The SA Centre Workforce Development subcommittee is one of four key SA Centre subcommittees. The role of this subcommittee is to identify strategies to develop the translational health workforce in South Australia. One of the initiatives of the subcommittee is a Clinical Translation Career Pathways lecture series, led by highly respected experts in the translational research field. The aim of the lecture series which taps into Grand Rounds, specific medical education forums, nursing forums etc. is not to create researchers per se, but to:
- Increase awareness of the importance of evidence based research and translating research findings into practice.
- Increase interest and understanding of evidence based practice and using data to help inform better treatment of patients and getting involved in new translational research.
- Enabling and supporting Health Care Professionals who do not have a research background, to better understand research translation.
- Increase interest to engage in research activities and using research to guide practice and identify and address gaps in clinical research.
To help guide clinicians, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and senior managers etc. to acquire the skills required for basic knowledge translation that may lead to a career in clinical translation medicine, the subcommittee has summarised a range of local and national Research Translation Training Options