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Ahmad Fayaz-Bakhsh

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http://sph.tums.ac.ir/departments/facultydetail.asp?uid=fayaz
Tel: +98 (0) 91 23 277 218
Fax: +98 (0) 21 4293 3250
Address: Department of Healthcare Management Tehran University of Medical Sciences Room 105, West Wing, 1st Floor School of Public Health
Academic Rank
Associate Professor
School
Allied Medical Sciences
Health care management
About
CV last edited on: 2016/24/05

1.

MD


Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Medical Sciences (NU, Tehran, Iran, September 1992
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General Physician (Accreditation), Medical Council Foundation, Iran, October 1992
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General Physician (Accreditation), March 1995

Certificate of Success in Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE), Toronto, Canada. (A full-time 1.5 year study at Kaplan Education Center specialized for preparing for USMLE and MCCEE exams preceded this accreditation).

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Winter and Spring 1995

Passing scores from Education Testing Service (ETS is a USA based standard test developing and administrating company), Toronto, Canada. A three months training at Toronto International Language Center preceded these exams. The marks were well above the minimum in the following tests which are all pre-requisite for studying at graduate level in most North American universities:

·         Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT),

·         Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL),

·         Test of Written English (TWE),

·         Test of Spoken English (TSE)

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health care management, Institute of Health Care Studies (IHCS), University of Wales Swa, Wales Swansea, UK, January 1997
Thesis Title:A case study of quality assessment and assurance initiatives in the Primary Health Care System of the Islamic Republic of Iran
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University of Sheffield (due to high quality recommended for Ove, Sheffield, UK, September 1998

Upgrade from MPhil to PhD status after qualifying exam

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Ph.D


Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Health and, Sheffield, UK, 2004
Thesis Title:A descriptive (qualitative) study of the initiatives to improve inequitable variation in allocation of public healthcare budgets at the level of individual general practices in England
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Postdoctoral fellowship


Medical Education, Educational Development Center (EDC), TUMS , Tehran, Iran, 2006
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Ongoing: Teaching and Learning Skills for Medical Education, Distributed Interactive Learning Environment (http://www.dilenviron,

Ongoing: A set of Nottingham University based Online Courses, UK

1.

Arabic


Speaking: Medium, Reading: Medium, Writing: Medium
2.

Persian


Speaking: Native, Reading: Native, Writing: Native
3.

English


Speaking: Good, Reading: Good, Writing: Good
1.

Among those 400,000 competing, ranked the 47th top student in the National University Entrance exams (named ‘Konkoor’)


September1985,
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Scholarship for MSc and PhD degree in Health Policy and Management. Awarded by the TUMS and the Iranian Ministry of Health & Medical Education


July 1992,
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ORS Award by the British Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principles (CVCP) contributing up to 6500 British Pounds annually towards PhD study tuition and fees


July 1998,
4.

Award for Distinction and Innovation in Medical Education, Motahari Festival for Educational Technology in Biomedical Sciences


April 2010,

Scientific Position

1.

Part-time faculty and Assistant Professor


Department of Health Service Management, School of Allied Medicine, TUMS, Tehran, Iran, October 2007 -onward
2.

Consultant on e-Learning Project


Center for Academic and Health Policy (CAHP), Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Tehran. Iran, March 2006- May 2006
3.

Advisor


health policy and economics issues at Deputy Ministry for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economics and Financial Affairs, Tehran, January 2006 -onward
4.

Full-time faculty and Assistant Professor


Health Policy and Knowledge Management, Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, TUMS, Tehran, Ir, December 2004 -onward
5.

Advisor and senior research fellow


the Deputy Ministry for Planning and Policy Making, Ministry of Welfare and Social Security, Tehran, Iran, June 2005-August 2004
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National Research Center of Medical Science (NRCMS), Tehran, Iran


Director of Training for Research Methodology and Skills, March 2003 -September 2004
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Research Assistant (0.2 wte)


Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, 2001

1.

Principles of Health Planning and Management


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2.

Managing Implementation of Vertical and Integrated Health Programs


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3.

“Principles Health Care Marketing”, “Principles Health Care Communications”, “Principles Integrated Health and Hospital Management Information Systems”


Public Health, Allied Medicine, Pharmacy, Tehran University Schools ,.
4.

