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Qualitative Analysis and Writing in Health

Extend your qualitative analysis and writing abilities and confidence
This course extends practical and theoretical knowledge of qualitative research to provide advanced concepts and skills in qualitative data analysis and writing. You should have a basic understanding of qualitative research.

Course overview

In this course you will explore the principles of qualitative analysis, and learn about different analytic strategies and key analytic tools. You will learn how to develop codes and themes, use memos and analytic maps, and interpret data through the process of writing. You will learn about starting writing, structuring articles, making analytic arguments, and editing your own work.

Most importantly, we will consider what it means to think and write 'qualitatively'.

Important: This short course is a variant of the unit of study, Advanced Qualitative Analysis and Writing in Health (FMHU5004). It enables you to complete the unit without formal university enrolment. You will receive a certificate of assessment, however, you will not receive credit points towards a University of Sydney degree.

To receive credit points and an academic transcript, please see the Medicine Postgraduate Non Award.

Key information
Course fees
  • Professional development students: $2,000
  • Short course (non-award) students: $3437.50

Course structure

  • This unit runs in Semester 1 only.
  • 1 x 2 day workshops plus, 3 x 1 day workshop with some pre-recorded lectures and activities to complete in advance.
  • Students can participate in live workshops in-person or via Zoom.
Course dates
2022 course dates TBA
Applications close Applications for 2022 will open in late 2021
Location Camperdown campus


  • Education Support Office Level 3 Edward Ford Building (A27) The University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia