Semester 2 Orientation, 2013

Orientation for Semester 2 will commence soon

Welcome to your studies with us in 2013. To help you get started, we have arranged an orientation program which consists of training sessions giving you practical skills and an understanding of relevant policies and procedures.

After completing each session, please take the time to tell us about your experience during Orientation 2012.

For your information the Orientation program appears below.

Please contact your subject co-ordinator or email the if you have any questions.

Student Office in Room 329, Level 3
Edward Ford Building (A27).

Monday to Thursday - 10am to 5pm
Friday - 1pm to 5pm

+61 2 9036 5487
+61 2 9351 4366

Welcome to the School of Public Health in 2013

Things to do before classes begin on Monday 29th July:

  • complete your formal enrolment
  • register and attend Training sessions
  • attend your Welcome session
  • collect an orientation kit

Here is a summary of the important dates:

Date/s  Activity

Dates to be advised

Complete your formal enrolment

Date to be advised

Collect your Orientation kit and course notes (where available)

Date to be advised

Attend Welcome for MPH, Health Policy and MIPH students.

Attend a set of 5 training sessions:

- Using ICT on campus
- Learning online
- Literature Searching
- Using the library
- Assignments, extensions and academic honesty

Note: You must register to attend the technical sessions. Sessions run strictly to schedule so please make sure you are on time. There is a limit of 16 students per session, apart from the library introduction in the Medical libray (limited to 19). 15 minutes have been scheduled for you to move between the Edward Ford Building and the Medical Library.

Collect your Orientation kit and course notes (where available) in the Student Office, Room 329, Edward Ford Building from 9am to 4.30pm. After Orientation week, these will be available from your program administration office.

Monday 29th July

Your classes commence this week!

Training Sessions: Date to be advised (in July)

There are numerous practical skills and administrative procedures related to studying with the School of Public Health (SPH) that all students need to know. To tell you about them, we have organised a program of training before Semester 2 starts. This program will give you a flying start in your studies with us.

We strongly recommend that all new students attend one of each of the five training sessions. Please note: Training is ONLY available during this day. It is unlikely these sessions will be repeated at a later stage in the Semester.

Using ICT on campus: 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. Strongly recommended if you haven't studied at the University of Sydney in the last year or two.

Learning online: All SPH units of study have their own 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 the e-learning site. Strongly recommended if you have little experience with online study.

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.

Assessments, extensions and academic honesty – strongly recommended. This session will cover assessment requirements, how to submit, how to reference, what to do if you can't submit your assignment on time, what we mean by academic honesty and how to ensure your assignments comply with academic honesty requirements. It will also ocver important issues around enrolment.

Register for Training Sessions

Registration for the training sessions is essential.

The registration form will be available soon.

If your session becomes full don't worry! The technical sessions are provided online in the SPH Student Support Blackboard site that all School coursework students have access. This is a free LMS site provided by the School to help you get the most out of your study (login with your UniKey).

Welcome for Students - Date to be advsied (in July)

9:00am - 10:00am
Welcome for MPH and Health Policy students.
Venue: Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theater, Edward Ford Building - Map

9:00am - 10:00am
Welcome for MIPH students.
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theater, Edward Ford Building - Map

Our Welcome for students 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 their welcome session. There is no need to register.

Unable to attend Orientation?

We strongly encourage you to attend Orientation in person if at all possible. However, if you can't, this is what you can do:

  • Go to the SPH Student Support Site, where recordings of selected sessions will be available.
  • At the end of the Training Sessions registration form, you can provide an email address to receive a PDF of the training notes and a Virtual Orientation to online learning on CD ROM.

Once you have registered

If you have any queries about the orientation program, please contact us at:

Phone: 9351 4366 or 9036 5487
Fax: 9036 6247

EndNote Workshops

Find out how to use this software to help you organise your references!

No need to register for EndNote workshops.

Date Time Venue
Date to be advised 
3:00pm - 4:00pm Level 3, Edward Ford Building, Computer Lab (rooms 330/331) Map
Presenter: Jeremy Cullis
Date to be advised 
10:00am - 11:00am Level 3, Edward Ford Building, Computer Lab (rooms 330/331) Map
Presenter: Jeremy Cullis

Academic Honesty Workshops

Find out how to cite and reference properly in your assignments and avoid plagiarism!

No need to register for Academic Honesty workshops.

Date Time Venue
Date to be advised
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Level 3, Edward Ford Building, Computer Lab (rooms 330/331) Map
Presenter: Jo Lander

Date to be advised
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Level 3, Edward Ford Building, Computer Lab (rooms 330/331) Map
Presenter: Jo Lander

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.

Jo Lander,
Teaching and Learning
School of Public Health