Issue 1 - April 2017

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Marg Hays

Welcome Message

Welcome to the first of a Quarterly Newsletter from the Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education (MIHCE). The MIHCE was established in May 2016 to provide innovative and contemporary continuing education for professionals in healthcare delivery, education and administration. Our programs extend locally and internationally, throughout the vast and well established Monash network. This newsletter will feature updates from the MIHCE, including upcoming courses, future conference information, photos, videos, and testimonials from our courses participants, and general information to keep you informed about our activities and forthcoming events. For up to date information please visit our website at: monash.edu/medicine/healthed-institute/

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Latest News

The MIHCE achieves recognition as a Continuing Professional Development provider for RACGP.

The MIHCE has successfully achieved formal recognition as a Continuing Professional Development provider by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as part of their RACGP QI&CPD program. The MIHCE will now be recognised by General Practitioners throughout Australia as a provider of high quality educational programs. We look forward to working with RACGP to promote excellence in quality improvement and continuing professional development to General Practitioners throughout Australia and internationally.

Marg Hays

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Professor Debra Nestel the first and only Australian Fellow of the Academy, Society for Simulation in Healthcare

In January, during the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, Debra became a Fellow of the Academy, Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). The Academy recognises individuals whose sustained contributions have had an impact on the field of healthcare simulation. Debra has led the NHET-Sim Programme since it's commencement. She is Editor-in-Chief, Advances in Simulation, advancesinsimulation.biomedcentral.com/, an open access journal of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine. She has edited a book on Simulated Patient Methodology and will shortly publish a book on healthcare simulation. Debra is Co-Chair of the Simulation Committee, Association for Medical Education in Europe, and has held leadership roles with Simulation Australasia. Debra has established a simulated patient network, http://www.simulatedpatientnetwork.org/.

Debra is the only Fellow of the Academy who lives and works in Australia. She is pictured here receiving the award from the Immediate Past President of the SSH, Dr Chad Epps, the current President, Dr Christine Park and the President Elect, Dr Joe Lopreiato.

Professor Debra Nestel

Debra's new book was released March 2017. Click here for purchasing

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The MIHCE and The Harvard Macy Institute Leadership and Innovation in Health Course

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The MIHCE in collaboration with the Harvard Macy Institute, Harvard Medical School. Boston USA, has graduated two Leadership and Innovation in Health cohorts, the most recent in February, 2017. The scholars enjoyed a week of collaboration with the course faculty and peers to understand and use design thinking processes to develop innovative ways to meet the healthcare needs of the community. The course attracts Scholars from all over Australia and internationally, including New Zealand, Japan, USA, Malaysia, Singapore, UAE, Indonesia, Brunei, USA. Following Harvard Macy Institute tradition, seven scholars from the 2016 course returned as faculty, assisting with small and large group teaching across the week.

Limited places available. Click here to register for the 2018 Leadership and Innovation in Health Course

As part of our collaboration with the Harvard Macy Institute, the MIHCE sponsors one academic staff member each year from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences to attend one of the courses offered by the Harvard Macy Institute in Boston. Course details can be found at http://www.harvardmacy.org The MIHCE sponsorship will cover the full course fee for your selected course. Travel and accommodation costs are not included. If you are interested in this offer for 2018, please contact mihce-inquiries@monash.edu. Selection is based on timely application, a short description on how your attendance at your chosen course will enhance your work within the Faculty of MNHS, capacity of your proposed project to advance education at Monash, confirmed support to attend from your Head of School or Department, and demonstrated capacity to finance the travel and accomodation aspects not covered under the MIHCE sponsorship. The MIHCE also requests that on your return from Boston, you provide a testimonial on your experiences and learning from the course you attended, collaborations formed, and other outcomes that have impacted or will impact your professional work. The inaugural sponsored staff member for 2017 is Associate Professor Claire Palermo from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. Claire will be attending the Leading Innovations in Health Care and Education course in June this year.

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A/Prof Tom Aretz, Vice President Global Programs, Partner's Healthcare International, Boston MA USA

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Class of 2017

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International partnerships in continuing education

In January the MIHCE, working with the Office of Global Engagement, signed agreements with the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Almaarefa College for Science and Technology for the exclusive delivery of health executive education courses in the UAE and Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Marg Hays

Shenzhen GP Training Course

The MIHCE and the Department of General Practice are delivering for the second time, the Shenzhen GP Training Program to two groups of General Practitioners visiting from Shenzhen in June and September 2017.


PhD Student

The MIHCE is proud to announce the commencement of Ms Louise Allen, our first PhD candidate. Louise is exploring the impact of the MIHCE and Harvard Macy Institute, Boston courses on Scholars' professional careers under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Hay (Director, MIHCE), Prof. Elizabeth Armstrong (Director, Harvard Macy Institute, Boston), and A/Prof. Claire Palermo (Department of Nutrition and Dietetics). Louise was a recipient of a Monash Faculty Postgraduate Excellence Award. These prestigious awards are offered by MNHS to the top eight scholarship applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic merit and research potential. We are thrilled to have Louise in our team, and look forward to her important research contributions.

