Tools for Researchers

Social Isolation and Social Prescribing Webinar Series

A series of online forums focusing on social isolation and social prescribing are being co-hosted by Australian Disease Management Association (ADMA), Bolton Clarke Research Institute, Melbourne Academic Centre for Health, MSPGH, Monash Partners, and the Western Alliance.

  • Register for Webinar 1 Thursday 29th October 2020 at 12pm-1pm by clicking here

  • Register for Webinar 2 Thursday 26th November 2020 12pm-1pm by clicking here

  • Register for Webinar 3 Thursday 18th February 2021 12pm-1pm by clicking here

Melbourne Learn- Genomics Hub Learn-genomics provides free educational resources on genetic and genomic testing for health professionals, including resources that can support consultations with patients and can inform consent. Learn-genomics has been developed by Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance, a collaboration of 10 leading organisations including The University of Melbourne. Consumer Engagement Toolkit Real-life examples of consumer engagement and associated resources for all to use developed by the VCCC. Templates can be downloaded, branded and customised for your own purpose (links to the VCCC website). Investigator-Initiated Trials Toolkit A suite of resources to support researchers conducting investigator-initiated trials developed by the MACH with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (links to the VCCC website). MACH Research Collaboration Agreement An agreement for individual research projects (non-commercial) involving two or more MACH Group parties that have no particular lead or coordinating party in respect of any research collaboration for which it is used. Teletrials Toolkit Adaptable resources developed by the VCCC providing guidance assist with implementing legislation, regulations and guidelines for conducting clinical research through teletrials (links to the VCCC website).
MACH Clinical and Research Dataset Catalogue The MACH dataset catalogue hosts over a hundred datasets, held by 10 institutions, most of which are unknown outside their host institution. MACH aims to support collaboration on data-driven healthcare improvement by enabling the discovery of existing datasets.

Tools for Consumers

Safe Exercise at Home A resource for consumers and health professionals developed by physiotherapists from around Australia with clinical and academic expertise in exercise and other forms of physical activity for older people and people with mobility limitations.


December 2020 Report: AHRA Primary Care Data and Linkage
Australian dataset identification & capacity building
MACH Care of the Ageing: Ageing and Aged Care Research Review The Lancet: Letter - Consider pregnancy in COVID-19 therapeutic drug and vaccine trials 13 May 2020, Prof Susan Walker, Chair MACH Women's and Newborn Health Committee MJA: General practice research: an investment to improve the health of all Australians 27 April 2020, Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, MACH Primary Care Committee member InSight+: Video consultations in the aftermath of natural disasters 27 January 2020, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AC and Prof Lena Senci, Co-chairs MACH Primary Care Committee Health Service CEO research and translation priorities 2020 February 2020, Dr Leanne Saxon, A/Prof Kim Dalziel, Prof Dave Story

Educational Resources

COVID-19 University of Melbourne - COVID-19: Global Health Perspectives This online course aims to explore the global COVID-19 pandemic responses and how countries can prepare for future pandemics with the University of Melbourne and Nossal Institute's free course. University of Melbourne - Clinical Ethics and COVID-19 This online course aims to provide structured ways of navigating the clinical ethics challenges generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. It incorporates short discussions of key ethical issues and concepts, with practical ethics tools for decision-making. University of Melbourne - Critical Care Essentials for Nurses This online short course has been specifically designed as a rapid upskill program to support registered nurses (RNs) caring for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. University of Melbourne - COVID-19 Lung Ultrasound (free) Designed for all medical, nursing and paramedical staff involved in assessing the lungs as part of clinical care. University of Melbourne - Communicating COVID-19: Preparing clinicians to tackle challenging questions (free) Provides the health workforce with evidence-based information and language to confidently address questions surrounding COVID-19 from patients, colleagues and the general public. OTHER COURSES MACH Teach - Clinical Supervision Online An evidence-based online program for the time-poor clinicians developed by the EXCITE team at the University of Melbourne. Staff from MACH-affiliated institutions can access the course for the reduced fee of $150. Click link above for further details. University of Melbourne - Health Informatics and Digital Health Online Courses
A range of fully online postgraduate level courses running between July to December 2020.


March 2021


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