The Faculty of Health engages with local organisations including Menzies School of Health Research, Royal Darwin Hospital and a range of private and government agencies. This maximises placement opportunities for students and enhances employment pathways for graduates.
Northern Territory Department of Health
The Faculty of Health works in close consultation with the Northern Territory Government Department of Health. Our new Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) course has been developed in collaboration with Adj Prof Sue Hawes, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer NT Health, to ensure it meets Health sector needs.
While there is high demand for Nurse Practitioners across Australia, the NT Health Strategic Plan 2019-2022 has set a target of 22 Nurse Practitioners by 2022. With only six endorsed NPs currently in the Territory, this represents significant growth. In response, our goal will be 10 enrolments from the NT and 10 interstate students per year.
The Faculty of Health has established international partnerships with the Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital of Tongji University (TJUH) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU). The partnerships will provide benefits to academic staff and students, including student exchange opportunities, short-term study visits and collaborative research projects.
National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre
The Faculty of Health works in close consultation with the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre. Our new Masters of Aeromedical Retrieval and Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval courses have been developed in collaboration with the centre and Careflight and Royal Flying Doctor Service to ensure they meet Health sector needs.