Research Skills Seminar Series

The seminar series is hosted by the WA Department of Health and provide hour long seminars on a range of topics covering the entire research process in health.

The seminar schedule is subject to change. Attendees of the seminars will be notified of any changes regarding topics, locations, and times.

2017 Research Skills Seminar Series (or see below)

2018 Research Skills Seminar Series


Currently all live seminars are held at:

Macdonald Lecture Theatre
Level 2, Admin Building at Princess Margaret Hospital

(opposite Telethon Kids Institute on Roberts Rd)

Research Skills Seminar Series is also available to view through our network of hosted video conference sites and online via Scopia.

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Rapid Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature

by Assoc. Professor Sue Skull

Friday 13 October
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

A 21st century clinician who cannot critically read a study is as unprepared as one who cannot take a blood pressure or examine the cardiovascular system.” Glasziou et al. BMJ 2008:337:704-705

Given the sheer volume of published papers and their variable quality even in high impact journals, having skills to carefully appraise scientific literature to answer current clinical questions is key.

This seminar provides simple strategies to help focus your reading, examine validity of results, and decide whether to accept and apply them in your setting.

Macdonald Lecture Theatre, Admin Building
Princess Margaret Hospital (MAP)

2017 Topics

Rapid Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature (13 Oct)

Statistical Tips for Interpreting Scientific Claims (20 Oct)

Oral Presentation of Research Results (3 Nov)

Media and Communication in Research (24 Nov)

Conducting Systematic Reviews (8 Dec)

Past Seminars

Scientific Writing (15 Sep)

Data Collection and Management (25 Aug)

Introductory Biostatistics (23 Jun)

Consumer and Community Involvement in Research (21 Jul)

Knowledge Translation (23 Jun)

Survey Design & Delivery (9 Jun)

Research with Indigenous Community (26 May)

Research Supervision for Students and Supervisors (19 May)

Sample Size Calculations (12 May)

Ethics Processes (28 Apr)

Ethics for Research (7 Apr)

Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (24 Mar)

Research Governance (10 Mar)

Grant Applications (17 Feb)

Research Fundamentals (3 Feb)