Clinical Epidemiology

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)
Course code KG007 or GCCLIEPI1000  KF062 or GNCLIEPI1000 KC055 or MAMECLEP3000 KC056 or MASMCLEP3000
CRICOS code 071480B  073071C 053865A 053863C
Degree Abbreviation GradCertClinEpi  GradDipClinEpi MMed(ClinEpi) MScMed(ClinEpi)
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

Overview

Clinical epidemiology is the science of applying the best available research evidence to patient care. This program is intended to provide clinicians and clinical researchers with the opportunity to learn and apply the principles of clinical epidemiology and 'best evidence'.

The master's courses are aimed at the 'doers' of clinical research, while the graduate diploma and graduate certificate are for the 'users' of clinical research, ie. people who want to make better use of research in their clinical decision making.

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 two 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) 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.

Course outcomes

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.

Course information

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 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 the 'Epidemiological Methods', 'Introductory Biostatistics' and 'Controlled Trials' units of study is by a mid semester assignment and written examination at the end of semester. All other units of study are assessed by oral presentation and/or written assignment.

Classes are generally scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evenings after 5pm, although some are also offered during the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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.

Further enquiries

Course secretary
Phone: +61 2 9351 5994
Fax: +61 2 9351 5049
Email:
Website:
sydney.edu.au/medicine/public-health/future-student/study-program/coursework-degrees/clinical-epidemiology.php