1. The C20 Summit 2014

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    The C20 Summit When: 20 and 21 June, 2014 Where: Hosted by the University of Melbourne Find out more and register at: www.c20.org.au/the-summit Help create a more inclusive world Global inequality is growing. Just a handful of people own half the world’s wealth. At the same time, our global leaders are struggling for the answers to questions about how to achieve inclusive growth, create meaningful jobs, address climate change, invest in renewable energy, feed the world’s growing population, give everyone access to clean drinking water, and to put an end to corrosive corruption. If you work for a civil society group, organisation or institution, or if you are just passionate about these issues, you should attend the C20 Summit. Hear from international civil society leaders from organisations like Transparency International, World Vision, World Wildlife Fund, Oxfam, UN Women, the Australian Council of Social Services, One International, faith organisations and academics,...
  2. The Global Ideas Forum 2014

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    THE GLOBAL IDEAS FORUM HEALTH IN THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA The Global Ideas Forum facilitates innovation and collaboration amongst the brightest global citizens to turn health ideas into action. This year the Forum explores whether we are equipped to address 21st century global health challenges, or if a change of thinking is required.   The Millennium Development Goals have played a vital role in shaping the development agenda for the past 15 years. As the deadline for these goals approaches, the international development community has once again commenced discussions on where we should focus our attention in coming years.  The Global Ideas Forum of 2014 poses the perfect opportunity to bring passionate and inspired young people together to discuss the role health will play in this agenda. But more than that, this year we ask: how does change actually happen? How do we make a difference? And is a change...
  3. World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) Preconference Workshop

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    Youth and young professionals invited to pre-WCC workshop on tobacco “Youth Take Action on NCDs: A focus on Tobacco” will be held on 4 May   “Youth Take Action on NCDs: A focus on Tobacco” will be a full-day workshop held in Melbourne, Australia on 4 May.  The event is designed for youth and young professionals, as well as professionals committed to engaging youth and young professionals in NCD action. The event is free of charge, but places are limited and participants must preregister by 30 April For more info and registering your interest please visit the following link: http://www.world-heart-federation.org/press/news/detail/article/youthyoung-professional-invited-to-pre-congress-workshop-on-tobacco-at-world-congress-of-cardiology/
  4. FAIR Mobile Application

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      From Academic Integrity to Responsibility FAIR is an application is designed to help university and college students understand and navigate common academic integrity issues. FAIR walks you through a series of common scenarios that can lead to breaches of academic integrity, like plagiarism, with advice on what to do and why it matters. The FAIR quiz will determine your risk profile for academic misconduct and will direct you to the tools you need to succeed. Content is copyright of the University of Melbourne, Australia (2013). The FAIR Project team has used reasonable endeavours to ensure that material contained in this app was correct at the time it was created, modified and published. If you have any questions or comments about this resource, please contact the FAIR Project team: fair-project@unimelb.edu.au The application is available as a mobile app for iPhone and Android to the public and an LMS module and...
  5. AusWHO 2014 Conference

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    AusWHO 2014 Conference Date: March 28, 2014 Location: Alfred Centre, Prahran The inaugural Australian World Health Organization Simulation (AusWHO) is an annual three-day conference in Melbourne where university students from all disciplines will tackle a global health issue as a representative of a United Nations member state, pharmaceutical company or non-governmental organisation. Over the weekend, delegates will collaborate to build resolutions during plenary and regional sessions, requiring negotiation, strategy and overarching cooperation.   AusWHO is part of a transnational project that aims to familiarise students with the processes of the World Health Organization by allowing them to play a first-hand role in creating global health policy. Join us for a thrilling weekend of intellectual discourse, new friends, and the chance to get up close and personal with one of the greatest global health issues facing us today. The Melbourne University Health Initiative has launched the Australian version of a simulation of...
  6. Induction Day 2014 Videos

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    [Nationalities represented by our international students]   We would like to thank our wonderful students and staff who joined us in the induction event, and made it an awesome day through your engagement in activities and discussions. A special warm welcome to our new students! We hope that you receive benefits beyond your expectations during your study in the School of Population and Global Health and make long lasting relationships.     Part 1 : Introduction to MSPGH, GSA, and MPHSA – Rob Moodie Part 2: Creating a Winning Team – Lucinda Westerman and Tim Moore Part 3 – Academic Standards – Helen Jordan, Melissa Russell, Libby Smith (ASU), Amir Hanna (MPHSA)
  7. Welcome to Prospective Students

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    This evening current MPH student & MPHSA president Lucy Westerman & research student Danya Vears (PhD), and MSPGH staff were at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Information Night for prospective students! If you came to the evening and have landed on our page as a result of meeting us at the event, we’d like to welcome you! We hope you had the chance to talk to students and ask questions, and invite you to scour the for things of interest on the website to give you a taste of what MPHSA does to enhance the experience of students enrolled in courses at MSPGH. Please sign up to our website, and visit our active facebook page and twitter profile. We would love to hear from you – and invite you to ask current students questions via one of those mediums. Good luck with your decision making – we...
  8. Global Ideas Reflections

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    In August 2014 the second annual Global Ideas Forum was held. MPHSA organised partial conference fee subsidies for a handful of Global Health focussed students to attend and report back about their experience. “Overall, GIF was engaging, and made you feel part of an active, socially-minded community. I would genuinely like to thank the MPHSA for allowing me to go. Without knowing anything about Global Ideas Forum 2014, I know it is not to be missed!” “The academic theme, “Health for all in a growing and mobile world”, highlighted our most pressing global issues: overstretched and under-resourced health systems, climate change, overcrowding and competition for resources. These challenges were juxtaposed against examples of current innovative projects, cultural performances, and small group workshops, which all encouraged positivity, openness and collaboration”. “The Global Ideas Forum 2013 was a fully packed, fun and stimulating event. It was well organised and jam-packed with opportunities...
  9. Master of Public Health students: I-tutorials – they are free and helpful!

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    Hello everyone, Melissa is reminding us of the freely available i-tutorials from the Academic Skills Unit. Here is a copy of Melissa’s reminder, “Hello, just a friendly reminder, now that it is getting towards the business end of semester that i-tutorials are available from the Academic skills Unit. I-tutorials are a free service available to all Master of Public Health students, where you can meet with an experienced Academic skills advisor to discuss issues one-to-one or as small groups if you find you are experiencing similar issues. I-tutes can be booked by calling 13MELB or through The Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) student Centre, Level 1, Brownless Biomedical Library. Individual tutorials with an academic skills adviser can help you develop the following skills: Effective study: time and task management, reading and note-taking, and preparing for exams. Communication skills: tutorial participation, seminar presentations, and English pronunciation. Academic language...
  10. Event via Burnet Institute

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    Information Night – Thursday 24th October 2013 Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Specialist Certificate in Travel Medicine Specialist Certificate in Practice of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Overview   The Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) is a new University of Melbourne course designed for medical and experienced nursing graduates. The progressive course interweaves the core content of traditional DTM&H programs with contemporary essentials for practitioners of tropical and travellers’ health. It is designed to produce workplace-ready health practitioners with high-standard skills, tools and the confidence to meet the modern challenges of tropical health posed by infectious diseases and human parasites such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, dengue, helminths, protozoa, schistosoma and leptosirosis. The curriculum includes the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tropical disease and addresses underlying determinants of health for practitioners working in tropical regions, travel medicine and/or general practice. In addition, special attention is given to how...

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