Research Training Opportunities for HDR Students 2015

From 2013 all new higher degree research students are required to undergo an annual research training needs analysis - see Graduate Studies Office for information and form. Students and supervisors are encouraged to review the graduate attributes for postgraduate research students of the University of Sydney.

Training opportunities can be provided by courses and workshops offered by the University or by individual Schools and Disciplines. Please see table below for workshops available in some schools or contact your PGC or Head of School for further information. Training needs may also be met by attending workshops or courses outside the University.

Learning Centre
The Learning Centre provides a range of workshops on academic writing, oral communication and other research skills, including workshops for non English speaking background students. The workshops are provided at no cost to enrolled students.

Careers Centre
The Careers Centre runs workshops that could be useful for final year students such as writing a resume, interview skills and applying for graduate work.

Counseling and Psychological services (CAPS) Workshops
CAPS runs workshops that deal with problems commonly faced by HDR students such as building skills for postgraduate research success, managing procrastination, speaking confidently, handling conflict.

Graduate Studies Office
The Graduate Studies Office offers resources useful to research students including an Orientation program each semester, a student guide, the Graduate Studies handbook and a link to policies important for HDR students.

Specific School and Discipline Workshops
(See below)

Specific School and Discipline Workshops

School or Discipline Course/Workshop Cost Availability to students outside School or Discipline Date Further Information
Central Clinical School Thesis and Journal Article Writing and Ethics workshop No Limited Semester 2 David Baxter
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Central Clinical School Library Resources and Reference Management workshop No Limited May David Baxter
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Central Clinical School Six one hour sessions on Biostatistics (Clinical Research Ctr) No Limited July- August David Baxter
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Concord Clinical School Searching the Medical Literature for Researchers No Limited 22 April Postgrad Concord Clinical School Further details
Concord Clinical School Introduction to EndNote using Medical Sciences databases No Limited 22 April Postgrad Concord Clinical School Further details
Concord Clinical School EndNote for Researchers (Advanced) No Limited 22 April Postgrad Concord Clinical School Further details
Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Managing supervisor relationships, effective communication and conflict prevention seminar No Limited 1 June Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Writing a Literature Review seminar No Limited 27 March Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Library I: Literature searching & Introduction to EndNote No No 29 April Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Library 2: Introduction to research resources & EndNote extras No No 13 May Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Introduction to statistics in research and support seminar No Limited 6 May Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Writing skills for postgraduate students seminar No Limited 17 June Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Understanding the peer review process (How to get your paper published) seminar No Limited 31 August Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Effective Oral Presentations workshop No Limited To be confirmed Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Poster presentations workshop No Limited 15 September Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Getting the ticket: strategies and tips for having your thesis passed with the minimum of fuss!! workshop No Limited 30 November Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Writing a scientific paper workshop No Limited 30 October Postgrad CHW
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Dentistry Research Methods in Dentistry
DENT6000
Yes No Semester 1 Email
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Northern Clinical School Endnote training workshops - Basic and Advanced No No 21 April Burcu Karlssson
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Northern Clinical School Introductory Statistics No Limited 8th May Burcu Karlssson
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Northern Clinical School Statistics workshop - Logistic Regression No Limited 5th June, 10-12pm Burcu Karlssson
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Northern Clinical School Writing a Literature Review No Limited 27th May Burcu Karlssson
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Northern Clinical School Research Methods - Real time PCR No No 27th March Sergey Kurdyukov
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Northern Clinical School Research Methods - Confocal Microscopy No No tba Sergey Kurdyukov
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Northern Clinical School Communication skills - Introductory No No June Burcu Karlssson
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Northern Clinical School Communication skills - Advanced No No June Burcu Karlssson
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Nursing & Midwifery Mid-year Research Week No Maybe w/c June 29 nmresearch@sydney.edu.au
Nursing & Midwifery HDR Student Workshop No No w/c November 2 nmresearch@sydney.edu.au
Pharmacy SPSS Statistics for clinical research workshop No Limited TBA Email Further details 
Pharmacy Writing an abstract No Limited 17th April Email Further details 
Pharmacy Oral Presentation skills No Limited 24th March Email Further details 
Pharmacy Writing a Literature Review No Limited 14th April Email Further details 
Pharmacy Reporting guidelines: human, animal, laboratory studies No Limited 13th October Email Further details  
Public Health Epidemiology Methods and Uses
PUBH5010*
Yes* Limited Semester 1 Email
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*scholarships for non PH students may be available for this unit (see SMS Scholarships for Coursework - PDF)
Public Health Introductory Biostatistics
PUBH5018*
Yes* Limited Semester 1 Email
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*scholarships for non PH students may be available for this unit (see SMS Scholarships for Coursework - PDF)
Public Health Health Research Methods and Ethics
MEDF5005*
Yes* Limited Semester 1 Email
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*scholarships for non PH students may be available for this unit (see SMS Scholarships for Coursework - PDF)
Public Health Qualitative Methodologies & Study Design
QUAL5002
No No May Email
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Public Health Qualitative Research Analysis & Writing
QUAL5003
No No Semester 2 Email
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Public Health Multiple Regression & Statistical Computing
PUBH5211*
Yes* Limited Semester 2 Email
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*scholarships for non PH students may be available for this unit (see SMS Scholarships for Coursework - PDF)
Public Health Categorical Data Analysis
PUBH5212*
Yes* Limited Semester 2 Email
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*scholarships for non PH students may be available for this unit (see SMS Scholarships for Coursework - PDF)
Public Health Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology CEPI5100* Yes* Limited Semester 1 & 2 Email
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*scholarships for non PH students may be available for this unit (see SMS Scholarships for Coursework - PDF)
Public Health Survival Analysis
PUBH5213*
Yes* Limited Semester 2 Email
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Public Health Introductory Analysis of Linked Data
PUBH5215
No No June & November Email
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Public Health Advanced Epidemiology
PUBH5224*
Yes* Limited Semester 2 Email
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*scholarships for non PH students may be available for this unit (see SMS Scholarships for Coursework - PDF)
Public Health Advanced Qualitative Health Research
PUBH5500
Yes* Limited Semester 1 Email
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*scholarships for non PH students may be available for this unit (see SMS Scholarships for Coursework - PDF)
Public Health Controlled Trials
PUBH5206
No No Semester 2 Email
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Public Health Human and Animal Research Ethics
BETH5202
No No Semester 2 Email
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Public Health EndNote and Literature Searching No No 23 March Email
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Public Health The Ethics Application Process No Yes 13 May Email
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Public Health My research journey (students recount their experience) No Yes 13 May Email
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Public Health Project Management Skills No No 16 June Email
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Public Health Applying for research funding No Yes 5 August Email
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Public Health Brainstorming career options No Yes 5 August Email
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Public Health How to choose journals - how to get published No Yes tbc Email
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Public Health

