Melbourne Medical School General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre 


WISE Stand Up for Mental Health Celebrate with the CORE Study using the power of comedy to understand recovery and mental illness

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Date: 3 Nov 2014

Time: Doors open 6.30pm
show commences 7pm

Venue: Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Pde, Parkville


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Short courses offered by
General Practice and Primary Health Care

We are offering short courses that may be of interest to the primary care community. These provide an introduction to, and training in, various aspects of research and evaluation. Topics covered include introduction to research methods in primary care, primary care research ethics, quantitative and qualitative data collection, data management and analysis.

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2014 Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme
Successful applicants for:
  • Continuing Professional Development - awarded up to a value of $1,500
  • Postgraduate Scholarship - awarded up to a maximum of $30,000.
Application closes on 15 September 2014.

The scholarships could contribute towards completion of a single subject study via the Community Access Program (CAP) or Certifcate/Dipolma course offered by our departments.

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Immunisation and Travel Health Brochure NEW Immunisation and Travel Health Subject

Are you interested in becoming an independent nurse immuniser?

We are now taking applications for the subject Immunisation and Travel Health. Immunisation and Travel Health provides comprehensive training in this specialist area and offers nurses invaluable insights into best practice. For more information

Apply now for Postgraduate Certificate/
Diploma in Primary Care Nursing

Applications are open for Semester 2, 2014

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A/Prof Meredith Temple-Smith was interviewed by media student Bianca Mureddu of The News Room, Macleay College, on Ad laws blamed for "designer vaginas". (The News Room | 23 Oct)

A/Prof Meredith Temple-Smith and Dr Magdalena Simonis were interviewed by Amanda Davey of 6 minutes of interesting stuff for doctors today, on Demand for labiaplasty at all-time high. (6minutes | 10 Oct)

Dr Amy Litras presented her study "Can we do it in Bunnings? Sexual health promotion and STI screening for adolescent males" at the Australasian Sexual Health Conference in Sydney (9-11 October). The press release for the conference was featured in The Australian (9 Oct) and The Daily Telegraph (9 Oct).

Dr Amy Litras was interviewed by Channel 10 Adelaide about the use of the internet for self-diagnosis. (Channel 10, Adelaide | 9 Oct).

Dr Amy Litras was interviewed by Radio ABC Adelaide on "Where are young men getting their sexual health information?" (Radio ABC, Adelaide | 8 Oct).

Dr Amy Litras was interviewed by Brad Crouch of The Advertiser, Adelaide on Dr Google, porn and mates - where young men get their sex health advice. (The Advertiser, Adelaide | 3 Oct)

Congratulations to Prof Kesley Hegarty who received Second Prize for her video "Can family doctors help abused women: Lessons from the WEAVE project" entered in the inaugural Global Women's Institute's and Sexual Violence Research Initiative's 5-Minute GBV Science Fair.


A/Prof Meredith Temple-Smith interviewed for an article in The Australian on "Risky sex blamed on apathy and ignorance" (The Australian - 16 June 2014) A lack of knowledge about contraception and sexually transmissible infections, apathy toward sexual health matters and immaturity in decision-making is placing young men and their partners at greater risk of disease and unplanned parenthood. By Rachel Baxendale. Read more


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