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2017 Australasian Cochrane Symposium

22–23 November 2017 | Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne

Every two years Cochrane Australia hosts a symposium for those involved with producing and using evidence to inform practice and policy in health. The meeting provides opportunities to hear about developments affecting the broader evidence synthesis community in Australia as well as what’s new in Cochrane. This year's theme is ‘Towards living evidence’. Task automation, machine learning, data linkage and citizen science are just some examples of how the production and dissemination of evidence is being transformed. Leading researchers, policy makers and research funders will share their insights on what living evidence means for them.

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Implementation Science Masterclass

23–24 November 2017 | Monash Medical Centre, Clayton

This 2-day masterclass is aimed at health professionals, researchers, policy makers and front-line clinicians who seek guidance and inspiration on implementation issues. The masterclass will be facilitated by experts in the field who will guide participants seeking to initiate their own implementation projects and support those currently involved in healthcare improvement projects. The course includes an overview of the Australian health services context, implementation science approaches, evidence synthesis, stakeholder engagement and co-design of implementation projects with service users.

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Short course: Medicine and the Media

25 November 2017 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Are you an academic who would like to engage with media to promote your work but are not sure about how to do this safely and effectively? Are you a journalist or healthcare writer who would like to learn how the paradigm of evidence-based medicine may be used to improve reporting accuracy? Would you like to engage with like-minded academics and medical writers to identify common barriers to optimal reporting and discover some useful solutions? If so, this course will be of interest to you! Speakers: A/Prof Ken Harvey, Dr Suzanne Mahady, Dr Charles Livingstone and Senior Health Journalist for The Age, Julia Medew.

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REcovery after Serious Trauma Outcomes, Resource Use and patient Experiences (RESTORE) study workshop

28 November 2017 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Funded by the NHMRC, the RESTORE study is a population-based, longitudinal study of outcomes in the first 5-years after major trauma. This unique study is using qualitative and quantitative methods, and linkage of cohort data to health administrative datasets, and Transport Accident Commission claims data. This is an interactive workshop for researchers, service providers and policy makers to discuss results, analyses and future directions of research from the largest and most comprehensive long term longitudinal study of seriously injured patients.

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Abbreviated Injury Scale – 2 day accreditation course

30 November – 1 December 2017 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Presented by Monash University in conjunction with the NSW Institute of Trauma & Injury Management. The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) provides researchers with a simple numerical method for ranking and comparing injuries by severity and to standardize the terminology used to describe injuries. The AIS is the foundation for the Injury Severity Score (ISS) which assesses the overall injury severity of the patient. The AIS has been universally accepted. Accurate and consistent application of the AIS is fundamental to sound injury data collection globally. This course is suitable for trauma clinicians, trauma data managers, injury researchers, and public health and policy professionals.

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Short course: Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

4–6 December 2017 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This short course introduces participants to the theories, concepts and practice of qualitative research. Participants will gain practical skills in employing qualitative research designs, data collection and analysis, and learn how to meaningfully incorporate qualitative research with other research methods and study designs.

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The Procedures Course

5–6 December 2017 | Adelaide

This 2-day course will teach you how to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures. It is a collaboration between The Alfred Trauma Unit, Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, National Trauma Research Institute and Monash University. It comprises phase 1 of the Alfred Shock, Trauma & Resuscitation Program (A-S.T.A.R) which focuses primarily on procedural skills. Sessions will have a heavy emphasis on acquiring hands-on skills for the management of the multiply injured complex trauma patient.

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Australian Breast Device Registry Public Seminar: Device Registry Data and Decision-making

6 December 2017, 1pm–4pm  | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Expert presenters at the Device, Data and Decision-making Seminar provide unique insight into the issues surrounding medical device registries for those working in research, the health sector and government agencies.

Hosted by the Australian Breast Device Registry, guest speakers include:

  • Prof Art Sedrakyan, who leads a number of international efforts including the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Medical Device Epidemiology (MDEpiNet) Science and Infrastructure Center.
  • Prof Tim Greenaway is Chief Medical Adviser of the Federal Government’s Health Products Regulation Group and former President of the Australian Medical Association Tasmania.
  • Dr Neil Soderlund has worked on >80 projects in healthcare strategy, data analytics and informatics. While a partner at the Boston Consulting Group he helped set up the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM).
  • Mr George Savvides has more than 20 years experience as a CEO of Australian healthcare companies. He is a Partner of consulting firm Sodia and former CEO of Medibank Private.

RSVP by 4 December via https://goo.gl/forms/Mrm9WZ84CBkU5ZSh1 | For enquires, email abdr@monash.edu

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Short course: Advanced Practical Aviation Medicine

12–14 February 2018 | Singapore Aeromedical Centre, SINGAPORE

The Advanced Practical Aviation Medicine course gives participants a rare opportunity to personally experience many of the key areas of aviation physiology, including flying a dedicated spatial disorientation simulator, experiencing hypoxia and decompression in an altitude chamber, and riding a centrifuge to experience high G. This is a practically-focused course, which will not only provide an opportunity to refresh key elements of your knowledge of aviation medicine, but will also give you first-hand practical experience of some important aviation medicine principles.

