Research Training Opportunities for HDR Students

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 Research Integrity, Human and Animal Ethics No Limited June/July David Baxter
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Central Clinical School Introductory Biostatistics workshop No Limited August David Baxter
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Central Clinical School Advanced Biostatistics workshop No Limited September David Baxter
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Managing supervisor relationships, effective communication and conflict prevention seminar No Limited 24 March Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Writing a Literature Review seminar No Limited 3 April Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Library I: Literature searching & Introduction to EndNote No No 9 April Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Library 2: Introduction to research resources & EndNote extras No No 30 April Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Introduction to statistics in research and support seminar No Limited 7 May Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Writing skills for postgraduate students seminar No Limited 29 May 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 20 June Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Effective Oral Presentations workshop No Limited 17 July Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Poster presentations workshop No Limited 9 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 28 November Postgrad CHW
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Children's Hospital at Westmead CS Writing a scientific paper workshop No Limited TBC Postgrad CHW
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Dentistry Research Methods in Dentistry
DENT6000
Yes No Semester 1 Email
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Northern Clinical School Library Skills - Endnote and Medline workshops No No 27th May Burcu Karlssson
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Northern Clinical School Introductory Statistics No Limited 16th April Burcu Karlssson
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Northern Clinical School Statistics workshop – Survival Analysis No Limited 1st August Burcu Karlssson
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Northern Clinical School Critical Reading and Writing  (Learning Centre) No Limited 22nd May Burcu Karlssson
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Northern Clinical School Overview of the thesis (Learning Centre) No Limited 6th August Burcu Karlssson
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Northern Clinical School Research Methods - Real time PCR No No 3rd April Sergey Kurdyukov
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Northern Clinical School Research Methods - Confocal Microscopy No No 10th April Sergey Kurdyukov
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Northern Clinical School Research Methods – Real time PCR Analysis No No 17th April Sergey Kurdyukov
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Northern Clinical School Communication skills - Introductory No No 29th May OR 2nd June Burcu Karlssson
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Northern Clinical School Communication skills - Advanced No No June Burcu Karlssson
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Northern Clinical School Clinical trials: The Essentials $20 No 11th June Burcu Karlssson
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Northern Clinical School Critical Reviews: The Essentials $20 No 20th June Burcu Karlssson
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Nursing & Midwifery Sydney Nursing HDR Orientation No No Feb 25 Meghan Gestos
Evin Donohoe
Nursing & Midwifery Workshop: Qualitative Research No Yes Feb 26 Meghan Gestos
Evin Donohoe
Nursing & Midwifery Workshop: Guide to SNS Library No No Feb 26 Meghan Gestos
Evin Donohoe
Nursing & Midwifery Workshop: Methodologies No Yes Feb 27 Meghan Gestos
Evin Donohoe
Nursing & Midwifery Workshop: Literature Review No Yes Feb 27 Meghan Gestos
Evin Donohoe
Nursing & Midwifery Seminar: Ethics No No Feb 28 Meghan Gestos
Evin Donohoe
Nursing & Midwifery Seminar: Oral Presentation Skills (with Mary Chiarella) No Yes Feb 28 Meghan Gestos
Evin Donohoe
Nursing & Midwifery Mid-year Research Week No Maybe June 16-20 Meghan Gestos
Evin Donohoe
Pharmacy SPSS Statistics for clinical research workshop No Limited TBA Email
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Pharmacy Writing an abstract No Limited 11 April Email
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Pharmacy Oral Presentation skills No Limited 25 March Email
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Pharmacy Academic Writing workshop No Limited TBA Email
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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 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
No No Semester 1 Email
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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 Public Health Seminar Series: Ethics approval process
My PhD journey
Applying for research funding
The basics; resumes, interviews, networking
Brainstorming career options
The ABC of submitting your thesis
Tips for preparing your thesis
Sydney eScholarhips and digital repository
How to choose journals - how to get published
How to structure and write your thesis
No Yes all year Email
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Westmead Clinical School Endnote Sessions No No To be confirmed, various dates through 2014 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 Starting 12 March 2014 for 5x Wednesday's,
9am-10.30am
Naomi.muir@sydney.edu.au