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vol 8 issue 2 Sep 2014
5 5 Neuroscientist Visit In June a visiting distinguished neuroscientist Professor William Billy OConnor from University of Limerick medical school visited Darwin. Professor OConnor is a neuroscientist with research interests in Parkinsons, head injury, and schizophrenia and has been working with the Adelaide Flinders campus this year. He delivered a lecture titled The Brain Science of Learning to our medical students as part of their curriculum, and a presentation to PBL tutors, clinicians, GP tutors and consultants entitled The Neurobiology of Problem Based Learning. This talk discussed how the brain learns and explained why PBL is so powerful at helping the brain to learn optimally. Bachelor Clinical Science Graduation On Thursday 29 May 2014, the inaugural group of CDU Bachelor of Clinical Sciences students graduated from their CDU degree. This degree forms the first stage of the students double degree, the second stage being the Flinders University Doctor of Medicine. The ceremony was held at the Darwin Convention Centre and attended by the graduating students and their families, as well as CDU and Flinders University staff from Darwin and Adelaide. In December this year, the inaugural group of NT Medical Program students who have completed their four years of Medicine in the NT will graduate. Advanced Studies 2014 marks the introduction of a new research and scholarship theme in the Flinders MD called Advanced Studies. Advanced Studies is an opportunity for MD students to undertake supervised research activities or postgraduate coursework as part of their MD qualification. All students commencing the MD in 2014 or after will undertake Advanced Studies as part of their degree.
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