School Seminar Program
All are welcome and no RSVP is required.
Usual time: Wednesdays, 12pm–1pm
Usual venue: Monash Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Ground Floor Conference Rooms, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004
Enquiries: Professor Anita Wluka via email or +61 3 9903 0994 / SPHPM Reception +61 3 9903 0444
Please check back close to the dates below for any changes to the schedule.
|21 AUG||Dr Maithri Goonetilleke|
Senior Lecturer, Monash University; Founder, Possible Dreams International (Swaziland)
|The globalisation of health and human rights|
Global health lies at the nexus of global patterns of biological and social disorder. The last forty years of neoliberal globalisation have not just affected global economies but have had tangible impacts on the health and human rights of individuals and communities around the world. In this seminar we will explore the nature of these effects and consider the way forward for the health of our globalised world.
|26 AUG||Chuck Huber, PhD|
Senior Statistician at StataCorp and Adjunct Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Texas A&M School of Public Health (USA)
In this talk Chuck introduces the concepts and jargon of survival analysis including time-to-event data, different kinds of censoring, as well as graphical, nonparametric, semi-parametric, and parametric methods for modeling survival data. He will then demonstrate how to use Stata's -stset- command tell Stata about the features of a survival dataset, how to use Stata's -st- commands to fit models for survival data, and how to use -margins-, -marginsplot-, and -stcurve- to visualise the results of these models.
|4 SEP||A/Professor Richard Bassed|
Head, Department of Forensic Medicine, SPHPM; Deputy Director, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
|Forensic Medicine and Science – current practice and future directions|
|9 OCT||Cassandra Freeman|
Subject Librarian, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University Library
|Finding the grey: an introduction to uncovering government documents, reports and data to inform health research|
Public health requires an understanding and appreciation of policy and the impact of disease. Whilst much is available through the peer reviewed literature, there is a significant amount of valuable research that can be difficult to find that can also be essential in informing public health research. This 'grey literature' consists of information and research produced by organisations outside of the traditional commercial or academic publishing and distribution channels. It includes reports, working papers, government documents, white papers and evaluations. Cassandra will talk about strategies and tips to effectively find this literature and suggested ways to document and report how you have searched.
|Professor Rolf Lefering|
Institut für Forschung in der Operativen Medizin (IFOM) Köln
|TraumaRegister DGU and prognostic scoring|
|30 OCT||Professor Karen Adams|
Director, Gukwonderuk Indigenous Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
|Australia's healthcare system is about 120,000|
Australia’s First Peoples have the oldest continuing culture on the planet, some 120,000 years old. This is underpinned by a robust and vibrant healthcare system that supports wellbeing in sophisticated and sustainable ways. So why is that studies of Indigenous health and wellbeing continually paint such poor pictures and describe deficits, problems and gaps? In this talk Professor Adams will discuss First Peoples' determinants of health and wellbeing which largely focus on sustainability, relationship and connection.
|20 NOV||Professor Keith Hill|
Director, Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) research centre, Monash University