11 Nov 2022

Getting to the CoRe of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

Figure 1 in the paper: Components of pedagogical content knowledge 
(PCK) for implementing
intercultural competencies (ICC) in global

by Dr Jessica Borger

Digital technology was a catalyst for global learning and fostering cultural understanding. In response to the COVID pandemic in 2020, there was a worldwide pivot of education, government and industry to online communication and the utilisation of diverse digital technologies as alternatives for face-to-face communication.

CCS Graduate symposium winners!

CCS's graduate research students organised and held the 15th annual
symposium. View photo gallery.

The annual Central Clinical School graduate research symposium was very successful, with student wins all round, including the staff-student debate. Congratulations to all participants, and to our winners in all the different segments, and to the organising committee, who did a wonderful job.

View photo gallery.

See all our winners below.

Engaging consumers for grant success: 30 November CCS CaRE webinar

CCS CaRE is holding a webinar on engaging consumers for grant success:
Register here
As part of the Community and Researcher Engagement (CaRE) program's aim to enhance the capacity of CCS staff and students to engage with consumers in their  work, a selection of speakers have been invited to give panel discussion webinar to discuss their experiences of consumer  involvement in grant writing and grant reviewing panels. Register here

Funding agencies are increasingly requesting researchers to provide detail on how consumers have been involved in the  preparation of grant applications and how they will be involved in proposed projects.  

Tyranny of distance drives STI surge

Distance is a deterrent to seeking help for STIs: study
Patients who need to travel greater distances for sexual health support often leave worrying symptoms unchecked, according to new research from Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. 

Sexual health epidemiologist Associate Professor Eric Chow said the recent study of more than 7,000 patients revealed that distance rather than socioeconomic status was the main contributing factor behind delayed presentation to a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) service. 

7 Nov 2022

Changing treatment can help MS patients: study

The MSBase Foundation allows global
monitoring of outcomes for people with MS

Monash University researchers have used the world’s largest multiple sclerosis (MS) registry, MSBase, to provide evidence that will help those with MS take the best medicine for them.

People with MS often need to switch drugs to fully control their disease. These switch decisions are complex because until now there has been no good evidence to choose one new drug over another.
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