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One small step for interdisciplinary education, one giant leap for Westmead Precinct

Industry and Community Project Units (ICPU) are a Sydney University initiative, designed to provide students with authentic industry-based problems to work on in interdisciplinary teams. Piloted for the first time this year, an ICPU was run at Westmead Hospital.
Students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds worked with Western Sydney LHD on the problem of how emerging technologies may impact the future health workforce.
Lorraine Smith (Sydney University), Carla Edwards (Industry Partner - WSLHD) and Chris Ganora (Project Supervisor) will present on the educational underpinnings, industry involvement and student process (and outcomes) of this project.



Associate Professor Lorraine Smith
Associate Professor Lorraine Smith: is an Associate Director with the DVC-Education (Enterprise and Engagement) team. She is a research psychologist and conducts research into patient experiences of long term conditions, with 25 years teaching experience across nursing and allied health professions. Lorraine was Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Pharmacy 2015-2017.


Carla Edwards
Carla Edwards: is Director of Redevelopment Redesign and Transformation, Western Sydney Local Health District. Carla is the project Industry Partner and is participating in another project over the coming months on how to maximise wayfinding across the Westmead Precinct.


Dr Chris Ganora
Dr Chris Ganora: is a General Practitioner and has worked in numerous clinical roles throughout rural and urban settings, including Aboriginal Health, Addiction Medicine and more recently in Adolescent Health. He is also involved with GP registrar teaching. He works clinically as a GP and is a Lecturer in General Practice at Westmead Clinical School.



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