Faraz selected to participate in SAHMRI Masterclass
If you want to understand the extent of the impact that Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus has on the lives of Indigenous Australians, then ask Faraz.
Faraz researched this question for his Year 11 Research Project and for his efforts and insightful findings, has been selected to participate in the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Masterclass on Tuesday 10 December. This is a remarkable achievement considering only nine other students across South Australia have qualified for this opportunity.
Faraz chose to investigate the impact that Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) has on Indigenous Australians as he felt this topics a significant contributor to the large health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, aprticularly as T2DM is four times more prevalent in the Indigenous Australian population. To conduct primary research in this area, Faraz interviewed doctors, nurses and environmental health officers, all of whom had experience in Indigenous Australian healthcare. The use of secondary sources pertaining to T2DM, such as journal articles and websites, supported the synthesis of his Key Findings. His Outcome was written as a report and then compiled as an educational document for professional health workers. Faraz concluded that T2DM has a severe impact on the lives of Indigenous Australians, stemming from its prevalence and the myriad of physical and psycho-social complications it may cause.
The application process occurs via the Association of Secondary Teachers (ASRT) Inc. and this year’s selection panel stated that the competition was extremely tough. The Masterclass with provide Faraz with the opportunity to engage with industry professionals and gain valuable insight into careers in the Health field.
We couldn’t be more proud of Faraz if we tried!
View the below video as Faraz highlights the Research Project and his findings.