Research Skills Seminar Series
The seminar series is hosted by the WA Department of Health. Seminars cover a range of topics covering the entire clinical research process and are one hour duration each.
The seminar schedule may be subject to change. Notification of any changes regarding topics, locations, and times will occur to all those who have registered to attend.
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)
Rapid Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature
by Assoc. Professor Sue Skull
Head of Research Education Program
Deputy Director of Department of Child Health Research, PMH
Friday, 4 May
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Attention all clinical staff!
“A 21st century clinician who cannot critically read a study is as unprepared as one who cannot take a blood pressure …..” Glasziou et al. BMJ 2008:337:704-705
Given the sheer volume and variable quality of published papers even in high impact journals, it is essential to have skills to target and rapidly appraise relevant literature to answer current clinical questions. 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.
Video recordings are available to view on the "Past Seminars" page.
Research Fundamentals (9 Feb)
Introductory Biostatistics (23 Feb)
Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (9 Mar)
Scientific Writing (23 Mar)
Ethics in Research (6 Apr)