1. 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...
  2. Nossal Global Health Scholarship

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      Nossal Global Health Scholars Status: Open New Approximate value: $30,000 The value listed is approximate. The amount available for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.   Open: 03 October 2013 Close: 31 October 2013 Area of study: Global health relevant fields of basic science, social science, clinical sciences or public health   Funding type: Scholarship (Stipend) Citizenship: N/A, Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand Citizen, International (includes permanent residents of NZ) Prior qualifications: Any   Enrolment status: Commencing students, Current students   Student type: Graduate research   Tenure: Maximum tenure 3.5 years (Doctorates) or 2 years (Masters by Research). Applications are invited for the prestigious Nossal Global Health Scholars programme. Launched in honour of the 80th birthday of Sir Gustav Nossal, the programme supports postgraduate research scholarships for graduates...
  3. Health Program Evaluation Short Course: Scoping the Evaluation

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    Health Program Evaluation: Scoping the Evaluation Wednesday 5 December  – Friday 6 December 2013 The Centre for Health Policy, Programs & Economics, School of Population and Global Health The University of Melbourne This course is designed to assist those involved or interested in developing an evaluation plan or framework for programs or projects in the public health field. Topics covered include: evaluation questions and approaches, planning and negotiation, criteria and indicator selection, and program logic modelling. There is a particular focus on the evaluation of outcomes. Participants will have the opportunity to work on a program of their choice –  in groups or individually. The course is fully catered.  Cost per course is $1,050 [GST incl].   For further information and application form please ring Joy Yeadon on (+61 3) 8344 0710.
  4. Global Health Online Course – University of Geneva

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    The University of Geneva is excited to announce the launch of its 8 week Massive Open Online Learning Course on ‘Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Overview,’ which commences on the Coursera Platform on the 7th October, 2013. Anyone can register for this free online course via the following link: https://www.coursera.org/course/globalhealthoverview The course presents a range of issues, trends, achievements and challenges for global health, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Thus we anticipate that students will benefit from the insights and perspectives of multiple contributors involved in global health research, teaching, policy and practice across disciplines and sectors. Moreover, students will benefit from each other’s experience through the online interactive discussion forums.   The course is based around the following themes: Week 1. Introduction to global health concepts Week 2. Emerging trends in global health: Infectious diseases Week 3. Emerging trends in global health: Non-communicable diseases, mental disorders and disability Week 4. Governance...
  5. ANU PhD opportunities available

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    ANU PhD opportunities available with established research team investigating links between trade policy, food, and health A number of PhD opportunities are available to work as part of a leading research team investigating the links between trade policy, diets and health.  There is scope within the project for candidates with a broad range of research interests in the area of public policy, political economy, international trade, nutrition, and public health, and for a mix of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. The positions will be based at the ANU and applicants will be expected to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), ANU PhD scholarship, or similar. One top-up scholarship is available, valued at an annual rate of AUD$3,5000. Applicants are encouraged to contact me directly at sharon.friel@anu.edu.au or +61 2 6125 3858 to discuss potential topic ideas or for further information. Sharon Friel Professor of Health Equity National Centre...
  6. NCDFREE Launch – Festival of Ideas 2013

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      Special Event: NCDFREE Launch – Festival of Ideas 2013 2013 Festival of Ideas Saturday, 5 October 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST) South Wharf, VIC The 2013 Festival of Ideas NCDFREE Launch will showcase the narratives of young health change-makers – featuring talks, Q&A, comedy, music, art and entertainment, in addition to the Australian debut of the NCDFREE series of advocacy short-films. NCDFREE will be handing the stage over to visionary young change-makers from all corners of the globe to tell their stories and call for action on NCDs: Jason Calvert (Aus) – The economics of investing in NCDs – it’s not that we cannot afford to, it’s that we cannot afford not to. Fred Hersch (UK/Aus) – NCDs 2.0: the role of mobile and emerging technologies in the response to NCDs. Lucinda Hartley (Aus) – Rethinking the way we live – redesigning our cities, to make health easy. Shusmita...
  7. Essentials of Humanitarian Practice course

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    RedR Australia is offering a limited number of places on our upcoming Essentials of Humanitarian Practice course, at a special student rate. Please forward this on to your networks and anyone you think might benefit from attending. RedR Australia is a not-for-profit humanitarian agency that supplies skilled professionals to UN agencies and other NGOs during international emergency response efforts. Our EHP course is recognised across the industry as essential development for practising humanitarians. Ever wondered what a humanitarian operation actually looks like? Want to know how we prepare to assist 40,000 people fleeing a civil conflict…with 24 hours’ notice? Reckon you’ve got what it takes to make a difference?   Cool. Put down the books and come try it out. This is simulation training with a difference.   An ideal first step in any humanitarian career, our intensive five-day course provides an overview of the international relief system and in-depth...

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