What do Zombies and studying at university have in common?


Did you know that we have bona fide Zombie experts on campus?

New PictureDr Peta-Anne Zimmerman (School of Nursing and Midwifery, Gold Coast) and her colleague, Mr Matt Mason (University of the Sunshine Coast) recently presented a paper and wrote a special feature on the use of the pop-culture reference to zombies as a teaching device to improve infection prevention and control practice.

Through their research they found there is a theoretical basis to using “pop-culture pedagogy”. This is particularly interesting as global health events, such as SARS, avian influenza and Ebola, appear to be correlated with a spike in infectious bio-horror (zombie) films. The full story can be found in the Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin.

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