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Curriculum Vitae
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Name: Neil Edwin Carson
Order of Australia (AO) 1993

Current Appointment: Medical Director
medi+WORLD International Pty Ltd

Work Address: medi+WORLD International Pty Ltd
572 Burwood Rd
Hawthorn, Vic, 3122
Telephone: +61 (3) 9819 1224

personal details

Date of Birth: 15/10/1927
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality: Australian

Family:

Married - Dorothy Edith
Children - Suzanne Patricia
  Robert George (Dr)
  Judith Anne (Dr)
  Jeanette Maree

eEducation:

  • Secondary: Box Hill High
    Carey Baptist Grammar School
  • Tertiary: Melbourne University - graduated 1950

Degrees and Qualifications:

  • 1950 MBBS Melbourne
  • 1952 Member of the Australian Medical Association.
  • 1967 Membership - Royal Australian College of General Practitioners - by examination. I was a member of the invited group of general practitioners who were selected to sit the first examination for Fellowship.
  • 1967 Membership of Royal Australasian College of Physicians - by examination. I sat this examination while in full time active general practice. No one has since acquired the Membership/ Fellowship by this route.
  • 1970 Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
  • 1975 Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians.

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Professional Employment History

1950-1997 Registered as a Medical Practitioner in Victoria, until retirement in 1997.
1951 Intern year - Geelong and District Hospital.
Clinical rotations - Obstetrics and Casualty
- Surgery
- Medicine and Infectious Diseases
- Paediatrics
1952 Locum tenens - Yarraville, Wedderburn (VIC), Sheffield (TAS).
1952 - 1975 Established Blackburn Clinic. Full time senior partner in multidisciplinary clinic.
1956 - 1961 Clinical Assistant, Medical Outpatients, Royal Children's Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital.
1961 - 1966 Assistant Physician, Medical Unit Box Hill and District Hospital.
1975- Honorary Consultant Physician - Alfred Hospital.
1975- Part-time Associate and Consultant - Blackburn Clinic.
1985- Honorary consultant in Community Medicine, Royal Southern Memorial Hospital.
1985- Western General Hospital Honorary consultant in Community Medicine.
1990- Monash Group Clinic - Partner. I was instrumental in coordinating local practitioners to establish this primary care clinic as a teaching site, and to compete with commercial entrepreneurs.

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academic employment history:

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

1960 Member Victorian Faculty Board
1963 - 66 Honorary Secretary medical Education Committee - Victoria
1967 Examiner Fellowship RACGP. Member of national executive of examination unit
1970 - 72 Deputy Chairman Victorian Faculty Board
1972 - 74 Chairman of Victorian Faculty Board
1972 Member of Organising Committee WONCA, 5th World Conference, Melbourne
1973 Negotiated with Premier of Victoria which resulted in the move of the RACGP headquarters at Trawalla in Toorak and the subsequent establishment of the Victorian Academy for General Practice.
1973-76 Censor-in-Chief
Member of College Council
Member of College Executive
1973 Guest Lecturer - NSW Faculty - Update Course
1973 - 76 Member - Joint Advisory Committee, Royal Colleges
1976 - 79 Foundation Chairman - Victorian Academy for General Practice
1979 Chairman, Scientific Committee, Annual Convention
1983 Chairman Academic Programme 4th Australian computer Conference
1985 Guest Lecturer to W.A. Faculty - Update Course
Guest Lecturer to W.A. Faculty "Hands on Computing" Meeting
1986 Chairman Programme Committee "Computers as Medical Tools"
1986 Member of Advisory Committee - Computer Assisted Practice Project
1989 Member of Programme Committee - Computer Conference - Sydney
1991 - 93 Chairman, Scientific Committee - Convention - Melbourne
1992 Honorary Foundation Member of the Faculty of Rural Medicine

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Monash University - professional employment history

1975 Appointed Professor of Community Practice within the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine (Later changed to Community Medicine)
1976 - 83 Appointed Chairman of Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
1983 - 92 Separate Department established - appointed Head of department of Community Medicine

OTHER MONASH APPOINTMENTS

1975 - 77 Centre for Continuing Education - Faculty Representative on Board of Management
1975 - 92 Member of Faculty Board and Committee of Professors
1975 - 92 Member of Board of Examiners and examiner 4th, 5th and 6th years
1975 - 90 Standing Committee for Electives - Chairman
1981 - 90 Victorian Post Graduate Medical Foundation - Faculty Representative
1981 Australian Medical Post Graduate Federation - Faculty Representative
1983 Coordinating Committee for resident Training in Victoria - Faculty Representative
1984 Invited Speaker Prince Henry's Hospital Graduate Week
1986 "Better Health Commission Seminar" - Faculty Representative
1987 - 90 Chairman of 6th Year Curriculum Committee and member of the 4th and 5th Year Curriculum Committees.
1989 Member of Enquiry into Continuing Education Centre (EURACE Committee)
1989 Clinical Committees - Member 4,5 and 6th Year.
Coordinator and Chief Examiner - Clinical and Communication Skills - 2nd and 3rd Year.

OVERSEAS AND INTERSTATE APPOINTMENTS, LECTURESHIPS ETC.

