Education and training

Education and training

Following the McKeon Report 2013 “Strategic Review of health and Medical Research”, there has been a concerted effort to align Australian guidelines and laws governing human research studies with international best practice.

There has been a number of initiatives aimed at achieving a fully integrated health and medical research sector in Australia where research findings can be translated in a timely manner into improvements in healthcare.

 St John of God Health Care is committed to supporting research and ethics education and training as a means of fostering ethical research and high quality research with knowledge translation.

Research and Ethics Education Program

The St John of God Health Care Group Research and Ethics Education Program aims to support the professional development of researchers and research personnel and to foster a culture of research ethics, so as to facilitate the St John of God Health Care 2015-2019 Strategic Priority #1: “to be a recognised leader in the Australian health sector for provision of high quality health care” through “greatly increasing our education and research endeavours.”

The theme of our 2019 Research and Ethics Education Program is Data and Information: Optimal Use in Health Care Research. What are the data and information opportunities, enablers and challenges to overcome in research, so as to accelerate innovation, enhance translation of research results and facilitate quality improvement within healthcare..

  • Locations:
  • Who can attend: all internal and external researchers, research personnel and others collaborating with St John of God Health Care in the conduct and/or review of research are welcome to attend.
  • Cost: free
  • Registrations and enquiries: for more information or to register for catering purposes, please contact Gorette De Jesus, Executive Officer, St John of God Health Care Ethics Committee at ethics@sjog.org.au or phone (08) 9382 6940.

2019 program

  • 6 June 2019, 1.30pm to 2.30pm, St John of God Subiaco Hospital - Understanding outcomes important to patients – benefits for quality improvement and challenges in implementation presented by Prof Christobel Saunders, Breast Surgeon, St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Dr Niloufer Johansen, Research Fellow, St John of God Subiaco Hospital and Ms Lesley Millar, Research Program Manager, CIC Cancer Project, UWA.
  • 3 July 2019, 12.00pm to 1.00pm, St John of God Midland Hospitals - What a data-full world: options for research at SJG Midland with a focus on collaborative, multicenter clinical trials presented by Dr Edward Fysh, Intensivist, St John of God Midland Public & Private Hospitals.
  • 15 August 2019 12.00pm to 1.00pm, St John of God Murdoch Hospital - Gaining access to Medicare and PBS data for research purposes: a series of flaming hoops presented by Dr Gail Ross-Adjie, Nurse Researcher, St John of God Murdoch Hospital.
  • 16 September 2019, 12.00pm to 1.00pm, St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital - Data and Information in Health Care Research: a Consumer Perspective presented by Team from Consumer & Community Health Research Network (WA).
  • 17 October 2019, 12.00pm to 1.00pm, St John of God Murdoch Hospital - Cardiac arrest survival: monitoring trends using clinical registry data presented by Dr Paul Bailey, Director of Emergency Medicine, St John of God Murdoch Hospital.
  • 12 November 2019, 12.00pm to 1.30pm, St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital - Allied Health Research Show Case presented by Ms Charlene Grosse, Manager Allied Health, St John of God Subiaco Hospital and Dr Joanna Scheepers, Specialist Podiatrist, St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals.
  • 3 December 2019, 12.00pm to 1.00pm, St John of God Subiaco Hospital - TRACEBACK Project presented by Dr Paul Cohen, Consultant Gynaecologist, St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

Good Clinical Research Practice TransCelerate Training

The Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) is a statewide consortium of major hospitals, medical research institutes and five universities, formed to capitalise on existing resources and expertise and the substantial state investment in new state-of-the-art facilities to translate research into better health for Western Australians.

This investment is inclusive of the provision of education and training in research and research ethics.

As a collaborating partner in WAHTN, St John of God Health Care health practitioners of all levels of experience and any clinical background, are able to access on a complimentary basis, the various online courses.

These courses cover a range of relevant and contemporary topics relating to research, and includes a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) TransCelerate credentialed course available through the WAHTN Research Education and Training Program (RETP).

The online GCP TransCelerate training provides participants with the necessary risk management strategies to undertake their research roles safely and ethically in accordance with the ethical principles and applicable regulatory requirements that govern research.

Participants in the training receive a three year Transcelerate credentialed certificate in GCP on completion.

Note: For information on the St John of God Health Care specific research governance processes (i.e. how to obtain St John of God Health Care Participating Site Operational Approval (PSOA) of research and how to make research submissions to the St John of God Health Care HREC please refer to the St John of God Health Care Research Handbook and contact the St John of God Health Care Ethics Office on (08) 9382 6940 for further guidance.

More information

Tel: (08) 9382 6940
Email: ethics@sjog.org.au

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