Bibliographic Information Searching, Library Resource Storage and Electronic Knowledge Management


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Ph.D

1.

Principles of Economic Evaluations in Healthcare as part of Epidemiology 6 Systematic Review


Students of Epidemiology , Students of Epidemiology at Shah,Ph.D.
2.

Operational Research and Internal Health


Tehran University of Medical Sci,Ph.D.
3.

Bibliographic Information Searching, Library Resource Storage and Electronic Knowledge Management


Ph.D.

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Qualitative research data collection methodology


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Qualitative research data analysis methodology


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3.

Qualitative research software programs


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4.

Internet literature searching skills for systematic reviews


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engines available to search repositories of evidence at various length and levels of validity (Cochrane, Uptodate, InfoPOEM, etc)


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6.

search general and non-EBM sources (MEDLINE, ISI, EMBASE, CINAHL, HAPI, ERIC, etc.)


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Electronic Literature searching


for thesis, assignment and other scientific writing (with focus on free medical and humanities databases such as Highwire, Elsevier ScienceDirect, Goolge Scholar), -.
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How to write an evidence-based clinical review article


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Critical appraisal skills


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10.

How to measure EBM and EBP trainings’ impact on knowledge, attitude, skills and behaviours of practitioners as well as on patients’ outcomes


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11.

How to read a paper


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How to write a paper


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Introduction to economic evaluations (cost of illness, burden of disease, cost minimization, cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, cost-utility)


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Introduction to health policy and politics


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How to attend scientific meetings


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How to apply for research grants to international organizations


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How to write a research proposal


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Effective presentation and teaching skills: introduction to related software programs


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How to set up an e-Journal: introduction to related free and fee-based facilities over the Internet


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How to use Microsoft computer programs in teaching and research


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How to set up a dedicated research project static or dynamic websites


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22.

e-Conferences and e-Meetings: introduction to Yahoo, MSN and Google messengers and other programs (free or fee-based) that facilitate real time scientific communications


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23.

How to use email and email lists (discussion groups) in research and teaching


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24.

e-Education and e-learning: how to find and register on relevant e-Courses and tips for success on completion of e-Programs leading to certificates and degrees


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25.

e-Education and e-teaching: how to set up virtual classrooms and Internet-based universities (advanced tips on choosing right web-based software programs and administration issues)


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26.

Use of Internet to facilitate community based participator Research (CBPR)


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Project management, resource management , time management: introduction to related software programs (web-based and desktop based)


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1.

Health Policy and Population Studies


Arabian Gulf University, Manamah. Bahrain, Health Policy in Diploma and Master of Science course, September 2006 Presentaion, Lecturer
2.

Evidence Based Medicine and Surgery


31st Annual Congress of Iranian Association of Surgeons, Tehran. Iran, May 2007 Presentaion, Lecturer
3.

organizational behavior for educational establishments


School of Allied Medicine. TUMS, Tehran. Iran, educational leadership and management, group dynamics, conflict , January 2008 Presentaion, Lecturer
4.

Drug Sales and Marketing 8 week Workshop for Senior Pharmaceutical Managers


Azad University Pharmacological Science Branch, Tehran, Iran, Management of Promotion Mix in Pharmaceutical Product Marketing, November 2009 Presentaion, Lecturer
5.


Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science School of Public Health, Tehran. Iran, February 2010 Presentaion, Lecturer
6.

Systematic Review Workshop for Academic Staff


Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Nursing, Tehran. Iran, How to search and where for evidence in bibliographic databases , June 2010 Presentaion, Lecturer
7.

Interpersonal, communication and time management skills


White Rose School, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, April 2000 Learner
8.

Facilitator Training Programme


Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, September 2000 Learner
9.

Microsoft Office Suite (Windows, Explorer, Word, Outlook, Excel, Access)


SOLAR Centre, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, January 2001 Learner
10.

Community based participatory research (CBPR) and other strategies that promote Healthy Heart in a Healthy City policy


Isfahan University of Medical Science, Isfahan, Iran. Workshop sponsored by Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) and the, Isfahan, Iran, September 2003 Learner
11.

Skills to develop standard multiple choice questions


TUMS, Tehran, Iran, January 2006 Learner
12.

6th WHO sponsored training course on Social Health Insurance


Seoul, South Korea, July 2009 Learner
13.