1974 Visiting Examiner Singapore College of General Practitioners
1977 Visiting Professor Tauronga and Rotorua Medical Association (NZ)
1978 Visiting Lecturer Annual Meeting - Royal New Zealand College of General
Practitioners.
1979 Guest Lecturer Modbury Hospital, Clinical Association (S.A.)
1980 Visiting Professor Dundee, Belfast and Newcastle on Tyne Medical Schools.
1980 Visiting Professor Department of Family Medicine, University of Western Ontario.
1981 Guest Lecturer U.K. Association of University Teachers in General Practice - Queen's University Belfast
1982 Guest Lecturer 7th Saudi Medical Meeting King Faisal University Dammam
Saudi Arabia.
1982 Visiting Professor Hong Kong College of General Practitioners
1984 Visiting Consultant Family Medicine Programme Tasmania
1984 (+ 1985 & 86) First Visiting International Examiner Inaugural Fellowship examination Hong Kong College of
General Practitioners
1985 Guest Lecturer " "Doctor at Sea" Conference
1987 Invited Participant International Workshop on Medical Education - Hong Kong
University
1988 Visiting Lecturer RACGP Off Shore Conferences Singapore and Thailand
1984 (+ 1990 & 91) Visiting Examiner 4th year medical students - Chinese University Hong Kong
1989 Visiting Professor Sulan Qaboos University, Oman
1990 Visiting Professor Department of Genral Practice, Auckland Department of General Practice, Otago
1990 Guest Speaker RACGP Off Shore Conference Kuala Lumpur and Penang
1990 Visiting Examiner Department of Community Health University of Tasmania

ADVISORY AND ADMINISTRATIVE HOSPITAL RELATED APPOINTMENTS ETC.

Hospital Boards of Management

1975-85 Royal Southern Memorial Hospital (Monash appointee)
1981-90 Member of Advisory Board, The William Angliss Hospital and Dandenong District Hospital
1982-84 Fairfield Hospital Board (Monash appointee)
1982-88 Moorabbin Hospital Board Division of Family Medicine - Monash Medical Centre - Chairman and Member of Division. This is a prestigious committee. I am the only general practitioner on such a hospital committee in any major Australian teaching hospital. Medical Advisory Committee, Monash Medical center - Member Palliative Care Committee Chairman, Monash Medical Centre.

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE BOARDS OF MANAGEMENT

1976-84 President, Fawkner Park Community Health Centre
1977-80 Member Board of Management East Bentleigh Community Health Centre

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT AND OTHER SENIOR APPOINTMENTS

1974-75 Hospitals and Health Services Commission
Part-time Commissioner representing the four Royal Colleges
1981 Organiser, First Australian Seminar in Academic General Practice
1990 Ministerial Appointee to the Vocational Registration eligibility Committee
1990 Appointed Chairman of Vocational Registration Eligibility Committee
1991 Australian Medical Council - Member of education committee
1991 Australian Medical Council examiner
1991 Ministerial Appointee to Pharmaceutical Health and the Rational use of Medicines (PHARM)
1992 Member of the SHAPE drug awareness campaign working party
1992 Member of the committee to develop a National Drug Formulary

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HONOURS AND AWARDS

Secondary Education
1941 Doery Scholarship - Carey Baptist Grammar School

Professional

  • 1980 British Council Scholar - Appointed for four months to visit departments of General Practice in Dundee, Belfast and Newcastle on Tyne.
  • 1987 Senior Medical scholarship Commonwealth Association of Universities. Funded to visit major academic general practice centers in the UK including Southampton, Exeter, Belfast, Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Cardiff.
    1992 Rose-Hunt Award - a prestigious award presented annually by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners to the member who has made during his/her career made a significant contribution to enhancing general practice and the RACGP.

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MEMERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
- Membership/Fellowship since 1967
Australian College of Physicians
- Membership/Fellowship since 1967
Australian Medical Association
- Member
ANZAME
- Member
AAAGP - Foundation Chairman and member of the Australian Association for Academic General Practitioners. This is a new organization with up to 100 members representing the emerging group of academically trained general practitioners. It has education, research and political roles to promote.
Victorian Academy for General Practice
- Foundation President and Member

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Special Achievements

1. Establishing the Blackburn Clinic

This is a teaching practice of Monash University and was founded by me in 1952. I have been associated with its continuing growth and development as senior partner for 23 years and as an active associate since then. The clinic is unique in its concept and has been a leader in the advance of modern primary care. It is a multidisciplinary clinic with other health professionals on site including pharmacy, dentists, podiatry, nurse, physiotherapy including hypnotherapy, rehabilitation and variety of visiting and full-time specialists. Radiology including CT scanning and pathology collection are all on site.

The practice has been innovative in a number of ways such as the first to introduce computerization in 1964, developing recall systems, the first FMP training practice, a major undergraduate teaching resource, in-house CME, involvement in research etc.

