Health development partnership

In 2008, Griffith University entered into a partnership agreement with Queensland Health (Gold Coast Health Service District) and Education Queensland to develop initiatives within designated high schools to promote health related studies and pathways to Griffith Health undergraduate programs to senior students.

What we provide

Integration of health courses within schools and the extension of health education initiatives to the schools and the community

To provide a safe and supportive learning environment

Enhance the learning experiences and outcomes of students

Collaborate with schools, parents and the community

Alleviate social and economic disadvantages in access to and successful completion of school education

Promote health and well-being of students and the community

Design and deliver a professional development programme for secondary school teachers, delivered by Griffith academics and health industry clinicians

To build knowledge and skills among teachers around new developments in health, health education, and Griffith’s health activities

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Senior programs

Griffith Health offer three university courses available to Year 11 and 12 students. Griffith Health, Biology and Exercise Science GUESTS At-School courses engage Senior secondary students in lectures, tutorials, laboratories and conference events. Students who are eligible to participate are awarded a transfer for the successful completion of the course.

Junior programs

The Go Health year 10 experience is offered to students from all schools. The suite of activities and workshops are delivered over two days and enable students to participate in health related scientific experiments, clinical exercises and physiological observations related to the heath degrees offered at University. Hands on activities in areas of dentistry, pharmacy, paramedicine and medical sciences, nursing, psychology and exercise science are all included. This successful program is an introduction to the health and medical sciences fields.

Griffith Health Junior cadets are invited to participate in a one day session to learn basics related to health and medical sciences. This practical day of fun and fact finding gives young students the opportunity to learn CPR, check their health and learn about biology.

Final Year Projects and Conference

Students from schools all over South-East Queensland gather annually to showcase their work at the Go Health Go Griffith Health and Exercise Science Conference.

Held at the Gold Coast campus, the event is a chance for over 150 Year 12 students to discuss their health or exercise science projects and exchange ideas regarding higher education at Griffith.

The event was also a chance to hear from Griffith researchers such as Dr Chris Irwin from Menzies Health Institute Queensland who profiled his recent work on the hazards of eating while driving.

Contact us

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