Interpreting research for busy health professionals

Interpreting research for busy health professionals

With the huge volume of papers published on any topic, and patients consulting "Doctor Google" and social media, many health professionals would like to feel more confident that they can access the best information for their clinical needs.

This is a one-day online workshop. It will provide guidance on what constitutes 'quality' in cohort studies, case-control studies, randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews.

The example studies for discussion will focus on maternity and newborn care and women's health, but will be relevant for participants from other disciplines.

Date: Saturday, 14 October, 2023

Time: 8.30am - 3.15pm

Delivery mode: Live online. The on-demand content will be available for three months after the course date.


This multidisciplinary course is aimed at Obstetricians, Trainees, Midwives, Maternal and Child Health Nurses, GPs, Nurses, Paediatricians, Allied Health Professionals, Researchers, and Students.

Program outline

  • History and overview of evidence-based medicine
  • Types of study design and levels of evidence
  • Fundamentals of cohort studies and case-control studies
  • Top things to look for when reading a cohort study or a case-controlled study
  • Fundamentals of randomised controlled trials
  • Top things to look for when reading a randomised controlled trial study
  • What if there are conflicting findings?
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Course Accreditation - CPD/CME points/hours

Approved for RANZCOG CPD 2023, Domains & hours: EA: 5.50, PR: 2.00

Applications under consideration.


Register here

Health Professionals:

  • Early Bird*: $280
  • Normal rate: $330

Monash University or Monash Health staff**:

  • Early Bird*: $220
  • Normal rate: $270

Please note:

- Prices including GST.

- Participants from low-resource countries and full-time students please email us.

- *Early-bird ends on: 11.55pm, 7 October, 2023 (AEDT).

- **Please let us know your Monash email on the registration form.

- End of registrations: 11.55pm, 11 October, 2023 (AEDT).


Dr Mary-Ann Davey | RN, RM, DipAppSc(MCHN), BEd, GradDipSoc, DrPH, MEpi

Dr Miranda Davies-Tuck | BBioMedSc(Hons), PhD

Prof Ben Mol | MD, PhD, Bsc (Econ), BSc (Med), FRANZCOG

Dr Rui Wang | MD, PhD

Dr Wentao Li | MD, PhD (Public Health)