Events Calendar 2008
Dean's public lecture series
Breakfast seminar series
To be delivered by
7 August 2008
Using practical examples, the Minister for Health, the Hon Daniel Andrews MP, will present on the challenges facing Victoria's healthcare system, and the State Government's agenda for sustainable health reform.
In planning for the future, Victoria will need to build on recognised strengths while maintaining reform momentum. Input and collective problem solving through co-operative federalism and engagement with the sector will be required to meet our health care challenges.
Daniel Andrews is the Minister for Health in the Brumby Labor Government. He has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since November 2002, representing the electorate of Mulgrave.
In the second term of the Bracks Government (2002-2006), he served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Health. He became the Minister for Gaming, Minister for Consumer Affairs and Minister Assisting the Premier on Multicultural Affairs following the re-election of the Labor Government for a third term on 25 November 2006, and became the Minister for Health following John Brumby's appointment as Premier of Victoria.
Minister Andrews was educated at Galen College, Wangaratta and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996 from Monash University.
Thursday 7 August, 2008
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 9905 5971
Admission is Free
Integrate or perish: building better links between universities and health care facilities to improve health outcomes
25 June 2008
Australian medical researchers consistently make global headlines. Yet our national research strengths do not necessarily connect with the delivery of innovative and high-quality health care, or with the development of internationally-renowned teaching hospitals.
Dean of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Professor Steve Wesselingh, outlined the complex reasons behind this disjunction in this Breakfast Seminar, touching upon the separate funding models for health and higher education. Drawing on his experience as educator, clinician and researcher, Professor Wesselingh argued the case for forging stronger links between teaching hospitals and medical schools to deliver outstanding medical care and world-class innovation.
Professor Steve Wesselingh spoke on the 25 June. Click here to listen to the lecture
The issue of patient safety dominates discussions about healthcare today. A critical part of healthcare involves decision making. Yet despite a highly-evolved medical system, this factor receives relatively little attention.
In this first Dean's Lecture for 2008, Professor Pat Croskerry discussed the current status of clinical decision making in medicine, focusing on cognitive and emotion-based errors that still flow through to mistakes in diagnosis. He presented a new universal model of decision making that applies to medicine, but which can also be used for making decisions in everyday life.
In 2002, Professor Croskerry implemented the first undergraduate course on medical error in Canada at Dalhousie University. He is prolifically published and has given over 200 presentations on medical safety in the last ten years. He is the senior author of a new book on Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine.
Professor Croskerry spoke at Monash on 17 April. Watch this lecture (Flash video).