Associate Professor Louise Young is Postgraduate Education Co-ordinator in the College of Medicine and Dentistry. She is Course Co-ordinator for the Health Professional Education suite of courses and the Rural and Remote Medicine suite of courses.

Research interests are in teaching and learning in the health professions, faculty development in medical education and underserved populations especially intellectual disability.

Louise was awarded a Health Workforce Australia Fellowship in 2012 in the Clinical Support and Supervision Program for work upskilling clinical preceptors in teaching and learning skills. 

She has published widely in medical/health professional education and in intellectual disability.

  • HS5405: Teaching for Learning in the Health Professions (Level 5; TSV)
  • HS5406: Strategies for Clinical Teaching (Level 5; TSV)
  • HS5409: Innovative Teaching in the Health Professions (Level 5; TSV)
  • HS5410: Health Professional Education using Action Research (Level 5; TSV)
  • HS6405: Assessment and Evaluation in Health Professional Education (Level 6; TSV)
  • HS7410: Curriculum Design and Renewal in Health Professional Education (Level 7; TSV)
  • HS7411: Leadership in Health Professional Education (Level 7; TSV)
  • HS7500: Research Project 1 (Level 7; TSV)
  • HS7501: Research Project 2 (Level 7; TSV)
  • MD1020: Introduction to Integrated Medical Studies Part 2 of 2 (Level 1; TSV)
  • MD2011: Integrated Human System Pathophysiology Part 1 of 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • MD2012: Integrated Human System Pathophysiology Part 2 of 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • MD3000: Selective Study (Level 3; TSV)
  • MD8001: Foundations of Rural and Remote Medicine (Level 8; TSV)
  • MD8002: Rural and Remote Medicine Reflections on Practice (Level 8; TSV)
  • MD8023: Communication and Collaboration in Rural and Remote Medicine (Level 8; TSV)
  • Medical and health professional education
  • Recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural and remote Australia
  • Faculty development in teaching and learning in medical/health professional education
  • Underserved populations - adults and children with intellectual disability Adaptive/maladaptive behaviour Choice-making Quality of life Deinstitutionalisation Ageing and adults with intellectual disability Residential and service provision
  • Learning, teaching and supervision in medical/health professions
  • Medical education in the Pacific
  • 2014 to 2018 - Medical education in the Pacific, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2011 to 2018 - Course Co-ordinator Health Professional Education, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2011 to 2018 - Course Co-ordinator Rural and Remote Medicine, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2009 to 2011 - Prevocational Training Manager, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (Brisbane)
  • 2009 to 2011 - Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, University of Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 2006 to 2009 - Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, University of Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 2002 to 2006 - Lecturer in Medical Education, University of Queensland (Brisbane)
Research Disciplines
  • 2006 - University of Queensland Award for the Enhancement of Student Learning
  • 2006 - Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching
  • 2005 - University of Queensland Commendation for the Enhancement of Student Learning
  • 1999 to 2001 - University of Queensland Graduate School Award
  • 2012 to 2013 - Health Workforce Australia National Clinical Supervision Fellowship

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 45+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Louise Young from 2005 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • North Queensland Adolescent Mental Health Literacy: A 12 Year Follow up (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Defining Pharmaceutical Public Health Competencies for Australian Pharmacists (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • The Australian Oral Health Time Bomb. An Evalustion of Gerondontology in the Undergraduate Curriculum of Australian Dental Schools to care for a growing Frail and Care-Dependent Population (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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  • 5+ collaborations
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  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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