Principles of Traditional Medicine


Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Postgraduate School of Traditional Medicine,Tehran. Iran, October 2009 Learner
1.

Epidemiology of guilt feeling, bereavement and anxiety as psychological tracer conditions representing the other side of unsafe


Status: Running,
2.

Epidemiology of use/abuse of or addiction to tobacco, club drugs, narcotics and alcohol; and policies needed to prevent and elim


Status: Running,
3.

Epidemiology of use/abuse of or addiction to Internet and computer games, and policies needed to prevent and eliminate such heal


Status: Running,
4.

Survey of nonfatal accidents and other occupational risk-factors in the oil, gas and petrochemical related industries (refinerie


Status: Completed, Sponser: National Iranian Gas Organization and Ministry of Oil,
5.

Survey of nonfatal accidents and other occupational risk-factors in the seafaring industry


Status: Completed, Sponser: Shipping and Port Organization and Ministry for Roads and Transport,
6.

National review of indicators of input, process and outcome that existing Iranian information infrastructure allows their calcul


Status: Completed, Sponser: The Deputy for Policy and Planning at the Ministry of Welfare and Social Security,
7.

Analysis and development of a prototype of a national computer-based clinical decision support systems (CCDSS) to promote nation


Status: Completed, Sponser: R & D sections of Medical Services Insurance Organization and Social Security Organization,
8.

Formulating TUMS strategy to e-Education


Status: Completed, Sponser: TUMS Educational Development Center and TUMS Center for Academic and Health Policy,
9.

Assessing the effectiveness of information mastery and EBM courses on TUMS under graduate medical students


Status: Completed, Executers: TUMS, Tehran, Iran, Sponser: TUMS, Tehran, Iran, Main Partners: Lead advisor,
10.

TUMS undergraduate student Tobacco use”. Funding: TUMS, Tehran, Iran. This study is pursued primarily as a continuation of a pre


Status: Running, Main Partners: Principal Investigator,
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Harnessing the private sector to achieve public health goals”. Funding: World Health Organization (EMRO office). Responsibility:


Status: Running, Main Partners: Principal Investigator,

Referee

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Evaluation of the national program on prevention and control of diabetes in three areas of case finding, referral and follow-up


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Healthcare Management,

Supervisor

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Assessing organizational commitment and intent to leave among different cadres employed in public hospitals in order to reform p


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Hospital Management,
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assessing utilization and coverage of public diabetes care services to remove barriers to access and to reform policy and manage


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MPH,
3.

Development of a management decision support system using Microsoft Excel and a policy analysis to assess its impact on better m


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MPH,
4.

Policy situation analysis to explore the present potentials of Internet both as a new medium for health education and a new heal


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MPH,

Papers

English

2.

How Is the Awareness of the Medical Community about Evidence-Based Practice


Authors: Moghadamnia M.T., Fayaz-Bakhsh A
Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Year. 2013,
3.

Telemedicine for the Reduction of Myocardial Infarction Mortality


Authors: Fayaz-Bakhsh A. Vahdatimanesh Z
Telemedicine and e-Health Journal, Vol.19, No.8, Year. 2013, Page:646-647,
4.

Comparison of parent satisfaction with care for childhood obesity delivered face-to-face and by telemedicine


Authors: Fayaz-Bakhsh A., Yousefi A
Telemedicine and e-Health Journal, Vol.19, No.8, Year. 2103, Page:648-649,
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Critical look at the User Satisfaction with Asynchronous Telemedicine


Authors: Fayaz-Bakhsh A., Goodarzi Z.
Telemedicine and e-Health Journal, Vol.19, No.7, Year. 2013, Page:568-569,
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Modified Delphi study to determine optimal data elements for inclusion in an emergency management database system


Authors: Fayaz-Bakhsh A., Fatemi F
African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol.3, No.1, Year. 2013, Page:38,
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Mobile Devices and Applications for Health; an Exploratory Review of the Current Evidence with Public Health Perspective


Authors: Ahmadvand A., Fayaz-Bakhsh A
Iranian Journal of Medical Informatics, Vol.1, No.2, Year. 2012, Page:7-14,
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Barriers to Telemedicine: Survey of Current Users in Acute Care Units


