Semester 2 Orientation - 26 July 2013

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.

Download your Orientation Program here.

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

Office of Teaching and Learning
Room 329, Level 3
Edward Ford Building (A27).
Hours: Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
Phone: +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 a start-up kit

Here is a summary of the important dates:

Date/s  Activity

Dates to be advised -July

Complete your formal enrolment

Friday 26 July

Collect your Start-up kit and course notes (where available)

Friday 26 July

Attend Welcome for MPH, Health Policy and MIPH students.

Attend a set of 4 training sessions:

- 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.

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

Monday 29 July

Your classes commence this week!

 14, 15 August

 Attend an EndNote Workshop and find out how to organise your references.

Welcome for Students - 26 July

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

9:00am - 10:00am
Welcome for International Public Health students.
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, 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.

Training Sessions- 26 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 four 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.

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.

EndNote Workshop - 14 August, 15 August

Attend one of these workshops and learn how to use this software to organise your references.

Register for Training Sessions and EndNote Workshops

Registration for the training sessions is essential.

Registration is a 2 step process.

  1. Register your name and email address here.
  2. You will then receive an email directing you to register for the individual training sessions and you'll also receive an emailing confirming your registration.

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).

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 notes and 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. An electronic version of the notes are also provided in the SPH Student Support Site.

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

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