Andrew Tuka


Lecturer I
Department of Environmental Health

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• Master of Educational Leadership - Divine Word University 2004
• Bachelor of Arts (Behavioral science and Education majors) - Macquarie University Sydney, New South Wales 1984
• Diploma in Health Education - Institute of Health Education Port Moresby 1973
• Diploma Tropical Hygiene - Western Australia Technical Services 1972 (now part of the Curtain University) Perth WA
• Diploma RSH - London 1970
• Certified Addictions Counselor - Australian Institute of Counseling in Addictions Bowral, Sydney NSW 1995
• Certified MBTI Practioner - Institute for Type Development Sydney NSW 1995

Consultancy services
Provided  Consultancy for  Dean  and Staff  College of Allied Health  Science (now part of  the Medical and Health Sciences Faculty UPNG) on Myers Briggs Type Indicator  

Example of major achievements   
Discussions, workshop and meetings with the Department of Health and other stakeholders for the amalgamation of the College of Allied Health Science with Divine Word  University

Professional Experience (Environmental Health)
Environmental Health Officer Rabaul and Kavieng (January 1971 - November 1971)
Provincial Health Educator Kimbe (1976)
Senior Health Educator Port Moresby (1977 - 1980)

Teaching Experience (Environmental Health)
Lecturer in the department of Environmental Health, Divine Word University (2007 - 2012)
Lecturer, College of Allied Health Sciences, Madang (1985 - 1990)

Management Experiences
Dean - College of Allied Health Sciences Madang (1990 - 2002)
Administrator - College of Allied Health Sciences (2005 - 2007)

EH116:   Health Communication
EH217:   Professional Ethics for Environmental  Health
EH223:   Solid  Waste  Management
EH307:   Civil and Disaster  Management
EH409:   Environmental  Psychology
EH412:   Project  Management
EH308:   Environmnetal  Health  Impact and Risk Assessment


Professional Associations
Was member of the Australian  Association for Psychological Type  (AusAPT)

Done  Research on the  Health Extension Officers Clinical  Practice for my Masters of Education Leadership  Project . Copy available if needed . This Research  was done in Lae   ANGAU   Hospital  Morobe  and  Alotau General Hospital. Milne Bay  Province.

Was involved with Department of  Environmental  Health  Research on HIV and Aids  KAB (Knowledge, Attitude and Beliefs ) with Tertiary students.

Orathinkal, J., Tuka, A., Totona, K., Begani, R. & Begani, A. (2011). Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs on HIV/AIDS  among Tertiary students in Papua New Guinea. Retrieved October 2012 from http:/ World Journal of AIDS, Scientific Research.