2. Early, continuing and active involvement in the RACGP

I joined the RACGP soon after its foundation and became a Fellow at the first examination. I established practice management as a standing committee of the College and was heavily involved in developing the examination for the Family Medicine Programme, The Australian Family Practice. I was instrumental in processing the Trawalla headquarters and the foundation of the Victorian Academy for General Practice. I am still an examiner and board member. I have also been the Chairman of the Academic Programme for the last 3 annual meetings of the College held in Victoria and for the two International Computer Conferences held in Victoria. I was also co-author and editor of the Home Course in Electrocardiology now in its 3rd edition. This was one of the early successful publications produced by the RACGP.

3. Foundation Chair in "General Practice", known as Community Medicine, and its development

Although each medical school received funds in 1975 only two appointees were from full-time general practice, including myself. The main achievements during my leadership are highlighted and include:

(i) Building a unique department facility funded almost exclusively from external funding. This has been gradually developed over the years. The building houses the Department's teaching practice, six full-time doctors, and five full-time support staff. This is unique in Australia although other models are being developed in two other schools.

(ii) Medical Computing, in particular computer assisted learning has been developed over ten years. This is currently of world standard with state of the art learning programmes being developed. The group that has been brought together now have international connections. Over 60 CAL programmes developed by the Department are now in use. Other areas such as PHOCUS, and Medical Records and under development.

(iii) Undergraduate Teaching - This has expanded from 3 to 11 weeks during the past 17 years. It has been noted for its innovative and committed style using enthusiastic teachers, developing self learning methods and the learning laboratory concept, communication and consulting skills teaching, video feedback and role play techniques permitting effective teaching of patient management, small group and case base teaching, and formalizing all these into "on the shelf" teaching packages.

(iv) The department has been the first to develop a Masters Degree in Family Medicine and the Diploma in Distance Education is a world first. Continuing medical education has been introduced into the Faculty ad has legitimized the role for universities.

(v) Clinical Services have been gradually developed and these include -

Kingston Centre Staff Clinic
Box Hill Hospital Staff Clinic
Antenatal Clinic
Monash Medical Centre Staff Clinic
Low risk obstetric service
Intellectual Disability Clinic
Primary Care Unit
In-patient visiting programme for GPs
Bendigo Hospital Primary Care Unit
Staff Clinic

Rural Health -
The Centre at Moe for Rural Health is a multidisciplinary center which has been funded and Australia's first Professor of Rural Health has been appointed. The Rural Medicine Unit has been established in Bendigo. These developments are seen as innovative and pace setting for Monash.

Intellectual Disability Unit -
Three appointments at senior lecturer level and a secretary have established the leading academic unit in the area. Teaching, research and service are a unique development in academia.

Multiple Locations -
Negotiation skills, imagination and vision have led to the formation of a multi-centered department with sites at Moe, Box Hill, Bendigo and Moorabbin.

Research -
A research network was established to support the Department's research programme. Research projects have been supported by G.P.E.P., R.H.S.E.T. and PHARM. The Department is on the verge of establishing itself as the leader in general practice support. The Department has attracted three Monash and one Faculty academic development grants.

Funding -
Underpinning all these developments is the skill with which people and groups within the Department have successfully developed income from services, donations and research and development grants. By 1992 the external earnings of the Department were over $500,000 per EAS, which has placed the Department at the top for Monash University.

