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Annual report 2008, Menzies School of Health Research



Annual report 2008, Menzies School of Health Research

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Menzies School of Health Research annual report 2008; 2008 Menzies School of Health annual report


Menzies School of Health Research


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Through scientifi c excellence, education and research the team at Menzies is discovering ways to reduce the impact of disease and improve the health and well-being of people living in Australia and beyond. -- page 4


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; Charles Darwin University; Discovery for a healthy tomorrow

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Who we are and what we do page 4 -- Where and how we work page 5 -- Menzies Strategic Plan page 6 -- Vision page 7 -- Values page 7 -- Goals page 7 -- The Year at a Glance page 8 -- Financial and Corporate Overview page 12 -- A Message from the Chair page 14 -- A Message from the Director page 16 -- A Message from the Indigenous Development Unit page 18 -- Child Health Division page 21 -- Healing and Resilience Division page 27 -- International Health Division page 33 -- Preventable Chronic Diseases Division page 39 -- Services, Systems and Society Division Page 45 -- Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases Division page 51 -- Education and Training Division page 57 -- Corporate Services Division page 63 -- Menzies and the Community page 71 -- Governance page 72 -- Honorary Appointees page 75 -- Research Funding page 76 -- Publications page 84 -- Professional Activities page 92 -- Collaborators page 96 -- page 3




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Menzies School of Health Research annual report; Annual Report




99 pages : colour illustration ; 30 cm.

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The 2008 short course program covered a wide range of issues. There were 15 courses, seven with formal assessment available, with close to 300 participants. The short course program has provided a greater opportunity for Aboriginal Health Workers and other Indigenous health professionals to participate in public health education and get a taste of the material before making a commitment to degree studies. Three Scholarships the Menzies Scholarship, Gurdiminda Indigenous Health Scholarship and the Alan Walker Scholarship, were established for students showing exceptional research promise in their fi elds of study. The Menzies Scholarship was not awarded this year but the recipients of the Gurdiminda and Alan Walker Scholarships were Jaqui Hughes and Tom Snelling respectively. MPH Treatise Scholarships were awarded to Catherine Marshall and Anthony Draper. Skills workshops in 2008 included essay, thesis and scientifi c paper writing, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and presenting at scientifi c meetings. The introduction of fortnightly research seminars for Menzies students gave students the opportunity to present their own work and discuss the process of conducting research with their peers and senior research staff. The Division developed the new professional doctorate program, Doctor of Health, in collaboration with the Graduate School of Health Practice. This is ready for delivery in Semester 1, 2009. It is offered as an alternative to a PhD and designed to attract senior public health professionals in the Northern Territory and beyond. Major collaborators in developing and delivering our education programs have included the Menzies Indigenous Development Unit, the other Menzies research divisions, the Centre for Military and Veterans Health, the General Practice Network NT, AMSANT, James Cook University, Katherine West Heath Board, the Rural Health Education Foundation and Royal Darwin Hospital. COURSEWORK STUDENT STATISTICS 2007 2008 Graduate Diploma in Public Health Master of Public Health Professional Doctorate in Public Health 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 50 Commencing Students Total Students Graduations 59Education and Training Division

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