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Annual Report 2003/2004 Menzies School of Health Research



Annual Report 2003/2004 Menzies School of Health Research

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Menzies School of Health Research 2003 Annual Report | Education & Training Division | 21 Awarded a further $210,000 to support innovation and flexible delivery of the Public Health Coursework program in 200405 from Public Health Education & Research Program Innovations. Funding from this source to MSHR covering the period 200105 now stands at $1.79 million. Ms Annie Villeseche was awarded MSHR Val Asche Prize for academic excellence in 2003. Conducted induction session for new research students. This annual session provides new students with relevant institutional information and introduces key MSHR staff. Finalised Memoranda of Understanding with University of Queensland, Centre for Remote Health and Flinders University to address key financial arrangements and academic processes, including coursework teaching and research activities. A similar agreement is being finalised with Charles Darwin University. Involvement in a collaboration with the University of Melbourne, Queensland University of Technology and Flinders University to develop an appropriate methodology for evaluating the Population Health Education & Research Program (PHERP). In providing a feedback mechanism to the Commonwealth Government, this project considers the impact of ANAPHI as a larger network, comprising many diverse institutions and individual academics and researchers. It will also contribute to informing the next review of PHERP as well as providing a useful tool for advocacy. Continued use of online facilities, with the coursework program offering seven units online through the Charles Darwin University Learnline (Blackboard) system. All units will be enhanced by online teaching in 2004. Four course units were re-written for delivery in 2003. Developed a database to record student evaluations of units and short courses. This allows evaluation forms to be scanned into the database, ensuring easy access to records and the production of reports with summarised student comments. Such reports are invaluable to the planning of education activities. Offered a series of three data management workshops to research students for professional development. Commenced negotiations with Charles Darwin University for access to the student record system Callista. Introduction of the system in 2004 will allow MSHR to fully manage the admissions and enrolment processes for coursework students. Initiated changes to education timetables and course structures as a result of formalised links between MSHR and Charles Darwin University. MSHR 2003 Research & Education Report provides detail on all research projects and is available online at www.menzies.edu.au Key achievements ABOVE: Students participate in tutorial sessions during residential week, as part of the Public Health Coursework program. Sixty-five students were enrolled in the program in 2003 (photo courtesy of Education & Training Division, MSHR).