Nutrition & Dietetics
Flinders has more than 35 years’ experience producing nutritionists and accredited dietitians who work to promote healthy eating and prevent and manage diet-related diseases. Learn about what you will study and possible entry pathways.
Talk: 4:10pm – 4:40pm, Sturt North Wing Room N330
Are you a super taster?
A single gene codes for a protein that is found in our tongues. If the protein is present, PTC will bind to it and the test paper strip will taste bitter. Only 75% of people can taste it and of these about half will find the taste very strong (ie be a super taster) This has relevance to developing food preferences when very young, particularly for vegetables.
Visit the Nutrition & Dietetics stand from 4:00pm – 6:00pm in Sturt North Wing Room N002
Midwives provide support, care and advice to women and their families before, during and after childbirth. Find out about our degree pathways and learning opportunities, including our state-of-the-art midwifery clinical skills laboratories.
Visit the Midwifery stand from 4:00pm – 6:00pm in Sturt North Wing Room N002
Occupational therapists assist people with limited ability to participate in the activities of everyday life. Find out how Flinders occupational therapy program enables you to develop skills in therapeutic use of occupations, assessments, and intervention techniques.
Visit the Occupational Therapy stand from 4:00pm – 6:00pm in Sturt North Wing Room N002
Optometry (Flinders Vision)
Optometry focuses on the assessment and management of eye diseases and vision disorders. To put it simply, optometrists help people to see! Learn about our double degree program, meet staff and students, and tour our on-campus clinic, Flinders Vision.
Tours of Flinders Vision from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Visit the Health stand from 4:00pm – 6:00pm in Sturt North Wing Room N002
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability to develop, maintain and restore movement and functional ability. Learn more about our world-class physiotherapy program including what you’ll study, entry pathways, and employment opportunities.
Visit the Physiotherapy stand from 4:00pm – 6:00pm in Sturt North Wing Room N002
Speech pathologists provide services for people whose language, voice, swallowing, fluency and hearing function are impaired. Learn how this rewarding health profession enables you to diagnose and help people in a variety of settings.
Talk: 4:10pm – 4:40pm, Sturt North Wing Room N332
What if you couldn’t speak?
It’s comparatively easy to express basic needs without speech, but how would you convey that you’d like somebody to make an appointment for your car to be serviced, or talk somebody into doing something they might not really want to do if you couldn’t talk? Participants will experience what it may be like to lose the power of speech by communicating using an iPad app.
Finding this hard to swallow?
Ever wondered about what it would be like if you were unable to swallow? Eating is so much more than just a method of nutritional intake – how would your quality of life change if you were to eat whatever foods you like?
Visit the Speech Pathology stand from 4:00pm – 6:00pm in Sturt North Wing Room N002