2017

Short course program

Advanced Aviation Medicine

29 January – 9 February 2017 – Doha, Qatar

This two-week full-time course provides participants with an advanced level of aviation medicine knowledge. The course is run in conjunction with Qatar Airways, and would be ideal preparation for an aviation medicine career requiring an advanced level of knowledge. The course includes presentations on advanced aviation physiology, space medicine, accident investigation, human factors, regulatory and clinical aviation medicine (in accordance with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) requirements).

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Refresher ICH Good Clinical Practice

14 February 2017

This TransCelerate-accredited GCP short course will provide participants with an update of how to conduct a study in accordance with ICH GCP. Suitable training in this area is expected by pharmaceutical companies that initiate commercially sponsored clinical trials, and this course is recognised as acceptable for this purpose.

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Health Promotion

21–24 February 2017

The Monash University Short Course in Health Promotion is provided to meet the growing demand for health promotion in organisations and communities in the public, private and not for profit sectors. In this course, participants will learn about health promotion concepts, frameworks and core skills to increase the success of their health promotion practice.

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Ethics and Good Research Practice Training Session (for SPHPM staff and students)

24 March 2017

The Ethics and Goods Research Practice training session provides SPHPM staff and students with an understanding of what constitutes good practice in research and what factors make research ethical or unethical.

The session will increase awareness of the kinds of ethical issues that arise in clinical research. Participants will learn about national and international guidelines on ethics in research and the current system of HREC review.

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Good Clinical Practice (accredited ICH GCP training)

28 March 2017

This TransCelerate-accredited GCP short course will provide participants with an understanding of the requirements of ICH GCP and an awareness of how to conduct a study in accordance with ICH GCP. Suitable training in this area is expected by pharmaceutical companies that initiate commercially sponsored clinical trials, and this course is recognised as acceptable for this purpose.

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Introduction to Stata

31 March 2017 – 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. The course involves students using Stata by following a detailed course manual, with support from statisticians who are experienced Stata users.

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Nursing Emergency eXternal Trauma Program

7 April 2017

This course is designed for nurses who may be responsible for the initial management of people who have suffered significant injury. The emphasis of this program is the initial reception and resuscitation of seriously injured people. Program content will focus on a systematic approach to patient assessment and management using the primary survey approach to trauma care. . Participants will be given the opportunity to practice these skills in hands-on workshops scheduled as part of this program.

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Emergency Department Management

8–11 May 2017 – Prato, ITALY

This program provides an environment for self-reflection to enable your development as a well-rounded, well-networked clinical leader. Participants are given an understanding of non-medical management principles and processes, and the influence of organisation and government on the provision of patient care. Participants will be actively engaged in workshop activities and are encouraged to attend the course with prepared questions and reflections to workshop with Faculty and fellow students.

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Introduction to Research Methods & Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine

8–11 May 2017 – Prato, ITALY

Introduction to Research Methods (IRM) 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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Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research

16, 17 & 19 May 2017 – 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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Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

31 May – 2 June 2017 – 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, and learn how to meaningfully incorporate qualitative research with other research methods and study designs.

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Good Clinical Practice (accredited ICH GCP training)

5 June 2017

This TransCelerate–accredited GCP short course will provide participants with an understanding of the requirements of ICH GCP and an awareness of how to conduct a study in accordance with ICH GCP. Suitable training in this area is expected by pharmaceutical companies that initiate commercially sponsored clinical trials, and this course is recognised as acceptable for this purpose.

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

19 June 2017

Presented by the Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety (CRE-PS), this course has been developed by leading falls prevention researchers and health professionals to provide participants with evidence-based practical tools and information on how to design and deliver effective falls prevention exercise programs.

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Monash Certificate in Clinical Occupational Medicine

19–23 June 2017

The Monash Certificate in Clinical Occupational Medicine is a short course designed for GPs, occupational medicine trainees and other medical practitioners who assess and manage patients with work-related problems.

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Introduction to Research Methods

29 June 2017

This one-day course is a concise introduction to clinical research methodology and the practical skills required for undertaking such research. Run as a highly interactive workshop, 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.

As an extension to this course, it is recommended students undertake the Introduction to Biostatistics course, running on 30 June 2017.

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Introduction to Biostatistics

30 June 2017

This one-day course provides students with exposure to fundamental biostatistical concepts and terminology. It is a perfect introduction or refresher for health care professionals wishing to undertake research but struggling with the biostatistical element. Run as a highly interactive workshop, it provides students with sound grounding in biostatistical theory and concepts to enable their future use of electronic platforms for data management.

This course is recommended as an extension to the Introduction to Research Methods course, running on 29 June 2017.

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Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

10–21 July 2017 – 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).

