De-mystifying the numbers – Understanding financial concepts in healthcare - PDM1131

De-mystifying the numbers – Understanding financial concepts in healthcare

Professional development short course

This two day course will introduce participants to the theories, concepts and practice of developing and using surveys in clinical research and practice. Participants will gain practical skills on how to write good survey questions, use an online survey platform such as Qualtrics to develop surveys, undertake analysis of survey data, and understand the pitfalls of surveys and questionnaires.

The course will also include a series of case studies on how surveys have been implemented into clinical practice, and the key learnings we can take from our experiences.

At a glance


TBC 2022


2 days




1 Day: $325
2 Days: $650

Alumni discounted fees

10% discount for Students / Alfred staff / Monash staff / Monash Alumni

Who should attend?

The course will be useful for people who are new to survey design, as well as those who would like to improve their skills and knowledge. It will also benefit people who are planning to design a survey in the future (eg. PhD students, clinicians, teaching academics), and those who plan to use previously developed surveys for research.

  • Health care providers (medical, nursing and allied health staff)
  • Health service researchers
  • Policy makers and program managers
  • Quality managers
  • Graduate Research students (eg. PhD or Master's students)
  • Teaching associates and academics

This course is eligible for Monash University Graduate Research myDevelopment credit hours. Students who attend Day 1 will receive 7.5 credit hours; students who attend both days will receive 14.5 hours.

Presenters: Dr. Sze-Ee Soh, Dr. Darshini Ayton & Dr.Renata Morello

Course outline

Participants may register for one or both days of this course.

Day 1

  1. Using surveys
  2. Designing and writing good survey questions
  3. Ethical considerations when collecting data using surveys
  4. Recruitment and data collection
  5. Data entry and data coding

Day 2

  1. Implementing surveys into practice
  2. Managing and analysing survey data
  3. Pitfalls of surveys
  4. Troubleshooting your survey