Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology
Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)
Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)
|Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology||Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology||Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)||Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)|
|Credit points required to complete||24||36||48||48|
|Time to complete full-time||0.5 year*||1 year||1 year||1 year|
|Time to complete part-time||1 - 3 years||1 - 3 years||2 - 4 years||2 - 4 years|
*only available Semester 1
Clinical epidemiology extends the principles of epidemiology to clinical practice. It incorporates the location, evaluation and application of the best evidence to patient care by clinicians as well as the generation of high quality research evidence by clinical researchers.
The graduate certificate is a part-time coursework degree usually conducted over one year. The graduate diploma is a part time or full time coursework degree usually conducted over one to two years. The master's course is a part-time or full-time coursework degree usually conducted over one to four years.
The Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) and the Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) are essentially the same program with different admission requirements. Only medical graduates (ie those with an MBBS or MD) may be admitted to the Master of Medicine while non-medical graduates may be admitted to the Master of Science in Medicine. Students follow the same program of study, with the only distinction between them being the title of the course they are awarded on completion.
The program has been designed to ensure that the theory learned by participants can be applied to patient care and readily integrated into their day-to-day work. Students will learn how to think critically, learn independently and strive for excellence in clinical practice and research.
The program is delivered by academics and clinicians from the University and outside organisations. The wide-ranging experience and knowledge of teaching staff ensures an up-to-date coverage of topics and issues related to clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine. The tutorials, online discussion forums and small group sessions provide the opportunity for discussion of issues and problems, and a critical review of the literature.
The units of study are offered in several ways, including online, blended and traditional face-to-face formats (as either weekly sessions or all-day workshops). All students are required to complete at least some units of study online and it is now also possible to complete all our degrees by distance learning.
Assessment for some units such as 'Introductory Biostatistics' includes an end of semester written examination whereas other units are assessed by an oral presentation and/or written assignment.
Face-to-face classes are generally scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evenings after 5pm, although some are also offered during the day. The exceptions are units that are offered as day-long workshops and the online units.
To avoid timetable clashes, students enrolled full time will be required to attend some of their units of study during the day. Graduate certificate, diploma and master's degree students attend combined sessions.
Course Program Administrator
Phone: +61 2 9351 5994
Fax: +61 2 9351 7420