1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Ubuntu Executive Committee Positions Open

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    Dear MPH Students, Ubuntu is a student organisation committed to raising awareness of the health needs of Africa and to facilitate engagement with the African community both locally and globally This is an invitation for you to be a part of the Ubuntu Executive Committee.   Position descriptions: Events Co-ordinator: Manage the organisation of events which aim to connect health students of multiple disciplines  with the wider African community. Organise social events for health students and professionals, and recruitment events. (October 4th – Dinner & October 18th – Lecture/meet & greet). Doctor of Medicine Rural Clinical School Representative: Involved in the active recruitment of students and the promotion of events to Rural cohort Master of Public Health Representative Involved in the active recruitment of students and the promotion of events to MPH cohort Education Officer: Organise speaker/lecture series and also publicise those that are being organised by other organisations that are on the topic...

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