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.

Course outline

Unit of Study information on faculty page

Study plan

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

Graduate opportunities

This course provides students with knowledge and skills in clinical epidemiology that will enable them to incorporate best evidence into their own clinical practice.

Admission

Admission requirements

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.

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.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.

International students

How to apply

International applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will 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 costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

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.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.