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Department of Chiropractic


Dr Robyn Beirman
MB.BS (Hons), MHPEd (University of NSW)

Phone: +61 2 9850 6392
Fax: +61 2 9850 9389

Dr Robyn Beirman is a Senior Lecturer in the department, with degrees in medicine and health professional education. She has 30 years of teaching experience in subjects that include pathology, differential diagnosis and anatomy. She has been teaching at Macquarie University since 1999. Her academic activities are strongly influenced by her belief in the importance of integrative medicine.

Courses convened and taught:
For 2013:
HLTH311: Special Interest Seminar - Pathology
HLTH316: Principles in Health and Disease 2
HLTH317: Principles in Health and Disease 3
HLTH333: Clinical Diagnosis
CHIR931: Diagnosis and Management 1
CHIR932: Diagnosis and Management 2

Administrative duties:
Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Chiropractic
Acting Director of Postgraduate Studies in the Department of Chiropractic
Chair of Curriculum Committee

Research interests:
Curriculum development and Instructional Design

Recent (last 5 years) publications

  1. Beirman R Teaching Ophthalmoscopy in Chiropractic Schools – Where is the Evidence? In press Chiropractic Journal of Australia.
  2. Strkalj, G, Beirman, R, Strkalj, M., Sierpina, V.S., Kreitzer, M.J.  Teaching anatomy to chiropractic students: experiences from Macquarie University, Sydney. Explore-The Journal Of Science And Healing NY 8:141-144  2012.
  3. Beirman R. Cases in Differential Diagnosis for Physical and Manipulative Therapies. 2012. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier Australia
  4. Strkalj G, Beirman R. The bad old days of Anthropology Revisited: Teaching Human Variation through the portal of the Experimental History of Science. In Teaching Human Variation: Issues, Trends and Challenge 2010  New York: Nova Science Publishers
  5. Beirman R & Engel R. An A-Z of Symptoms and Signs. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009, Australia
  6. Grace S, Vemulpad S, Reid A & Beirman R. Integrative practice in NSW: A descriptive study Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 2008; 16, 42—46
  7. Grace S, Vemulpad S & Beirman R. Primary Contact Practitioner Training: A Comparison of Chiropractic and Naturopathic Curricula in Australia, Chiro J Aust 2007; 37:19-24.

Updated 27 November 2012


Dr Robyn Beirman

Senior Lecturer