Authors: Khosravi B., Fayaz-Bakhsh A
Telemedicine and e-Health Journal, Vol.18, No.9, Year. 2012,
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Telemedicine and its potential impacts on reducing inequalities in access to health manpower


Authors: Nouhi M., Fayaz-Bakhsh A., Mohamadi E., Shafii M
Telemedicine and e-Health Journal, Vol.18, No.8, Year. 2012,
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Regarding: "management of electronic patient record systems in primary healthcare in a Finnish county"


Authors: Fayaz-Bakhsh A., Ezzati Asar M
Telemedicine and e-Health Journal, Vol.18, No.4, Year. 2012, Page:317-318,
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Access to Mobile Communication Technology and Willingness to Participate in Automated Telemedicine Calls among Chronically Ill Patients in Honduras


Authors: Fayaz-Bakhsh A., Rostami Golmohamadi F
Telemedicine and e-Health Journal, Vol.18, No.4, Year. 2012, Page:316,
12.

Home Management of Oral Anticoagulation via Telemedicine Versus Conventional Hospital-Based Treatment?


Authors: Fayaz-Bakhsh A., Kazemi Karyani A
Telemedicine and e-Health Journal, Vol.18, No.4, Year. 2012, Page:314-315,
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Can an electronic prescribing system detect doctors who are more likely to make a serious prescribing error?


Authors: Kalantari E., Fayaz-Bakhsh A
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Vol.105, No.5, Year. 2012, Page:191,
14.

Comparison of the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Iranian College Students about Tobacco Use in Comparison to their American and Chinese Counterparts. International Journal of Preventive Medicine


Authors: Fayaz-Bakhsh A., Babashahy S., Jarrahi L., Rafiei S
International Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol.2, No.3, Year. 2011, Page:139-144,
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Comparison of Tobacco-use “Knowledge, Attitude and Practice” Among College Students in the United States, China and Iran


Authors: Fayaz-Bakhsh A., Jarrahi L
Health Education Monograph Series, Vol.27, No.1, Year. 2010, Page:28-31,

Farsi

1.

Internal Environment Analysis Of Tehran University Of Medical Sciences Hospitals Based On Wiseboard Model


Authors: Safarani S., Arab M.,Rahimi A., Ahangar A., Fayaz-Bakhsh
Payavard Salamat Research Journal, Vol.6, No.2, Year. 2012, Page:101-109,
2.

Assessment of attitude and knowledge of induced abortion in pre-married women


Authors: Meysamie A., Jarrahi L., Fayaz-Bakhsh A
Qom University of Medical Sciences Journal, Vol.6, No.1, Year. 2012, Page:1-6,
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Defining Human for Medical Ethics Purposes


Authors: Jafari Kermanshah SA., Araminia B., Fayaz-Bakhsh A. Baqeri A
Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, No.Winter Issue, Year. 2011,
4.

the Internet Using and Health: Students' Knowledge, Attitude and Lifestyle Related to the Internet


Authors: Fayaz-Bakhsh A., Khajeh- Kazemi R., Soleymani nejad M., Rahimi F., Jahangiri L., Heydari S., Shams M
Hakim Research Journal, Vol.14, No.2, Year. 2011, Page:96-105,
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Role of the librarians of hospitals of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in promoting evidence based practice


Authors: Azadeh Tafreshi F., Momenzadeh N., Fayaz-Bakhsh A., Khodaei Ashan S
Quarterly Journal of Epistemology, Vol.3, No.11, Year. 2011, Page:33-45,
6.

A study of the top and middle managers knowledge and attitude on the feasibility of applying Total Quality Management in hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Science in 2009


Authors: Ahangar A., Safarani S., Fayaz-Bakhsh A
Payavard Salamat Research Journal, Vol.3, No.3-4, Year. 2010, Page:76-84,
7.

Methodological Slippage in Studies of Human Dignity


Authors: Jafari Kermanshah SA., Araminia B., Fayaz-Bakhsh A
Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, No.Fall Issue, Year. 2010,
8.

Comparing knowledge, attitude and practice of American, Chinese and Iranian college students about tobacco use


Authors: Shokouhi M., Fayaz-Bakhsh A., Zare A., Parsaeian M., Rafee S., Soleymani Nejad M
Payesh Research Journal, Vol.8, Year. 2009, Page:203-211,
9.

