and medical student at ANU. “I was thrilled to see them so clearly engaged, laughing and asking questions. Promoting, supporting and increasing the number of Indigenous students undertaking university health degrees is crucial to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes.”