Orientation Week

4–8 February 2019

Arrival Details

When: Monday 4 February 2019 Where: Florey Building, 54 Mills Road, Acton Time: 8:00am

Overview

The 2019 Orientation Week activities will run from Monday 4 February – Friday 8 February. Attendance at Orientation Week is compulsory. Sessions on Thursday and Friday will include the beginning of your Year 1 Block 1 curriculum and it is imperative you attend as these sessions form the foundation blocks for the Medical Practical sessions to follow the following week.

Parking Information

There are many parking permit options available to you as an ANU student. Generally, students will apply for an on-campus annual parking permit. Full details can be found at ANU Parking Services. If you are living on campus, your accommodation provider may have other options available to you.

ANU Campus Map

The ANU Medical School is located at 54 Mills Road, Acton. You can use the interactive online map to assist you in finding this building, as well as a guide to the rest of the amazing ANU campus. 

Screening and Vaccination Documentation

You would have received an email in December with instructions on how to upload your screening and vaccination documentation onto SONIA. SONIA is an online program that the ANU Medical School uses to monitor and record student’s screening and vaccination information and it also manages student’s clinical placements. All relevant documentation must be uploaded to SONIA prior to Monday 4 February. This will allow us to check your documentation before you arrive and notify you if you are missing anything. It is important to note that you will NOT be able to commence the academic year without completing the screening and vaccination requirements. 

ANU Student Card

On your first day you will be issued with your ANU Medical School student card. You do not need to go to Student Central to obtain your card before this date as we will conduct this process as a group. If you have a current ANU student card you will be issued with a new ‘Medical School’ card and your previous ANU ID card will be deactivated.

Social Events

Current students of the Medical School have arranged a variety of social events throughout Orientation Week. These events are not compulsory, however do provide a great opportunity to meet and greet your fellow peers from across different years.
 

Sessions

4 February 2019
Time Session
8:00am – 8:45am
Arrival and Registration
Medical School Staff
Florey Building
9:00am – 9:15am
Welcome Address
Prof Imogen Mitchell
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
9:15am – 10:00am
Student Welcome & AMSA Welcome
Medical School Student Society
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
10:00am – 10:45am
Welcome to Country: Indigenous Health
Dr Stewart Sutherland & Aunty Matilda House
Outside Florey Building
10:45am – 11:00am
Break
Student O-Week Team
Leonard Huxley Tea Room
11:00am – 12:00pm
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Dr Stewart Sutherland
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Introduction to the MChD Program
A/Prof David Kramer, A/Prof Krisztina Valter-Kocsi: Medical Science, Prof Tom Faunce: Professionalism & Leadership, Prof Kieran Fallon: Clinical Skills, A/Prof Christine Phillips: Social Foundations of Medicine, A/Prof Rafat Hussain: Population Health
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
1:30pm – 2:00pm
Lunch
Student O-Week Team
Outside Leonard Huxley Building
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Student Card Authorisation & NSW Health Check. You must bring the below original documents with you: Original National Police Check (+1 photocopy) NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement
Medical School Staff & NSW Health
Florey Building
5:00pm
MedSoc Welcome BBQ
Student O-Week Team
Fellow’s Oval
5 February 2019
Time Session
9:00am – 9:30am
Conjoint MChD / PhD Program Information
Dr Diana Perriman & A/Prof Krisztina Valter-Kocsi
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
9:30am – 10:00am
Year 1 Coordinator Welcome
Dr Zan-Min Song
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
10:00am – 10:30am
Inclusion and Wellbeing
Ms Bernie Morris
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
10:30am – 10:45am
Break
Student O-Week Team
Leonard Huxley Tea Room
10:45am – 11:00am
ANUMSS Wellbeing Officer
Johanna Long
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
11:00am – 11:30am
Wattle & Class Note Book
A/Prof Alexandra Webb & Kat Esteves
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
11:30am – 12:00pm
Library Resources
Ms Rachel Karasick
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
12:00pm – 12:30pm
Rural Medical Society
ANU Rural Medical Society & MedRevue
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Lunch
ANU Rural Medical Society (ARMS)
Outside Florey Building
2:00pm – 3:00pm
The Rural Experience
A/Prof Malcolm Moore
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Student Presentations
ANU Medical Students
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
6:30pm – 10:00pm
Dinner and Trivia
Student O-Week Team
The RUC Turner Bowls Club
6 February 2019
Time Session
9:00am – 10:30am
Self-Care for Doctors
A/Prof Katrina Anderson
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
10:30am – 11:00am
Break
Student O-Week Team
Leonard Huxley Tea Room
11:00am – 12:00pm
Medical Student Experience
Student O-Week Team & MedSoc
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
12:00pm – 12:30pm
Introduction to Block 1
A/Prof Krisztina Valter & Dr Karin Messerle
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
12:30pm – 1:00pm
Sponsor Presentation
Sponsors
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Lunch
Sponsors
Outside Florey Building
2:00pm – 4:00pm
PBL Games (Problem Based Learning)
Student O-Week Team
Florey Building
5:30pm
PARSA Family BBQ
Student O-Week Team
Fellow’s Oval
7 February 2019
Time Session
9:00am – 9:30am
Bullying and Harassment
Prof Imogen Mitchell
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
9:30am – 10:30am
The law, ethics & professional issues of working with cadavers
Prof Thomas Faunce, Dr Riccardo Natoli, A/Prof Christine Phillips
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
10:30am – 11:00am
Break
Student O-Week Team
Leonard Huxley Tea Room
11:00am – 12:00pm
Biomedicine as a Sociocultural System
A/Prof Christine Phillips
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Genetics – The Central Dogma
Dr Riccardo Natoli
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Lunch
Sponsors
Outside Leonard Huxley Building
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Introduction to Biochemistry
A/Prof Richard Callaghan
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Introduction to Anatomy
A/Prof Krisztina Valter
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
7:00pm – 8:30pm
AMA Welcome Drinks
AMA ACT
Llewellyn Hall – Athenaeum Room
9:00pm
ANUMSS Mixer
Student O-Week Team
Mystery Location
8 February 2019
Time Session
9:00am – 10:00am
Overview of Microbiology
Dr Karina Kennedy
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
10:00am – 11:00am
Physiology
A/Prof Kevin Saliba
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
11:00am – 11:15am
Break
Student O-Week Team
Leonard Huxley Tea Room
11:15am – 12:45pm
Panel Discussion with Medical Professionals
Dr Carolyn Droste & Panel Members: Dr Michael Gillespie Dr Jason Agostino
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
12:45pm – 2:00pm
Lunch
Student O-Week Team
Outside Florey Building
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Inter-year Mingle
Student O-Week Team
Mystery Location
8:00pm – Late
End of O-Week Party
Student O-Week Team
Mooseheads

Florey Building, 54 Mills Road, Acton ACT 2601, Australia

Leonard Huxley Building, 56 Mills Road, Acton ACT 2601
 

Map

Teaching Locations

Florey Building

54 Mills Road
Acton
ACT 2601

Leonard Huxley Building

56 Mills Road
Acton
ACT 2601

Canberra Hospital

Building 4, Hospital Road
Garran
ACT 2605

Contacts

Admissions Office

  • Admissions and enrolment
  • Screening and vaccinations
  • Orientation week

E    admissions.medicalschool@anu.edu.au

Medical Education Unit

  • Wattle
  • Course structure and timetable
  • Assessments and Examinations

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