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Davey, Belinda; Elliott, Kristine; Bora, Maria – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
With the increasing number of students enrolled in fully online programs and subjects across different Australian universities, online education has become a popular higher education alternative. The University of Melbourne has responded to this challenge by establishing the "Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education"…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Online Courses
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Çiftci, Serdar – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This study examines the tendencies of studies carried out using text mining methods under the title of "serious game". A query was run for the "serious game" keyword in the Web of Science search engine to acquire the data. The study included publications that were scanned in the SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI and A&HCI indices between…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Games, Educational Research, Bibliometrics
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Gough, Jenny K.; McCallum, Zoe; Bevan, Catherine; Vance, Alasdair – Academic Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: The teaching of child psychiatry in Australian medical schools is under review: the content, the placement of the field within medical curricula, and the appropriate teaching and learning methods are all contested. The authors developed a 1-day program in the 9-week child and adolescent health course conducted in the final two semesters…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Medical Education, Medical Schools, Day Programs
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Ibrahim, Joseph Elias; Davis, Marie-Claire – Educational Gerontology, 2013
Individuals with dementia carry an additional health burden of multiple comorbid conditions. Effectively assessing and treating these comorbid conditions requires the medical specialist to be aware of, understand, and manage the effects of dementia on their clinical subspecialty practice. This ecological study describes the dementia-related…
Descriptors: Specialists, Educational Opportunities, Dementia, Comorbidity
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Bassiri, Mojdeh; Lyons, Zaza; Hood, Sean – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Stigmatisation among mental health professionals can have a significant impact on individuals who work in the area, and on recruitment of people into the mental health workforce. This study aimed to investigate the source, type and impact of positive and negative comments, attitudes and behaviours experienced by psychiatrists and psychiatric…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Workers, Mental Health
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Chur-Hansen, Anna; Koopowitz, Leslie F. – Academic Psychiatry, 2005
OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the introduction of formative feedback into a psychiatry attachment at an Australian university and evaluates students' responses to that initiative. METHOD: Students were provided with formative feedback sessions employing a standardized instrument, also used at the end of the attachment for summative assessment.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation, Psychiatry, Measures (Individuals)
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Jess, Gillian; Torr, Jennifer; Cooper, Sally-Ann; Lennox, Nicholas; Edwards, Nicole; Galea, Jennifer; O'Brien, Gregory – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
Background: Models of service provision and professional training differ between countries. This study aims to investigate a specialist intellectual disabilities model and a generic mental health model, specifically comparing psychiatrists' knowledge and competencies, and service quality and accessibility in meeting the mental health needs of…
Descriptors: Specialists, Psychiatry, Professional Training, Health Services
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McKean, Cristina; Wraith, Darren; Eadie, Patricia; Cook, Fallon; Mensah, Fiona; Reilly, Sheena – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2017
Background: Little is known about the nature, range and prevalence of different subgroups in language trajectories extant in a population from 4 to 11 years. This hinders strategic targeting and design of interventions, particularly targeting those whose difficulties will likely persist. Methods: Children's language abilities from 4 to 11 years…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Child Development, Language Aptitude, Longitudinal Studies
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Newton, Nicola C.; Conrod, Patricia J.; Slade, Tim; Carragher, Natacha; Champion, Katrina E.; Barrett, Emma L.; Kelly, Erin V.; Nair, Natasha K.; Stapinski, Lexine; Teesson, Maree – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2016
Background: This study investigated the long-term effectiveness of Preventure, a selective personality-targeted prevention program, in reducing the uptake of alcohol, harmful use of alcohol, and alcohol-related harms over a 3-year period. Methods: A cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Preventure.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Prevention, Alcohol Abuse, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Van Lieshout, Ryan J.; Schmidt, Louis A.; Robinson, Monique; Niccols, Alison; Boyle, Michael H. – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2013
Recent research suggests that fetal exposure to increased maternal body mass index (BMI) during pregnancy may be associated with psychopathology later in life. When this link first emerges, and if it is due to intrauterine exposures or confounding variables is not known. We therefore assessed associations between maternal pre-pregnancy BMI and:…
Descriptors: Mothers, Infants, Young Children, Pregnancy
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Nyaradi, Anett; Foster, Jonathan K.; Hickling, Siobhan; Li, Jianghong; Ambrosini, Gina L.; Jacques, Angela; Oddy, Wendy H. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2014
Background: The aim of the study was to investigate prospective associations between dietary patterns and cognitive performance during adolescence. Methods: Participants were sourced from the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study that includes 2868 children born between 1989 and 1992 in Perth, Western Australia. When the children were…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Questionnaires, Health Behavior, Family Income
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Duncombe, Melissa E.; Havighurst, Sophie S.; Holland, Kerry A.; Frankling, Emma J. – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2012
The goal of this study was to examine the impact of different parenting characteristics on child disruptive behavior and emotional regulation among a sample of at-risk children. The sample consisted of 373 Australian 5- to 9-year-old children who were screened for serious behavior problems. Seven parenting variables based on self-report were…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Early Intervention, Parenting Styles, Mental Health
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Treyvaud, Karli; Ure, Alexandra; Doyle, Lex W.; Lee, Katherine J.; Rogers, Cynthia E.; Kidokoro, Hiroyuki; Inder, Terrie E.; Anderson, Peter J. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2013
Background: Uncertainty remains about the rate of specific psychiatric disorders and associated predictive factors for very preterm (VPT) children. The aims of this study were to document rates of psychiatric disorders in VPT children aged 7 years compared with term born children, and to examine potential predictive factors for psychiatric…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Premature Infants, Predictor Variables, Children
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Rapee, Ronald M. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2013
Background: There are few evaluations of very early intervention for the prevention of internalising disorders and those that exist generally evaluate outcomes to a maximum of 12 months. The current study evaluated the very long term effects (11 years) of a brief internalising prevention program presented to parents of preschool aged children.…
Descriptors: Prevention, Early Intervention, At Risk Persons, Adolescents
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Bond, Caroline; Woods, Kevin; Humphrey, Neil; Symes, Wendy; Green, Lorraine – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2013
Background and scope: Solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) is a strengths-based therapeutic approach, emphasizing the resources that people possess and how these can be applied to a positive change process. The current study provides a systematic review of the SFBT evidence base and a critical evaluation of the use and application of SFBT in…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Children, Family (Sociological Unit), Child Behavior
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