Fieldwork Skills for Epidemiological Research

Who is this course for?

Any new graduates, nurses, allied health professionals, clinicians and public health and medical researchers wishing to develop practical research skills for use in population studies

Who offers the course?

Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Respiratory & Environmental Epidemiology (REE) research group

Level of assumed/required knowledge


Course overview

This course is designed to address the most common issues that occur when establishing and running epidemiological research projects. You can save time and money by avoiding delays and costly mistakes throughout the key phases of your fieldwork by attending this workshop.

Key areas covered include:

  • Step by step plans to implement, monitor, manage and record data in fieldwork research
  • Determine ethical considerations
  • Maximise response rates through different sampling sources and recruitment
  • Minimise the burden on participants through simple strategies, plans and templates for efficient systems
  • Successful project management procedures and leadership skills during fieldwork
  • Essential record and data management protocols and procedures to finalise the fieldwork

Course duration

One day
8:30am - 4:30pm

How is the course assessed?

Not applicable

Can this course contribute to an academic degree?


Course delivery

This course is delivered face-to-face at:

Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Level 5, Education Centre
431 Glebe Point Road
Glebe NSW 2037

Course cost

To be confirmed

Course dates

Date to be confirmed - please register your interest by contacting the course coordinator Dr Brett Toelle (details below).

Is this course accredited for CME points?


Further information and registration

Contact the Woolcock Institute via email
or online Woolcock Institute

Contact person/Course coordinator

Dr Brett Toelle
Senior Research Fellow

Last updated

November 2013