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Four Workshops


Red workshops are Open, Blue workshops are Closed or Pending


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1. How people think


We now realise that feelings, physical sensations, thinking, and new ideas, are profoundly interlinked.

Cognitive neuroscience has emerged from a fusion of cognitive psychology, neural imaging, and emotion research.  'Brain man' has taken over from 'computer man'.

This day long workshop explores the lessons, the implications for how we see ourselves, and how we may be able to use this knowledge to make better decisions. 


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2. Measuring patient-reported health outcomes

Quality of life and patient satisfaction

This workshop targets the skills needed to assess health state as perceived by the client.  Participants learn to evaluate and select tests suitable for their program or patients


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3. How to Form a Valid Questionnaire

This hands-on workshop will equip participants with the ability to form valid questionnaires for use in their own workplace.

Well designed questionnaires are very important in health and human services, but are not well understood.

Validity is determined by three factors:

  1. the precise nature of the issues that the researcher aims to assess with the questionnaire;
  2. the exact population to which the questionnaire is to be applied;
  3. the accuracy with which the questionnaire (and the method of scoring) assesses the issues for the intended population.

Creating valid questionnaires is not difficult, as long as certain basic steps are followed. This workshop aims to provide this information.

Participants are encouraged to bring current questionnaires to be developed or improved during the workshop.

'No amount of statistical manipulation after the fact can compensate for poorly chosen questions; those that are badly worded, ambiguous, irrelevant, or even worse not present' (Streiner and Norman, 1995).


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4. How to Evaluate a Healthcare or Human Services Program

How to evaluate or develop a service program in the era of evidence-based medicine & person-centred care

With the rise of evidence-based programs and client-centred care there has been a systematic change in the way that programs are developed and assessed in health, human services, & aged care.

This workshop examines these changes and identifies how programs and services are best evaluated or developed.

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