Faculty of Nursing Universitas Hasanuddin Holds Guest Lecture, Presenting Speakers from Manchester

The Faculty of Nursing (FKep) of Universitas Hasanuddin held a ‘Visiting Lecture Series’ program inviting guest lecturers from the University of Salford, Manchester, England. The activity took place at 16.00 WITA virtually through the zoom meeting application on Friday (22/04).

The Visiting Lecture Series is an effort by the Faculty of Nursing Unhas to reach out to the world Class University. Unhas opens opportunities for each faculty and study program to increase the number of inbound students and inbound lecturers, as well as to enlarge the number of international partnerships with foreign universities in the field of education and research.

The guest lecturers presented in this visiting lecturer series are listed as follows:

  1. Tony Long, Professor of Child & Family, delivering a lecture on Improving outcomes rather than settling for process in research: Being brutally honest with ourselves about what counts as an outcome for children’s care
  2. Alison Brettle, Professor in Health Information and Evidence-Based Practice; and Director Centre for Social and Health Research. He lectured on the topic of Using digital to help patients manage their own health: potential impacts and challenges.

The Vise Dean for Academics, Research and Innovation, Syahrul Said, S.Kep., Ns., M.Kes., PhD., expressed his appreciation to the Nursing Faculty for holding the event. He hopes that it can encourage more collaborations in the future.

“This is a very great opportunity to share knowledge and experiences that will be very beneficial for the participants. The materials that will be presented later must become a new insight and be very useful for the development of Health Sciences at FKep Unhas,” Syahrul said.

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In his presentation, Prof. Tony Long reminded all researchers, especially those concerned on child and family health, to really acknowledge the direct impact of research that will be carried out in the future.

“The research funding is quite large and the fact showed that many kinds of research previously conducted on this topic were not based on the needs of families and communities,” Prof Tony explained.

Meanwhile, Prof. Alison Brettle through the material presented explained that digitalization has entered the health sector; however, it does not mean that digitized services can fully replace the existing health services.

“However, the research emerging digitalization is expected to be able to strengthen the provision of primary health services and help facilitate the understanding of patients and families in order to obtain the currently available services,” Prof. Alison said.

The public lecture was attended by roughly 250 participants from lecturers, students, health practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists, and various national health institutions. Also, lecturers, students, and clinical supervisors from the University of Salford. Manchester was present at the lecture.

The event guided by Andi Fajrin Permana, S.Kep., Ns., MSc., as moderator ran well until 17.30 WITA.

Marningsih Sadik, S.S.

Editor : Ishaq Rahman, AMIPR

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