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Summary of Publications

1 "Automation in General Practice" - Handbook of Addresses - Fifth Course in Practice Management, Melbourne - RACGP, p. 53-63, 1967.
2 "How Can the Doctor Help the Staff" - Handbook of Addresses - Fifth Annual course in Practice Management, Melbourne - RACGP, p. 78-81, 1967.
3 "The Clinic Operating Theatre" - Handbook of Addresses - Sixth Annual Course in Practice Management, Melbourne - RACGP, p. 57-59, 1968.
"Keeping Practice Statistics" - Handbook of Addresses - Sixth Annual Course in Practice Management, Melbourne - RACGP, p. 52-56, 1968.
4 "The Technique of Group Discussion" - Handbook of Addresses - of Seventh Annual course in Practice Management, Melbourne - RACGP, p. 47-51, 1969.
5 "A proposed Course to Train the medical Receptionist" - Handbook of Addresses - Seventh Annual Course in Practice Management, Melbourne - RACGP, p. 52-53, 1969.
6 Home Course in Electrocardiography (published by RACGP, 1972), Authors: Prof. Neil Carson and Dr. Colin McRae, Melbourne. This is a programmed course in an empirical method of learning ECG Interpretation. This was sold to 1,200 Australian doctors.
7 "Diuretic Induced Disease" - Aust. Fam. Physician, Vol. 2, Special Issue, pp. 46-47, Jan. 1973.
8 "Organisation and Administration of a Health Centre" - Aust. Fam. Physician, Vol. 2, No. 4, May, 1973, pp. 250-252.
9 "Staff Training - A Formal Course" - Aust. Fam. Physician, Vol. 2, No. 4, May 1973, pp. 265-266.
10 "Survey into On-Site Pathology Services in General Practice" - Aust. Fam. Physician, Vol. 3, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1974, pp. 36-40.
11 "Problems of the suburban practitioner", Proceedings of conference on Evaluation of Continuing medical education, Victorian Medical Postgraduate Foundation, ISBN 9596826 00 Toorak, 1976.
12 "General Practitioners in Cancer Education" Aust. Fam. Physician, 1977, Vol. 6, pp. 1295-1298, and in booklet entitled: "Involving Doctors in Health Education about Cancer", pp. 97, Appendix 1, Authors: D.J. Hill, G.J., Gardner, N.E. Carson, Susan East, N.J. Gray, M.W. Heffernan, N.S. Paget.
13 "Screening in General Practice (1) - Lessons learned from a Hypertensive Screening Survey in Group Practice" - Aust. Fam. Physician, Vol. 8, Sep 1979, pp. 1017-1022. Authors: Prof. N. Carson, Dr. J. O'Sullivan and Dr. P. Forsell.
14 "Screening in General Practice (2) - Results of a 12 months" Screening Survey in Group Practice and including early observations on therapeutic outcomes" - Aust. Fam. Physician, Vol. 8, Oct 1979, pp. 1109-1112, Authors: Prof. N. Carson, Dr. J. O'Sullivan and Dr. P. Forsell.
15 "Screening in General Practice (3) - Lebetalol in the treatment of hypertension in general Practice" - Aust. Fam. Physician, Vol. 8, Nov 1979, Authors: Dr. P. Forsell, Dr. J. O'Sullivan and Prof. N. Carson.
16 "Medical Manpower in Victoria, 1977" - M.J.A. Spec. Suppl., 27th Jan 1979, Authors: Dr. I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson.
17 "Distribution of General Practitioners in Victoria, 1978" - Monash University Report, pp. 76, 1979. Authors: Dr. I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson.
18 "Medical Manpower in Victoria, 1977 (3)" - Monash University Report 62, pp. 1979. Authors: Dr. I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson.
19 "Female Doctors in Victoria, 1977" - M.J.A., Spec. Suppl., Dec 1979, Vol. 1, pp. 680-682. Authors: Dr. I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson.
20 "Simple Health Education about Breast Cancer in General Practice", International journal of Health Education, 1979, Vol. 22, pp. 25-29.
Also in a booklet entitled: "Involving Doctors in Health Education about Cancer" pp. 101, Appendix 2, Authors: D.J. Hill, G.J. Gardner, N.E. Carson, Susan East, N.J. Gray, M.W. Heffernan, N.S. Paget.
21 "The Work Content of General Practice, 1978" - Aust Fam. Physician, Vol. 9, pp. 177-183, March 1980, Authors: Dr. I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson.
22 "Medical Manpower Trends - The Swing to general Practice, 1977/1978", Aust. Fam. Physician, Vol. 9, pp. 498-505, July 1980, Authors: Dr. I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson.
23 "Medical Manpower in Victoria, 1979 Report No. 3" - Monash university Report, pp. 38, 1980, Authors: Dr. I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson.
24 "A community Practice Teaching Uni" - Aust. Fam. Physician, Vol. 10, April 1981, p. 312. Authors: Dr. A.T. Rose and Prof. N. Carson.
25 "Integrating General Practice tutors into an Undergraduate programme", Medical education, 1981, 15.
26 "The management interview - teaching medical students", Department of Community Medicine, Monash University Report, 8 pp., 1981.
27 "Process of Referral" - Proceeding 1st Aust. Seminar in Academic GP, Melbourne 1981, p. 125-131.
28 "Practice Register research Project. Report No. 1", Monash University Report, 61 pp., 1981. Authors: Dr. A.T. Rose and Prof. N. Carson.
29 "Compliance and a Clinical Trial" - Monash University Report, 18 pp., 1981, Authors: Dr. R.M. Fredman and Prof. N. Carson.
30 "How to succeed in practice by really trying. The doctor's bag" - Aust. Fam. Physician, 1981, Vol. 10, No. 12, p. 966-8, Authors: Prof. N. Carson and Dr. J.E. Murtagh.
31 "Medical Manpower in Victoria, Report No. 4 - 1980" Monash University Report, 35 pp., 1981. Authors: Dr. I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson.
32 "Referral Process" - Monash University Report, 7 pp. 1981 - Med. J. of Aust. 3, 180-2, 1982.
33 "How to succeed in practice by really trying - patient information", Aust. Fam. Physician, 1982, Vol. 11, No. 6, p. 470, Authors: Prof. N. Carson and Dr. J. Murtagh.
34 "The Family Medicine Programme in Australia - Some lessons perceived" - Proceedings 7th Saudi medical meeting, Damman, Saudi Arabia, 1982.
35 "Primary Care - The Monash University Programme" - Proceedings 7th Saudi medical meeting, Damman, Saudi Arabia, 1982.
36 "Medical manpower changes Victoria; 1977-80", Aust. Fam. Physician, 1982, Vol. 11, No.11, p. 843-849, 1982.
37 "Cancer Related Problems", Anti Cancer council Victoria, Annual Report 1982, Authors: Prof. N. Carson and Dr. A. Rose.
38 "Rule-based expert medical system on a microcomputer system", Monash University Report, 7 pp., 1982, Authors: Y.K. Oon and N.E. Carson.
39 "Distribution of General Practitioners in Victoria 1981", Monash University Report, 11 pp., 1982, Authors: Dr. I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson.
40 "Primary Care Alternatives for Community Health", Report on Community Health Centre Seminar, Collingwood Health Centre, V.H.A. Ltd. 1982.
41 "How to succeed in practice by really trying - Guidelines for the care of dying patient", Aust. Fam. Physician, Vol. 12, No. 2, p. 124-5, 1983.
