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SPOTLIGHT ON… Dr Rosy Dobrijevic

Q&A with Dr Rosy Dobrijevic

General Practitioner and Medical Director UQ Health Care St Lucia and Gatton Clinics

  1. How long have you been working with UQHC at the St Lucia Clinic?
    Just over 10 years

  2. What do you enjoy about your role as a GP providing health care to students?
    The diversity of presentations, further enhanced by our multicultural cohort of students. Satisfaction even from the easiest scenarios of providing education and support to the more complicated cases where referral or other resources are needed to provide the best outcome for the students.

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Tips on how to maintain optimal health during exams

UQ Health Care’s Clinical Director, Dr Rosy has provided five health tips to avoid bad habits, minimise stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle to achieve your best results during exams.

  1. Sleep hygiene
    Less sleep is expected this time of year with increasing demands but try to approach seven hours a night if possible. Some nights may be less which is understandable. Avoid energy drinks, excessive coffee and other stimulants which have a negative effect on your ability to initiate sleep and sleep quality.
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UQ Health Care St Lucia medical clinic maintains national accreditation

The UQ Health Care St Lucia health service achieved a national award of accreditation demonstrating its commitment to quality and safety within the practice.

The accreditation was received from the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL), following an assessment of performance against the governing industry standards set by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

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Older Australians shape how new technologies are developed

Retirement village residents have been given first access to test and provide feedback on technology in development stages.

As part of the Florence research project , students and researchers from The University of Queensland and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, participated in a technology showcase at AVEO Durack that displayed a range of innovative technologies, including some specifically developed for older people.

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Sing your way to healthier ageing

Singing in harmony with a choir and penning a song may decrease the rising number of older adults in retirement villages who experience social isolation and memory decline.

Researchers from The University of Queensland and Canterbury Christ Church University in the United Kingdom developed Live Wires, a music program designed to enhance social connectedness and cognitive health in older adults in retirement villages.

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