Short course: An introduction to surgical research

This short course, starting in June 2016, is designed for:

  • Early postgraduate research students
  • SET trainees
  • Pre-SET trainees
  • Interns and Residents
  • Medical Students – Year 3+ / BMedSci / Honours students recommended (1st and 2nd years please enquire)
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ConvenorMr James Lee. Email: James.Lee@monash.edu
PresentersAcademic surgeons
Dates4–5 June, 16–17 July, 3–4 September 2016 (2017 dates TBC)
VenueAMREP Classroom, Commercial Road, Prahran, VIC 3004
ParkingSee map
Suitable for
  • Early postgraduate research students
  • SET trainees
  • Pre-SET trainees
  • Interns and Residents
  • Medical Students – Year 3+ / BMedSc / Honours students recommended (1st and 2nd years please enquire)
Course outlineThe course is a collection of workshops covering all aspects of surgical research – from concept to publication.

Day 1 (4 June 2016) – The Basics of Surgical Research
Study designs, hypothesis & literature review.

Day 2 (5 June 2016) – Statistics day 1
6-month STATA license included

Day 3 (16 July 2016) – Conducting the Study
Dealing with data, data analysis & study methodology.

Day 4 (17 July 2016) – Statistics day 2
6-month STATA license included

Day 5 (3 September 2016) – Presentation & Manuscript
Presenting at a meeting & writing for publication

Day 6 (4 September 2016) – Journal Submission & Beyond
The publication process & where to from here?
ObjectivesBy the end of the course, the participants should
  • have an understanding of the role of surgical research and the importance of evidence-based surgical practice.
  • be familiar with the common study designs.
  • be able to critically appraise and evaluate the surgical literature.
  • be familiar with the basic workflow of conducting a simple surgical research project.
  • have a good understanding of the statistical methods commonly used in surgical research.
  • feel confident in submitting a conference abstract to a meeting, and in giving an oral presentation in a scientific forum.
  • be able to write a complete manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.
Course overview
  • Delivered over 3 weekends, to accommodate for the busy surgical week.
  • Workshops are hands-on with a focus on practical research skills.
  • Faculty are made up of academic surgeons.
  • Can be an aid to completing current projects.
  • Gives an insight into surgical research, and provides a foundation to build on.
  • Time efficient way to learn research skills, and complete an existing project at the same time.
  • Participants are required to familiarise themselves with pre-course and intra-course reading materials.
Award
  • A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants satisfactorily completing the FULL course.
  • A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants attending part of the course.
AssessmentMCQ & short presentation.
Fee Please refer to Ecart link for details, as there are several options depending which days are taken.
Inclusions
  • Pre-course reading guide.
  • Course notes & folder.
  • STATA license (6-months).
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea.
  • Certificate.
  • Pearls of wisdom!
QuotaMaximum of 15 participants, minimum 5 full course participants.
Registration
  • Ecart link
  • Closing date COB 23 May 2016 for Expression of Interest
Enquiries & EOIs to:James.Lee@monash.edu Call or SMS 0421 680 604