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PHCRIS research roundup - a useful tool for explaining the Allied Health profession.

The Primary Health Care Research & Information Services have released a great description of who the allied health practitioners in Australian primary health settings are, and what they do. There are some resources for more information included at the end of the article. This is a great tool to help explain to clients or students just what role allied health plays in primary health care. 

link to the article (pdf 1.42mb)

Winners of the 2013 ACT Quality in Healthcare Awards

Winners of the 2013 ACT Quality in Health care awards

iCAHE has enjoyed a long-term interstate research relationship with ACT Health in progressing its vision for health workforce redesign in implementing extended scope practice in allied health to alleviate patient backlog and work pressures on doctors.  All iCAHE staff since 2008 have had some role in providing research support for this work, in terms of conducting and publishing literature reviews, undertaking evaluations, publishing papers from the evaluations, scoping policy and strategies to develop policy, and in developing the first known formal training modules to up skill allied health clinicians in extended scope activities.   This project was nominated for the 2013 ACT Quality in Healthcare Awards, and it was shortlisted. Not only did our project win the Innovations category, but it was the overall winner of the quality awards (against some stiff competition), and will now proceed to the National quality awards.  This is surely a good news story about interdisciplinary, cross-sector workforce innovation that celebrates iCAHE's strengths in health service quality research.  

“Consumer Engagement in our Workforce” presented by Deb Kay

iCAHE is pleased to present guest speaker Deb Kay on the topic of “Consumer Engagement in our Workforce”, Friday August 16th.

Download the flyer for more information (PDF 223KB)

UniSA Research Week poster competition

As part of the School of Health Science's Research Week, PhD students were required to submit a poster. iCAHE PhD student Michelle Guerin's poster was listed as a finalist in the top three posters.  Michelle's poster portrays older individuals' experiences of leaving hospital and returning home, and provides important insights in the development of discharge policies. To view the poster click here

Circuit class therapy intervention manual now available

The Circuit class therapy intervention manual is now available for purchase as a hard copy or pdf download.  This evidence-based clinical resource will be of use to clinicians working in rehabilitation settings with people with mobility disorders.  It is a practical 'how to' guide for implementing circuit class therapy for people receiving hospital or centre-based rehabilitation. It is also an excellent resource for student learning.  For more information click here.

If you are unable to open the PDF links please visit  to download ADOBE.

Areas of study and research

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