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The Procedures Course

13–14 February 2018 | Melbourne

This 2-day course will teach you how to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures. It is a collaboration between The Alfred Trauma Unit, Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, National Trauma Research Institute and Monash University. It comprises phase 1 of the Alfred Shock, Trauma & Resuscitation Program (A-S.T.A.R) which focuses primarily on procedural skills. Sessions will have a heavy emphasis on acquiring hands-on skills for the management of the multiply injured complex trauma patient.

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Short course: Monash Basic Course in Aviation Medicine

25 February – 8 March 2018 | Doha, QATAR

The Monash Basic Course in Aviation Medicine is run in conjunction with Qatar Airways and is designed in accordance with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. It is appropriate for those doctors wishing to achieve EASA certification as an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) or to undertake basic training in aviation medicine. The role of an AME is to examine pilots and air traffic controllers for fitness to work.

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Short course: Introduction to Clinical Research and Evidence Based Practice

7–8 March 2018 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This course is targeted at health practitioners (including medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals), biomedical and public health researchers, and those working in the health industry who are interested in understanding the basics of clinical research and the principles of evidence based practice (EBP).

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Short course: Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

12–23 March 2018 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This two-week course introduces medical practitioners to the medical and physiological aspects of aviation and the regulatory framework for aviation in Australia. The course is a requirement to be able to register with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME).

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Short course: CASA Regulatory Aviation Medicine

19 March 2018 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This short course is essential for DAME designation by the Civil  Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The course covers the role of a DAME (Designated Aviation Medical Examiner); ICAO; Part 67; Procedures for exam (including demo of MRS online); and CASA policies about clinical  matters. (Participants must have previous aviation training that has  been confirmed by CASA as acceptable in order to be eligible for DAME certification.)

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Short course: Introduction to Stata

23 March 2018 | The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This short course provides an introduction to the statistical analysis software program Stata (Release 14), covering basic data management issues and popular epidemiological analyses. The course involves students using Stata by following a detailed course manual, with support from statisticians who are experienced Stata users.

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The Procedures Course

4–5 April 2018 | Melbourne

This 2-day course will teach you how to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures. It is a collaboration between The Alfred Trauma Unit, Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, National Trauma Research Institute and Monash University. It comprises phase 1 of the Alfred Shock, Trauma & Resuscitation Program (A-S.T.A.R) which focuses primarily on procedural skills. Sessions will have a heavy emphasis on acquiring hands-on skills for the management of the multiply injured complex trauma patient.

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Short course: Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research

1, 2 & 4 May 2018 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This short course introduces clinical and public health researchers to biostatistics as applied to public health and management studies. Biostatistics is the science of describing, summarising and analysing health-related data; it is essential to understand biostatistics in order to design, conduct and interpret health-related research.

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Short course: Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

23–25 May 2018 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This short course introduces participants to the theories, concepts and practice of qualitative research. Participants will gain practical skills in employing qualitative research designs, data collection and analysis, and learn how to meaningfully incorporate qualitative research with other research methods and study designs.

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The Procedures Course

5–6 June 2018 | Melbourne

This 2-day course will teach you how to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures. It is a collaboration between The Alfred Trauma Unit, Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, National Trauma Research Institute and Monash University. It comprises phase 1 of the Alfred Shock, Trauma & Resuscitation Program (A-S.T.A.R) which focuses primarily on procedural skills. Sessions will have a heavy emphasis on acquiring hands-on skills for the management of the multiply injured complex trauma patient.

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Travel Medicine Masterclass

7–8 June 2018 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

The Travel Medicine Masterclass is designed for GPs, nurses, infectious disease trainees and others providing pre- and/or post-travel healthcare to travellers. It provides practical guidance on management of travellers before and after travel, with a focus on pre-travel vaccines, management of malaria chemoprophylaxis, aspects of non-infectious issues such as jet lag and altitude medicine, and other common travel-associated health issues.

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Optimising exercise programs for older people to improve balance and prevent falls

15 June 2018 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Presented by the Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety (CRE-PS), this course has been developed by leading falls prevention researchers and health professionals to provide participants with evidence-based practical tools and information on how to design and deliver effective falls prevention exercise programs.

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Short course: Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

9–20 July 2018 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This two-week course introduces medical practitioners to the medical and physiological aspects of aviation and the regulatory framework for aviation in Australia. The course is a requirement to be able to register with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME).

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Short course: CASA Regulatory Aviation Medicine

16 July 2018 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This short course is essential for DAME designation by the Civil  Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The course covers the role of a DAME (Designated Aviation Medical Examiner); ICAO; Part 67; Procedures for exam (including demo of MRS online); and CASA policies about clinical  matters. (Participants must have previous aviation training that has  been confirmed by CASA as acceptable in order to be eligible for DAME certification.)