No impact factor, no fellowship - how can I get anywhere in this world ?

No Yes tbc Email
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Public Health The ABC of submitting your thesis Tips for preparing your thesis No Yes tbc Email
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Westmead Clinical School Endnote Sessions No No To be confirmed, various dates through 2015 Naomi.muir@sydney.edu.au
Westmead Clinical School Statistics Workshops:  A series of 5 seminars on basic medical statistics incorporating practical problems and use of the SPSS software package for those working in medical/paramedical fields with the emphasis on concepts and interpretation.
  1. Frequency distributions, boxplots, mean, median, standard deviation, standard error of mean
  2. Tests of hypotheses a and b levels, power
  3. Normal distribution, z & t tests, confidence intervals, tests of paired alternatives, tests of Normality, nonparametric equivalence
  4. Contingency tables, c2 tests, "exact" tests, McNemar's test Kappa, odds ratios, sensitivity/specificity 
  5. Linear regression analysis and examination of residuals
No Yes 5 x Wednesday's starting 4 March 2015 9am-10.30am Naomi.muir@sydney.edu.au
Westmead Clinical School PRSS & Planning your PhD Research No Yes Thursday 12 March 2015 Naomi.muir@sydney.edu.au
Westmead Clinical School Putting Together a Research Presentation NO Yes Thursday 16 April 2015 Naomi.muir@sydney.edu.au
Westmead Clinical School Writing Scientific Papers No Limited Thursday 14 May 2015 Naomi.muir@sydney.edu.au
Westmead Clinical School Putting together a Scientific Poster No Limited Thursday 11 June 2015 Naomi.muir@sydney.edu.au
Westmead Clinical School Endnote/Reference Manager/Bioinformatics NO Limited Thursday 16 July 2015 Naomi.muir@sydney.edu.au
Westmead Clinical School How can social media help with your Postgraduate degree? No Limited Thursday 13 August 2015 Naomi.muir@sydney.edu.au
Westmead Clinical School Student Support - StResS, etc No Limited Thursday 10 September 2015 Naomi.muir@sydney.edu.au
Westmead Clinical School How do you deal with the media? No Limited Thursday 12 November 2015 Naomi.muir@sydney.edu.au
Westmead Clinical School PG Research Seminars
  • 3-4 PG Students presenting their work
  • 1 winner per seminar, winners go forward to Finals in November to compete for the 'Jerry Koutts Young Investigator Award'
No Yes Last Thursday of each month between February and November
  • 26 Febraury
  • 26 March
  • 30 April
  • 28 May
  • 25 June
  • 30 July
  • 27 August
  • 24 September
  • 29 October
  • 26 November
Naomi.muir@sydney.edu.au