Issue 4
Monday, 03 June 2019
Charles Darwin University
E-news
CDU’s Shanghai nursing collaboration will offer great opportunities for students and researchers
CDU’s Shanghai nursing collaboration will offer great opportunities for students and researchers

Nursing College to collaborate with Shanghai partner

CDU’s College of Nursing and Midwifery has established its first university partnership from mainland China.

College executives recently met with the Director and Deputy Director of Nursing and various department heads at the Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital of Tongji University (TJUH) to discuss the collaboration.

College Dean Professor Catherine Turner, Associate Dean International Dr Benjamin Tan and College Manager Michael Robertson attended the meeting with the aim of bringing postgraduates and staff nurses for short-term study visits to CDU, beginning 2020.

“TJUH Department of Nursing is the key clinical education site for training nursing Masters and PhD students enrolled in Tongji University, and has long-term collaboration with quality institutions in the US, Germany and Australia,” Professor Turner said.

“We are pleased to establish an international partnership with Tongji University that will lead to benefits for academic staff and students at both Tongji and CDU.”

The College of Nursing and Midwifery will offer postgraduate students and staff nurses from TJUH short-term study visits, including intensive research training, clinical observation and on-campus classroom activities. There also will be opportunities for College staff to visit TJUH to present workshops and develop collaborative research projects.

“Tongji Hospital has more than 2000 beds and 1000 nursing staff. They have a similar research interest in chronic disease management as we do, with particular focus on diabetes, renal disease and post-stroke care,” Dr Tan said.

“Both parties see the potential for joint Australia-China research projects, which will be of great benefit to our PhD students.”