The Australian Health Promotion Association’s Research, Evaluation and Evidence Translation (REET) Committee runs an Online Journal Club several times a year. The implementation of the Online Journal Club by the REET Committee follows its successful trial in 2020.
What is the Online Journal Club?
Internationally, online journal clubs are bringing health practitioners and researchers together for professional development without the limitations of geography. Participating in an online journal club is a great way:
- To keep up to date with new practices and research in an area of interest
- Brush up on your critical appraisal skills
- Improve your public speaking and communication skills
- Collaborate with others in the profession
What to expect whilst participanting in the Online Journal Club?
The Online Journal Club (OJC) will be hosted on Zoom and facilitated by a member of the AHPA REET Committee. During the OJC meeting, participants will respond to questions posed by the facilitator, inquire about different aspects of the research design, critique the methods, and bring an enquiring mind (scepticism or praise) as to how this might inform your work in health promotion practice, policy or research.
The OJC chair and AHPA Editor in Chief will select the article from a recent edition of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia, and all registered participants will be notified of its selection. All registered participants are required to read the selected article prior to the OJC meeting and be ready to discuss it.
Registering for the Online Journal Club.
You can register for the next OJC which will be held on the 18 August 2022 here, register ASAP as limited places available.