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Dealing with capacity and the law

‘What should the duty nurse do when a relative arrives unannounced in the ward with a bunch of papers for an elderly, frail patient to sign?” asks Nick O’Neill. This he says is just one of many familiar situations people ...

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The artist as academic

Artist-academics face difficult choices in reconciling their diverse roles and fulfilling the university’s research expectations, reports Jeremy Gilling. The creative arts disciplines have taken something of a battering over recent decades of structural change in the tertiary education sector. But ...

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Alliance to speak with one voice

Four pharmacy schools will form a unified voice. Four of Australia’s six original pharmacy schools have formed an alliance to provide a national voice in education and professional development in advance of national accreditation of the health professions. The University ...

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Different models for different contexts

Do employers value a specialist BA over a generalist one? A spin-off research project aims to find out. Just how employable is a BA graduate? It’s a good question, and one that is being explored in a spin-off project from ...

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Moulding a new urban architecture

Architecture schools feature prominently among the short-listed entries for the Vienna architecture biennale Australian universities have made a big impact in the competition to determine which designs will feature in the Australian pavilion at the 2010 Venice architecture biennale. And ...

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COAG targets closer than official count

Two of the ambitious VET targets the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has set may be much closer to fulfilment than they realise. It all comes down to what is and isn’t counted. COAG has called for a halving of ...

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Teaching Fidel about collaboration

Online intro: The Cuban leader’s eldest son was blown away by six Australian universities’ cooperative scientific venture. Fidel Castro was reportedly fascinated by the facilities of the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility based at Sydney University when he visited ...

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