Graduates rank UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences as number one

21 May 2014

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences has recorded some of the best results in the University of Queensland’s School-Based Performance Framework.
The school is ranked number one in the Course Experience Questionnaire (overall satisfaction) and is the equal highest with the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences for the greatest number of teaching and learning awards, citations, grants and fellowships.

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The School-Based Performance Framework provides a means for translating the University of Queensland’s strategic priorities—in the three dimensions of learning, discovery and engagement—to a school level and enables an assessment of where each school currently sits in its interpretation of the institutional strategy.
The Framework is based on the articulation of the key capabilities that each school must develop and sets out the sequence for broadening and deepening those capabilities.
Key indicators including performance thresholds have been identified for measuring capabilities, resulting in a performance chart for each school.
The scorecard reflects performance against internal UQ’s benchmarks which are purposefully set high and schools are rated against UQ‘s own aspirational targets.
Head of School Professor Louise Hickson said the Course Experience Questionnaire recorded graduates’ perceptions of their higher education experience. She said the school was delighted to have been ranked as the best performing in the Course Experience Questionnaire.
“These results are testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment to student learning by our staff,” she said. “Our students benefit from a long tradition of high achievement in teaching and research, coupled with a staff ethic that is focused on student outcomes.
“We were also equal highest in recording the greatest number of teaching and learning awards, citations, grants and fellowships which is indicative of the strong culture of engagement and discovery within the school.
“I would like to congratulate all staff on this wonderful achievement.”

About the UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, comprises four disciplines of the health professions:

Students studying in this school benefit from the long tradition of high achievement in teaching and research. The UQ Physiotherapy program has been offered since 1938; Occupational Therapy has been offered since 1955 while Speech Pathology has been offered since 1962 and Audiology since 1971.  All programs promote a strong focus on scientific endeavours and high quality outcomes.
The school offers a highly successful range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and since 2000 has introduced Graduate Entry Masters (GEMS) programs in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology, which provide an alternate entry point to these professions for students who possess a previous degree. Audiology education has always been offered at the postgraduate level only.
The school is a national and international leader in research and scholarship in the rehabilitation professions.  A number of research collaborations, including two Centres of Clinical Research Excellence and a number of research centres and units, have been developed to strengthen the school’s research capacity and translation of research into practice.

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