Clinical Epidemiology

Errata
item Errata Date
1.

The following unit has been cancelled for 2019:

CEPI5555 Making Decisions in Clinical Practice.

18/12/2018
2.

The unit PUBH5005 Qualitative Research in Health has been cancelled. It has been replaced by the following unit:

PUBH5505 Qualitative Research in Health

22/2/2019
3.

The following unit has been cancelled:

PUBH5006 Advanced Qualitative Analysis and Writing

22/2/2019
4.

The following unit has been added as a Part B Elective:

HPOL5000 Health Policy and Health Economics
Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anne Marie Thow, A/Prof Alison Hayes Session: Semester 1 Classes: online students: week by week online activities including online lectures and/or videos, 6 interactive tutorials with online content via discussion boards, interactive reading (approx 10 hours per week) block mode students: 2 x 1 day workshops plus 6 interactive tutorials (either face to face or online) with online lectures and/or videos (approx 10 hours per week) Prohibitions: PUBH5032 Assessment: assessable tutorials (30%) multiple choice online exam, 2 hr, open book (30%) 6 short reports (300-500 words each) on health policy and health economic evaluation, submitted online (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
This unit aims to develop a critical and comparative understanding of the history, theory and practice of health policy as well as provide students with an understanding of the main concepts and analytical methods of health economics and political economy. It gives an overview of the political choices and frameworks that shape decision making in health. By the end of this unit students will be able to: Define the boundaries and key features of health policy; Identify policy instruments and how they function; Understand the main frameworks used for analysing health policy, and different approaches and perspectives regarding setting priorities in health policy; Apply methods and principles of health economics e.g. resource scarcity, opportunity cost, efficiency and equity to practical real-life examples; Critically analyse the role of economic evidence in informing policy decisions in health decision-making in Australia.
Textbooks:Recommended: Buse, K, Mays, N and Walt, G. Making Health Policy (2nd Ed). Open University Press, 2012. Copies of the text are available in the University of Sydney library. Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site

22/2/2019
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Clinical Epidemiology

Core units

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
6    N PUBH5010


It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of Study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1

Capstone Units (these units are also found in Part A Electives)

Students taking a Master award course must take a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units.
CEPI5205
Doing a Systematic Review
6    A (CEPI5100 or PUBH5010) and PUBH5018
P CEPI5203 or CEPI5314 or CEPI5315


Please speak to the Unit Coordinator if you have not successfully completed the assumed knowledge units prior to enrolling in CEPI5205
Semester 1
Semester 2
CEPI5207
Teaching Clinical Epidemiology
6    P CEPI5100 or PUBH5010
C (CEPI5311 or CEPI5312) and (CEPI5203 or CEPI5314 or CEPI5315)
N CEPI5206
Semester 1
CEPI5215
Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers
6    A Some basic knowledge of summary statistic is assumed
P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)
N CEPI5214


Students without the pre-requisites are encouraged to contact the unit coordinator to discuss their motivation and experience.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CEPI5300
Research Grants: Theory and Practice
6    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
N CEPI5505
Semester 1
CEPI5507
Clinical Epidemiology Project
6    P (CEPI5100 or PUBH5010) and PUBH5018

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1

Part A Electives

Graduate Certificate students must select 12 credit points from Part A. Graduate Diploma students must select a minimum of 18 credit points from Part A. Master students must select a minimum of 18 credit points from Part A, in addition to their 6 credit points of capstone units. For further information, check the course requirements for award.
CEPI5200
Quality and Safety in Health Care
6   

People working in health care will benefit from this course.
Semester 1
CEPI5315
Introduction to Systematic Reviews
6    C CEPI5100 or PUBH5010
N CEPI5203 or CEPI5102 or CEPI5314
Semester 1
CEPI5314
Introduction to Systematic Reviews (TAV)
4    P CEPI5102
C CEPI5100 or PUBH5010
N CEPI5203 or CEPI5315


