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Merita makes the most of CDU’s worldwide partnerships

As a GP in Timor Leste, Dr Merita Monteiro saw lots of examples of communicable disease in her clinic. Thanks to the partnership between CDU, the Menzies School of Health Research and the Ministry of Health in Timor-Leste, Dr Monteiro is learning from the best to help tackle these diseases in her home country while she's studying public health. When Merita graduated with a medical degree in Cuba back in 2011, she had no idea that eventually she’d end up in Darwin studying a Master of Public Health.

Neil’s story proves it’s never too late to start following your dreams

Neil Addis was 53 years old when he finally fulfilled his dream of becoming a Registered Nurse. Now he supports others to achieve their dreams of a career helping others in the healthcare sector.

What will a Health Science degree teach you?

If you’re hunting for a job, having a Health Science Degree is a good thing. A very good thing, according to the Australian Government. That’s because our ageing population, the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), and the concerning increase in chronic disease are driving jobs growth in the health care sector.

Snooze your way to study success

For some strange reason, we wear the ability to function on limited sleep as a badge of honour. This can be particularly true for uni students, who can tend to burn the midnight oil to smash out assessment items and use caffeine as a prop to make it through the next day. But why? We know that poor sleep is linked to poor health, both physical and mental. We here at CDU are firm advocates of a good night’s sleep, because it supports great study habits and uni experiences. Read on to find out more about how to get a decent night’s shut eye.

Growing gratitude

Gratitude – the appreciation of the good things that happen in life - is an essential part of building resilience. When you’re going through a tough time it can be hard to remember to be grateful for the good stuff, but there’s a stack of benefits that can be gained from working gratitude into your everyday life.

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The Art of Resilience

Assessment due dates are looming, work is hectic  and now your kids are all sick with a cold. Sound familiar?  We all hit rough patches where life can seem extra challenging, with failures, mistakes and other stressors beyond your control. This article is about what you can do to build your resilience to get through a tough day/week/month/year, when life doesn’t go quite as planned..

Why I changed course to become a midwife

Ishita Singhal originally studied Information Technology before deciding to pursue a career she was truly passionate about. After graduating with a Bachelor of Midwifery from CDU, she couldn’t be happier with her decision. We asked Ishita about what motivated her to follow her study goals, as well as her experiences as a CDU student and the challenges she faced along the way to become a midwife.

How I found my way back to nursing

Student spotlight: Danielle Armstrong - Bachelor of Nursing 

Explore our 2020 courses

Looking to start study? Explore our courses on offer from health, business, education, science, arts and more.

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I studied pharmacy to make a local impact

Samuel Keitaanpaa has spent the last few years studying pharmacy, but hasn’t waited until completing his studies to start creating positive change and making plans to shape a better future for healthcare in the Northern Territory. Here's his story...

Nam Thien Tang: your future doctor of medicine

Nam Thien Tang is currently studying a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences with CDU. Hear his tips on studying and his plans for the future.