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 (SJGHC) 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 contribute to clinical excellence and facilitate the St John of God Health Care (SJGHC) Strategy 2020-2022: “to be the best performing healthcare provider in Australia by 2025.”

The theme of our 2020 Research and Ethics Education Program will be Health Equity Research: Meeting the needs of a diverse community. In our community there can be persons with unique needs who are underserved in health care, who are vulnerable and/or disadvantaged by various social determinants of health, and/or are underrepresented in research studies. From a health equity perspective, research that involves or is about vulnerable persons can reduce disparities for these groups and lead to better and more inclusive models of health care and services which meet the needs of and improve the outcomes of a diverse community.

  • 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.

2020 program

  •  17 Feb 2020, 12.00pm to 1.00pm, St John of God Subiaco Hospital with Webex - (SIQ) A multicenter survey of the sources of health information used by surrogate decision makers of patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit: Qualitative Study presented by Dr Alex Das, RMO
  • 26 March 2020, 12.00pm to 1.00pm, St John of God Murdoch Hospital - Battle Field (Ear) Acupuncture to treat abdominal pain, limb trauma and low back pain in the emergency department – a pilot study presented by Prof Andrew Jan, Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine, St John of God Murdoch Hospital.
  • 14 April 2020, 12.00pm to 1.00pm, St John of Mt Lawley Hospital - Smart Homes for disability clients presented by Ms Nicole Jahn, Director Projects & Technology, St John of God Health Care.
  • 18 May 2020, 11.30am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 2.00pm (repeat), St John of God Midland Public and Private hospitals - An Analysis of Attitudes, Societal Influence, Perceived Behaviours and Barriers Experienced by Providers who Administer Immunisation Services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in the Perth Metropolitan Area presented by Ms Rebecca Carman, Coordinator Trauma Services, SCGH.
  • 16 June 2020, 12.00pm to 1.30pm, St John of God Subiaco Hospital with Webex - (SIQ) A multicenter survey of the sources of health information used by surrogate decision makers of patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit: Qualitative Study presented by Dr Alex Das, RMO.
  • 21 July 2020, 12.00pm to 1.00pm, St John of God Midland Public and Private hospitals - Healing Right Way: Enhancing rehabilitation services for Aboriginal Australians after brain injury presented by Prof Beth Armstrong, School of Medical & Health Sciences, ECU.
  • 20 August 2020, 12.00pm to 1.30pm, St John of God Subiaco Hospital with Webex - Exploring the experience of LSVT Big® for people with Parkinsons and the influence on their occupations. A qualitative study, Efficacy of the LSVT Big program for people with Parkinson's disease and Speech intelligibility and naturalness following LSVT LOUD® intervention in the Parkinson’s population presented by Ms Louise Slater & team, Occupational Health Manager, St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital.
  • 24 September 2020, 12.00pm to 1.30pm, St John of God Subiaco Hospital - Collaborative research into rare cancers and Cancer Care in the private sector presented by Dr Joanne Youd, Project Manager, Clinical Trials Development, St John of God Subiaco Hospital and Mr Dino Cercarelli, Research Operations Manager, St John of God Subiaco Hospital.
  • 21 October 2020, 7.30am breakfast, 8.00am presentation, St John of God Murdoch Hospital - GCP Refresher – Latest Updates presented by Ms Qatan Sagaale, Clinical Research Governance Coordinator, Telethon Kids Institute.
  • 4 November 2020, 12.00pm to 1.00pm, St John of God Murdoch Hospital with Webex - Goals of Patient Care documentation: a point-prevalence study at St John of God Murdoch and Bunbury hospitals presented by Professor Leanne Monterosso, Chair of Nursing, St John of God Murdoch Hospital / University of Notre Dame Australia,Dr Sarah Dunlop
    Clinical Senior Lecturer UWA. Palliative Care Specialist St John of God Bunbury Hospital
  • 1 December 2020, 11.00am to 12.00pm, St John of God Subiaco Hospital with Webex - Trends in culturally and linguistically diverse clients' access and outcomes to perinatal mental health services - A prospective study and Engaging Dads - A qualitative study of consumer experience for male clients accessing a community perinatal and infant mental health service presented by Dr Zara Zia, Clinical Lead Psychiatrist, St John of God Raphael Services Berwick and Ms Trisha D’Lima, Psychologist, St John of God Raphael Services Berwick.

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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