Evaluating the Effectiveness of Game-based Training in the ADF

Research Paper Title Evaluating the Effectiveness of Game-Based Training: A Controlled Study with Dismounted Infantry Teams. Executive Summary Computer games are increasingly being used by armed forces to supplement traditional methods of military training. While the potential benefits of these games are well documented; there is little objective evidence to support their perceived training benefits,… Read More

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Resilience Training in the Australian Defence Force

An article by Lieutenant Colonel Dr Andrew Cohn MAPS, National Coordinator, Prevention and Resilience Team, Colonel Dr Stephanie Hodson MAPS, Director and Monique Crane, Senior Researcher, Prevention and Resilience Team, Directorate of Mental Health in Defence. Fundamental to being employed within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is the requirement to be able to respond effectively to… Read More

Can We Develop Physical Capability Standards that are Predictive of Success on SF Courses?

Research Paper Title Developing Physical Capability Standards that are Predictive of Success on Special Forces Selection Courses. Background This study aimed to develop minimum standards for physical capability assessments (vertical jump, sit and reach, push-ups, seven-stage sit-ups, heaves, agility, 20-m shuttle run, loaded 5-km pack march, and 400-m swim) that candidates must pass before they… Read More

ADF: Injury Prevention & Hygiene Maintenance during Deployments

Research Paper Title Special Operations Task Group Regimental Aid Post Presentations, Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan: February – June 2010. Background The Australian Defence Force (ADF) Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, is supported by a Primary Health Care Team (PHCT) which provided health care through its Regimental Aid Post (RAP). Purpose To identify… Read More

A Review of Physiotherapy Records to Characterise MSK Injury in Australian Soldiers

Research Paper Title Review of Physiotherapy Records to Characterise Musculoskeletal Injury in Australian Soldiers in the 16th Air Defence Regiment. Background There is scant information on the types of musculoskeletal injuries, their causes and injury patterns that are sustained by Australian garrison soldiers (a permanent military post or place where troops are stationed). Rigorous physical… Read More

How Useful Are Medical E-Databases on Deployment?

Research Paper Title Special Operations Task Group Regimental Aid Post Presentation. Background The Australian Defence Force (ADF) Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, is supported by a Primary Health Care Team (PHCT) which provided health care through its Regimental Aid Post (RAP). Purpose To identify and analyse the types of injuries and… Read More