Major boost for health disciplines

Friday, 14 July 2006

An additional 45 nursing, clinical psychology and mental health places have been awarded to the University of Adelaide for 2007.

Ten extra places will be allocated to Psychology, while 35 extra places will be allocated to Nursing, including 25 places for mental health nursing.

Federal Health Minister the Hon Julie Bishop announced the funding increase yesterday, confirming a national allocation of 2850 additional university places in health-related disciplines.

The news coincides with the Federal Government's decision to fund an extra 60 medical places for South Australia next year, 40 of these for the University of Adelaide.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Fred McDougall said the extra places for medicine, nursing, clinical psychology and mental health would help the University address skills shortages in these areas.

"It's an excellent result for South Australia and the University," he said.

"With the State facing an ageing population, health has been targeted as an area which will require additional resources and skills in the future. The University welcomes the opportunity to play a major role in helping the State Government to meet these workforce needs."

 

Contact Details

Professor Justin Beilby
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Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Adelaide
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Mr David Ellis
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Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
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The University of Adelaide
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