and Torres Strait Islander health is unparalleled.


I loved being in a new place and meeting new people from the 公共卫生硕士, he said. There were a lot of people who were older than me and they had had incredible experiences overseas. We had amazing professors and specialists teaching us tropical medicine. All the highlights from my time there are framed by the scenery and the experience of living in beautiful Townsville.


A highlight was going to Mt Isa, he said. It was fascinating. The landscape was incredible. We also went to cattle stations that stretched for thousands of kilometres and we were invited to indigenous peoples homes. I loved the culture, the art and the food. We also looked at some of the really difficult social issues they experience. There is some positive and innovate work happening and it was a privilege to get that insight.

Studying public health has strengthened Robbies ability to look at the bigger picture. He is working as a doctor at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and said the Masters has given him a strong foundation as a junior practitioner.

Public health is looking at that system level and finding ways to optimise systems, he said. The main benefit of studying the MPH, for me, has been the paradigm shift and the way it has opened my mind to system level problems. It has changed the way I perceive health and what I think our goals and outcomes should be. Im looking forward in the next few years to progressing in my career and reaching a level where I can use this knowledge and perspective to make a positive impact.

Robbie hopes to specialise in psychiatry and find a way to combine social enterprise with medicine to help improve peoples mental health. He was attracted to the field because psychiatrists are medical specialists who look holistically at a patient, taking their past, present and future into account for treatment.

Psychiatrists work with many people in disadvantaged populations in a way that is unequalled by other specialisations, he said. They work with the homeless, financially disadvantaged, and the refugee population. They work with people who have been dealt a hard hand in life and have the burden of poor mental health. Mental health is an incredibly complex issue and we could be doing better. People are doing really great things in this area, but I dont think the systems are fully optimised, yet.


Definitely do it, he said. I had zero regrets and its an incredible experience. People can get caught up in worrying if extra study will disadvantage them. They're in a rush to get to where theyre going and dont realise that it's fine to take your time and explore other interests. The opportunity to learn is rewarding in itself. Sometimes its worth taking a risk and doing it.

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“我一直想做一个公共卫生硕士,”他说。 “我选择JCU因为专注于热带医学,传染病,以及原住民 和托雷斯海峡岛民健康是无可比拟的。”


“我喜欢在一个新的地方是从公共卫生的主结识新朋友,”他说。 “有很多人谁比我年龄较大,他们有过海外经历令人难以置信。我们有惊人的教授和专家教我们热带医学。所有从我的时间的亮点存在由风景和生活在美丽的汤斯维尔的经验陷害“。


“一大亮点是要伊萨山,”他说。 “这是令人着迷的。景观是难以置信的。我们还去了牛站是绵延数千公里,我们被邀请到土著人的家园。我喜欢的文化,艺术和美食。我们也看了一些他们的经验真正困难的社会问题。有一些积极与创新工作发生的事情,这是一种特权,以获取洞察力。”


“公共卫生是看着那个系统级和寻找方法来优化系统,”他说。 “研究英里每小时,对我来说最大的好处,得到了模式转变,并已开通我的脑海里到系统级问题的方式。它改变了我的看法健康,我认为我们的目标和结果应该是什么样的方式。我期待着在未来几年在我的职业生涯取得进展,达到一定的水平,我可以利用这方面的知识和视角作出了积极的影响。”


“精神科医生有许多人在由其他专业化无与伦比的方式弱势群体的工作,”他说。 “他们与无家可归者,经济条件较差,和难民人口工作。他们与谁进行了处理的硬手生活,并有精神健康欠佳的负担人的工作。心理健康是一个非常复杂的问题,我们可以做得更好。人在做真正伟大的事情在这个领域,但我不认为系统进行了全面优化,还没有。”


“肯定做,”他说。 “我有遗憾零,它是一个令人难以置信的经历。人们可以在担心,如果额外的研究将他们的缺点被抓到。他们是在一个急于得到他们所要去的地方,并没有意识到它的优良把你的时间,并探索其他利益。学习的机会是有益的本身。有时它是值得冒的危险,并且这样做。”