2019

Professional Education Program 2019

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

7 MARCH 2019 · 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This training session for SPHPM staff and students provides an understanding of what constitutes good practice in research and what factors make research ethical or unethical.

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Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

18–29 MARCH 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).

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Clinical Registry Data Analysis Using Stata

20–21 MARCH 2019 · Cambridge Hotel, Surry Hills NSW 2010

This two-day 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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CASA Regulatory Aviation Medicine

25 MARCH 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.)

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Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research

1, 3 & 5 APRIL 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.

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Designing and Using Surveys and Questionnaires in Healthcare

5 APRIL 2019 · 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This course will introduce participants to the theories, concepts and practice of developing and using surveys in clinical research and practice. Suitable for health care providers, health service researchers, policy makers, HDR students, teaching associates, and academics.

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Monash Basic Course in Aviation Medicine

7–18 APRIL 2019 · 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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Global Health Care Delivery

13–14 APRIL 2019 · Melbourne

Understanding global health in a modern, globalised world has never been more challenging or significant. Global health lies at the nexus of global patterns of biological and social disorder and the need for effective, integrated and practical global health care delivery is crucial and immediate. This course will explore a practical, human rights based approach to global health care delivery.

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Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

5–7 JUNE 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.

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Principles and Practice of a Medico-Legal Death Investigation System

17–21 JUNE 2019 · Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank VIC 3006

This five-day course is aimed at forensic and related professionals. The key intellectual component of a death investigation system is the medico legal death investigation (MLDI) service. Around the world, the MLDI service sits in systems run variously by coroners or other judicial officers, prosecutors, medical examiners, police or combinations of these. This course is an opportunity to reflect on whether our death investigation systems are meeting contemporary needs and expectations.

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

28 JUNE 2019 · 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

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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Introduction to Human Osteology

8–11 JULY 2019 · Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank VIC 3006

This four-day course offers an in-depth study of the human skeleton through informative lectures and interactive hands-on practical sessions using real human skeletal remains from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine’s (VIFM) reference skeletal collection. The course will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of human skeletal and dental anatomy, and give participants the opportunity to learn how to identify and side each skeletal element (including major anatomical landmarks) and classify dental remains both complete and fragmentary. Participants will also be introduced to the osteological principles of differentiating human from non-human bone and creating a biological profile (ie. estimating age, sex, ancestry and stature).

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Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM)

8–19 JULY 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).

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CASA Regulatory Aviation Medicine

15 JULY 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.)

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Travel Medicine Masterclass

25–26 JULY 2019 · 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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Introduction to Stata

26 JULY · 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This 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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Monash Certificate in Clinical Occupational Medicine

19–23 AUGUST 2019 · Melbourne

This course is 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 Systematic Reviews of Health Interventions

29–30 AUGUST 2019 · 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This 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. Presented by Cochrane Australia.

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Analysis and Interpretation of Skeletal Trauma

2–5 SEPTEMBER 2019 · Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank, Melbourne

Course content includes trauma biomechanics, blunt force trauma, low and high velocity projectile trauma, sharp force trauma and taphonomic processes. The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, it will enable participants to apply principles and learnings to real case scenarios.

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

10 SEPTEMBER 2019 · 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

This training session for SPHPM staff and students provides an understanding of what constitutes good practice in research and what factors make research ethical or unethical.

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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.

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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.

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