2016

Short course program

Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

5, 6 & 8 December 2016 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

The use of qualitative research methods in public health research, such as program evaluations and clinical trials,is increasingly common. 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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Monash Certificate in Clinical Occupational Medicine

28 November - 2 December 2016 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This course is designed for GPs, occupational medicine trainees and other medical practitioners who assess and manage patients with work-related problems. It will provide medical practitioners with the knowledge and skills to diagnose and manage occupational injuries and diseases; perform a medical assessment aimed at pre-placement, medical surveillance or return to work; write a medicolegal report. MonCOEH received an AFOEM Education Development Grant to develop this course.

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Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

14 - 25 November 2016 - 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

13 - 14 October 2016 - The Alfred Centre, 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.

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Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research

3, 4 & 6 October 2016 - The Alfred Centre, 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.

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Overview and Update in Travel Medicine

8 - 9 September 2016 - Monash Conference 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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Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

22, 23 & 25 August 2016 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

The use of qualitative research methods in public health research, such as program evaluations and clinical trials,is increasingly common. 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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Survival Analysis with Stata 14

17 August 2016 - AMREP Education 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 14 statistical software package.

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Introduction to Stata

5 August 2016 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This short course provides an introduction to the statistical analysis software program Stata Release 14 covering basic data management issues and popular epidemiological analyses.

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Introduction to Systematic Reviews of Health Interventions

1 - 2 August 2016 - 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

25, 26 & 28 July 2016 - The Alfred Centre, 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.

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Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

4 - 15 July 2016 - 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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Optimising Exercise Programs for Older People to Improve Balance and Prevent Falls

4 July 2016 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

Engaging and sustaining older people's participation in falls prevention exercise programs is a continual challenge for health and fitness professionals. This course has been developed by leading falls prevention researchers and health professionals to address such challenges. Suitable for fitness professionals, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, health promotion practitioners, fitness educators, health educators, researchers, and academics.

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Emergency Department Management

22 - 25 June 2016 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This course offers professional development (medical) for current and future leaders in emergency medicine. The purpose of the course is to increase clinicians' awareness of non-medical, management principles and processes, and the influence of organisation and government on the provision of patient care. The course also provides an environment for self-reflection and supports the development of well-rounded, well-networked clinical leaders. This course is offered through a collaboration between SPHPM and The Alfred Hospital Emergency and Trauma Centre.

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Monash Certificate in Clinical Occupational Medicine

13 - 17 June 2016 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This course is designed for GPs, occupational medicine trainees and other medical practitioners who assess and manage patients with work-related problems. It will provide medical practitioners with the knowledge and skills to diagnose and manage occupational injuries and diseases; perform a medical assessment aimed at pre-placement, medical surveillance or return to work; write a medicolegal report. MonCOEH received an AFOEM Education Development Grant to develop this course.

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Introduction to Biostatistics

20 May 2016 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This one day course presented by The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre is a concise introduction to clinical research methodology and the practical skills required for undertaking such research. It introduces key terminology and processes in order to provide health professionals and students who have not previously undertaken or led research with the confidence and skills to contribute to this crucial element of the evidence based care continuum.

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Nursing Emergency eXternal Trauma Program

8 April 2016 - AMREP Education Centre, Melbourne

This course is designed for nurses who may be responsible for the initial management of people who have suffered significant injury and who present to their health care facility for immediate assistance. Traumatic injury is a significant public health burden with increasing prevalence worldwide. All hospitals have a role to play in providing the highest standard of timely care to people affected by injury. On completion of this course participants receive certification from The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre.

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Introduction to Stata

17 March 2016 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This short course provides an introduction to the statistical analysis software program Stata Release 14 covering basic data management issues and popular epidemiological analyses.

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Heat and Work

4 March 2016 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

MonCOEH presents this one-day course designed to strengthen your ability to address health-relevant effects of working in a hot environment as heatwaves are forecast to become more frequent and intense. It will extend theoretical understanding and present practical solutions in managing workers and workplaces with problems resulting from heat. Suitable for safety advisors, environmental health officers, medical professionals, AFOEM & AFPHM Trainees and Fellows, occupational hygienists, and other health and safety professionals.

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Monash Certificate in Environmental Medicine

22 - 26 February 2016 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This short course is designed to strengthen the ability of doctors and other health professionals to address health relevant environmental issues related to industrial activity. It will give practitioners the theoretical foundations, legal framework and practical skills in managing people who present with problems resulting from environmental sources. The course will be delivered by medical specialists and experts in the field of environmental medicine and health.

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Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

15, 16 & 18 February 2016 - The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

The use of qualitative research methods in public health research, such as program evaluations and clinical trials,is increasingly common. 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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ViCBiostat Summer School 2016

8 - 12 February 2016 - University of Melbourne, Melbourne

This ViCBiostat program is designed to provide an intensive introduction to a range of intermediate to advanced statistical methods that are important in modern health research. The courses will include extensive discussion of practical examples and hands-on training in relevant statistical software using the Stata and R packages.

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ViCBiostat Summer School 2016

2 - 3 February 2016 - University of Adelaide

This ViCBiostat program is designed to provide an intensive introduction to a range of intermediate to advanced statistical methods that are important in modern health research. The courses will include extensive discussion of practical examples and hands-on training in relevant statistical software using the Stata and R packages.

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