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dc.contributor.authorYoung, Jen
dc.contributor.authorStupans, Ievaen
dc.contributor.authorScutter, Shielaen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Larryen
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-30T17:51:00Z
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.citationFocus on Health Professional Education, 9(1), p. 33-43en
dc.identifier.issn1442-1100en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/8956en
dc.description.abstractBackground: Increasing the number of Indigenous health professionals is seen as one of the key strategies needed to work towards improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Concerns over attrition rates in health science courses at the University of South Australia led to a qualitative research project being undertaken, focusing on an exploration of the reasons as to why this was occurring. Method: Telephone interviews were conducted with 33 people who had been, or were currently enrolled between the years 2000 and 2005. Results and Conclusions: For people who were no longer enrolled, the reasons for this, apart from having graduated successfully, included work/life balance issues, and reading and writing concerns. Positive outcomes for individuals were also cited, such as enrolment at the University of South Australia leading to them being able to undertake alternative programs of study that had been their first preferences. Some individuals simply stated that a particular career was "not right for me". People were very positive about scholarships and flexible modes of enrolment. However more personalised forms of support had variable responses. Several key sub-populations emerged as particularly vulnerable. These included people who were studying externally (particularly full-time); older students, and those who had to experience structured change.en
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dc.publisherANZAME: Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educatorsen
dc.relation.ispartofFocus on Health Professional Educationen
dc.titleRetaining Indigenous students within health sciences courses at the University of South Australiaen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.subject.keywordsMedical and Health Sciencesen
local.contributor.firstnameJen
local.contributor.firstnameIevaen
local.contributor.firstnameShielaen
local.contributor.firstnameLarryen
local.subject.for2008119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo2008929999 Health not elsewhere classifieden
local.profile.schoolSchool of Science and Technologyen
local.profile.schoolUNE Business Schoolen
local.profile.emailistupans@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailsscutter@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emaillsmith35@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20111130-150327en
local.publisher.placeAustraliaen
local.format.startpage33en
local.format.endpage43en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume9en
local.identifier.issue1en
local.contributor.lastnameYoungen
local.contributor.lastnameStupansen
local.contributor.lastnameScutteren
local.contributor.lastnameSmithen
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dc.identifier.staffune-id:sscutteren
dc.identifier.staffune-id:lsmith35en
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:9146en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
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local.title.maintitleRetaining Indigenous students within health sciences courses at the University of South Australiaen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.relation.urlhttp://anzahpe.org/General/journal.htmlen
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local.search.authorYoung, Jen
local.search.authorStupans, Ievaen
local.search.authorScutter, Shielaen
local.search.authorSmith, Larryen
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