Research, Education & Training

January 2020

Teaching on the Run



The Teaching on the Run (TOTR) program is a series of seven foundation workshops for health professionals. The purpose of these workshops is to develop teaching, assessment and feedback skills for clinical staff working in a clinical setting.

The seven x 2 hour workshops include:


  • Planning learning

  • Skills teaching

  • Clinical teaching

  • Clinical supervision

  • Supporting learners

  • Assessment fundamentals

  • Effective group teaching

The course includes an online study component of approximately 10 hours that supports the face-to-face learning.

Venue: WECC

Dates: 11 February – 24 March

Time: 1.30pm–3.30pm

You can enrol via My Health Learning online. To register: Login to My Health Learning via the intranet using course code DEV14101.

Contact for more information

Jennifer Davids


Submitted by Jennifer Davids

CSL Research Acceleration Initiative



CSL’s Research Acceleration Initiative aims to fast-track discovery of innovative biotherapies through partnerships between CSL and Australasian research organisations.

Applications are sought from researchers working in a CSL Therapeutic Area and a Focus Area, and that are amenable to or include a Modality listed in the attached brochure.


Applications are open until 13 March.

Please refer to the flyer and application form for more details and to apply.


Those from WSLHD wishing to apply please email

Contact for more information

Michael Powell

0455 914 732

Submitted by Mark Smith

BMJ Case Reports



BMJ Case Reports - are you interested in searching for recent clinical case studies?

Would you like to get published by writing and submitting a good case report?

Westmead Library has taken out a WSLHD-wide subscription to BMJ Case Reports, the world’s largest online repository of clinical cases.


  • Access BMJ via while logged into the WSLHD Intranet

  • Register on-site for remote access.

  • BMJ Case Reports are a great place to get published (and novice researchers are supported)

  • You can use the WSLHD Fellowship Code if accepted for publication (so no cost to you)

Contact your local WSLHD Hospital Library to find out more.

Don’t forget to visit your local facility library on Library Lovers’ Day on Friday February 14th.

Contact for more information

Bernadette Nicholl


Submitted by Judy Reading

WSLHD Library Training Sessions in February



Upcoming Library Training Sessions in February 2020 - book via MyHealth Learning:

  • DEV14044 How to Manage your References using EndNote 6th Feb Auburn, 7th Westmead, 12th Cumberland

  • DEV14045 How to Search for Medical Resources 11th Feb Westmead, 12th Cumberland
    DEV14056 How to Use CIAP most Effectively 6th Feb Westmead, 18th Peter Zelas Blacktown

  • DEV14058 How to Search for Mental Health Resources 2nd Feb Cumberland
  • DEV14081 How to Get Connected with Your Library (covers finding full-text, remote access and current awareness alerts) 18th Feb Peter Zelas Blacktown, 20th Westmead, 24th Auburn

As well as these advertised sessions you can contact your WSLHD Library to arrange special, tailored individual and group training sessions.

Finally - don’t forget to visit your local facility library on Library Lovers’ Day on Friday February 14th and uncover something new!!

Contact for more information

Bernadette Nicholl


Submitted by Judy Reading

Translational Research Grants Scheme EOIs



This year WSLHD will handle the TGS Round 5 slightly differently to previous years.

Projects for submission from WSLHD as the host organisation will require the submission of a 1-2 page project synopsis. This synopsis will be reviewed by a panel of senior clinician-researchers and recommendations will be submitted to the WSLHD Executive for endorsement.


The WSLHD Executive will then determine which projects will be supported and applicants will be requested to compete the TRGS EOI application for submission to TRGS by WSLHD in early May 2020. Only projects which go through this system will be considered for endorsement and submission from WSLHD as there is a limited number that can be submitted by a host organisation.

It is important to note that any project must involve multiple organisations, particularly other LHDs, NSW Health Pillars, PHNs and University partners. Projects must be translatable and scalable state-wide. Multi-disciplinary projects/approaches are preferred.

Please submit your TRGS synopsis by email to by 5.00pm on Friday 14 February 2020.

Only projects which submit a synopsis will be eligible for consideration as a TRGS submission from WSLHD.

More information on the priority areas and the synopsis submission process is available here.

If you have any questions, please contact the WSLHD TRGS coordinator, Mr Mark Smith at or on 0408 165 911.

