Education and Training

Education is the fourth stream of focus at CORE. We have a role and a duty in sharing our knowledge and skills with the health professional community, the public and the media. In doing so, we should seek to add value to discussions around weight and obesity, which we can do due to our unique depth of knowledge.

The clinical research staff of CORE have particular strength in the area of weight loss surgery, its techniques and health benefits. In particular, we have more experience and research background on studies of the LAGB procedure than any other group in the world and this has been the dominant area of our teaching and training to date. Looking ahead, the psychosocial research stream will look at ways in which to share their extensive knowledge and experience in the application of psychological approaches to understand, prevent and treat obesity and disordered eating.

Medical and Allied Health Professional Education

  • Development and implementation of prevention strategies
  • Conducting technical training programs globally
  • Presentations to general practitioners at information evenings. Groups worked with include Pivot West and Bayside General Practice Network

Academic Community Education

Mr Paul Burton presenting at the OSSANZ conference

"Talks at the Table" invites collaborative partners to join fellow researchers for an evening of short presentations, given by 3 guest speakers. The evening is held at a local restaurant and sponsored to include an evening meal and beverages and provides the opportunity to develop greater working relationships and research opportunities.

Presentation of research findings at national and international conferences and meetings, including IFSO, OSSANZ, ANZOS, ACAORN.

For a full list of presentations by CORE staff and students at national and international conferences and meetings, please click here.

Undergraduate Education

- Curricular development for Medicine and other Health Sciences

- Guest lecturing for 3rd Year MBBS students, 3rd Year Doctor of Clinical Psychology students (Child and Family Speciality), 3rd Year Doctor of Clinical Psychology students (Advanced Health Psychology Speciality) and 4th Year Doctor of Psychology students

Community Education

Prof Paul O'Brienteaching a basic course in laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

- Contributions to Government taskforces and working groups such as DHS Victoria planning committee for Obesity Services (2008), Tasmanian DHHS committee on Bariatric Services(2009-2010).

- Membership of government bodies such as Victorian Surgical Consultative Council and Therapeutic Goods Administration (Medical Device Evaluation Committee).

- Media contributions.

LAGB Training Programs

- Basic and Advanced Courses in Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Aftercare course

For further information on any of these programs please contact Wendy Brown