42 "Mobility of Victorian Doctors 1980-81", Victorian Academy for GP, Feb 1983, Authors: Dr. I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson
43 "Increase in Medical Manpower", Newsletter of the Association of Monash Medical Graduates, p. 20-39, June 1983
44 "Medical manpower in Australia" - Update, 1 April 1983, p.228-9, 1983. Authors: Dr I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson.
45 "Female Doctors in Victoria in 1980", Aust. Fam. Physician, 12:1.45-49, 1983. Authors: Dr. I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson.
46 "Medical Manpower Statistics in Victoria 1981", Victorian Academy for General Practice, 1983, Authors: Dr. I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson.
47 "General Practice and Academia - The Monash University Programme", Aust. Fam. Physician, 13:4, 379-380, 1984.
- Newsletter of Assoc. Monash Medical Graduates, June, 40-6, 1983.
48 "An innovative computer installation", Aust. Fam. Physician, 12:11, 810-811, 1983, Authors: Dr. I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson.
49 "Computer Assisted Genera Practice" Abstract 3, 16. RACGP 4th Computer Conference, Melbourne, 1984.
50 "Programmed Instruction", Aust. Fam. Physician, 13:6, 459-460, 1984.
51 "RACGP and Computers. Why and How?" Aust. Fam. Physician, 13:6, 394, 1984, Authors: Prof. N. Carson, Dr. J. Murtagh and Dr. J. North.
52 "Disease Audit", Monash Report, 6 pp. 1984.
53 "Changes in General Practice", Monash Report, 14 pp. 1984. Authors: Dr. I.L. Rowe and Prof. N. Carson.
54 "The Computer in the Consultation", Monash Report, 11 pp., 1984. Authors: Prof. N. Carson and Dr. Y.K. Oon.
55 "Computer Assisted General Practice - The RACGP/MUCAPS Project", in The Way Ahead, RACGP 4th Computer Conference, 26-28, 1984.
56 "A Computerised Drug Information System For General Practice", Department of Community Medicine, Monash University Report, 12 pp., 1984, also Aust. Fam. Physician 14:3, 202-3, 1985. Authors: M.L. Leach, N.E. Carson and Y.K. Oon.
57 "Technical Report - A portable medical record system", Department of Community Medicine, Monash University Report, 11 pp., 1984.
58 "Distribution of general practitioners in Victoria - 1982" The Victorian Academy for General Practice, 34 pp., 1984.
59 "Distribution of general practitioners in Victoria - 1983" The Victorian Academy for General Practice, 12 pp., 1984. Authors: I.L. Rowe and N.E. Carson.
60 "Medical manpower statistics Victoria 1983", The Victorian Academy for General Practice, 22pp., 1984. Authors: I.L. Rowe and N.E. Carson.
61 "Mobility of Victoria Doctors 1980-1981", Aust. Family Physician, 13, 11, 842-844, 1984. Authors: I.L. Rowe and N.E. Carson.
62 "A rule-based expert drug interaction report system", Aust. Computer Journal, 17:1, 12-13, 1985. Authors: Y.K. Oon and N.E. Carson.
63 "Changes in general practice in Victoria", Aust. Fam. Physician, 14:3, 226-228, 1985. Authors: N.E. Carson and I.L. Rowe.
64 "The art of medicine and the skill of communicating", Aust. Fam. Physician, 14:3, 248-250, 1985.
65 "Coping with drug interactions - a computerized report system", Practice Computing, 1:4, 121-123, 1985. Authors: N.E. Carson and Y.K. Oon.
66 "The computer in the consultation", proceedings of 11th Australian conference on medical records, Melbourne, 16/1-16/6, 1985.
67 "The PORTA language - a portable medical record system", Aust. Computer Journal, 2: 88-90, 1985. Authors: Y.K. Oon and N.E. Carson.
68 "Medical manpower Victoria 1983", The Victorian Faculty newsletter, 122, 2, 1985. Authors: N.E. Carson and I.L. Rowe.
69 "Epilepsy: disease audit", Family Practice, 2:235-237, 1985.
70 "A computerized drug information system for general practice", Aust. Fam. Physician, 14:3, 202-203, 1985. Authors: M.L. Leach, N.E. Carson and Y.K. Oon.
71 "Medical manpower statistics - Victoria 1984", The Victorian Academy for General Practice, 32 pp., 1985. Authors: N.E. Carson and I.L. Rowe.
72 Computer Assisted Learning - Software packages. A series of patient management problems - pilot trial distribution.
73 "Workload differences between male and female doctors", Aust. Fam. Physician 1986 Sep., 15 (9): 1145-1148. Authors: I.L. Rowe, D.J. Fondlay and N.E. Carson.
74 "The computer in the consultation", J. Fam. Practice, 1986 Nov., 23 (5): 497-499. Authors: N.E. Carson and Y.K. Oon.
75 "Procedures and Investigations by General Practitioners", Aust. Fam. Physician 1986 Oct., 14 (10): 1348-1352. Authors: I.L. Rowe and N.E. Carson.
76 "A desk top system", Aust. Fam. Physician, 1987 Jan., 16 (1): 48. Authors: N.E. Carson and B. Baker.
77 "General Practice in the undergraduate curriculum: editorial" Med. J, Aust. 1987 Feb., 16; 146 (4): 182-183. Author: N.E. Carson.
78 "Consulting Skills: What are they? - editorial" Aust. Fam. Physician, 1987 Mar., 16 (3): 207.
79 "Women in the workforce, Victoria", Aust. Fam. Physician 1989 Apr., 18 (4): 390-393, 395, 397-399. Authors: I.L. Rowe and N.E. Carson.
80 "Factors affecting the level of interest and activity in primary care research among general practitioners", Fam. Pract. 1989 Sep., 6 (3): 73-76. Authors: C.A. Silagy and N.E. Carson.
81 "Issues Arising from the meeting", N. Carson, R. Day, A. Mant, P. Ravenscroft. Australian Prescriber, Vol. 14, Suppl. No. 1, 1991, 46-49.
82 "Recording the electrocardiogram", Aust. Fam. Physician, 1991 Feb., 20 (2): 199-203. Authors: C. McRae and N. Carson.
83 "Sinus rhythm", Aust. Fam. Physician, 1991 May, 20 (5): 653-657, 661-664. Authors: C. McRae and N. Carson.
84 "Arrhythmia, Sinus Diagnosis", Aust. Fam. Physician, 1991 Jun., 20 (6): 853-857, 860-862, 864. Authors: C. McRae and N. Carson.
85 "Left ventricular hypertrophy", Aust. Fam. Physician, 1991 Jul., 20 (7): 1020, 1023, 1026-1029. passim Authors: C. McRae and N. Carson.
86 "Right ventricular hypertrophy", Aust. Fam. Physician, 1991 Aug., 20 (8): 1193-1196, 1197-1199, 1201. Authors: C. McRae and N. Carson.
87 "Left Bundle Branch Block", Aust. Fam. Physician, 1991 Sep., 20 (9): 1361-1370. Authors: C. McRae and N. Carson.
88 "Right Bundle Branch Block", Aust. Fam. Physician, 1991 Oct., 20 (10): 1513-1518. Authors: C. McRae and N. Carson.
89 "Myocardial infarction", Aust. Fam. Physician, 1991 Nov., 20 (11): 1649-1656. Authors: C. McRae and N. Carson.
90 "Myocardial infarction - part 2", Aust. Fam. Physician, 1991 Dec., 20 (12): 1769-1776. Authors: C. McRae and N. Carson.
91 "Myocardial ischaemia", Aust. Fam. Physician, 1992 Mar., 21 (3): 317-328. Authors: C. McRae and N. Carson.
92 "Medication Review", AFP editorial, September 1992.
93 "Computer Assisted Learning in Medical Education", Med. J. Aust., 1992: 156: 780-782. Authors: M.R. Kidd, B. Cesnik, G. Connoley and N.E. Carson.

