Professional Education Program
Return to Work: Evidence and Innovation
23–24 OCTOBER 2019 · 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
This course, led by Monash University’s Insurance Work and Health Group, provides an overview of current evidence and innovation regarding return to work policy and practice. Whilst focused on Australia, there will also be reference to the international evidence base.
Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health
28–30 OCTOBER 2019 · 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.
Eligible participants who complete the assessed version of this short course can receive 6 credit points towards the Masters in Public Health.
Forensic Geriatric Medicine
8–9 NOVEMBER 2019 · Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 65 Kavanagh Street, Southbank
Medical practitioners need a better understanding of the law, regulation and social expectations in managing their older patients. The Australian Law Reform Commission into elder abuse has highlighted the nature and extent of physical, sexual, psychological, emotional and financial abuse in the community. The Royal Commission into the Quality and Safety of Aged Care has highlighted substandard clinical care, and egregious harm to older persons receiving residential and home base care.
This course is designed for medical specialists in all fields who work with older people as well as senior managers, medical administrators and academics. It will address how to take a structured approach to examining medico-legal and forensic medical issues relevant to older people.
Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research
11, 13 & 15 NOVEMBER 2019 · 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.
Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)
11–22 NOVEMBER 2019 · 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).
CASA Regulatory Aviation Medicine
18 NOVEMBER 2019 · 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.)
Introduction to Data Analysis – SPSS Without Tears
18–19 NOVEMBER 2019 · 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.
De-mystifying the numbers – understanding financial concepts in healthcare
20–21 NOVEMBER 2019 · 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
This two day workshop has been specifically designed to provide healthcare professionals with the opportunity to develop a sound understanding of the key financial issues facing the healthcare system. Content will include healthcare funding, clinical costing methods, cost centre management and interpretation, operational budgeting, financial reporting, project planning and implementation, and developing and presenting requests for capital expenditure.
Designing and Using Surveys and Questionnaires for Clinical Practice
28–29 NOVEMBER 2019 · 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
This two day course will introduce participants to the theories, concepts and practice of developing and using surveys in clinical research and practice. Participants will gain practical skills on how to write good survey questions, use Qualtrics as a platform for developing surveys, undertake analysis of survey data, and understand the pitfalls of surveys and questionnaires.