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School of Population Health
 February 2014
Monday 17
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). The statistical package SPSS will be used to illustrate the ideas demonstrated. The course will be held in a computer laboratory allowing participants to immediately apply the material covered through a series of practical examples.

 March 2014
Monday 03
6:00 - COURSE - UWA Running Club : 12 week Fitness & Running Club - All levels More Information
UWA Health & Rehab Clinic - Running Club 13 week program working towards a 5 or 12km fun run (i.e. HBF Run for Reason - May 25th)

All levels welcome. Perfect for those returning from injury or running for the first time and needing a little extra feedback and coaching.

WHEN: Monday 3rd March - Friday 30th May

Running Sessions = Mon & Fri 6am. Plus "Fit-R" Strength & Mobility Sessions = Wed 6am & Thurs 6pm

WHERE: UWA Health & Rehabilitation Clinic - Parkway Entrance #4, Crawley Campus. Runs will take place around campus, along the river and into Kings Park.

COST: $12 per week (up to 4 sessions/week) for 13 weeks = $156

^Private health rebates may apply for Fit-R sessions

8:00 - COURSE - UWA Gym & Swim Program : Combo Gym & Swim Exercise Sessions on Campus More Information
Adult & Over 50's Exercise Sessions combining 40min gym based strength and functional training, plus 40min swimming training (incl fitness and stroke technique).

12 WEEK SEMESTER 1 PROGRAM: Mon 3rd March - Saturday 31st May (Break 18th - 25th April)

SESSION BLOCKS: Adults [Tuesday 6pm-7.30pm &/OR Thursday 7am-8.30am] Over 50's [Monday 8am-9.30am &/OR Saturday 8.30am-10am]

COST: $18 per class = $216 for 12 week program (1 day/week) *20% discount off total price if attend 2 days ^ Private health rebate may apply for gym session
Wednesday 05
19:30 - EVENT - AYCC UWA Carbon Neutral Quiz Night 2014! Website | More Information
Open to all, the Carbon Neutral Quiz Night 2014! presented by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition UWA, will be a night of fun, games, and a theme of sustainability to start the new semester. 7.30pm, Wednesday the 5th of March (Week 2) at Hackett Hall, UWA. All the proceeds will go to the trees planted to carbon offset the evening and to further the work the work of the campus club to spread awareness about climate change. This is a public, alcohol-free event.
Saturday 08
8:00 - EVENT - UWA CPD Health Cardiovascular Seminar : The seminar will investigate current developments in cardiovascular disease management in WA. Website | More Information
Presentations from internationally renowned speakers will explore a range of interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of patients with cardiovascular disease.
Wednesday 26
16:00 - SEMINAR - What does the Study of Older Men Teach us? Website | More Information
Having trained clinically and in research in Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne, Leon became the inaugural Professor of Geriatric Medicine at The University of Western Australia in 1998. He has established a productive research unit aimed at translational issues focusing on the health needs of older people culminating in 2006, the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing at The University of Western Australia. As well as these research activities, he has led the reorganization of undergraduate and postgraduate education in geriatric medicine in Western Australia. He remains a practicing geriatrician and is Head of Inner City Geriatric Services at Royal Perth Hospital. He has served on numerous government committees addressing the health needs of older people. He was President of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine for 2003-2005. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles addressing a wide variety of health issues in older people.

 April 2014
Tuesday 08
11:00 - EXPO - Study Abroad & Exchange Fair : A festival of international study opportunities for UWA students More Information
There will be presentations by international visitors, games, prizes, a photo booth, treats on offer and lots and lots of information about exchange and study abroad opportunities for UWA students.

13:00 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Profectus UWA Annual AGM : An opportunity to find out more on UWA's first club on entrepreneurship Website | More Information
Come along to Profectus UWA's Inaugral 2014 AGM on Tuesday April 8. If you are passionate about business and entrepreneurship be sure to drop by at 1pm to learn more about our agenda. We will answer any questions you have about Profectus and events being held this semester!!!
Tuesday 15
8:45 - SYMPOSIUM - CCTRM Annual Research Symposium : New developments in regenerative medicine More Information
The Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine is holding its Annual Research Symposium on Tuesday 15 April 2014 at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research from 8.45 am – 4.30 pm. The theme for the meeting is “At the cutting edge: New Developments in Regenerative Medicine” Professor Ed Stanley from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne will deliver the keynote presentation entitled: "Pluripotent stem cell models of human development and disease.” For a copy of the programme and to RSVP please contact Barbara Telfer at [email protected] Please RSVP by 5pm on Tuesday the 1 April 2014.

