Short course

Qualitative Interviews: Design, Theory and Practice


This is a two day course suited to PhD enrolled students and early career researchers using qualitative research interviews. The course is also beneficial for healthcare professionals and policy makers interested in the design and conduct of qualitative research interviews particularly for research, evaluation and quality improvement initiatives.

The course introduces some of the core design principles, key theoretical approaches and frameworks and, methods for the practice of qualitative research interviews. The course content is developed from the two conveners’ research and practice experiences. Both course conveners have worked for over 15 years across healthcare and social settings.

Course Convenors

Prof Victoria Palmer

Dr Jennifer Bibb

Dates: 18 - 19 August 2022, 9.30am to 3.30pm

Venue: The University of Melbourne, Parkville

Applications Close: 8 August 2022

  • Application and payment for course can be completed online via eCart.
  • Applications close 10 days prior to the course date.

The course will run subject to a minimum number of enrolments. Confirmation of the course will be provided 10 days prior to the course date.

Cancellation policy: 80% refund only if cancellation notification is received more than two weeks before the course date.

Course Information

Key dates

Two Day Short Course

18 - 19 August 2022


Full fee $1,150 (incl GST)

Special concession# $900 (incl GST) # Special concession rates will apply to research active VicReN members and general practice teaching staff for the University of Melbourne medical students from 2021 - 2022.

Student fee* $560 (incl GST) * A letter of verification from your supervisor regarding your student status is required.


The University of Melbourne, Parkville

Extra information

Some pre-course activities are suggested ahead of the two days for preparation purposes.

This course adopts an interactive dialogue based learning approach. Course slides are always provided after the course is completed and not prior. A reading list is provided in workbooks on the first day for participants to source further information and obtain resources of interest. If you have any particular learning requirements please let us know ahead of the course what they are.

Please also be prepared to bring along your study aims and research questions, and interview schedules for the planned group activities.