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Federal Minister For Education Tours Bond's New Medical School

Federal Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson toured Bond University’s new state-of-the-art medical training facilities today (Tuesday 17 May). The tour was part of an official visit to the Gold Coast.

Accompanied by Bond’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Stable, Dean of the Health Sciences and Medicine Faculty Professor Chris Del Mar and Deputy Dean Debra Henly, Dr Nelson was given an overview of the $20 million Bond University Medical School and its cutting edge approach to the design of learning facilities.

"Our initial intake of medical students commenced their classes on May 16, so this was the first opportunity for Dr Nelson to see the new facilities in action,” said Professor Stable.

"With our students’ participation, we were able to demonstrate how the new training areas have been specifically designed to suit Bond’s progressive problem-based training curriculum.”

The Minister’s tour included the clinical skills rooms which emulate a doctor’s surgery, putting students in a real life clinical situation from day one and the lecture theatres equipped with web-streaming and audience response systems.

Prior to the official tour, Dr Nelson met with senior educators from universities, TAFE colleges and schools across the Gold Coast at an Australian College of Educators breakfast, also hosted by Bond University.

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