Clinical Epidemiology Project 2 (CEPI5506)


The aim of this unit is to conduct a clinical epidemiology project and write a report on the project in the form of a paper suitable for publication. The project will involve: refining the project proposal; data collection; data analysis; and produce a report suitable for publication. At the end of the unit, the student will be proficient in conducting and writing a report of a clinical epidemiology project. The report should be suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal. 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. Feasibiility is a critical criteria for selection of the topic given the tight time frame. 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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student project under supervision, and two half-day workshops


One 4000 word assignment (100%)


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 or CEPI5505

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Non-award/non-degree study

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Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.