Intensive short courses


The centre’s education team will work with leaders of the research project nodes to develop their research into opportunities for:

  • evidence-based short courses, seminars and workshops
  • non-award education activities, such as intensive seminars leveraged off an existing program/unit.

This will include:

  • identifying such opportunities as part of the expression of interest process for project nodes
  • marketing and managing the implementation of project node educational activities, including robust evaluation to ensure continuous improvement of the model.

The short course model will provide an opportunity to test the market for the development of award courses under broader research themes.


Writing original research papers for biomedical journals

Dates for 2015 to be announced

If you're keen to forge a career involving medical research, one of the most valuable things you can do is master the art of scientific writing.

The ability to write a convincing scientific manuscript is such a rare skill that learning how to do it will set you ahead of your competition in terms of publishing your data, landing and keeping your ideal position and obtaining fellowships and grants.

The good news is that – just like doing statistical analyses – writing original research articles is a learnable skill. You don't need to be a literary genius (or even a native English speaker) to be able to write manuscripts that are publishable in high-ranking journals – you just need to know the "protocol".

This full-day workshop is led by Associate Professor Amanda Salis, an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow with decades of experience in writing biomedical research papers. It is based on linguistic research into the elements common to published original research articles, as outlined in ‘Writing Scientific Research Articles: Strategies and Steps’ by Margaret Cargill and Patrick O’Connor from the University of Adelaide.

Research trainees will learn a step-by-step method for efficiently writing up their data for publication in biomedical journals.

About the workshop
The workshop is of relevance to anyone wishing to improve his or her confidence and efficiency in writing original research articles in health and medical research (e.g. basic, clinical, epidemiology, population health). As this is a hands-on practical workshop, it is best suited to those who already have a set of analysed original research results that are ready to be written up as a paper, or an early draft of an original manuscript (not a review).

Workshop activities

  • Presentation from event organiser, Associate Professor Amanda Salis
  • Small group discussions about the structure of research papers
  • Hands-on experience in planning and writing your own original research paper
  • Morning and afternoon tea-breaks for general discussions

Register your interest in further workshops
If you would like to be informedabout future biomedical writing workshops by Associate Professor Amanda Salis, please register your interest.