Upcoming Monash University short courses

September 6, 2021

Monash Public Health and Medicine has a host of short courses coming up:

 

Introduction to Clinical Research and Evidence Based Practice

30 September and 1 October 2021
Two-day introductory course for healthcare professionals wishing to gain an understanding of the basics of clinical research and the principles of evidence-based practice.

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Introduction to Health Economic Modelling

7 and 8 October 2021
Practical, two-day course covering the basics of health economics, economic evaluations and health technology assessments, ideal for those in health services, academia, government, and industry.

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Patient Safety Improvement Masterclass

14 and 15 October 2021
Two-day masterclass providing clinicians, health practitioners and health leaders with the skills, knowledge and confidence to drive real improvements in patient safety.

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Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health

27-29 October 2021
Over one, two or three days, learn the theories, concepts and practice of qualitative research. Learn to select and apply qualitative research designs, collect and analyse data, and how to incorporate qualitative research with other methodologies.

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Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research

1, 3 and 5 November 2021
This course introduces clinical and public health researchers to biostatistics as applied to public health and management studies. Register for one, two or all three days. This course is designed for medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, clinicians, epidemiologists, psychologists, pharmacists, biochemists and public health researchers who are interested in data analysis, report/journal article writing, report/journal article reviewing, and supervising researchers in the above areas.

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Designing and Using Surveys and Questionnaires for Clinical Practice

5 and 12 November 2021
This two-day course will introduce participants to the theories, concepts and practice of developing and using surveys in clinical research and practice. 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 (e.g. PhD students, clinicians, teaching academics), and those who plan to use previously developed surveys for research.

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Introduction to Data Analysis: SPSS Without Tears

8 and 10 November 2021
This advanced short course is a chance for those who’ve completed our Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research course or equivalent to take a deeper dive, using SPSS for real-world medical data analysis This course is suitable for those who have knowledge of the basic concepts in biostatistics (e.g. presenting data using graphs and numbers, hypothesis test, 95% CI, ANOVA, non-parametric methods, chi-square analysis, relative risk (RR), odds ratio (OR), linear regression, logistic regression and cox regression).

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Clinical Trial Fundamentals (online)

Opens 8 November 2021, closes 20 December 2021 (self-paced course, takes approximately 15 hours to complete)
This course has been designed around the key competencies for clinical trialists (based on the framework incorporated by the NHMRC), and is underpinned by the International Conference on Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice (ICH GCP) guidelines – making it ideal for both local and international participants. This online course will consist of an interactive online component (approximately 15 hours) introducing clinical trial competencies, and it is a prerequisite for the Clinical Trial Fundamentals – Masterclass.

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Economic Evaluation in Healthcare

11 and 12 November 2021
A two-day interactive workshop providing healthcare leaders and senior managers with a deep understanding of the application of health economics to the Australian setting.

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Clinical Registry Data Analysis Using Stata

17 and 18 November 2021
This two-day workshop 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 cohort studies. This course is designed for anyone involved in the design, conduct and analysis of registry/longitudinal data. This includes clinicians, data analysts, health managers and research assistants. Those with no Stata background are welcomed, as the software would be taught and introduced in Day 1. All software codes for the lectures and practical sessions will be provided.

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Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for clinical registries

23 November 2021
This practical course has been designed for clinicians, researchers, registry coordinators and other healthcare professionals planning to or currently collecting PROMs, and will be based on a conceptual framework model and guidelines for the use of PROMs in clinical registries.

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Clinical Trial Fundamentals – Masterclass

11 March to 8 April 2022
This course is targeted at health practitioners (including medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals), biomedical and public health researchers, clinical trial coordinators and those working in the health industry who are interested in developing their skills and knowledge of clinical trials. It may be completed by current and prospective postgraduate students with the option of including it as part of a Master’s degree.

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