Books:

M. R. Kidd, G.L. Gan, B. Cesnik, N.E. Carson, M.L. Bearman, "Data and Information Technology". In: Primary Health Care: A South East Asian Perspective. Ed: N. Yuen. Hong Kong, 1992.

C.A. Silagy, N.E. Carson, "Research in Primary Care". In: Primary Health Care: A South East Asian Perspective. Ed: N. Yuen. Hong Kong, 1992.

Reports:

D.C. Walker, R.M. Crampton, M.R. Kidd, N.E. Carson et al., "Health Information Issues in General Practice in Australia", National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Canberra, 1991.

Conference Proceedings:

N.E. Carson, M.R. Kidd, B. Cesnik, "Computer Assisted Learning - Looking to the Future", Proceedings of the 6th Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Computer Conference, Sydney, 1990.

M.R. Kidd, B. Cesnik, N.E. Carson, "Hypertext, Multimedia and Medical Education" (abstract), 24th Annual Spring Conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Philadelphia, 1991.

N.E. Carson, M.R. Kidd, B. Cesnik, "Computer Assisted Learning in Family Medicine" (abstract), 13th WONCA World Conference, Vancouver, 1992.

Computer Programmes:

N.E. Carson, M.R. Kidd and B. Cesnik, "Patient Management Problem: Janet Jones" (computer programme), Department of Community Medicine, Monash University, 1988.

N.E. Carson, M.R. Kidd and B. Cesnik, "Patient Management Problem: Bert Bindle" (computer programme), Department of Community Medicine, Monash University, 1988.

N.E. Carson, M.R. Kidd and B. Cesnik, "Patient Management Problem: Patricia Potter" (computer programme), Department of Community Medicine, Monash University, 1988.
N.E. Carson, M.R. Kidd, G. Jennings and B. Cesnik, "Patient Management Problem: Mr Lee Wants a Check Up" (computer programme), Department of Community Medicine, Monash University, 1988.

