This week the team at Apunipima’s Mossman Gorge Clinic spent time with representatives from James Cook University's School of Medicine and The University of Saskatchewan's College of Medicine.
The Canadian visitors have spent their time in Australia learning more about Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO). Visiting a number of services across North Queensland which has given them a good insight.
“Health care for Indigenous people in Canada is delivered in a far more traditional way than what we have seen here. I am impressed by the level of consultation and how different disciplines work together to deliver the best results for the patient.” Said Carlyn Seguin, who oversees the Global Health Certificate at the University of Saskatchewan.
Students studying the Global Health Certificate with the University of Saskatchewan have the opportunity to apply for an international placement as part of the program. Placements in Australia are facilitated by James Cook University’s School Of Medicine, a partnership that is now entering its fourth year.
“JCU’s partnership with the University of Saskatchewan provides a valuable opportunity to develop a collective global voice for Indigenous health needs, concerns and successes.” Said Tarun Sen Gupta, Professor of Health Professional Education at James Cook University.