MPSGH Special Seminar: 25th August 2017 – Breast Cancer Risk Assessment: what we can learn from our environment and our kids

12.30-1.30pm, Friday 25th August 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Mary Terry, Professor Epidemiology (In Environmental Health Sciences), Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA

In this presentation, Professor Terry will cover:

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MPSGH Seminar: 23rd August 2017 – When doctors and parents disagree: ethics and children’s healthcare

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 23rd August 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presented by Dr Rosalind McDougall, Health Humanities and Social Science Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health; and Centre for Children’s Bioethics, Royal Children’s Hospital

The recent case of baby Charlie Gard has highlighted the complex ethical issues when doctors and parents disagree.  This seminar will discuss the findings of a research project investigating conflicts between doctors and parents about children’s Continue reading

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CMH Seminar: 10th August 2017 – Mental Health in Japan

1:00pm-2.00pm, Thurs 10th August 2017
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Miho Kaneko, fourth year medical student at Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan.

Japan has a high suicide rate compared to other developed countries. The suicide rate has fallen recently, but other issues remain such as work-related depression. This seminar discusses mental health data in Japan, introduces policy measures related to mental health in the workplace, and Miho Kaneko’s perspectives on preventative care in Japan.

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MPSGH Teaching Seminar: 16th August 2017 – Teaching and learning laid bare in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 16th August 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presented by A/Professor Rosemary McKenzie (BA, MPH, PhD) and a Student and Alumni Panel including Kate Chalmers (BA), Anne-Marie Bollier (BA), Rujuta Nikam (BDS), and Jeanine Hourani (B Biomed. Hons)

While University teaching can sometimes feel as challenging as a winter sea swim, it also yields the excitement and satisfaction of a determined encounter with icy waves. Like the Dark Mofo swimmers, why else would we do it if we didn’t enjoy it?

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MPSGH Seminar: 9th August 2017 – Lifting the Lid: patient safety in Australian hospitals

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 9th August 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Stephen Duckett, Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute; and
Lucille Danks, Associate, Grattan Institute

Unsafe hospital care is causing an unacceptably high amount of harm to Australian hospital patients. This problem has now been recognised for more than 20 years, but sporadic interventions and the best of intentions have had frustratingly little success in closing the gap between best practice and current outcomes. In this presentation, the presenters will present data about the prevalence of safety issues in Australian hospitals, primarily drawing on routinely collected data. Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 2nd August 2017 – Hospital and Individual Practitioner Level Data Analytics: Are we Entering a New Paradigm for Integrity?

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 2nd August 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Adam Elshaug, HCF Research Foundation Professorial Fellow, Professor of Health Policy and Co-Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy

Internationally movements are underway to increase data analytic capability aimed at the hospital and individual medical practitioner levels with a view to enhancing health care safety, quality and efficiency. So called ‘sunlight clauses’ look to take those analytics to the public so as to inform communities and would-be patients of differentials in outcomes, costs, etc. This presentation Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 19th July 2017 – Freedom of Speech and Freedom to speak up: Whistleblowing in healthcare the UK experience – lessons learnt and lost

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 19th July 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Jean V McHale, Professor of Healthcare Law and Director of the Centre for Health Law Science and Policy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Whistleblowing in the UK National Health Service (NHS) has been a source of major controversy over 4 decades with a string of high profile cases.  Despite the publication of a major public Inquiry report “Freedom to Speak Up” in 2015, Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 12th July 2017 – Like fish but we don’t see the water: challenges and opportunities for enhancing gender literacy

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 12th July 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Ms Fiona McCormack, Chief Executive Officer, Domestic Violence Victoria

How do gender norms impact on social policy, program and service design?  What are the current opportunities to Continue reading

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CHP Seminar: 4th July 2017 – Using DCE Method to Conduct Payment or Report Card Reform

12:30pm-1.30pm, Tues 4th July 2017
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

A/Professor Dave Chen, Health Care Administration, Department of Public Health at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan.

Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE) has become an emerging method in the clinical field to elicit patients’ preferences. However, there is still a lack of research that uses DCE to reform the pay-forperformance (P4P) and public report cards. In this seminar Tsungtai will use self-published articles to present more details about how to employ DCE, including execution and rational tests, to elicit unbiased stakeholders’ preferences to P4P and report card designs.

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CHP PhD Completion seminar: 22nd June 2017 – Modelling Residential Aged Care in Australia: Entry and Exit

12:30pm-1.30pm, Thurs 22nd June 2017
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr. Marijan Jukic, PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Policy

This thesis examines the residential aged care trajectory of older Australians utilising numerous data sources, including: unit record survey data (SDAC), aged care funding instrument (ACFI) and aged care assessment program (ACAP) administrative data.

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