Program

Professional Education Program

From
07 May

Designing and Using Surveys and Questionnaires for Clinical Practice

7–8 MAY 2020 · Monash University, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Course Directors: Dr Sze-Ee Soh, Dr Darshini Ayton, Dr Renata Morello

This two-day course will introduce participants to the theories, concepts and practice of developing and using surveys in clinical research and practice. Gain practical skills in how to write good survey questions, use an online survey platform such as Qualtrics to develop surveys, undertake analysis of survey data, and understanding the pitfalls of surveys and questionnaires.

 

From
18 May

Clinical Trial Fundamentals (online)

Interactive online course available 18 MAY – 30 JUNE 2020

Course Directors: Dr Simone Spark and Dr Marina Skiba

Knowledge of the fundamentals of clinical trials has become essential for anyone working in clinical research. Guidelines and frameworks underpin the day to day running of trials, as well as providing clinical trial staff with the practical knowledge necessary for performing their roles.

This short course will consist of an interactive online component (24 hours) introducing clinical trial competencies and is a prerequisite for the masterclass sessions.

 

From
18 May

Clinical Trial Fundamentals (Masterclass, with or without assessment)

18 MAY – 30 JUNE 2020: Pre-Masterclass online learning component (24 hours)
1–3 JULY 2020: Masterclass · Monash University, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Course Directors: Dr Simone Spark and Dr Marina Skiba

Knowledge of the fundamentals of clinical trials has become essential for anyone working in clinical research. Guidelines and frameworks underpin the day to day running of trials, as well as providing clinical trial staff with the practical knowledge necessary for performing their roles.

This course has been designed around the key competencies for clinical trialists (based on the framework incorporated by the NHMRC). This course is underpinned by the International Conference on Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice (ICH GCP) guidelines making it ideal for both local and international participants.

 

From
20 May

Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health (with or without assessment)

20–22 MAY 2020 · Monash University, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Course Director: Dr Darshini Ayton

This 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 incorporate qualitative research with other research methods and study designs. Eligible participants who complete the assessed version of this course can receive 6 credit points towards the Masters in Public Health. Valid for 7 years.

 

12
Jun

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

12 JUNE 2020 · Monash University, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Course Director: Dr Sze-Ee Soh

This course will provide participants with evidence-based practical tools and information on how to design and deliver effective falls prevention exercise programs for older people. Gain practical skills in how to assess and design exercises to improve balance, as well as strategies such as positive health messaging to promote adherence to balance exercises.

 

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18
Jun

Introduction to Health Economic Modelling

18–19 JUNE 2020 · Monash University, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Course Director: Professor Danny Liew

This practical two-day course covers the basics of health economics and common methods used to undertake economic evaluations. Designed for people who wish to get started in health economic modelling, including those from academia, government, and industry.

 

27
Jun

Postmortem Radiography

27 JUNE 2020 · Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 65 Kavanagh Street, Southbank VIC 3006

Course Convenors: Cathy Vincent and Dr Chris O'Donnell

This intensive short course will inform and educate all delegates on postmortem general x-ray and CT radiographic techniques in both adults and infants. This includes an appreciation of how the mortuary operates and applications of postmortem imaging in medico-legal death investigation. Designed for radiographers and forensic technical officers with an interest in this field, who would like to develop postmortem radiographic skills.

 

From
29 Jun

Introduction to Human Osteology

29 JUNE – 2 JULY 2020 · Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 65 Kavanagh Street, Southbank VIC 3006

Course Convenors: Associate Professor Soren Blau and Dr Samantha Rowbotham

This four day course offers an in-depth study of the human skeleton through informative lectures and interactive hands-on practical sessions using real human skeletal remains from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine's reference skeletal collection. Beneficial for archaeologists, museum curators and heritage officers who may work with skeletal remains; students who are interested in pursuing studies/careers in biological archaeology or forensic anthropology, and medical professionals (ie. forensic pathologists) who are required to undertake anthropological examinations of skeletal remains.

 

From
13 Jul

Postmortem CT Interpretation

13–16 JULY 2020 · Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 65 Kavanagh Street, Southbank VIC 3006

Course Convenor: Dr Chris O'Donnell

This intensive short course is designed for forensic pathologists (incl. trainees) and radiologists (incl. trainees) with an interest in forensic imaging, as well as radiographers and general pathologists.

 

From
03 Aug

Analysis and Interpretation of Skeletal Trauma

3–6 AUGUST 2020 · Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 65 Kavanagh Street, Southbank VIC 3006

Course Convenors: Associate Professor Soren Blau and Dr Samantha Rowbotham

The primary focus of this course is the principles and practice of the analysis and interpretation of skeletal trauma from the perspective of the Forensic Anthropologist. Course content includes detailed lectures and interactive sessions on trauma biomechanics, blunt force trauma, low and high velocity projectile trauma, sharp force trauma and taphonomic processes. This unique course is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and will enable participants to apply principles and learnings to real case scenarios.

 

From
27 Aug

Introduction to Systematic Reviews of Health Interventions

27–28 AUGUST 2020 · Monash University, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Presented by Cochrane Australia

This course gives a detailed introduction to the methods involved in conducting a systematic review of an intervention, and enables participants to plan and commence a review of their own.

 

From
19 Nov

Clinical Registry Data Analysis Using Stata

19–20 NOVEMBER 2020 · Monash University, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Course Director: Associate Professor Arul Earnest

This two-day workshop is designed specifically for those interested in the use of Stata to analyse data from longitudinal studies such as clinical registries, routinely collected health data, and even cohort studies.

Past short courses

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