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Hundreds attend Health Open Day

Antony Perry

6 June 2017: Aspiring health and sport professionals got a sneak peek at what a career in health looks like at the University of Canberra’s first Health Open Day last weekend.

More than 200 people flocked to the event, eager to discover how a degree in health could kick-start their career in one of Australia’s fastest growing industries.

Interactive workshops and demonstrations exposed visitors to scenarios they are likely to encounter in the workforce, including how to respond to a fictitious new outbreak of Ebola virus disease.

Acting Dean of the Faculty of Health Professor Dominic Upton said the event was aimed at giving prospective students an idea of what it’s like to study at the University of Canberra.

“We hope that prospective students left Health Open Day with a clear idea of what they’ll experience while studying with us and beyond,” Professor Upton said.

“It was also a great opportunity to explore some of the fantastic facilities available on campus such as our cutting-edge laboratories and sport facilities.”

Visitors toured the University’s state-of-the-art facilities, including the new medical radiation science laboratory, and had access to faculty experts to learn about their study options.

Study areas on display included medical imaging, nursing, occupational therapy, sport and exercise science, nutrition, and more.

Prospective students were also given a first look at the new speech pathology and optometry programs, which will be available to students next year.

To find out more about the University’s health courses, visit the Faculty of Health website.