A review of studies on the effectiveness of health education interventions to improve women behaviors related to breast self- examination


Authors: Shams M., Fayaz-Bakhsh A., Saffari M
Iranian Journal of Breast Disease, Vol.1, No.3, Year. 2009, Page:17-23,
10.

Assessment of Tobacco Use Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of “Tehran University of Medical Sciences” Students


Authors: Fayaz-Bakhsh A., Shokouhi M., Jarrahi L
Journal of Isfahan Medical School, Vol.27, No.103, Year. 2009, Page:822-830,
11.

Impact assessment of introducing evidence based medicine to medical students


Authors: Abdollahzadeh S., Fayaz-Bakhsh A
Iranian Journal of Medical Education, Year. 2008,
12.

A survey of OVID Database usage by academic members of different medical universities throughout the nation


Authors: Mardanlou A., Alaedini F., Mohammadi MR., Fayaz-Bakhsh A
Hakim Research Journal, Vol.6, No.4, Year. 2004,

Abstracts and Presentations

Farsi

1.

Impact assessment of introducing evidence based medicine to medical students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences


9th National Congress on Medical Education
Location: Yazd. Iran,
Date: 2008-
Authors: Abdollahzadeh S., Ghajarzadeh M., Habibollahi P., Rikhtehgar Ghiasi R., Caylay B., Fayaz-Bakhsh A
Type : Abstract, Learner,
2.

Market failure and challenges of drug production and consumption in Iran and in the world


Azad University Pharmacological Science Branch, Rational Drug Use Congress
Location: Tehran, Iran,
Date: December 2009-Type : Presentaion, Lecturer,
3.

Issues in Healthcare Priority Setting for the Handicap


1st Priority Setting Seminar
Location: Tehran. Iran,
Date: March 2011-Type : Presentaion, Lecturer,

English

1.

Prospects, problems and challenges of e-Health, telemedicine and ICT-based delivery of healthcare: implications for insurance sy


7th WHO sponsored training course on Social Health Insurance
Location: Seoul, South Korea,
Type : Presentaion, Lecturer,
1.

Journal of Management Science and Practice


2012- Editorial Board Member,
2.

TUMS Payavard Salamat Journal of School of Allied Medicine


Referee,
3.

TUMS Journal of School of Public Health & Institute of Public Health Research


Referee,
4.

Hakim Medical Journal


Referee,
5.

Payesh Journal (for Health Services Research)


Referee,
6.

Journal of Birjand University of Medical Science


Referee,
7.

Journal of the Iranian Society for Quality


Editorial Board Member,
8.

Journal of Pharmaco-economics of Tehran University of Medical Sciences


Editorial Board Member,
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Computer & Information Technology Skills


1. Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Project, etc.). Obtained ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) certificate and skilful particularly about the MS Word and MS Powerpoint (for the personal use and also in training others to use these software packages effectively in their quantitative and qualitative research projects).

2. Quantitative Research Packages (SPSS, Minitab, Excel). Skilful with some teaching experience between 1997 to 2004 at the University of Sheffield and at The Iranian National Research Council of Medical Sciences.

3. Qualitative Research Packages (Nud*IST, NVivo, Atlal.ti). Limited skills through personal practice and reading related handbooks.

4. Main Bibliographic and Citation Management tools (EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, RefViz). Advanced teaching and training abilities (see list of workshops and training courses taken part as facilitator/ lecturer/ trainer in the “Work Experiences” section above).

5. Electronic Search Engines and Internet Browser Software Program. Advanced teaching and training abilities (see list of workshops and training courses taken part as facilitator/ lecturer/ trainer in the “Work Experiences” section above). Skilful in the personal use and teaching of Google, Altavista, Yahoo and other main search engines and directories to retrieve non peer-reviewed resources (i.e. individual websites) or semi peer-reviewed Internet based information (e.g. SOSIG gateway and other similar portals and reference lists, etc). Skilful in the personal use and teaching of OVID, PUBMED, WebSpirs, Web of Science/ Knowledge search tool, ScienceDirect search tool and other main Internet/ intranet based services for the retrieval of bibliographic/ full text information from the major databases such as MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, COCHRANE, ISI databases, Elsevier databases, etc

6. Other software and Internet based services: Advanced training and skilful in the use of Pegasus Mail, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft FrontPage, Hot Metal Pro, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger and several other packages for web based real time communication/ conferencing, emailing, virtual class and web-based training course design, web authoring, online publication and website maintenance, etc

 

 

1.

