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.

2019 schedule

21 AUGDr 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.

Part of the Medical Education Research and Quality (MERQ) seminar series

26 AUGChuck Huber, PhD
Senior Statistician at StataCorp and Adjunct Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Texas A&M School of Public Health (USA)
Survival Analysis

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 SEPA/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 OCTCassandra 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.

Part of the Medical Education Research and Quality (MERQ) seminar series

23 OCT
Professor Rolf Lefering
Institut für Forschung in der Operativen Medizin (IFOM) Köln
TraumaRegister DGU and prognostic scoring
30 OCTProfessor Karen Adams
Director, Gukwonderuk Indigenous Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
Australia's healthcare system is about 120,000
years old

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.

Part of the Medical Education Research and Quality (MERQ) seminar series

20 NOVProfessor Keith Hill
Director, Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) research centre, Monash University

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