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Monash Certificate in Environmental Medicine

10–21 July 2017

This course provides doctors and other health professionals with the skills and knowledge 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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CASA Regulatory Aviation Medicine

17 July 2017 – 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.)

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Health Promotion

18–21 July 2017

The Monash University Short Course in Health Promotion is provided to meet the growing demand for health promotion in organisations and communities in the public, private and not for profit sectors. In this course, participants will learn about health promotion concepts, frameworks and core skills to increase the success of their health promotion practice.

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Introduction to Systematic Reviews of Health Interventions

3–4 August 2017 – 553 St Kilda Road, 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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Overview and Update in Travel Medicine

10–11 August 2017 – 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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Introduction to Stata

11 August 2017 – 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. The course involves  students using Stata by following a detailed course manual, with support  from statisticians who are experienced Stata users.

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Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

14–25 August 2017 – 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).

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Survival Analysis with Stata

16 August 2017 – 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 statistical software package.

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CASA Regulatory Aviation Medicine

21 August 2017 – 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.)

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Preparing for the Australian Medical Certification (AMC) Exam

5–6 September 2017 – 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This short course will explain the different pathways available for internationally trained doctors to get Australian registration as well requirements that need to be met for each pathway. The course will focus on areas that international clinicians find particularly challenging. Students can partake in practice Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) during the course.

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Ethics and Good Research Practice training session (SPHPM staff and students only)

11 September 2017

The Ethics and Goods Research Practice training session provides SPHPM staff and students with an understanding of what constitutes good practice in research and what factors make research ethical or unethical. The session will increase awareness of the kinds of ethical issues that arise in clinical research. Participants will learn about national and international guidelines on ethics in research and the current system of HREC review.

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Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research

9, 10 & 12 October 2017 | 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.

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Introduction to Data Analysis – SPSS Without Tears

16–17 October 2017 | 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.

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Ethics and Good Research Practice

31 October 2017 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

The Ethics and Goods Research Practice short course provides an understanding of what constitutes good practice in research, and what factors make research ethical or unethical. The course will increase awareness of the kinds of ethical issues that arise in clinical research. Participants will learn about national and international guidelines on ethics in research and the current system of HREC review.

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Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

13–24 November 2017 | 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).

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Health Promotion

14–17 November 2017 | Monash Conference Centre, Melbourne

The Monash University Short Course in Health Promotion is provided to meet the growing demand for health promotion in organisations and communities in the public, private and not for profit sectors. In this course, participants will learn about health promotion concepts, frameworks and core skills to increase the success of their health promotion practice.

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CASA Regulatory Aviation Medicine

20 November 2017 | 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.)

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Implementation Science Masterclass

23–24 November 2017 | Monash Medical Centre, Clayton

This 2-day masterclass is aimed at health professionals, researchers, policy makers and front-line clinicians who seek guidance and inspiration on implementation issues. The masterclass will be facilitated by experts in the field who will guide participants seeking to initiate their own implementation projects and support those currently involved in healthcare improvement projects. The course includes an overview of the Australian health services context, implementation science approaches, evidence synthesis, stakeholder engagement and co-design of implementation projects with service users.

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Medicine and the Media

25 November 2017 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Are you an academic who would like to engage with media to promote your work but are not sure about how to do this safely and effectively? Are you a journalist or healthcare writer who would like to learn how the paradigm of evidence-based medicine may be used to improve reporting accuracy? Would you like to engage with like-minded academics and medical writers to identify common barriers to optimal reporting and discover some useful solutions? If so, this course will be of interest to you! Speakers: A/Prof Ken Harvey, Dr Suzanne Mahady, Dr Charles Livingstone and Senior Health Journalist for The Age, Julia Medew.

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Abbreviated Injury Scale – 2 day accreditation course

30 November – 1 December 2017 | 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Presented by Monash University in conjunction with the NSW Institute of Trauma & Injury Management. The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) provides researchers with a simple numerical method for ranking and comparing injuries by severity and to standardize the terminology used to describe injuries. The AIS is the foundation for the Injury Severity Score (ISS) which assesses the overall injury severity of the patient. The AIS has been universally accepted. Accurate and consistent application of the AIS is fundamental to sound injury data collection globally. This course is suitable for trauma clinicians, trauma data managers, injury researchers, and public health and policy professionals.

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Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

4–6 December 2017 | 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.

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The Procedures Course

5–6 December 2017 | Adelaide

This 2-day course will teach you how to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures. It is a collaboration between The Alfred Trauma Unit, Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, National Trauma Research Institute and Monash University. It comprises phase 1 of the Alfred Shock, Trauma & Resuscitation Program (A-S.T.A.R) which focuses primarily on procedural skills. Sessions will have a heavy emphasis on acquiring hands-on skills for the management of the multiply injured complex trauma patient.

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