Welcome to the School of Public Health in 2013
Congratulations on accepting your place to study at the School of Public Health.
Before classes begin on Monday 4 March you will need to:
- complete your formal enrolment (4-5 February)
- register and attend Training Sessions (25 -28 February)
- attend the School of Public Health Welcome Day (2 March)
- collect an orientation pack
Here is a summary of the important dates:
4, 5 February
|Complete your formal enrolment.|
Monday 25 February – Thursday 28 February
|Attend a set of 4 training sessions on one day or across the week:
- SPH IT Access
- Learning online
- Literature Searching
- Using the library
Collect your Orientation kit and course notes (where available)
|Saturday 2 March
|Attend Welcome Day: Introduction to the School of Public Health and your course. Includes lunch - Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre.|
|Monday 4 March
||Your classes commence this week!|
Training Sessions: 25 - 28 February
There are important core areas of knowledge that are essential to all our courses, and some practical issues related to studying with us, that all students in the School of Public Health (SPH) need to know. To tell you about them, we have organised a program of activities in the week before the start of Semester 1. This program will give you a flying start in your studies with us.
We strongly recommend that all new students attend one scheduled session of each of the four training sessions. Please note: Training is ONLY available during this week. It is unlikely these sessions will be repeated at a later stage in the Semester.
Using University ICT– highly recommended for all new students. This session will cover accessing and using the University and SPH computer networks, accessing the internet, printing, the University’s IT policy and getting help.
Learning online – highly recommended for all new students. All SPH units of study have their own Blackboard e-learning site – so you will need to know how to access the sites (logins and passwords) and navigate through them, access online resources, contribute to discussion boards, complete online quizzes and submit assessment tasks via Blackboard.
Using the Library – strongly recommended if you are not familiar with University’s library system, using the online catalogue, borrowing and renewing, document delivery and accessing reserve items.
Literature searching – strongly recommended if you have never used Medline or you are not familiar with the range of databases available and online search techniques – vital knowledge for any SPH student.
Register for Training Sessions
Registration for the training sessions is essential.
REGISTER ME FOR TRAINING SESSIONS
PUBH5010 Epidemiology Methods and Uses and PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics
School of Public Health Welcome Day - Saturday 2 March
9:30am - 1:30pm
Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre - Map
Our Welcome Day gives you a chance to find out more about the School of Public Health, our teaching and research and some of our key policies and procedures (for example the assessment policy). You will also find out about the support services the School/university offers.
The Welcome Day is a great opportunity for you to meet key staff members as well as your fellow students and ask any questions you may have.
We strongly recommend all new students attend this day. There is no need to register.
Download the Welcome Day Program
You are a distance distance student if you have enrolled in online/distance units of study as a distance student.
On the Training Sessions registration form you will be able to indicate whether you will be attending the orientation day and technical sessions. If you are unable to do so, we will mail the training notes for the technical sessions to you.
Register to have the orientation pack mailed to you
Once you have registered
When you complete the registration form, you will receive an email confirmation of your choices. Please call us if you do not receive this confirmation.
If you have any queries about the contents of this email or the orientation program generally, please contact us at:
Phone: 9351 4366 or 9036 5487
Fax: 9036 6247
We look forward to meeting you and supporting you in your studies and we will do everything we can to make studying with us an enjoyable and satisfying experience for you.
Teaching and Learning
School of Public Health