Field Trips

A range of field trips will be held on Friday 7 April 2017 between 1pm and 4pm. Times will vary depending on the field trip and the length of the activity.

Space is limited for each trip as noted below. An AUD25 fee will apply per person to attend each field trip and bookings can be made via the online registration form.

 

Field Trip 1 - School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine has expertise in large epidemiological studies, multicentre clinical trials, clinical registries, and evidence synthesis. This field trip will provide a showcase of world leading research in which the SPHPM is involved.

For further information, see: www.med.monash.edu.au/sphpm/

Limited to: 50 people


Field Trip 2 - Deakin University

This field trip is hosted by the WHO Collaborating Centre on Obesity Prevention which creates, shares and distributes knowledge in partnership with the community to promote obesity prevention and other non communicable disease (NCD) prevention. The Unit is multi-dimensional and centres around the following key themes: Monitoring of Non Communicable Diseases, Interventions with Communities, Food Systems and Policy Analysis and Systems Thinking for Non Communicable Disease Prevention.

For further information see: https://www.deakin.edu.au/research/cphr/our-research/who-collaborating-centre-obesity-prevention

Limited to: 40 people


Field Trip 3 - Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

This field trip will showcase research that uses advanced methods in epidemiology, biostatistics, health humanities and social sciences, and some of their findings that seek to influence global public health policy.

For further information, see: http://mspgh.unimelb.edu.au/#research

Limited to: 40 people


Field Trip 4 - The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) is a paediatric medical research institute in Melbourne, Australia, affiliated with the Royal Children's Hospital and the University of Melbourne. MCRI is the largest child health research institute in Australia, with 1500 researchers.

For further information, see: https://www.mcri.edu.au/about

Limited to: 35 people


Field Trip 5 - Monash Partners/Monash Health

Monash Partners is an innovative Australian health industry, research and educational collaboration.

For further information see: https://www.monashpartners.org.au

Limited to: 20 people


Field Trip 6 – MUARC

The Monash University Accident Research Centre was established in 1987 and is Australia's largest and most respected transport safety research centre. Our research, consultancy and training include safety across all modes of transport.

For further information, see: http://www.monash.edu/muarc/research/research-areas/transport-safety

Limited to: 40 people


Field Trip 7 - Women's Health Victoria

Women's Health Victoria is a not-for-profit women's service which undertakes strategic health promotion and advocacy work to improve health outcomes for women, as well as a number of direct services.

For further information see: http://whv.org.au/what-we-do

Limited to: 30 people


Field Trip 8 – CoHealth

Cohealth is an innovative, not-for-profit community health organisation that provides vital local health and support services including medical, dental, allied health, mental health, aged care and counselling, and many specialist health services across Melbourne’s CBD, northern and western suburbs.

The people who use cohealth services often face significant health disadvantages, have ongoing and complex health and support needs, and are frequently at risk of falling through gaps in health services and funding systems.

For further information, see: www.cohealth.org.au/about/

Limited to: 15 people


Field Trip 9 – Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)

VACCHO is the peak body for the health and wellbeing of Victorian Aboriginal people. VACCHO is at heart and by constitution an Aboriginal community organisation. Our Aboriginality is intrinsic to our identity, essential to our communities and part of our world. Aboriginal culture is ancient and contemporary, dynamic, strong, vulnerable and valuable. On this Field Trip, registrants will learn how Members’ cultural identities are an important source of strength and informs our ways of working and our integrity.

For further information, see: www.vaccho.org.au

Limited to: 20 people


Field Trip 10 - Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health

MCWH is led by and for women from immigrant and refugee backgrounds. The Centre is committed to advancing the health and wellbeing of immigrant and refugee women, through leadership, education and advocacy.

For further information, see: www.mcwh.com.au/index.php

Limited to: 18 people


Field Trip 11 – Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity is a joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, combining research, teaching, public health and reference laboratory services, diagnostic services and clinical care in infection and immunity. During this field trip, delegates will meet a number of our experts tackling major public health concerns such as antimicrobial resistance and influenza, and tour our facilities including Australia’s only biosafety level four laboratory.

Limited to: 40 people

Field Trip 12 – Cancer Council Victoria

The field trip is hosted by Cancer Council Victoria, which has an international reputation for innovative work in cancer prevention, advocacy, research and support. Cancer Council Victoria is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for UV Radiation. This visit will showcase work by SunSmart Victoria and Quit Victoria.

For further information, see: http://www.cancervic.org.au/preventing-cancer

Limited to: 40 people


Field Trip 13 - Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network

In the last 7 years, environmental sustainability has become increasingly embedded within the structure of Western Health through high-level support and organisational governance. More importantly, our team approach has enabled us to achieve real environmental outcomes. Western Health increased its diversion of waste from landfill from close to 0% to 38% and completed many projects under the banner of environmental sustainability (energy, water, greening). This tour will offer you a snapshot of environmental sustainability in action as we walk and talk through Western Health’s environmental program. Some key themes are:

  • Environmental Governance
  • Environmental Research
  • Recycling Programs
  • Staff Education
  • Calendar of Staff Engagement Events
  • Communication Channels
  • Local Sustainability Action Plans in Departmental and Clinical areas
  • Environment Online

Limited to: 15 people