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 2018 Research and Ethics Education Program is Translation of Study Results: what are the enablers of translation & how can we overcome any obstacles to translation.

  • Held: monthly on Wednesdays from either 12.00pm to 1.00pm or 1.00pm to 2.00pm
  • Location: Level 3 Conference Centre Auditorium, St John of God Subiaco Hospital, 12 Salvado Road, Subiaco
  • 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

2018 program

  • 11 July 2018 12.00pm to 1.00pm - Translational Research in Colorectal Cancer. Presented by Dr Melanie McCoy (Research Fellow, St John of God Subiaco Hospital).
  • 1 August 2018 1.00pm to 2.00pm- The disclosure of clinical trial information – legal trips and traps. Presented by Ms Annika Andrews and Ms Clancy Jarvis (St John of God Senior Legal Counsels).
  • 5 September 2018 1.00pm to 2.00pm - Biostatistical considerations in study design toward achieving successful translation of study results. Presented by Dr Paola Chivers (Research Biostatistician, Notre Dame University).
  • 17 October 2018 1.00pm to 2.00pm - Goals of Care Study: Lessons learnt in successful research translation. Presented by Dr Derek Eng (Palliative Care Physician), Dr David Morgan (Intensivist) and Ms Maria Beilin (Research Officer).
  • 14 November 2018 1.00pm to 2.00pm - Improving post-operative nutrition education outcomes of Colorectal Surgery Patients: closing the loop. Presented by Ms Charlene Grosse (Manager Allied Health, St John of God Subiaco Hospital) and Dr Roslyn Giglia (NHMRC TRIP Research Fellow).
  • 12 December 2018 1.00pm to 2.00pm - Bowel Management Post Major Joint Arthroplasty: an RCT to test two new bowel regimens. Presented by Dr Gail Ross-Adjie (Nurse Researcher, St John of God Murdoch 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: WAHTN RETP are currently revising the online GCP TransCelerate training course (due to be released in the second half of 2018) that will also incorporate specific St John of God Health Care governance modules for those researchers who are in particular intending to conduct research within St John of God Health Care.

More information

Tel: (08) 9382 6940

Online enquiries