Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
Clinical Epidemiology is the science behind good clinical research and evidence-based clinical decision making. Our programs are designed to develop both clinical researchers and practitioners by teaching the skills needed to generate high quality clinical research, as well as the skills to locate, appraise, interpret and apply the best research evidence to patient care. This program will also develop the research skills required by many clinical training positions. The course is delivered in a flexible format, with face-to-face, online or block-mode delivery options, suitable for busy professionals.
The completion of this Graduate Diploma program can be used as credit towards a Masters degree.
Why study Clinical Epidemiology with us?
- Our programs are taught by clinicians for clinicians, making them highly relevant to your professional work.
- Our staffs have wide-ranging clinical experience which enriches your learning experience. Read more about our staff here.
- Your enhanced abilities in delivering Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) will progress your career as a clinician.
- We offer you flexibility to choose full-time or part-time study as well as online, face-to-face or a mix of both modes of delivery.
- You will offer superior care to your patients.
- Your enhanced skills in research design and analysis techniques will enable you to produce high quality clinical research.
The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology consists of 36 credit points (cp), including 14cp of core units and 22cp of elective units of study. Students may be able to select research units of study as elective units provided they have achieved a minimum weighted average mark of 70 per cent in at least 24cp of coursework and obtained approval from the course-coordinator.
Further course information
This course provides students with knowledge and skills in clinical epidemiology that will enable them to incorporate best evidence into their own clinical practice.
A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology will hold:
(a) a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
(b) a bachelor’s degree with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
(c) a pass bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification. Applicants must have completed work equivalent to a first or second class honours bachelor’s degree or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the school.
In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.
How to apply
International applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2016, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2016, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2016, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.