2015

Short course program

Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

7, 8 & 10 December 2015 - The Alfred Centre, 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.

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Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

16-27 November 2015 - The Alfred Centre, 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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Introduction to Data Analysis: SPSS Without Tears

5-6 November 2015 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This short course involves students using SPSS for data analysis. Participants will have opportunity to analyse real life medical data and supports for results discussion and conclusion. The short course will cover: 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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Disaster Victim Identification

29 October - 1 November 2015 - Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank

This intensive short course is designed for dentists who are interested in learning about the role of dentistry in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI), including permanent and Reserve members of the Australian Defence Force. The course covers DVI, including Interpol protocols, mortuary protocols, how we work with other forensic specialists, medico-legal report writing and appearing as an expert witness.

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Data Management and Analysis Using SPSS Syntax

29 October 2015 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This short course introduces SPSS users to syntax as a tool for increasing efficiency of data management and analysis procedures in SPSS. This course is suitable for researchers and HDR students who use SPSS regularly, and who are looking for ways to improve efficiency in data management and analysis by using SPSS syntax.

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Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research

19, 20 & 22 October 2015 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

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. This SPHPM short course introduces clinical and public health researchers to biostatistics as applied to public health and management studies.

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Overview and Update in Travel Medicine

15-16 October 2015 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This short course 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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Survival Analysis with Stata 13

19 August 2015 - The Alfred 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 13 statistical software package.

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Introduction to Stata

7 August 2015 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This short course provides an introduction to the statistical analysis software program Stata Release 13 covering basic data management issues and popular epidemiological analyses.

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Introduction to Systematic Reviews of Health Interventions

3-4 August 2015 - The Alfred Centre, 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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Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research

13, 14 & 17 July 2015 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

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. This SPHPM short course introduces clinical and public health researchers to biostatistics as applied to public health and management studies.

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Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM

29 June - 10 July 2015, The Alfred Centre, 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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Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

15-17 June 2015, The Alfred Centre, 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.

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Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM) Refresher Course

20-24 April 2015, The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This SPHPM short course is specifically designed for past students of the ACCAM course, and will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest developments and research in aviation physiology, clinical aviation medicine, flight safety and human factors from around the world.

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Introduction to Stata

19 March 2015, The Alfred Centre

This SPHPM short course provides an introduction to the statistical analysis software program Stata Release 13, covering basic data management issues and popular epidemiological analyses.

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Introduction to Systematic Reviews of Health Interventions

23-24 February 2015, The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

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

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Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

9-20 Feb 2015, The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This 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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Advanced Practical Aviation Medicine Course

4-6 February 2015, Singapore

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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