Rural health education hits the road

Health professionals and students in regional South Australia will have clinical training delivered to their door with the launch today of Flinders University Rural Clinical School’s (FURCS) SimVan.

Shoe phone offers medical device potential

Maxwell Smart, the bumbling comic spy in the 1960s television series Get Smart, frequently used his ‘shoe phone’ to report his latest predicament to The Chief at CONTROL. Now a Flinders University computer scientist has combined the latest telecommunications components to produce the real thing.

Strong demand for Flinders courses – a boon for community and industry

Flinders University has had a significant growth in demand for its engineering and computer science courses in 2009. More than 5000 prospective students will be offered a place in undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Flinders, representing an overall increase in application numbers of around 5 per cent over last year.

Local knowledge for students of Chinese law

A group of 20 Flinders University students enrolled in the Legal Studies topic Introduction to China’s Laws and Legal System will be studying on location – they will travel to Shanghai in January to undertake the course as a two-week intensive.

Arnhem Land archaeology looks out to sea

On the coast of Arnhem Land, in the hills above Anuru Bay, an extraordinary record of Indigenous rock art shows a cavalcade of sea-going vessels, from European 19th century square-riggers and Indonesian fishing boats through to merchant ships of the Second World War.

New head for Health Sciences

Professor Michael Kidd has been appointed Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Flinders University for a five-year term.

Bishop who rode the tiger of social change

Leading the Catholic community during the Second World War, extricating the Catholic Church from involvement in politics in the 1950s, and attending the Second Vatican Council from 1962 to 1965 were hallmarks of Matthew Beovich’s three-decade career as archbishop of Adelaide.