Clinical Epidemiology Project 1 (CEPI5505)


This unit provides students with an opportunity to develop a Clinical Epidemiology study proposal under supervision. The proposal will include: background to the project; project plan; project significance; justification of the project; project method; budget; and ethical implication of project. At the end of the unit, the student will be proficient in writing research proposals suitable for submission to an appropriate funding body. Student assignment involves writing a study proposal suitable for submission to a funding body. This project unit is a capstone unit and student driven. It is the responsibility of the student to identify a suitable project, in consultation with a local clinical supervisor and the unit coordinator, based upon area of interest to the student and local capacity to provide support to the student. Supervision is flexible and could include face to face meetings, email and telephone support. A minimum of three meetings are required, to be organised by the student, coinciding with the development of the project, a draft proposal and a near-final proposal. Two half-day workshops will also be held, one at the beginning and one at the end of semester.

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Further unit of study information


student project under supervision ,and two half-day workshops


3 meetings with supervisor (face to face or distance) and 1 x 2000word assignment


There are no essential readings for this unit.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(CEPI5100 or PUBH5010) and PUBH5018 and CEPI5102


: CEPI5300

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Non-award/non-degree study

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Cross-institutional study

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