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The Procedures Course

17–18 July 2018 | Melbourne

This 2-day course will teach you how to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures. It is a collaboration between The Alfred Trauma Unit, Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, National Trauma Research Institute and Monash University. It comprises phase 1 of the Alfred Shock, Trauma & Resuscitation Program (A-S.T.A.R) which focuses primarily on procedural skills. Sessions will have a heavy emphasis on acquiring hands-on skills for the management of the multiply injured complex trauma patient.

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Short course: Introduction to Stata

10 August 2018 | The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This short course provides an introduction to the statistical analysis software program Stata (Release 14), covering basic data management issues and popular epidemiological analyses. The course involves students using Stata by following a detailed course manual, with support from statisticians who are experienced Stata users.

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Short course: Survival Analysis with Stata

15 August 2018 | AMREP Education Centre, Melbourne

This short course provides a thorough introduction to basic survival analysis concepts and methods, and covers selected advanced issues. The course provides training that enables participants to perform their own survival analyses in the Stata statistical software package.

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Short course: Introduction to Systematic Reviews of Health Interventions

16–17 August 2018 – 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This short course will take a step-by-step approach to the tasks and methods involved in conducting a systematic review to answer a question about the effects of a health-related intervention – from a simple drug treatment to a complex public health or health systems intervention.

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The Procedures Course

18–19 August 2018 | Brisbane

This 2-day course will teach you how to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures. It is a collaboration between The Alfred Trauma Unit, Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, National Trauma Research Institute and Monash University. It comprises phase 1 of the Alfred Shock, Trauma & Resuscitation Program (A-S.T.A.R) which focuses primarily on procedural skills. Sessions will have a heavy emphasis on acquiring hands-on skills for the management of the multiply injured complex trauma patient.

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The Procedures Course

15–16 September 2018 | Sydney

This 2-day course will teach you how to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures. It is a collaboration between The Alfred Trauma Unit, Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, National Trauma Research Institute and Monash University. It comprises phase 1 of the Alfred Shock, Trauma & Resuscitation Program (A-S.T.A.R) which focuses primarily on procedural skills. Sessions will have a heavy emphasis on acquiring hands-on skills for the management of the multiply injured complex trauma patient.

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The Procedures Course

30–31 October 2018 | Melbourne

This 2-day course will teach you how to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures. It is a collaboration between The Alfred Trauma Unit, Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, National Trauma Research Institute and Monash University. It comprises phase 1 of the Alfred Shock, Trauma & Resuscitation Program (A-S.T.A.R) which focuses primarily on procedural skills. Sessions will have a heavy emphasis on acquiring hands-on skills for the management of the multiply injured complex trauma patient.

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The Procedures Course

6–7 November 2018 | Adelaide

This 2-day course will teach you how to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures. It is a collaboration between The Alfred Trauma Unit, Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, National Trauma Research Institute and Monash University. It comprises phase 1 of the Alfred Shock, Trauma & Resuscitation Program (A-S.T.A.R) which focuses primarily on procedural skills. Sessions will have a heavy emphasis on acquiring hands-on skills for the management of the multiply injured complex trauma patient.

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Short course: Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research

12, 14 & 15 November 2018 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This short course introduces clinical and public health researchers to biostatistics as applied to public health and management studies. Biostatistics is the science of describing, summarising and analysing health-related data; it is essential to understand biostatistics in order to design, conduct and interpret health-related research.

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Short course: Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

12–23 November 2018 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This two-week course introduces medical practitioners to the medical and physiological aspects of aviation and the regulatory framework for aviation in Australia. The course is a requirement to be able to register with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME).

Find out more


Short course: CASA Regulatory Aviation Medicine

19 November 2018 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This short course is essential for DAME designation by the Civil  Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The course covers the role of a DAME (Designated Aviation Medical Examiner); ICAO; Part 67; Procedures for exam (including demo of MRS online); and CASA policies about clinical  matters. (Participants must have previous aviation training that has  been confirmed by CASA as acceptable in order to be eligible for DAME certification.)

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Short course: Introduction to Data Analysis – SPSS Without Tears

21–22 November 2018 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This short course introduces data analysis using IBM SPSS. Participants will have opportunity to analyse real life medical data and supports for results discussion and conclusion. The course covers: data entering, data labelling, data cleaning, data computing/transforming and data analysis (using commands on menus) including summary statistics, hypothesis test, 95% CI, ANOVA, non-parametric method, RR, OR, correlation, linear regression, logistic regression and Cox’s regression.

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Short course: Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

28–30 November 2018 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This short course introduces participants to the theories, concepts and practice of qualitative research. Participants will gain practical skills in employing qualitative research designs, data collection and analysis, and learn how to meaningfully incorporate qualitative research with other research methods and study designs.

Find out more


The Procedures Course

4–5 December 2018 | Melbourne

This 2-day course will teach you how to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures. It is a collaboration between The Alfred Trauma Unit, Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, National Trauma Research Institute and Monash University. It comprises phase 1 of the Alfred Shock, Trauma & Resuscitation Program (A-S.T.A.R) which focuses primarily on procedural skills. Sessions will have a heavy emphasis on acquiring hands-on skills for the management of the multiply injured complex trauma patient.

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