 May 2014
Monday 12
12:00 - Art Exhibition - The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition : A compelling fine art exhibition reflecting the human rights situation in China (Free event) Website | More Information
The Art of Zhen Shan Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance) takes viewers through the story of Falun Dafa - from its introduction to the public in 1992, through the beauty and enlightenment of the practice, to the unjust and unrelenting persecution, moving forward through the peaceful resistance of Falun Dafa practitioners worldwide who seek to bring an end to the persecution, then through themes of karmic retribution, salvation and grace, and finishing with a moment of choice.

Storytelling has long been one of fine art's greatest joys, and this Exhibition's ability to cross cultural, lingual and ethnic barriers is highlighted each time it is shown.

Inspired by tradition and divinity, the artists paint - often collaboratively - stories either experienced by themselves or shared by fellow Falun Dafa practitioners worldwide. Realist oil painting, or Neo-Renaissance, was chosen as the style for its narrative capabilities, accessibility and, above all, its purity.

The Exhibition aims to educate and draw focus to an unjust persecution - to record a moment in time when the universal principles of Truth, Compassion, Forbearance are openly opposed. It also highlights the danger of becoming involved in the persecution through state-run ventures such as forced labour and forced organ harvesting of Falun Dafa practitioners. Outlasting these sombre themes, however, is a steady message of hope and fulfilment, as the enduring courage and belief of practitioners bring positive change in numerous dark settings.

A central hope of founding artist Professor Zhang's mission is to promote, through fine art, the understanding that freedom of belief is a fundamental human right, and to raise awareness.
Tuesday 13
18:00 - EVENT - Do you live in fear of needles or blood? : Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia Group More Information
Do you live in fear of needles or blood? If so, read on...

Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia is a fear that is triggered by seeing blood or an injury, or by receiving an injection or other invasive medical procedure. People vary in the way they react to situations involving blood or injections. Some individuals may feel disgust, nausea, or dizziness. Some people may even faint.

The Robin Winker Clinic is a clinical psychology unit linked to the School of Psychology at The University of Western Australia. The Clinic will be running a group treatment program for Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia. The treatment is based on evidence from up-to-date research, and was co-developed by Dr Andrew Page, a psychologist and researcher from the School who specialises in anxiety disorders. The program will run for 8 two-hour sessions, plus an initial assessment session before the group commences and a follow-up session 4-6 weeks after completion. Through this program, individuals will work in a supportive environment to challenge their fears and learn coping strategies to control anxiety and be less worried when getting an injection, seeing blood, or when visiting the doctor for a medical procedure. Techniques for preventing fainting and for coping with feelings of disgust are also introduced.

What do you do now? If you or someone you know would like to take part in this treatment program, or if you would like more information, please call the Clinic on 6488 2644 or email [email protected]

Dates: 6-8pm, Tuesday May 13th to Tuesday July 1st. Fees: $30 per session and $35 for the assessment, 25% discount if paid up front. Reduced fees are available for full time students and pensioners. UWA Location: Robin Winkler Clinic, 1st floor, Third General Purpose Building, Myers St.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - **Sold Out** Stigma of Mental Illness Website | More Information
A lecture by Professor Norman Sartorius, President, Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes & former director of the World Health Organization’s Division of Mental Health.

Stigma attached to mental illness is the main obstacle to progress in the field of mental health.

It affects the life of people who suffer from mental illness, their families, mental health services and treatment methods used in dealing with mental illness. In fighting stigma, countries, as well as agencies and institutions, have adopted a number of postulates which need re-examination because they did not allow as much success to anti stigma programmes as one would expect from the investment made.

The lecture will discuss these postulates and propose ways in which they could be re-formulated so as to allow the development of effective interventions against stigma and its consequences.

Cost: free, but RSVP required via https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/sartorius
Wednesday 14
13:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Which Engineering Specialisation? Event More Information
Need help deciding which engineering specialisation to study? Get academic perspectives on what it is like to study and work in each specialisation.

Presentations 1.00-1.20pm Mechanical Engineering 1.20-1.40pm Environmental Engineering 1.40-2.00pm Mining Engineering 2.00-2.20pm Software Engineering 2.20-2.40 Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2.40-3.00pm Chemical Engineering 3.00-3.20pm Civil Engineering

Plus UEC BBQ at 4pm outside the lecture theatre.
Tuesday 27
16:00 - SEMINAR - Measuring Environmental Exposures: Applications to Health Research Website | More Information
Dr Amanda Wheeler joined the School of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science at Edith Cowan University as a Senior Research Fellow in August 2013. Prior to this, Dr Wheeler was a Research Scientist with Health Canada where her research included personal exposures to air pollution from residential and ambient sources, as well as understanding the intra-urban variability of air pollutants. This research builds on studies Dr Wheeler undertook while a Research Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health where she focussed on susceptible populations’ personal exposure to air pollution and cardiovascular health effects. She obtained her PhD investigating children’s personal exposure to airborne particulate matter at Middlesex University in London, UK. Exposure Science measure exposures to environmental contaminants to understand their contact with humans and their potential to impact upon health. Tools that are utilised include sensor systems, analytic methods, computational tools, and bioinformatics. Having improved methods for the collection of exposure data ensures that it is possible to understand and reduce the impacts of environmental pollutants on human health.

