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Education

Metro South Health offers a range of research education, training and information sessions.

CHR 30 minute research-focussed info sessions

The Centres for Health Research (CHR) presents a regular series of 30 minute seminars on a variety of research topics designed to broaden the individual’s understanding of the processes underpinning the conduct of research within Metro South Health. Clinicians, researchers and clinical trial coordinators are welcome to attend. No RSVP required.  We look forward to seeing you at these brief but informative sessions, held in either seminar rooms 2004 or 2003 of the Translational Research Institute (TRI).

Upcoming seminar dates

View the TRI events listing.

Previous seminars

View previous seminars such as:

  • What types of consent and when?
  • GCP essentials
  • Post-approval responsibilities
  • The governance process
  • Developing and leading an effective research team
  • Metro South Health Research Support Scheme
  • PowerTrials, a researchers toolkit
  • Clinical Research Facility update
  • The Cancer Collaborative Biobank: Key emerging research infrastructure

Ethics and research governance - drop-in sessions

The Metro South Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and Research Governance Offices offer a monthly ‘Drop-in session’ to provide tailored guidance on the ethical clearance and research governance authorisation processes.  These sessions are an opportunity for both novice and seasoned researchers to discuss specific elements of their research project.

View a list of 2018 drop-in sessions (PDF, 186.62 KB)

Metro South Health Biostatistics Service

The Metro South Health Biostatistics Service offers a range of one on one services to Metro South Health clinicians and researchers on a range of topics including:

  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Survival Analysis
  • Analysing Categorical Outcome Variables
  • Tests for Multiple Measurement Variables
  • Statistical Inference - Tests for Categorical and Continuous Variables
  • Descriptive Statistics and Presentation of Data
  • Sample Size and Power Calculations
  • Designing Studies and Surveys

A resident biostatistician is available for consultations four mornings a week (Tuesday to Friday) and one afternoon a week (Thursday), and can provide advice on:

  • Experimental design
  • Data mining
  • Data presentation
  • Statistical analysis
  • Data integration

The provider for this service is the Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB), University of Queensland. Bookings and enquiries can be made directly on QFAB’s website and the biostatistician can be contacted via email pahbiostats@qfab.org.

In addition, the service holds a biostatistics seminar series twice annually. See below for more information.

This service is funded by the Metro South Health Study, Education and Research Trust Account (SERTA).

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training is offered through a variety of external providers:

When completing available online courses it is important to register online and complete the course in its entirety.

It is also recommended that researchers access the GCP in Australia guidelines and tools to provide further guidance and assistance.

PowerTrials Training

PowerTrials training is offered through LEAPOnline – please view the PTF2 Metro South Health PowerTrials WBT eLearning Module using the username and password provided.

PowerTrials Quick Reference Guides are also available through Metro South Digital.

Last updated 25 May 2018
Last reviewed 18 May 2018

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