989 results for Report, 2000

  • Establishing dedicated education units for undergraduate nursing students: Pilot project summation report

    Jamieson, I.; Hale, J.; Sims, D.; Casey, M.; Whittle, R.; Kilkenny, T. (2008)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This report presents a summary of a collaborative research project undertaken by the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) School of Nursing and the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) to enhance the experience of pre-registration nursing students in clinical placements during the Bachelor of Nursing programme. The project was undertaken to address issues surrounding the quality and nature of clinical experience in environments where high levels of patient acuity, staffing shortages and changes have become commonplace. As a result a different approach to clinical learning was trialled based on the Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) model developed in Australia. The results of that trial are documented in this report. Over-arching themes of supporting clinical learning and relationship building were identified.

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  • Establishing dedicated education units for undergraduate nursing students: Pilot project summation report

    Jamieson, I.; Hale, J.; Sims, D.; Casey, M.; Whittle, R.; Kilkenny, T. (2008)

    Report
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This report presents a summary of a collaborative research project undertaken by the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) School of Nursing and the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) to enhance the experience of pre-registration nursing students in clinical placements during the Bachelor of Nursing programme. The project was undertaken to address issues surrounding the quality and nature of clinical experience in environments where high levels of patient acuity, staffing shortages and changes have become commonplace. As a result a different approach to clinical learning was trialled based on the Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) model developed in Australia. The results of that trial are documented in this report. Over-arching themes of supporting clinical learning and relationship building were identified.

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  • Technical support to EU strategy on invasive species (IAS) - Assessment of the impacts of IAS in Europe and the EU (final module report for the European Commission)

    Kettunen, M; Genovesi, P; Gollasch, S; Pagad, Shyama; Starfinger, U; Ten Brink, P; Shine, C (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This assessment provides a picture of the different environmental, social and economic costs and benefits of invasive alien species (IAS) in Europe, constituting the first full assessment of all types of IAS impacts at the pan-European scale. The report is part of the work led by IEEP to support the development of the EU Strategy on IAS.

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  • Technical support to EU strategy on invasive species (IAS) – Policy options to control the negative impacts of IAS on biodiversity in Europe and the EU. Final report for the European Commission

    Shine, C; Kettunen, M; Genovesi, P; Gollasch, S; Pagad, Shyama; Starfinger, U (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This assessment identifies policy measures available to minimise damage of invasive alien species (IAS) to European biodiversity in an efficient and cost-effective manner. It also provides preliminary insights on the feasibility of different policy approaches in the EU context. The report is part of the work led by IEEP to support the development of the EU Strategy on IAS.

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  • RLTS 2010 Health Impact Assessment

    Field, Adrian; Macmillan, Alexandra; Lindsay, Andrew; Tunks, M; Arcus, K; Jayasekera, N (2009-10)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Purpose The following four reports have been prepared to assist the Auckland Regional Transport Committee with preparation of the Auckland Regional Land Transport Strategy 2010 the reports include: • Auckland Regional Land Transport Strategy Health and Wellbeing Impact Assessment – Appraisal Report • Auckland Regional Land Transport Strategy Health Impact Assessment – Scoping Workshop Report • Auckland Regional Land Transport Strategy Health Impact Assessment – Literature Review • Auckland Regional Land Transport Strategy Health Impact Assessment – Area Profile Report

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  • Corporate Sustainability Reporting in New Zealand

    Griffiths, Kerry; Lindesay, J (2006-10-03)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    In 2002 the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) signaled in his "Creating Our Future" report, the emergence of "Triple Bottom Line" (environmental, social and economic) reporting in New Zealand: "Other options include the business sector adopting models such as Triple Bottom Line (TBL) reporting and the Natural Step that raise awareness about sustainable ways of doing business." (p17) Since that time TBL reporting has continued to develop in New Zealand in both the public and private sector albeit in a variety of forms and under a variety of names - including Sustainable Development Reporting, Corporate Responsibility Reporting, Sustainability Reporting. This paper provides an update on TBL Reporting in New Zealand since 2002 and covers: - the international context - the state of reporting in New Zealand - the value of reporting - concluding comments While the paper provides a brief commentary on TBL reporting by public sector agencies, the focus of the paper is on reporting by the business sector (including CRIs and state owned enterprises). This paper does not attempt to provide a critical and thorough analysis on the extent to which corporate sustainability reporting contributes to sustainable development per se, although some comment is made on that subject.

