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Applied Epidemiology (Master of Philosophy)




Goddard, Laura

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From 18 February 2019 to 26 February 2021 I undertook the Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) and Northern Territory Primary Health Network. Menzies is a research institute with a focus on improving Indigenous health and advancing global and tropical health. Primary Health Networks are non-government organisations that aim to improve the coordination of the primary health system, support the health workforce and introduce new health programs and services in line with community priorities. This thesis details the competencies undertaken during the MAE. The main projects that I completed are an evaluation of a novel antimicrobial surveillance system in northern Australia, an outbreak investigation of Clostridium perfringens among first responders to the Victorian Bushfires, a data analysis of potentially preventable hospitalisations (PPH) caused by cellulitis, and a sensitivity analysis of the Commonwealth's Health Care Homes (HCH) algorithm. Other competencies described in this thesis include a manuscript on the sensitivity analysis, presentations given, a low-literacy fact sheet, and peer-to-peer teaching materials. These competencies fulfil the core requirements of the MAE program.






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