1. 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)
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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...

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