2018

Professional Education Program 2018

Advanced Practical Aviation Medicine

12–14 FEBRUARY 2018 · Singapore Aeromedical Centre, SINGAPORE

The Advanced Practical Aviation Medicine course gives participants a rare opportunity to personally experience many of the key areas of aviation physiology, including flying a dedicated spatial disorientation simulator, experiencing hypoxia and decompression in an altitude chamber, and riding a centrifuge to experience high G. 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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The Procedures Course

13–14 FEBRUARY 2018 · Melbourne

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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Monash Basic Course in Aviation Medicine

25 FEBRUARY – 8 MARCH 2018 · Doha, QATAR

The Monash Basic Course in Aviation Medicine is run in conjunction with Qatar Airways and is designed in accordance with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. It is appropriate for those doctors wishing to achieve EASA certification as an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) or to undertake basic training in aviation medicine. The role of an AME is to examine pilots and air traffic controllers for fitness to work.

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Introduction to Clinical Research and Evidence Based Practice

7–8 MARCH 2018 · 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This course is targeted at health practitioners (including medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals), biomedical and public health researchers, and those working in the health industry who are interested in understanding the basics of clinical research and the principles of evidence based practice (EBP).

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Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

12–23 MARCH 2018 · 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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CASA Regulatory Aviation Medicine

19 MARCH 2018 · 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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Introduction to Stata

23 MARCH 2018 · The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This short course provides an introduction to the statistical analysis software program Stata (Release 15), 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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The Procedures Course

4–5 APRIL 2018 · Melbourne

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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Clinical Registry Data Analysis using Stata

19–20 APRIL 2018 · 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This two-day short course 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. The course is comprised of lectures followed by hands-on practical sessions using realistic clinical registry data.

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Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research

1, 2 & 4 MAY 2018 · 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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Forensic Dentistry – Disaster Victim Identification

3–6 MAY 2018 · Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank, Melbourne

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 Disaster Victim Identification, including Interpol protocols, mortuary protocols, how we work with other forensic specialists, medico-legal report writing and appearing as an expert witness in court.

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Forensic Medicine – Post-Mortem CT Interpretation

7–8 MAY 2018 · Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank, Melbourne

This intensive short course is designed for forensic pathologists (including trainees) and radiologists (including trainees) with an interest in forensic imaging, as well as radiographers and general pathologists. The course consists of two days of didactic lectures on the principles and practice of post-mortem CT and the application of CT techniques to death investigation. There will be a course completion quiz and participants will have an opportunity to visit the mortuary-based CT scanner.

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Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

23–25 MAY 2018 · 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 JUNE 2018 · Melbourne

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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Travel Medicine Masterclass

7–8 JUNE 2018 · 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

The Travel Medicine Masterclass 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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Optimising exercise programs for older people to improve balance and prevent falls

15 JUNE 2018 · 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

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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Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

9–20 JULY 2018 · 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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CASA Regulatory Aviation Medicine

16 JULY 2018 · 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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The Procedures Course

17–18 JULY 2018 · Melbourne

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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Health Promotion

17–20 JULY 2018 · Melbourne

This course is designed to meet the growing demand for health promotion in organisations and communities in the public, private and not for profit sectors. 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 Health Economic Modelling

26–27 JULY 2018 · The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP), Melbourne

This practical 2-day course covers the basics of health economics (health technology assessment) and common methods used for undertaking economic evaluations: decision analysis, Markov modelling, life table analysis and Monte Carlo simulation for uncertainty and sensitivity analysis. The course will involve ‘hands-on’ exercises using Microsoft Excel. The course is suited to people who wish to get started in health economic modelling, including those from academia, government and industry.

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Introduction to Stata

10 AUGUST 2018 · The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

This short course provides an introduction to the statistical analysis software program Stata (Release 15), 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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Survival Analysis with Stata

15 AUGUST 2018 · 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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Introduction to Systematic Reviews of Health Interventions

16–17 AUGUST 2018 · 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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The Procedures Course

18–19 AUGUST 2018 · Brisbane

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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Forensic Medicine – Analysis and Interpretation of Skeletal Trauma

27–30 AUGUST 2018 · Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank, Melbourne

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. 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. It is relevant to professionals and students involved in the analysis of human skeletal remains including forensic anthropologists, forensic pathologists (and registrars), doctors, biological archaeologists and heritage officers. A basic knowledge of human osteology is required to participate.

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Media Skills for Academics and Clinicians

31 AUGUST 2018 · 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Are you a clinician or academic who would like to engage with media to promote your work, but are unsure how to do this? Would you like to gain confidence in interview techniques and social media? If so, this course will be of interest to you.

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The Procedures Course

15–16 SEPTEMBER 2018 · Sydney

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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Basic Aviation Medicine for Nurses and Paramedics

12–13 OCTOBER 2018 · Doha, QATAR

This two-day full-time intensive course provides nurses and paramedics with an introduction to aviation medicine. It is run in conjunction with Qatar Airways, and is excellent preparation for nurses and paramedics wishing to understand the health implications of the aviation environment on patients and passengers or to develop a career in aviation medicine.

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The Procedures Course

30–31 OCTOBER 2018 · Melbourne

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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The Procedures Course

6–7 NOVEMBER 2018 · 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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Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research

12, 14 & 15 NOVEMBER 2018 · 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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Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

12–23 NOVEMBER 2018 · 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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CASA Regulatory Aviation Medicine

19 NOVEMBER 2018 · 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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Introduction to Data Analysis – SPSS Without Tears

21–22 NOVEMBER 2018 · 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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Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

28–30 NOVEMBER 2018 · 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

4–5 DECEMBER 2018 · Melbourne

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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