Real Health.

It matters – to you, to your friends, to your family.

Real health means what you want it to mean – emotional wellbeing, physical strength, being on top of your fitness game or simply being happy.

We all have a tale to tell. This website gives voice to some of the many people who are involved in improving the lives of individuals around Australia – QUT graduates, academics, not-for-profit organisations and people working in the community.

Change the discussion, hear the stories

Real Health, Real Stories

Out of challenge came triumph

The art of Paul Kavanagh

I was expecting a baby, not a stroke

Alana Hitchcock

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Do you have a real health story to tell or a message about real health you wish to share in words or pictures? This is your website, and we would like to hear your story.

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Health Faculty News

The recently announced Medical Research Future Fund 2020 Bushfire Impact Research Grants are now open. For more info:

Associate Professor Katrina Schmid from our School of Optometry and Vision Science writes in @ConversationEDU about the harmful effects of bushfire smoke on the eyes - and how you can protect them.

#QUT courses made up 4 of the top 5 most demanded courses in recent QTAC offer rounds! @RealHealthM @QUTSciEng @QUTBusiness

In addition to this new study for #Breast #Cancer survivors, we are embarking on 2 other new funded trials testing the “right” & “best” model of care for #lymphoma #survivors and any survivors with severe cancer-related #fatigue @PC4TG @POCOG1 @QUT_Nursing @QCCS4 @pahospital

Congratulations to everyone who has received an offer to study at #QUT in 2020! QUT has made around 10,500 QTAC offers so far: @QTACinfo @QUTBusiness @CreativeIndust @RealHealthM @qutlaw @QUTSciEng @QUTEducation

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