NTMP students have been learning that our curriculum is broad, scoping across health and wellbeing as well as the specifics of disease and illness. In the NT over the last month we have continued to find ways to explore concepts relating to the health and wellbeing of local people. In years 1 and 2 the Students Association for Rural and Remote Health (StARRH) and FMSS NT student clubs have been supporting lunch time gatherings and recognition of our cultural diversity.
Dr Richie Fejo lead a Walk and learn on Larrakia country as part of National Reconciliation Week. He explained numerous fruits and bush medicines in the coastal bushland near our campus. We recognise the importance of culture in the relationships we make and the impact of these on our health.
The Nhulunbuy team together with the NT Primary Health Care Network welcomed AIDA Medical students to the Flinders campus. They were welcomed to country and shared many stories and laughs with Yolŋu lead by our cultural advisors Mr Murphy Dhayirra Yunupiŋu and Ms Mayalil Marika.
We have had very successful intensive teaching weeks for years 3 and 4 and the Darwin campuses are a buzz and at times bursting at the seams! There has been a lot of work behind the scenes from our fabulous professional staff to successfully bring standardised patients, clinicians, teachers and students together. This demonstrates the strong collaborations and interrelated teams working across the NTMP and the University Department of Rural Health.