Work Integrated Learning (Monash BME 2032) enables students to apply discipline related knowledge to authentic, real-world situations in non-clinical, industry-focused work environments. It also provides opportunities to establish closer links between future graduates and industry partners.
This summer, three work integrated learning (BME 2032) students were joined by a Med 4 student who also wanted experience in a research unit.
The students participated in action-orientated research about therapeutic goods and services. The aim was to help consumers and health professionals cut through promotional hype, make more informed choices about medicines and medical devices and improve the regulation of therapeutic goods.
They looked at the evidence for complementary medicines, worked up complaints about unethical practice for sumission to the regulators, analysed policy and assisted with submissions to government.
A visit to Swisse Wellness Pty Ltd was arranged.
Also, a meeting with Nigel Pollard, Chairman, Natural Health Science Foundation Inc.
And a visit to Therapeutic Guidlines Limited.
- Monash students present at Skepticamp 2020
- Outcome of two student complaints
- Monash University SPHPM “Whack-a-mole” project 2017