The MIHCE Staff and Affiliates 2017 Research Achievements

Journal Publications:

Hay, M., Mercer, A.M., Lichtwark, I., Tran, S., Hodgson, W.C., Aretz, H.T., Armstrong, E.G., & Gorman, D. (2017). Selecting for sustainable workforce to meet the future healthcare needs of rural communities in Australia. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 22 (2), 533-551.

Gorman, D., & Hay, M. (2017). Ensuring Australians’ healthcare birthright - learnings from those we teach. Editorial. Internal Medicine Journal, Manuscript ID IMJ-0138-2017. Accepted 28/02/2017.

Palermo, C., Dart, J., Gibson, S., Whelan, K., & Hay, M (2017) A Programmatic Assessment of Competence in Dietetics: A New Frontier. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 117(2), 175-179.

Conference Presentations:

Hay, M.,Lichtwark, I., Metcalf, J., & Henry, S. (2017). The influence of first language, gender and age on Situational Judgement Test Scores (SJT) in nursing interns. Research presentation. AMEE Conference, Innovating in Education. 26th – 30th August, Helsinki, Finland.

Stout, A., Cleland, J., Hay, M., Moffat, M., & Russ, S. (2017). Easing the transition from medical school to clinical practice: A systematic review. Research presentation. AMEE Conference, Innovating in Education. 26th – 30th August, Helsinki, Finland

Lichtwark, I., & Hay, M. (2017) Undergraduate medical course applicants’ ratings of the value of a Situational Judgment Test (SJT) as a selection tool. Oral presentation. ANZAHPE, Adelaide, 11th of July to 14th of July 2017

Garvey, L., & Hay, M. (2017). Readiness to transition from high school to PBL in medical training. Poster Presentation ANZAHPE, Adelaide, 11th of July to 14th of July 2017

Research Funding:

2017-2018: $100,000. Hay, M., Shulruf, B., Linn, A., M. Lichtwark, I., & Henry, S., A Multicentre Study to Determine the Utility of a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) in Undergraduate Medical Student Selection in Australia. UMAT Consortium Research Fund.

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MIHCE Upcoming Courses

Introduction to Health Economic Modelling
May 12, 2017

A practical 1-day course covering the basics of health economics, health technology assessment and common methods used for undertaking economic evaluations. During the course participants will gain an understanding of decision analysis, Markov modelling, life table analysis and Monte Carlo simulation for uncertainty and sensitivity analyses. The course will also involve ‘hands-on’ exercises using Microsoft Excel. monash.edu/medicine/healthed-institute/courses/introduction-to-health-economic-modelling

Professor Danny Liew

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Professor Danny Liew

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Introduction to Surgical Research
June 17, 2017

This course aims to introduce participants to a variety of study designs that are most relevant to surgical research. Through a series of hands-on workshops, participants will also learn practical skills in conducting a surgical research project. This course, designed for Royal Australian College of Surgeon, Surgical Education and Training (SET) trainees, is both interesting and challenging, thus provide a foundation for participants to build on, all through a casual learning environment. monash.edu/medicine/healthed-institute/courses/an-introduction-to-surgical-research

Mr James Lee

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Mr James Lee

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Wound Care Management for GP’s
June 24, September 2 and November 25, 2017

A one day course on wound care for general practitioners. This is a didactic and hands on course which covers topics on how wounds heal, what prevents healing, how to assess acute wounds, chronic wounds, wound dressings, and the role and use of bandages and compression therapy. monash.edu/medicine/healthed-institute/courses/wound-care-management

Wound Care Management courses for Nurses and Pharmacist are currently in development. Visit the MIHCE website for updates.

Associate Professor Geoff Sussman

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Associate Professor Geoff Sussman

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International Selection for the Health Professions Conference (SHPC) 2018

The MIHCE, in association with INReSH (International Network for Researchers in Selection into Healthcare), an ASME (Association for the Study of Medical Education) extend a warm invitation to the second international Selection for the Health Professions Conference.  The conference will be held in the vibrant city of Melbourne, recently judged the world’s most liveable city for the sixth consecutive year. This conference will appeal to academics, clinicians, administrators and students across a broad range of health professions.
 
Featuring keynote presentations by world leaders involved in selection, and workforce planning across the continuum of health professions education and training, this conference will provide a quality forum for discussion and debate around best practice selection processes for health professions.

We hope to see you in Melbourne from 11-13 April, 2018.  Further information can be found here - monash.edu/medicine/shpc

SHPC conference

Call for abstracts

  • 10th April 2017 - Call for abstracts open
  • 3rd July 2017 - Call for abstracts closes
  • 1st September 2017 - Acceptance emailed

monash.edu/medicine/shpc