Contact for more information

Mark Smith


Submitted by Mark Smith

Research and Education Network 2020 workshops



You are invited to attend 2020 workshops presented by the Research and Education Network (REN).

The Process Communication Model (PCM) masterclass is designed to aid in the recognition and understanding of different personality types, and support successful communication in the clinical setting.

The Managing Workplace Conflict Positively masterclass teaches participants how to transform the energy of conflict into meaningful contributions and interactions, for powerful personal and professional development.

These courses are facilitated by Tanya Jolly, Manager Clinical and Corporate Education.


Process Communication Model (PCM) COM1452 workshop dates:

  • 17-19 February 

  • 2-4 March 

  • 4-6 May 

  • 6-8 July 


Managing Workplace Conflict Positively COM1462 workshop dates:

  • 27 February 

  • 21 May 

  • 25 June 


Venue: REN Building, Medical Education Training Room, Westmead Hospital, street level.


Enrolments can be made through MHL with course code COM1452 – PCM and COM1462 – Managing Conflict Positively


Audience: All health professionals


Cost: Free. Lunch will be provided


Contact for more information

Krupa Modhia

02 88904964

Submitted by Krupa Modhia

The Knock on Effect – A patient’s pressure injury journey



Come and join us for an education session on pressure injuries and the impact they can have on patients, carers and their family, utilising thought provoking techniques.

Westmead, 3, 4, 6 and 7 February

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Location: Lecture Theatre 1, WECC


Westmead, 5 February

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm 

Location: Auditorium, WECC

Blacktown, 10 February – 14 February

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Location: On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - Clinical School Lecture Theatre Level 3. On Wednesday - Clinical School Seminar Room Level 3

Auburn, 17 February – 19 February

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Location: Conference Room 3 & 4 Level 5

Mt Druitt, 26 February and 27 February

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Location: Conference Room, Level 1

Cumberland, 3 March – 5 March

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Location: Room 1, Education Centre

Contact for more information

Kylie Westcott

8890 9931

Submitted by Andrea Kirk

2020 Enrolled Nurse Scholarships


NSW Health is offering scholarships for the Diploma of Nursing program in partnership with TAFE NSW and the NSW Health Registered Training Organisations at campuses across NSW.

The scholarships include course fees for the Diploma of Nursing, and the offer of employment in a NSW public health facility on successful completion of the Diploma and registration as an Enrolled Nurse (pending satisfactory employment checks).

Applications for the scholarships are now open and will close at 12 midday on Sunday 19 February.

For more information on Enrolled Nurse Scholarships, visit

Contact for more information

Wendy Martin

02 9391 9818

Submitted by Afrah Fazli on behalf of NSW Health

Living with dementia information session in Mandarin


This information session is presented by Anglicare at Home Dementia Advisory Services and WSLHD Dementia Advisory Service in partnership with Multicultural Health Services.

A Mandarin interpreter will be present.


Date: Tuesday, 4 February
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Auburn Community Health Centre, Novral Street, Auburn

RSVP to Nila Sinha on 0437 353 429, or Sue Tolhurst on 0434 568 775.

Contact for more information

Sora Machida

9840 4101

Submitted by Sue Tolhurst

Blood Borne Viruses Education for Health Care Workers (lunch provided)


Blood Borne Viruses Education for Health Care Workers
Wednesday, 25 March, 8.00am - 4.00pm
Conference Room 3 & 4, Level 5, Auburn Hospital

To increase the capacity of health care workers to understand Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) and improve their ability to respond to and manage related issues.


Upon completion of this workshop health care workers will be able to:


  • Identify modes of transmission of BBVs and list high risk activities/situations

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the disease processes, principals of management and available treatment options

  • Identify the personal, professional and legal issues associated with BBVs

  • Identify issues facing people living with BBVs

  • Demonstrate the ability to deal appropriately with an occupational exposure to blood or other body fluids

  • Explain the concept of harm minimisation, and its role in health prevention strategies

Enrolment can be made through HETI with course code: `DEV1402 Blood Borne Viruses Education for Health Care Workers.'

Audience: All health professionals


Cost: Free. Lunch will be provided.

Contact for more information

Anju Devkota

02 9843 3170

Submitted by Anju Devkota

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