Clinical Epidemiology

Admission requirements


Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology or the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiologyrequires:

  • a medical degree, or
  • an undergraduate first or second class honours degree in a health-related discipline, or
  • an undergraduate degree in a health-related discipline plus a minimum of 12 months research or work experience equivalent to an honours year.



Admission to the Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) requires:

  • a medical degree


Admission to the Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) requires:

  • an undergraduate first or second class honours degree in a health-related discipline, or
  • an undergraduate degree in a health-related discipline plus a minimum of 12 months research or work experience equivalent to an honours year.


All courses in the Clinical Epidemiology Program require clinical experience, which can include clinical research experience.

See course Rules for further details.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of units of study including:

  • 14 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 10 credit points of elective units of study.

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology requires the successful completion of 36 credit points of units of study including:

  • 14 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 22 credit points of elective units of study.

The Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) and the Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) require the successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 18 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 30 credit points of elective units of study.

Unit of study availability in 2015

Core Units of Study


Unit of Study code and name

Credit point Delivery mode

Offered in Semester 1 only

PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics

6 face to face; online

Offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2

CEPI5100
introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

6 online/face to face on campus
CEPI5102
Lliterature Searching
2 online

Elective units of study

Master students are required to complete a minimum of 4 credit points of project units of study from the list below. These units are part of the elective units of study selection.


Unit of Study code and name

Credit point Delivery mode
Project units of study
Offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2
CEPI5205
Doing a Systematic Review
6 supervision
CEPI5206
Introduction - Teaching Clinical Epidemiology
2 supervision
CEPI5207
Advanced - Teaching Clinical Epidemiology
6 supervision
CEPI5214
Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers
4 online
CEPI5505
Clinical Epidemiology Project 1
2 supervision
CEPI5506
Clinical Epidemiology Project 2
4 supervision

Unit of Study code and name

Credit point Delivery mode
Offered in Semester 1 only
CEPI5200
Quality and Safety in Health Care
6 online
CEPI 5300
Research grants: theory and practice
6 online/intensive on campus
CEPI5305
Translating Research into Practice
2 block mode
CEPI5308
Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement (PROM)
2 online
CEPI5310
Advanced Statistical Modelling
4 face to face; online
PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
6 online
PUBH5500
Advanced Qualitative Health Research
6 block mode
QUAL5002
Qualitative Methodologies & Study Design
6 block mode

Unit of Study code and name

Credit point Delivery mode
Offered in Semester 2 only
CEPI5202
Advanced Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests
2 online
CEPI 5203
Introduction to Systematic Reviews
2 online
CEPI5204
Advanced Systematic Reviews
2 face to face
CEPI5211
Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology
2 face to face
CEPI5306
Clinical Practice Guidelines
2 online
PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention & Control
6 online
PUBH5032
Making Decisions in Public Health
2 block mode; online

PUBH5116
Genetics and Public Health

4 block mode
PUBH5205
Decision Analysis
2 face to face
PUBH5206
Controlled Trials
2 block mode
PUBH5208
Screening & Diagnostic Test Evaluation
2 face to face; online
PUBH5211
Multiple Regression and Statistical Computing
4 face to face; online
PUBH5212
Categorical Data Analysis
2 face to face; online
PUBH5213
Survival Analysis
2 face to face; online
PUBH5224
Advanced Epidemiology
6 face to face
PUBH5302
Health Economic Evaluation
4 block mode
PUBH5307
Advanced Health Economic Evaluation
2 block mode
PUBH5309
Translational Health
2 online/intensive on campus
PUBH5417
Injury Epidemiology Prevention & Control
4 online
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication
6 block mode
INFO9003
IT for Health Professionals
6 block mode

Unit of Study code and name

Credit point Delivery mode
Offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2
CEPI5205
Doing a Systematic Review
6 supervision
CEPI5206
Introduction - Teaching Clinical Epidemiology
2 supervision
CEPI5207
Advanced - Teaching Clinical Epidemiology
6 supervision
CEPI5214
Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers
4 online
CEPI5505
Clinical Epidemiology Project 1
2 supervision
CEPI5506
Clinical Epidemiology Project 2
4 supervision
PUBH5215
Introductory Analysis of Linked Data
6 block mode

Students can only select one BETH unit of study from the list below:


Unit of Study code and name

Credit point Delivery mode
Offered in Semester 1 only

BETH5201
Ethics & Biotechnology

6 face to face; online
BETH5204
Clinical Ethics
6 block mode; online
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6 online
Offered in Semester 2 only
BETH5202
Human and Animal Research Ethics
6 block mode; online
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6 block mode; online
BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics
2 block mode; online