N.E. Carson, M.R. Kidd and B. Cesnik, "Patient Management Problem: Sam Smith" (computer programme), Department of Community Medicine, Monash University, 1988.

N.E. Carson, M.R. Kidd and B. Cesnik, "Patient Management Problem: Robert Reed" (computer programme), Department of Community Medicine, Monash University, 1988.

N.E. Carson, M.R. Kidd and B. Cesnik, "Patient Management Problem: Harry Hobbs" (computer programme), Department of Community Medicine, Monash University, 1988.

N.E. Carson, D. Findlay, H. Mitchell, M.R. Kidd and B. Cesnik. "The Cervical Smear Test", Department of Community Medicine, Monash University, 1988.

N.E. Carson, M.R. Kidd and B. Cesnik, "Infectious Diseases" (computer programme with interactive laser videodisc), Department of Community Medicine, Monash University, 1988.

N.E. Carson, M.R. Kidd and B. Cesnik, "Blood Pressure Measurement" (computer programme), Department of Community Medicine, Monash University, 1988.

N.E. Carson, M.R. Kidd and B. Cesnik, "Patient Management Problem: Dora Dunne" (computer programme), Department of Community Medicine, Monash University, 1989.

C. McRae, N.E. Carson, M.R. Kidd and B. Cesnik, "The Normal Electrocardiogram" (computer programme), Department of Community Medicine, Monash University, 1989.

N.E. Carson, M.R. Kidd and B. Cesnik, "Electrocardiograms and Clinical Problem Solving" (computer programme), Department of Community Medicine, Monash University, 1989.

N.E. Carson, G. Connoley, M.R. Kidd and B. Cesnik, "Cardiac Arrhythmias: Diagnosis and Management" (computer programme), Department of Community Medicine, Monash University, 1990.

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Departmental (In-House) Publications:

Co-authorship of the following:

Health, Illness and Human Behaviour 1st Year Handbook

Clinical and Communication Skills 2nd Year Handbook

Clinical and Communication Skills 3rd Year Handbook

An Introduction to Consulting Skills 4th Year Handbook

Issues in Community Medicine 4th Year Handbook

An Introduction to Emergency Medicine 4th Year Handbook

The Practice of Preventive Medicine 4th Year Handbook

Final Year Handbook

Final Year Workbook

One of the successful training programmes established in the department was the Community Practice Training programme funded from the Academy for General Practice with trainers appointed as lecturers in the department. This was very successful and led to appointments for some of these lecturers on a continuing basis. In one year there were 6 plus trainers appointed. Some of these appointees eventually became professors in the department and in other medical schools, including Vice chancellor and Dean and Deputy Deans, etc.

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Supplementary C.V.

Career in the United Arab Emirates, 1993-1995

1. Appointed as Professor of Family Medicine for 2 years in the UAE University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

2. New Appointments

a.



b.

Appointed as the International Examiner to the Arab Board in Family Medicine. There is only one international examiner and the Arab Board represents 22 Arab Countries.

Re-appointed - external assessor, University Malaya.

3. Medical journal input

a.

b.

Member - Editorial Board "Al-Hakeem" a new Gulf Journal of Family Medicine.

Member - Editorial Board "International journal of Diabetes".

4. Developments

The following are a result of my work in the UAE

a. Establishment of a formal department meeting (agenda and minutes), which occurs every week. I act as chairman of that meeting.

b. Development of a final year teaching programme using the learning laboratory programmes and the consulting skills programme developed at Monash University, Australia. I have negotiated with Monash for the rights to use these programmes without cost.

c. Establishment of the Staff Medical Clinic for the use of the Faculty Staff and their families. In addition to episodic care on a daily basis, "Well-woman" and "Well-baby" Clinics have commenced.

d. Developed documentation for EMFAM proposal.
Introduced "EMFAM" - The Emirates Family Medicine Programme". This has six major components:

(i) Vocational Training - a Family Medicine Residency Programme for National Graduates. Commenced October 1994
(ii) Continuing Medical Education - an Emirates-wide Programme for approximately 1000 General Practitioners. This includes programmes of self-learning, health-centre-based education and regional programmes with provision for distribution by high tech telecommunication networks.
(iii) Diploma/Masters Degree - Monash. This highly successful distance education programme is being taken up by many of the family doctors in the UAE, and is to be introduced as the Health Ministry sponsored course. Graduates are eligible for appointment at specialist level. Currently there are 6 doctors enrolled on this course from the UAE. The Ministry has agreed to promote those who pass and to provide study time.
(iv) Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has been introduced with examiners funded to visit the UAE annually to conduct the College Examinations. It is expected that the first year will attract 40 candidates (1995). Fellows are eligible for appointment at consultant level. A prior visit of two examiners will occur in January 1995 funded by the Ministry of Health.
(v) Consultants - 1994. I obtained funds from the Ministry of Health (approximately Dhs 100,000) to bring the President of the RACGP and the Coordinator of the Monash Diploma/Masters Degree to establish these programmes in the UAE. This is the first time that the Ministry has funded the Faculty of Medicine for such purposes.
(vi) Established the pre-examination course for the FRANCGP at 3 centres - the Course has 8 units, and covers written, oral and technical segments. The course began in January 1995.


