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Psychology
 November 2019
Wednesday 06
12:00 - COURSE - Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence Online Course : A free, online course for UWA staff and students via LMS Website | More Information
Do you feel confident to support students who have experienced sexual violence? Do you know how to best respond and where to refer the person for support if needed?

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence is an interactive and comprehensive course for first responders. It will help you to develop the skills to respond appropriately, empathetically and confidently.

What will I learn? The Responding to Disclosures course will help you to: - Demonstrate an awareness of the issues and initiatives available around sexual violence, both at UWA and in wider society - Define what constitutes consent and identify the legal definitions of sexual offences in Western Australia - Dispel common myths and misconceptions around sexual violence - Explain the different support and reporting options available at UWA and externally - Demonstrate best practices for responding to a disclosure and apply these in line with UWA policies, procedures and services - Recognise when you (the responder) may need support in dealing with a disclosure

Who would benefit most from this course? Although all members of the UWA Community are welcome to complete this free course, frontline student support staff and student leaders are particularly encouraged to complete it.

This includes:

- Counselling and UniAccess staff - Security and Library staff - Student Advisers and Student Experience Officers - Guild student leaders such as Guild Council, Club and Society Executive - Students managing events - UniMentors - Sports Captains - Residential Advisers (RAs) - Residential College staff

How do I enrol? Visit the Fit For Study website for self-enrolment instructions
Wednesday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - Heat Therapy: An ancient practice to target modern diseases : School of Human Sciences, Seminar Series Website | More Information
Presentation Summary:Chronic heat exposure, in the form of saunas, hot water baths, and sweat lodges have been utilized in many cultures for thousands of years. While repetitive bouts of heat exposure is generally believed to be healthy, it is only recently that we are beginning to understand the full benefits of ‘heat therapy’ across the spectrum of human health. Passive heating results in a rise in body temperature and changes in cardiovascular hemodynamics, including altered shear patterns of blood flow. There is growing evidence that these responses to acute heat stress combine over repetitive sessions to provide a stress-resistant profile to counter inflammation and oxidative stress, as occurs with aging and chronic disease, as well as from acute damaging events such as ischemia-reperfusion injury. There is also growing evidence heat therapy can be used to target metabolic dysfunction in obesity and diabetes through improvements in insulin signaling in fat and muscle cells. This ancient therapy needs broader application to treat modern diseases, particularly in those not able to obtain the full benefits of exercise. Speaker Biography:Dr. Christopher Minson is the Kenneth and Kenda Singer Professor of Human Physiology. His research focuses on topics related to integrative cardiovascular physiology in humans. His lab investigates how we can use exposures to extreme environments to gain a healthy and resilient physiology. He is also involved in projects related to endocrine function in women, biomarkers of aging and the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and finding novel ways to improve thermal comfort and safely in work environments. He also works with elite athletes in the use of environmental stressors to improve performance.

 December 2019
Wednesday 04
9:00 - SYMPOSIUM - "Climate Change and Future CHild Health" : Symposium on the effects of climate change on future child health More Information
The symposium on Wednesday 4 December aims to provide the latest information on climate change, environmental degradation and population dynamics on the current and future health of children and the importance and potential of future child health research globally and in Western Australia

 February 2020
Saturday 01
9:30 - TUTORIAL - Read with Speed - back by popular demand : Double your reading speed and improve your comprehension Website | More Information
Learn how to quickly process the large amount of written information we all deal with daily in our business activities or academic studies. You will be provided with the skills to increase your reading speed significantly as well as improve your comprehension and memory. Students completing this course learn how the reading process works and understand how our brains process, store and retrieve information. They learn new techniques and practise these skills. The combination of knowledge, skills and practice enables students to develop into efficient readers.

 October 2020
Tuesday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - Evaluating Auditory function in children with learning difficulties (Please note date change to 27 October, NOT 20th) : School of Human Sciences Seminar Series Website | More Information
Abstract: Children who experience poor academic performance at school have been d escribed as having learning difficulties (LD). These children are thought to show reduced performances in reading, written language and numeracy, and/or to be inactive and inefficient learners. Hearing is one of several factors thought to influence a child’s learning at school with students spending at least 45% of their classroom activities that require listening and 45 - 75% of their time in the classroom comprehending their teachers’ and classmates’ speech. Hearing impairment can include loss of hearing sensitivity and/or impaired auditory processing. While rates of peripheral hearing loss in the Australian primary school-aged population is estimated to be between 3.4% - 12.8%, rates of impaired auditory processing in this population are not available in Australia. Children with peripheral hearing loss and/or impaired auditory processing often show behaviours similar to those reported in children with LD, suggesting that LD and hearing impairment could be related in primary school child populations. This seminar will present the research that investigated LD and hearing impairment in a school-aged child population in the greater Brisbane region of Queensland, Australia.

Bio: Robyn is a lecturer in Audiology in School of Human Sciences. Robyn’s current area of research is auditory processing disorder and middle ear assessment in the paediatric population. In particular, Robyn is passionate about improving educational outcomes in children with learning difficulties who may have a hearing impairment. Robyn’s other research interests also include using simulated learning in clinical education and tele-audiology. Clinically, Robyn specialises in middle ear and Central Auditory Processing assessment and management in the paediatric population.

 January 2021
Saturday 16
9:00 - COURSE - Gold Standard GAMSAT Courses Perth : Problem-based learning approach to expand your knowledge, develop your reasoning, and to learn new GAMSAT strategies. Website | More Information
GAMSAT Courses Perth by Gold Standard will be entering our 10th year at the University of Western Australia (UWA). We have expanded from our original 4 full days of class to a brand new height of 8 full days, with no tuition fee increase.

Day 1 (01-16-2021): Non-science Review, Strategies and PBL: Section 1 and Section 2

Day 2 (01-17-2021): Bridging Gold Standard GAMSAT Course;

Day 3 (01-18-2021): Physical Sciences Problem-based Learning (Section 3)

Day 4 (01-19-2021): Biological Sciences Problem-based Learning (Section 3)

Day 5 (01-20-2021): GAMSAT Practice Test VR-1: Full-length Proctored Mock Exam

Day 6 (01-21-2021): GAMSAT Practice Test Review and Targeted PBL

Day 7 (01-22-2021): Continued GAMSAT Practice Test Review and Targeted PBL

Please note that you can also choose the course (per day) that is suitable to you.

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