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  • Equity Audit of Public Heallth Resource Allocation for National Heart Foundation of New Zealand

    Bhargava, Anuj; Crampton, P; Matheson, A (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Behavioural characteristic of Japanese teachers desired by learners

    Kobayashi, A; Nuibe, Y; Kondo, Reiko; Lane, J; MacInnes, M (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Public Health Workforce Development in Problem Gambling: Literature Review.

    Shepherd, Robin-Marie; Dyall, L; Perese, L; Rossen, F; Tse, S; Campbell, L; Docherty, C; Raeburn, J (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Problem gambling is a new area of specialisation for many in the wider public health workforce both in New Zealand and internationally. This review aims to assess what is now a public health approach to gambling in New Zealand. This review will start with a brief historical account of gambling in New Zealand leading up to a public health approach.

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  • Evaluation of the Tokelau Draft Science Curriculum (External review)

    Salter, David (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    School science throughout the world during the 1960s and 70s was concerned primarily with preparing students for careers in science. However as a large majority of students had no aspiration to be scientists, the emphasis of school science changed during the 1980s towards a science education that would provide students with the knowledge and skills that would enable them to live productive and fulfilling lives in a world that was becoming more technologically advanced. During the 1990’s the notion of ‘Science for all’ developed as the goal of school science, whereby all students would gain a level of science literacy that could allow them to engage in informed debate about socio-scientific issues and to solve problems in a critical and logical manner. ...

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  • Semiparametric Efficient Estimation in Threshold Regression

    Yu, Ping (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Learning from human diversity to manage bio-diversity

    Fuller, Rebekah (2009-03)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • MESIF: A Two-Hop Cache Coherency Protocol for Point-to-Point Interconnects (2004)

    Goodman, James; Hum, HHJ (2004)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    We describe MESIF, a new cache coherence protocol. Based on point-to-point communication links, the protocol maintains no directory, and mimics the broadcast behavior of a snooping cache protocol. MESIF supplies data cached in other nodes in a single round-trip delay (2-hop latency) for all common operations. Because of the speed of the links, the protocol can outperform a bus-based protocol for a small number of nodes, but scales through hierarchical extension to a large-scale multiprocessor system. Salient features of the industrial-quality protocol are described. The introduction of a novel forwarding state is used to assure a single response to shared data and to simplify conflict resolution. In the hierarchical extension, auxiliary hardware data structures can be included to provide 2-hop latency for most operations.

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  • MESIF: A Two-Hop Cache Coherency Protocol for Point-to-Point Interconnects (2009)

    Goodman, James; Hum, HHJ (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    We describe MESIF, the first source-snooping cache coherence protocol. Built on point-to-point communication links, the protocol maintains no directory, and mimics the broadcast behavior of a snooping cache protocol. MESIF supplies data cached in other nodes in a single round-trip delay (2-hop latency) for all common operations. Because of the speed of the links, the protocol can outperform a bus-based protocol for a small number of nodes, but scales through hierarchical extension to a large-scale multiprocessor system. Salient features of the protocol are described. The introduction of a novel forwarding state is used to assure a single response to shared data and to simplify conflict resolution. In the hierarchical extension, auxiliary hardware data structures can be included to provide 2-hop latency for most operations. The recently revealed Intel® Quick-Path InterconnectTM protocol is derived from MESIF. Some design differences are highlighted.

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  • Geoarchaeological investigation of Aboriginal landscape occupation in Paroo-Darling National Park, Western NSW, Australia