 June 2014
Monday 02
7:00 - COURSE - Winter Clinical Pilates : Exercise to keep you mobile during the winter months Website | More Information
Machine &/or mat based clinical Pilates classes focusing on efficient and effective movement patterns. Classes are designed to strengthen the body whilst enhancing mobility over the colder winter months! Classes may incorporate elements of myofascial and muscle release, contemporary Pilates and a variety of props.

'Group' (max 8 ppl) and 'Studio' (max 3 ppl) sessions available at various times throughout the day (incl. before or after work and lunch time sessions).

All sessions are conducted by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and private health rebates may apply depending on your level of cover.

For a schedule and prices email [email protected] or call 6488 3333.
Tuesday 24
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). The statistical package SPSS will be used to illustrate the ideas demonstrated. The course will be held in a computer laboratory allowing participants to immediately apply the material covered through a series of practical examples.
Thursday 26
12:00 - TALK - Dr Ian Stephen - Facial shape predicts aspects of health : A geometric morphometric modelling study More Information
Several aspects of facial appearance contribute to attractiveness, including shape cues such as symmetry (Grammer & Thornhill, 1994), averageness (Rhodes, Zebrowitz, et al., 2001) and sexual dimorphism (Thornhill & Gangestad, 1999). It has been suggested that these facial cues represent cues to underlying health, thereby conferring an evolutionary advantage to individuals who find these cues attractive. The link between facial cues and health is therefore central to evolutionary explanations of attractiveness. However, studies linking facial cues directly to health are infrequent (Coetzee, Perrett, & Stephen, 2009), and have varying levels of success (Lawson, Pound, Penton-Voak, & Richmond, 2011; Rhodes, Zebrowitz, et al., 2001; Rhodes, Chan, Zebrowitz, & Simmons, 2003; Thornhill & Gangestad, 2006). In the current study, we apply geometric morphometric methodology to facial shape data to produce models that successfully predict aspects of underlying health – percentage body fat, body mass index (BMI; weight scaled for height) and blood pressure. Predicted values of BMI and blood pressure, but not percentage body fat, correlate with health ratings, and predicted values of health ratings correlate with these two measured health variables. This suggests that facial shape provides a valid cue to health, and may pave the way for non-invasive automated screening for cardiac disease risk
Friday 27
8:30 - SYMPOSIUM - A Life Worth Hearing Symposium More Information
Fourth annual A Life Worth Hearing Symposium on Ear and Hearing Research. The keynote speaker will be James Hall. Jay is one of the world’s most well known audiologists. Many know him through his popular audiology textbooks. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His was one of the 34 founders of the American Academy of Audiology, and in 2012 received Distinguished Achievement Award from the Academy. His clinical and research interests include electrophysiology, tinnitus/ hyperacusis and auditory processing disorders. Jay's address will be titled The Future of Audiology. Other keynotes will be from Prof Romola Bucks, UWA, Prof Leon Straker, Curtin University, Prof Fred Chen, Lions Eye Institute, and Heather McLaren, Telehealth Unit, Western Australia Country Health Service. These and other speakers will address various current topics in ear and hearing research, including cognition, epidemiology, audiology, tissue engineering, and telehealth. Registration fees apply, with special rates for researchers and students.

 July 2014
Tuesday 01
9:00 - COURSE - R Basics : A Statistics Short Course Website | More Information
R is a free and extremely powerful language and software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. The course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. The course will include: Introduction to R: How to install R on your computer; basic R commands, how to use and understand the R help pages. Data: Reading in data and data manipulation; summarising data; basic statistical analysis and fitting linear models. Graphics and output: Basic plotting commands and how to customise your plots; how to export your plots and output in a user-friendly format. Functions: Writing simple functions and flow control structures.
Tuesday 08
9:00 - COURSE - ANOVA, Linear Regression and Logistic Regression : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with knowledge of basic statistics who want to learn more about regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA).

This course covers techniques that can be used to analyse data with continuous and categorical variables. The course will begin with simple linear regression and then proceed with approaches that can be used with more than two variables such as multiple regression. ANOVA with interactions and blocking will also be covered. The course will end with techniques that address the analysis of binary or ordinal variables.

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