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Allied Health

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Miscellaneous Resources

 

For Information on what is required when working as a Therapy Aide please click these JobGuide and MyFuture links.

 

Other careers the Certificate IV Allied Health Assistance graduates can persue are Therapy assistant, Physiotherapy assistant, Speech Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Nutrition Assistant, Podiatry assistant, Allied Health assistant, Dietetic assistant.

 

myDr - an excellent site provided by MIMS

 

Activ - look in 'Parent Portal' at the bottom of the page then 'Syndromes and Conditions' to find Activ Foundation resources on various disorders and syndromes

 

Allied Health Assistants in SA - This site provides in depth information on how the state of South Australia views the role of Allied Health Assistant

 

Allied Health Professions Australia - Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is the national body responsible for the major health professions excluding the medical practitioners, nurses and unions. Information available include publications, links to member organisations accessible through the membership link and then the links to membership as well as media releases.  

 

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AHIW) - Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information. Topics covered include: aging and aged care; housing and homelessness; population health; alcohol and other drugs; mortality; diabetes and hospitals.

 

Diabetes WA - provides important information and links to sufferers of Diabetes and their families.

 

Diversional Therapy - Diversional Therapy practitioners work with people to provide facilities to co-ordinate leisure and recreational activities.

 

The Independent Living Centre of WA - enables people to find out about, see and trial a range of equipment, assistive technology and training resources for people living and working with disabilities, injuries and age-related difficulties.

 

Mental Health First Aid - is a site created to facilitate a course on mental health which is designed to help workers and/or family with the skills to support and provide aid to people with mental problems or in a crisis situation. Also see the Friends of the MHFA Newsletter archive and an extensive list of mental health links.

 

Occupational Therapy Australia - Is a body representing the interests and support to Occupational Therapists across the country. They also have some great resource links.

 

 

NURSING

 

All Nurses - is an international discussion forum for Nurses which is free to register and use. Tips on job search and some vacancies in America are also posted

 

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - this site is the redirect location for the Nurses and Midwifery Board

  

Nursing Centre - is your portal to more than 700 continuing education activities and thousands of clinical articles from 50 leading nursing journals published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, including the American Journal of NursingNursing20xx, Nursing Management, The Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, and many more specialty journals.

 

Nursing and Midwifery Office - is a WA government based site. It contains information on the professional standards and organisations, policy and legislation, projects and reports in the industry. There are many other links for viewing useful to the nursing professional.

 

For further Nursing links see our Nursing Page

 

 

SPEECH AND HEARING

 

Speech Pathology Australia is the national peak body for Speech Pathology in Australia. Have a look at their Fact Sheets and Resource Guide, among other great Resources and Publications.

 

The Private Speech Pathologists Association of Western Australia 

 

American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) - look in 'The Public' left side bar link. This menu covers such things as Hearing & Balance and Speech, Language and Swallowing.

 

Australian Hearing - this site contains links to products for the hearing impaired, services to the Australian community, publications as well as a large FAQ section accessible from the homepage.

 

Caroline Bowen - Speech Pathologist - is a consultant to fellow speech patholgists throughout the world, offering expert opinions in cases of severe and/or persisting speech sound disorders. A variety of resouces can be found at this site including on the Freebies page. 

 

 

ANATOMY

 

Cells Alive - is a relatively free website containing 30 years of capturing film and computer enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and research. 

 

Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body - is site with online access to a revised and re-edited (20th edition) book released orginally in 1918, Henry Gray's 'Anatomy of the Human Body'. There are over 13, 000 entries for viewing under related headings.

 

Inner Body - Human Anatomy Online - this site features diagrams of the human anatomy. Please be aware that there are a lot of pop ups and adds featured on this site. A pop up blocker is advisable.

 

 

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES / RESOURCES

 

Disablity Service Commission WA - this site is a great resource for links containing information for individuals, families and carers as well as for business' schools and the wider community.

 

Health Department of WA - this government site has an A-Z listing on health topics. There are also links to the Health calendar, media releases and a great links page under the find a health service.

  

Women and Children's Hospital, Adelaide - this site has a wide range of information. The first section recommended for viewing is the About Us page with links to education and training, publicatons and the history of the hospital.

 

 

 

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