    Holdaway, Simon J.; Fanning, Patricia C.; Shiner, Justin (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This report provides a preliminary statement of the scientific (archaeological) significance of Aboriginal stone artefact scatters and associated heat-retainer hearths at three locations in Paroo-Darling National Park in western NSW, by undertaking reconnaissance geoarchaeological surveys and analyses of artefact assemblages at these locations. It extends previous studies undertaken by WNSWAP (Western New South Wales Archaeological Programme) in the western region of NSW by studying the relationship between geomorphological history and surface archaeological exposure in environments that are unique to Paroo-Darling National Park. Geoarchaeological survey techniques developed elsewhere in western NSW were applied at each of the three locations to provide the information needed to assess the nature, extent and scientific significance of stone artefact scatters and the likely impacts of visitor activity. The three locations preserve dense concentrations of artefacts that, when treated as three separate assemblages, reveal a varied behavioural record. The Peery (Pine) Creek (CW) location contains a high proportion of lightly worked silcrete cores, many retaining cortex, suggesting that the people who occupied this place were not concerned to conserve the raw material they introduced. The assemblage features an unusually high proportion of adzes, many as expended slugs that have been resharpened to exhaustion. Evidently, the people who occupied this place had the time to repair the tools for which these adzes formed the cutting edge. By contrast, at the Peery Lake foreshore (NP), adzes are not frequent but pirri points and backed blades are unusually common. The assemblage from Round Hill is also distinct, being dominated by flakes and cores as would be expected if this location were used primarily as a source for abundant good quality raw material. Radiocarbon age determinations on charcoal extracted from the remains of heat-retainer hearths at CW and NP provide evidence for Aboriginal occupation in the last 2000 years. Like other locations in western NSW, the nine age determinations from CW are clustered into three groups, separated by gaps, rather than evenly or randomly distributed through time. However, the pattern of clusters and gaps at CW appears different to those from other locations we have studied, and will require further verification. There were no hearth remains at the Round Hill location, so no absolute determination of the timing of use by Aboriginal people is possible. However, it may support a much longer record, perhaps tens of thousands of years, as it is a residual surface not subject to the kinds of geomorphic processes that obliterate or obscure the record at valley floor locations. The archaeological material preserved at the three locations in Paroo-Darling National Park contains a regionally specific record of past human behaviour when compared to other similarly studied locations in western NSW, and therefore is of archaeological significance. Efforts should be made to ensure the protection of the archaeological record from damage caused by an increase in visitors from the present levels. If visitor facilities are to be created at these areas, consideration should be given to positioning them so that the artefacts are not further disturbed or damaged, and that they are located to keep visitors at some distance from the artefacts and hearths. Alternative locations for the proposed visitor facilities are suggested for each location.

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  • On Cournot Equilibria in Electricity Transmission Networks.

    Downward, A; Zakeri, Golbon; Philpott, Andy (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    We consider electricity pool markets in radial electricity transmission networks in which the lines have no transmission losses, but have transmission capacities. At each node there is a strategic generator submitting generation quantities to the pool. Prices are determined by a linear competitive fringe at each node. We derive necessary and sufficient conditions on the line capacities that ensure that the unconstrained one-shot Cournot equilibrium remains an equilibrium in the constrained network. These conditions are characterized by a convex polyhedral set.

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  • Interactive Decision Support in Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning

    Ehrgott, Matthias; Winz, Ines (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This paper proposes the use of an interactive decision support system to guide the treatment planning process for external beam radiation therapy. Based on multicriteria optimisation our research treatment planning software Carina calculates efficient (also called Pareto optimal) treatment plans. These are stored in a database and accessed for evaluation by the treatment planner. The interactive component consists of navigation among the precalculated plans using free search, fine search and exact search as well as sensitivity analysis, which extracts dose dependence information for all structures from the plan database. As a result, plan quality is improved by finding advantageous trade-offs in competing treatment plans, trial-and-error is avoided, and effectiveness of treatment planning is increased.

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  • Identifying the Principal Axes of a Birefringent Material by Polarisation Classification

    Unsworth, Charles; Lesurf, J (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    A novel use of a 'Rotary Polariser Quasi-Optical System' to locate the principal axes of a birifringent material is presented. It will be demonstrated that by examination of the ellipticity of the beam, one can determine the orientation of such principle axes and hence optimize the performance of Faraday Rotators.

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  • Observation of frequency dependent Faraday angle resonance in ferrites & new ellipticity characterisation of freespace Faraday rotators at mm-wavelength

    Unsworth, Charles; Lesurf, James (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This article, reports ‘Frequency Dependent Faraday Angle Resonance’ in a magnetic sample at millimetric frequencies for the first time using a fully automated rotary polariser quasi-optical system. This serves to compliment the original work performed by Raum at Terahertz frequencies in the Frequency independent region of a magnetic material. In addition, it is shown how the same instrument can be used further classify the performance of a Freespace Faraday Rotators, by the introduction of a new ‘ellipticity’ parameter measurement. This serves to identify what physical mechanism is responsible for the isolation that occurs across the device’s operating region, hence, providing a further insight into the operation of the device.

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  • An Automated Oscillator Tuning System for Gunn Oscillator Characterisation at MM-Wavelengths

    Unsworth, Charles; Lesurf, James (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This article presents an ‘Automated Oscillator Tuning System’ (AOTS) that together with mechanical motorized fixtures can be used to automatically adjust the frequency and backshort tuners of a coaxial cavity, resonant cap mm-wave oscillator via a computer program. Here we demonstrate how the AOTS can be used to quickly and accurately characterise a coaxial cavity, resonant cap mm-wave oscillator with frequency increments of 100MHz. The oscillator characterisation took 10 minutes with the AOTS as compared to 1hr+ minutes if performed manually and with larger frequency increments. By writing an appropriate computer control program, the AOTS can be adapted to many types of application. Thus, the AOTS has the potential to be versatile with wide functionality.

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