The aim of this Seminar is to give an overview of non-RCT designs and their application in clinical and epidemiological research, review their advantages and disadvantages and provide examples of research papers using each design of interest (cohort, case-control, cross-sectional, nested study design, surveys). The key differences between RCT and non-RCT designs will be explained.
A journey from work ability in Croatian healthcare professionals to population levels of physical activity, cardio-metabolic outcomes and international research methods educationMenzies Health Insitute Queensland Seminar with Dr Rajna Golubic
Dr Golubic will present some of the findings of the cross-sectional study she co-led in Croatian hospitals focusing on occupational stress, work ability and quality of life among Croatian health care workers. This resulted in a doctoral thesis, several publications and positive changes in the education of nurses in Croatia.
These presentations discuss the 'optimal' care pathways for pregnant women at risk of delivering their baby at extremes of gestational age and the importance of leptin in fetal growth and development.
Cognitive and mental health of Aboriginal Australians - findings from the Koori Growing Old Well studyMenzies Health Institute Queensland Seminar with Professor Brian Draper
The number of older Aboriginal Australians is increasing rapidly. The Koori Growing Old Well Study aimed to determine the prevalence and associations of dementia in 5 NSW urban and regional sites.
All health care systems are facing increasing demands within limited resources. Based on a social values framework, Professor Littlejohns and his team have developed an online interactive decision making audit tool to allow an internal and external audit of how an institution is incorporating values into its decision making.