The primary objective of Zulfah’s project is to determine whether or not health education delivered through touchscreen technology and led by a research nurse has the potential to promote a decrease in excessive weight-gain in African pregnant mothers throughout their pregnancy. Further assessments would include neonatal health and the potential cost saving ability of the intervention from a health sector and community-wide perspective.
Zulfah visited the CRE unit in Melbourne between the period of 20 July 2013 to 3 August 2013 and was privileged to visit the the Baker IDI offices in Alice Springs, Central Australia as well during her stay.
During my stay I was exposed to various roles undertaken by the preventative health unit at the Baker IDI. The main knowledge skills that I was exposed to were trial study design, data management and the process of writing a systematic review, all of which will play a substantial role in my PhD project.
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