Iranian Health Service Research Electronic Forum (founding member), Iran


Activity Type:Member
2.

Scientific Society of Iranian Hospital Management, Iran


Activity Type:Member
3.

Medical Council of Iran, Iran


Activity Type:Member
4.

Iranian Association of Medical Education, Iran


Activity Type:Member
5.

Institute of Health Service Management (IHSM), UK


Activity Type:Member
6.

United Kingdom Public Health Association (UKPHA), UK


Activity Type:Member
7.

Iranian Society for Higher Education (board member) (http://www.ihea.ir/?/en/)


Activity Type:Member
8.

Iranian Public Health Association (board member), Iran (http://ijph.ir/)


Activity Type:Member
9.

Iranian Society for Quality (IRSQ) (board member), Iran.(http://www.irsq.org/en/index.php)


Activity Type:Member
10.

International Society for Urban Health, USA


Activity Type:Member
11.

members of the committee formed to finalize judgments by referees reviewing medical and health related books


Activity Type:member of committee
2006-2007
12.

Iranian Charity House


Activity Type:Member Of Board
April 2007

Member of Executive Board and Board of Trustees

13.

the Helal Institute of Higher Education and Applied Sciences


Activity Type:Member Of Board
June 2007 -onward

(Helal Institute is the main and only educational arm of the Iranian Red Crescent)

1.

TOFEL, TSE & TWE


Date: 1996,

the three internationally known English Language Tests in listening-speaking-writing passed with high scores in 1996 in Toronto, Canada

2.

Interpersonal, communication and time management skills


Date: 2000,
3.

Facilitator Training Programme


Date: 2000,
4.

award of European Computer Driving License (ECDL)


Date: 2001,
1. Managing Primary Health Programs: conducting research to assess suitability of the ways different stages are undertaken within a

situation analysis and need assessment; prioritization, planning and decision making; piloting, input, process and output monitoring; coverage; marketing; utilization and finally; outcome evaluation and analysis

2. Bibliographic Content Management (and Analysis) Systems (BCMS) such as EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, WriteNote, RefWorks,

production of new and standardized applications (or modification of the named software packages) so that bibliography, citation management and analysis could be performed better for Persian scientific compositions (i.e. when Farsi fonts and unicode languages are used in word processors operating on MS Windows, Mac, Unix and/or Linux, etc. platforms)

3. Learning Management Systems or Learning Content Management System (LMS or LCMS)

measuring their educational impact and suitability for Farsi speaking public and professionals

4. Creation and Use of the Journal Content Management Systems (JCMS)

managing tasks related to submission to and subscription of digital copies of several Iranian medical journals that are currently produced in paper format and improving their digital publication in Persian

5. Creation and Use of the Computer Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS)

measuring their impact on clinical and cost effectiveness of health care interventions

6. Production of Health and Biomedical Educational Contents

particularly the contents that could be published and disseminated electronically in suitable media for usage by the public and/or professionals

7. Internet-based Content Management Systems

their application in public health and medical knowledge education, knowledge generation, knowledge sharing, knowledge storage and knowledge management

8. e-Health, e-Commerce in Health Care Market, Tele-medicine, Tele-health and Tele research
9. Health Informatics, Information, and Knowledge Management
10. Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodology Training Courses to Promote Health System Research(HSR) and Biomedical Studies

measuring their educational impacts with respect to the frequency and quality of the conducted studies and the papers that are published by the Iranian life scientists based on them

11. Professional Education

conduct of continuous medical education strategies to promote evidence based practice and measuring their educational impacts on clinical knowledge, attitude and behavior of medical professionals

12. Community Based Participatory Research or CBPR

ways in which the Internet and web-based software programs could facilitate and promote, among the Iranian youth, the CBPR on health related topics

13. Public Health Management, Education and Research

particularly interventions and studies that target young college students in order to reduce among them of psychological health problems caused by unsafe sexual behaviour and by addiction or abuse of alcohol and of neuroleptic or narcotics drugs.

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