AuPS Logo

Aims of AuPS
 

1. To enhance the profile of the AuPS as a body representing ALL physiologists engaged in research and teaching in Australia.

Action

  • Broaden the criteria for election to Ordinary Membership.
  • Further encourage the participation of Student Members.
  • Enhance the prestige and recognition of the society's awards and prizes.

 

2. To enhance the prestige and appeal of the AuPS scientific meetings.

Action

  • To encourage the representation of all areas of physiological sciences at meetings.
  • To provide forums that encourage interaction of workers engaged in cellular or molecular studies with those engaged in systemic physiology.
  • Increase the number of and encourage membership participation in Special Interest Groups by optimizing electronic communication between members with particular interests.
  • To advertise the Society's activities widely, particularly by publishing the Proceedings of the Society's scientific meetings on the web.
  • To encourage joint activities with other national and international organizations.

 

3. To assist and encourage the professional development of tertiary education in physiology.

Action

  • Within the framework of scientific meetings, actively encourage teaching symposia for tertiary educators.
  • To encourage the sharing of teaching aids and strategies at a national level.
  • To be a leader in the current discussions relating to professional accreditation in teaching and research.
  • To monitor and publicise national and international developing strategies for distance education, and web- or computer-based teaching.
  • Establish a conduit of communication between Heads of all relevant teaching Departments.
  • To continue maintaining a national bank of multiple choice questions.

 

4. To proactively provide advice and information to government and the community in areas of deliberation relevant to the physiological sciences.

Action

  • Contribute to the activities of the National Committee for Physiology.
  • To assist professional lobby groups to influence government decisions on funding policies for scientific research and education.
  • To continue to produce and distribute responsible information on the role of animal experimentation in biomedical research.

 

5. To help maintain and encourage the responsible teaching of biological sciences in schools.

Action

  • To continue to provide advice on careers in physiology.
  • To encourage greater interactions between schools and tertiary departments.
  • To encourage and assist the professional training of science teachers.

Valid HTML 4.01!