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Peter Sleeth Graduate Researcher, History

Core First Year Advisor, Health Science Programme at LRHS Shepparton Campus. Lecturer in Health Science and Nursing at La Trobe Rural Health School.
With the delivery of health science and nursing undergraduate education, my contribution also extends into postgraduate education with the facilitation of the Perioperative Nursing component of the Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Course. The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons co-operates with the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC) to deliver the Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) course, a three-day course that provides hands-on practical experiences and embedded simulation that focuses on surgical operative technique and surgical decision-making processes. The course provides insight into difficult trauma situations by portraying that with learned techniques of haemorrhage control and the ability to handle major thoracic, cardiac and abdominal injuries, through high fidelity simulation. Jeffries (2005) confirms that: "simulation affords students the opportunity to make connections between concepts through their active engagement in the learning process." http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221413911400002X
With regards to research, I engage in concepts surrounding the history of medicine, in particular, military medicine. My current research also engages the area of proprioceptionand both areas of research have resulted in two publications:
1. Weerakkody, N, De Noronha, M, Wiseman, P, Sleeth, P & Jayalath, L 2019, ‘The use of electromyography for the assessment of sense of muscular effort: a test–retest reliability study’, Somatosensory & Motor Research, DOI: 10.1080/08990220.2018.1556629
2. Sleeth, P 2018, ‘Mary Seacole: disease and care of the wounded, from Jamaica to the Crimea‘, Nursing Clio, 22 March 2018,
My professional and military training also extends to sudden onset disasters and I am very interested in participating in this area of research and contributing at a national and an international level (please note: David Eisenman, Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, is a foremost authority on Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, and is a mentor in this area).


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