5. UAE Centre for the Prevention & Treatment of Diabetes.
Author of document detailing the establishment of the center.
Type II diabetes is on the increase in the UAE as in most developing countries (e.g. Fiji, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia). There are no data, no health education programmes, no universal health center based activities existing in the UAE etc. A multi-disciplinary advisory group has been established as a nucleus of the center and activities have commenced with an attempt to establish the facts by a programme of research. At the time of writing the Ministry of Health has requested a detailed budget.

6. UAE Postgraduate Centre for training and research in Family Medicine.
The concept has been written, land has been acquired. It could be built in 1995.

7. Examiner Appointments.

(i) Clinical viva examiner in the local qualifying examination. All doctors applying for jobs in the UAE have to sit this examination (held 2-3 times a year). It is equivalent to the AMC examination of foreign graduates but on a larger scale.
(ii) Arab Board
(iii) Undergraduate - all years

8. Other roles in the UAE are:
(a) Faculty

(i) Coordinator of Elective Programme
(a) Wrote staff & student guidelines booklet
(b) Established system and reporting
(c) Established students' reference file
(ii) Member of Faculty Assembly
(iii) Member of the Promotion Committee
(iv) Development of the "Al-Ain" Masters of
Medical and Health Sciences (Family Medicine Proposal)

(b) Department Training and Other Activities

(i) Teaching in all years of the medical course especially final year for which I am responsible - introduced:
1. learning laboratory
2. consulting skills programme
(ii) Director of EMFAM - with special responsibilities for FRACGP locally
(iii) Involvement in research studies

(c) Academic programme staff development

The following sessions have occurred:

1 Edinburgh Declaration - C. Murdoch
2 FRACGP and Diploma of Family Medicine
Dr. P. Stone - President of the RACGP
Ms. J. Bourke - International Coordinator of Dip/Mst by Distance Education.
3 Academic Family Medicine in Oman
Prof. Bengt Linder - Sultan Qaboos University
4 Prof. N. Grant "Reconciling Theories with Practice Strategies for the Clinical Clerkship"
5 Dr. Clifford Ashton "Preventing Coronary Heart Disease. Can Primary Health care do so?"
6 "Transplantation and Organ Preservation"
Prof. V. Marshall - Monash University
7 "Minor Surgery"
Prof. V. Marshall - Monash University

(d) Clinical
Staff Clinic and Consultant in Niyadat Teaching Health Centre.

(e) Administration
Sharing in the general administration and developments in the department as outlined.

9. Publications:

(i) Consulting skills - a course for medical students - co author
(ii) E.C.G. - computerized unit - Diploma Fam. Med. Monash - Co author.
(iii) Co-author publication of diabetes workshop proceedings - submitted and accepted for publication in the Journal of Diabetes.
(iv)

Books and Chapters

Authors: Kidd, M., Carson, N., Crampton, R., Cesnik, B., Bearman, B.
Title: Data and Information Technology
Book title: New Technology in primary care: benefits, problems and advice
Editors: Fry, J., Yuen, N.
Publisher: TBA
Pages: 142-151
Year: 1993

Authors: Carson, N., Silagy, C.
Title: Research - General Approach
Book title: Principles and Practice of primary care and family medicine
Editors: Fry, J., Yuen, N.
Publisher: Radcliffe Medical Press Ltd.
Pages: 220-226
Year: 1993

10. Documents, in-house publications and reports

1. Department Policy document - clinical service policy
2. EMFAM - The Emirates Family Medicine Programme
3. Student Elective Programme - guidelines
4. Faculty Reports - electives 1994
5. Department Brochure
6. Circular - to all UAE doctors re FRACGP pre-examination course
7. Vocational training - description of the Family Medicine Residency Programme
8. Oud Al Toba - developing a teaching practice
9. UAE Postgraduate Centre for teaching and research in Family Medicine draft proposal
10. UAE Centre for the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes draft proposal
11. Masters of Medical and Health Sciences (Family Medicine) draft proposal document

11. Research

My main role, because of year by year tenure has been to support the research developments of other staff members. My personal research activities are:

(i) "Medicord" - Computerised Medical Record System. This system is largely completed and ready for field testing in the Staff Clinic. The main problem is to introduce the I.C.P.C. Coding System. I provide the medical content and have arranged and obtained the international consultancy for this project.
(ii) "Referrals" in the Al-Ain Region. I am involved with Dr. N. Glasgow in developing this project, due to be completed and written up by mid 1995. The pilot study has been completed.

12. Honours

(i) Order of Australia (AO)
Immediately prior to my taking up this post in the USE I was awarded the Order of Australia at senior level.
(ii) MD (Honoris Causa) Monash University
Monash University has awarded me a Doctorate of Medicine (Honoris Causa) a rarely bestowed honor to academic staff (this is the 3rd time in 30 years).

13. Presentation of Papers

(i) "Doctor of the Desert" - Monash Refresher Course, 1994
(ii) "EMFAM, The Emirates Family Medicine Programme", WONCA Hong Kong, 1995
(iii) CME Presentations

 

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