The Wurru Wurru Health Unit (WWHU) is a teaching and research team dedicated to high-quality, community-led and culturally informed work. The WWHU is situated in the Department of Medical Education as part of the Melbourne Medical School. The WWHU is dedicated to designing and delivering First Nations health, public health, and preventative medicine curriculum to health professions students across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) at the University of Melbourne. The team are also passionate about qualitative and mixed methods research to ensure that all curriculum is informed by local First Nations communities and Elders of the Nations across Naarm (Melbourne) and Victoria.
The WWHU is comprised of First Nations academics; Senior Lecturer and Director of the team Dr Ngaree Blow, Lecturers Madelyne Hudson-Buhagiar and Nicolle Maganga, and Associate lecturers Tyson Holloway-Clarke & Todd Bennett, as well as First Nations professional staff members Kerrie Armstrong and Avanah Brettschneider. In addition, the WWHU supports 20 casual Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander tutors and supports a number of medical and health professions students in completing researcher as part of their degree.
Wurru Wurru Health Unit
Department of Medical Education | Melbourne Medical School | The University of Melbourne