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Infectious Diseases Postgraduate Program
 August 2012
Sunday 12
10:00 - EVENT - 2012 Open Day : Experience what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
UWA opens up the whole campus to the public.

Come and find out about the courses on offer, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family.
Tuesday 21
15:30 - EVENT - Infection Control Seminar Day : An educational seminar day about infection control for all members of the health care team More Information
Friday 31
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: One Health - Equality for All? More Information
Professor Andrew Thompson will give a talk on "One Health - Equality for All?" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 31 August 2012 at 09.00am. Professor Andrew Thompson Heads the Parasitology Section in the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Division of Health Sciences, Murdoch University and is a Visiting Professor of Parasitology in the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok. He is a recent past President of the Australian Society for Parasitology and has over 30 years experience in basic and applied parasitology. His research covers the biology, taxonomy and ecology of protozoan and helminth parasites, and he is a lead investigator of a major research programme of drug discovery against vector-borne neglected tropical diseases.

 September 2012
Monday 03
13:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Careers Centre - Resume Writing for Postgraduate Students : An effective resume will be your passport to securing an interview. Website | More Information
Preparing a good resume is the key to opening the door to an interview. It needs to give information in such a way that it attracts employers' attention. Guest presenter from Accenture will be presenting at this workshop.

Bookings essential on CareerHub as places are limited - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Friday 07
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: Data linkage: bringing information together for infectious disease research More Information
Dr Hannah Moore will give a talk on "Data linkage: bringing information together for infectious disease research" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 7 September 2012 at 09.00am. Dr Hannah Moore is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. She has worked at the Telethon Institute in the area of epidemiology, child health and infectious diseases for the past 8 years. Her PhD, which was awarded in 2011 from the University of Western Australia, investigated the epidemiology of acute lower respiratory infections in Western Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children using population-based data linkage. This involved initial negotiations with stakeholders to link laboratory data to other Western Australian health datasets demonstrating proof-of-principle in laboratory data linkage. She currently holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship and will be further exploring her interests in epidemiology of pathogen-specific respiratory infections and vaccine-preventable diseases in children.
Friday 14
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: How BMPs signal to target cells in musculoskeletal tissues More Information
Professor Vicki Rosen will give a talk on "How BMPs signal to target cells in musculoskeletal tissues" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 14 September 2012 at 09.00am. Dr Vicki Rosen has been a full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard School of Dental Medicine since 2001, and Chair of the Department of Developmental Biology since 2005. Dr Rosenís laboratory studies the physiological roles that bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play in the development, maintenance, and repair of musculoskeletal tissues (bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, meniscus, muscle). Her research has led to the development of novel strategies for repair and regeneration individual components of the musculoskeletal system.

 February 2013
Monday 18
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A short course using SPSS Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA).

Subsidised rates are available for UWA Graduate Research Students.

Please register online.

 April 2013
Wednesday 03
9:00 - COURSE - Introduction to statistics : A short course using Microsoft Excel Website | More Information
This course aims to provide you with an introduction to the facilities available in MS Excel from a statistical point of view. As well as an introduction to Excel, spreadsheet functions and graphics, it concentrates on performing basic statistical methods, producing charts and tables, and discusses the limitations of Excel when it comes to more complex statistical analysis.

Discount fees are available to UWA Postgraduate Research Students.
Thursday 18
16:00 - SEMINAR - The Metabolic Theory of Ecology: Prospects and Challenges for Plant Biology : Full Speaker CV is available from [email protected] More Information
The metabolic theory of ecology (MTE) as applied to the plant sciences, aims to provide a general synthesis for the structure and functioning of plants from organelles to ecosystems. MTE builds from simple assumptions of individual metabolism to make predictions about phenomena across a wide range of scales, from individual plant structure and function to community dynamics and global nutrient cycles.

 July 2013
Monday 01
9:50 - COURSE - Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases : Winter School - 5 day intensive unit More Information
Our Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases unit is designed to allow students to understand the principles of infectious disease emergence and transmission using current cases and examples.

The unit reviews the traditional tools of outbreak and epidemic investigation, combined with ideas on environmental change as a major driving force behind disease emergence.

Topics covered include:

- Australian and global perspectives on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases - links between environmental change and infectious diseases - infections from food and water sources - vector-borne illnesses, with a major emphasis on Australian examples - principles of infectious disease transmission - infection patterns in at-risk populations - infectious disease surveillance - the assessment and management of epidemics and outbreaks - bioterrorism - successes and failures in infectious disease control

Unit outline

The five-day unit will consist of a combination of lectures, practical case studies and discussions of recent regional and global outbreaks. In preparation for the teaching week, pre-reading will be sent out in mid June.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in infectious diseases, microbiology and/or environmental health issues is welcome. This includes microbiologists, health department staff, doctors, nurses, students of public health, researchers, managers, ecologists and environmental scientists, and anyone working in areas relating to infectious disease prevention and control.

This unit is available for postgraduate students as a 6 point unit. It is also available for professional development. Fees apply, please visit our website for details.

 November 2013
Monday 25
9:00 - COURSE - Clinical Epidemiology : Summer School - 5 day intensive unit Website | More Information
Clinical Epidemiology focuses on the application of epidemiologic research principles to questions relating to clinical diagnosis, prognosis and the efficacy of therapeutic interventions.

Unit outline

This five-day unit considers:

- design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials

- non-experimental study designs in the evaluation of clinical outcomes

- systematic reviews and meta-analysis

- evaluation of diagnostic tests

- economic analysis

- ethical issues in clinical research

Within an evidence-based practice framework, emphasis will be placed on the critical appraisal of the scientific research evidence that underpins clinical practice (from primary studies to clinical practice guidelines).

Overall, the course aims to improve the participant's knowledge of clinical research methods and to develop a critical approach to the incorporation of research into clinical care decisions. In addition to formal lectures and 'hands-on' tutorials, the course will promote discussion and debate about clinical research and the sharing of clinical research experiences.

One of the outcomes of the unit will be an increased level of competence in preparing a competitive research grant proposal. As such participants will be required to work within a multidisciplinary research team to develop a (hypothetical) clinical research proposal, from the refinement of the research question, to study design, data collection, statistical analysis, ethical issues and budget.

This five-day unit will consist of a combination of lectures, small-group tutorials, practical demonstrations, discussion and Ďhands-oní experience in research proposal development.

In preparation for the teaching week, you will be sent pre-reading on 18 November 2011.

Who should attend?

Health professionals and health researchers interested in gaining a better understanding of clinical research methods and critical appraisal of the scientific literature related to clinical practice.

This unit is available for postgraduate students as a 6 point unit. It is also available for professional development. Fees apply, please visit our website for details.

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