QUTeX recently collaborated with the School of Clinical Sciences to deliver a continuing professional education course in Basic Radiographic Techniques for X-Ray, a critically needed service for rural and remote communities.
Ajesh Singh and Vicki Braithwaite of Clinical Sciences travelled to Cairns to deliver the course for rural and remote operators, which attracted staff from health clinics from a wide range of remote areas across Far North Queensland.
Hosted at Cairns Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, attendees benefited from a combination of practical sessions and classroom activity to learn the basic physical principles and radiographic techniques used in imaging the chest and extremities.
“Cairns Hospital provided a tremendous amount of support including the use of their x-ray equipment and their learning spaces, which participants really enjoyed.” – Ajesh Singh, Lecturer, School of Clinical Sciences QUT
The course brought together participants from everywhere, attending from Arukun, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Boigu Island, Saibai Island, Croydon and Georgetown.
“One of the highlights for me was watching the participants faces when they finally put it (the course content) into practice. I was also really impressed by the supportive nature of the group”, said Ajesh.
The partnership between QUTeX and the School of Clinical Sciences provided a solid foundation for success, increasing participant numbers from two to nine.
All nine participants are now fully qualified Radiographers and we look forward to delivering the same results across other parts of rural and remote Australia.
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