Research, Education & Training

July 2020

WSLHD Kickstarter grant schemes 2020


(For research commencing 2021)

The WSLHD Research and Education Network is excited to announce the research Kickstarter Grants Scheme application for 2020. The Kickstarter grant are meant support early stage research of “big ideas”. Three Kickstarter grants opportunities now open.

Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital Medical Kickstarter Research Grants
Up to four grants to the value of $10,000 each for one year available to junior doctors or new staff specialists.

Allied Health Kickstarter Research Grants
Six grants of $5000 for up to 18 months available to Allied Health staff across the LHD. Two of these grants are for Pharmacy related projects.

Nursing & Midwifery Kickstarter Research Grants
Two grants to the values of $10,000 each for up to 18 months available to nurses and midwives across the LHD.

More information on these schemes including eligibility and selection criteria and application forms can be found on the REN internal Grants website.

Contact for more information

Mark Smith


Submitted by Mark Smith

Complete Stigma & Discrimination module for a chance to win $50


Complete the course Stigma, Discrimination & Injecting Drug Use for a chance to win $50 gift voucher!

Those who complete the course between 20 July - 3 August will automatically enter into the lucky draw. The 4 lucky winners will get $50 worth of Kmart gift voucher each and the winners will be chosen randomly.

In the lead up to Hepatitis Awareness Week and World Hepatitis Day 2020, please help us raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and encourage priority populations to get tested and treated.

Audience: Western Sydney Local Health District Staff.
Staff may qualify for up to 0.6hrs of Continuous Professional Development.
A certificate will be issued upon completion.

The module identifies personal strategies health care workers can implement to reduce stigma and discrimination directed at people who inject drugs, and to build better therapeutic relationships.

Duration: 35 Minutes

Self-enrolment can be made through My Health Learning with course code: 96479339 ‘Stigma, Discrimination & Injecting Drug Use’.


Contact for more information

Anju Devkota

02 9843 3170

Submitted by Anju Devkota

New modules in My Health Learning (MHL)


The following new modules have now been published and are accessible in My Health Learning.


  • Caring for people with Parkinson Disease Course Code: 283839943

  • Cognitive Screening Tools (AMTS) Course Code: 289224410

  • Cognitive Screening Tools (CAM) Course Code: 289227218

  • Cognitive Screening Tools (Clock Drawing Test) Course Code: 289228527

  • Continuous subcutaneous infusions for Nurses Course code: 304102972

  • Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion for Medical Officers Course code: 304105796

  • Customer Service for Frontline Staff Course code: 285704940

  • eMR End of Life Care Course code: 306394232

  • Go4fun Course code: 290520953

  • Infection Prevention – Enhanced precautions for pandemic flu Course Code: 289888589

  • Learning path – Perinatal Safety Education

  • NSW Health Paediatric Resuscitation Chart Course Code: 288203757

  • PPE for combined transmission-based precautions Course Code: 294450660

  • Sustainability in healthcare Course code: 293942081

  • Tapping into Emotional Intelligence Course code: 301919328

Self-enrol (if not yet targeted) via My Health Learning.
For further information or enquiries please log into SARA.

Contact for more information

Sandra Bromley


Submitted by Vesna Sopin

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