Austin Hospital, 1983, State Registered Nurse, Certificate (Division 1 Nurse), Graduate Diploma in Wound Care, 2013
“After studying at Monash I have more confidence in my abilities and skills. I went on to develop the At Risk Foot Clinic at RDNS Rosebud which
operated in partnership with CHS podiatrists."
Nurse practitioner (wound management), Wound Healing, Community Outreach Service, Queensland University of Technology, Master of Wound Care 2007
"I first became passionate about wound management when, as a young registered nurse, I worked in a GP's clinic. I'm now one of just a handful of wound care nurse practitioners in Queensland."
District nurse, McIvor Health and Community Services, Wound care student
"Most complex wound care cases in the area are referred on to me, and not just in community nursing – I also get called in to tend to wounds in acute settings and nursing homes."
Manager of foot clinic services, Austin Health, Graduate Diploma in Wound Care 2009
"My next goal is to become one of the first podiatry prescribers and work towards the recognition of advanced podiatry practice and treatment of high-risk feet."
Bachelor of Nursing, Griffith University 1994, Master of Wound Care, 2012
“As a community health nurse leading a wound management team, I realised that a large sector of the community was suffering with various acute and chronic wounds with limited access to qualified professionals with wound management expertise. Studying the Master of Wound Care facilitated
an evidence-based approach to my work that improved both clinical outcomes and the quality of life for my patients"
La Trobe University Bachelor of Podiatry (Honors) 2007, Graduate Diploma in Wound Care, 2012
“I found that my study has reshaped the way I see patients with complex wounds. It’s given me the clinical skills to formulate goals of care and wound management plans based on the factors that affect wound healing."
Senior pharmacist, Yarra Ranges Health, Master of Clinical Pharmacy 2007
"A new role that combines management and clinical pharmacy allows me to draw on the skills I learned in my postgraduate studies."
Clinical pharmacy manager, Royal Children's Hospital, Master of Clinical Pharmacy 2008
"Using the skills I learnt in my master's degree, I determine best current practice, develop guidelines to promote safe and effective use of medication and improve patient care and outcomes."
Deputy Director of Pharmacy, St Vincent's Hospital, Master of Clinical Pharmacy 2005
"I could see that employers were seeking postgraduate qualifications for more senior roles, so I enrolled in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy."
Senior psychiatry pharmacist, Alfred Health, Master of Clinical Pharmacy 2007
"A mental health specialty is very satisfying. Sometimes a small change in medication or advice can make a big difference to patients."
Pharmacist in charge, UFS Pharmacies, Maiden Gully, Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice 2009
"The Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice helped me to think outside the square, which has resulted in better customer service and an improved understanding of the issues my patients face."
Clinical pharmacist, Wimmera Health Care Group, Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice 2010
"The Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice helped to consolidate my undergraduate studies and give me access to practical advice from pharmacists with a similar career focus through the course's online discussions."
Senior pharmacist (clinical education and training), Austin Health, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) 2001, Bachelor of Commerce 2006, Master of Pharmacy Practice student
"The health economics and specialty pharmacy practice components of the Master of Pharmacy Practice fitted closely with my ambition to seek senior management roles in hospital pharmacy and the broader healthcare sector."
Clinical pharmacist (oncology and hematology), Canberra Hospital, Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice 2009
"My role involves active participation in the ward's multi-disciplinary team to achieve the best possible medication management for patients."