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Learning Guides

The Learning Skills Guides provide advice on how to activate your learning, how to write in an academic environment, and how to develop your study information skills, enabling you to research and learn efficiently. Use the link below to navigate through the guides.

Information Literacy skills help you navigate the vast amount of data available to you. Freshen up your skill set by reviewing some of these tutorials.

Use these tools to help develop and refine your search skills.

Online Tutorials

Need a refresher on how to quickly evaluate articles and websites? Try one of these tutorials, or check out the page on Evidence Based Practice under Topics:

Learning Modules

Online learning modules are a convenient and flexible way for you to build your research skills and source up-to-date information. Take a look at the selection below which includes learning materials specific to Western Australia. 

Health Research Readiness Modules

Western Australia Health Translation Network

The Western Australia Health Translation Network [WAHTN] offers research modules free of charge to University of Notre Dame students. Access is gained by following the link below and clicking on Login/Register from the top menu bar. 

WAHTN - Research Education & Training Modules

Introduction to Health Research

Literature Searching & Management

Good Clinical Practice in Australia

A Practical Guide to Critical Appraisal

Research with People who Experience Mental Health Illnesses

The Essentials of Writing a Research Protocol

Health Economics Application to Research

Lung Health in First Nations Children: Module 1

Lung Health in First Nations Children: Module 2

Child and Adolescent Health Service - Research Education Program

The Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) based at Perth Children's Hospital provides an open-access resource that includes the Research Skills Seminar Series and a number of workshops throughout the year to facilitate research projects by students, and staff from clinical background. It also provides the Clinical Audit Handbook as a practical resource for those conducting surveys and clinical audits.

Should I do a Systematic Review?

As part of your MD research, you may want to conduct a Systematic Review. But do you know what a systematic review actually involves? Watch the videos below to get an overview and hear about other researchers' experiences conducting research using the systematic review process.

After watching, check out the Library's support page for systematic reviews at the link below.