For pre-2017 students only
Semester 1
CEPI5204
Advanced Systematic Reviews

This unit of study is not available in 2019

2    P PUBH5211
C CEPI5203 or CEPI5314 or CEPI5315
Semester 2b
CEPI5205
Doing a Systematic Review
6    A (CEPI5100 or PUBH5010) and PUBH5018
P CEPI5203 or CEPI5314 or CEPI5315


Please speak to the Unit Coordinator if you have not successfully completed the assumed knowledge units prior to enrolling in CEPI5205
Semester 1
Semester 2
CEPI5207
Teaching Clinical Epidemiology
6    P CEPI5100 or PUBH5010
C (CEPI5311 or CEPI5312) and (CEPI5203 or CEPI5314 or CEPI5315)
N CEPI5206
Semester 1
CEPI5215
Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers
6    A Some basic knowledge of summary statistic is assumed
P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)
N CEPI5214


Students without the pre-requisites are encouraged to contact the unit coordinator to discuss their motivation and experience.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CEPI5300
Research Grants: Theory and Practice
6    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
N CEPI5505
Semester 1
CEPI5306
Clinical Practice Guidelines
2    A clinical experience strongly recommended
Semester 2a
CEPI5308
Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement
2      Semester 1b
CEPI5310
Advanced Statistical Modelling
4    P PUBH5212
Semester 1
CEPI5311
Diagnostic and Screening Tests (Part 1)
2    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100
N PUBH5208 or CEPI5202 or CEPI5312
Semester 2
CEPI5312
Diagnostic and Screening Tests (1 and 2)
6    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100
N PUBH5208 or CEPI5202 or CEPI5311
Semester 2
CEPI5507
Clinical Epidemiology Project
6    P (CEPI5100 or PUBH5010) and PUBH5018

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CEPI5555
Making Decisions in Clinical Practice
6    P CEPI5100
Semester 2
INFO9003
IT for Health Professionals
6    N INFO5003
Semester 2
PUBH5212
Categorical Data Analysis

This unit of study is not available in 2019

2    P PUBH5018
C PUBH5211
Semester 2b
PUBH5213
Survival Analysis

This unit of study is not available in 2019

2    C PUBH5211
Semester 2b
PUBH5216
Controlled Clinical Trials
6    P PUBH5018
N PUBH5206 - Controlled trials (2CP)
Semester 2
PUBH5217
Regression Modelling
6    P PUBH5018
N (PUBH5211 or PUBH5212 or PUBH5213)


The statistical software package used in this unit is web-based. There is no cost/fee to use this software. Course notes will be provided, along with links to additional readings through the library.
Semester 2
PUBH5215
Introductory Analysis of Linked Data
6    A Basic familiarity with SAS computing syntax and methods of basic statistical analysis of fixed-format data files
C (PUBH5010 or BSTA5011 or CEPI5100) and (PUBH5211 or PUBH5217 or BSTA5004)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
For data privacy and security reasons, the analysis required to complete the major assignment can only be performed on the computers in the Sydney School of Public Health Computer Lab. The computer lab is made available to students 24/7 for ten days after the end of the unit for the purpose of completing this assessment task.
Intensive June
Intensive November
PUBH5224
Advanced Epidemiology
6    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
Semester 2
PUBH5302
Health Economic Evaluation

This unit of study is not available in 2019

4    P ((PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018) or (HPOL5001 as a prerequisite and HPOL5003 as a co-requisite)
Intensive September
PUBH5317
Decision modelling for economic evaluation
6    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
C PUBH5312
N PUBH5205 PUBH5307

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PUBH5005
Qualitative Research in Health
6    N PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006
Semester 2
PUBH5006
Advanced Qualitative Analysis and Writing
6    A You should have a basic understanding of qualitative research
P PUBH5005 OR PUBH5500 OR QUAL5005 OR QUAL5006
N QUAL5003
Semester 1

Part B Electives

Graduate Certificate students may not select any units of study from Part B. Graduate Diploma students can select up to a maximum 6 credit points from Part B. Master students can select up to a maximum of 12 credit points from Part B.
PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control
6    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
6    A PUBH5033, PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or equivalent

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
PUBH5020 is an advanced MPH elective, and some epidemiological concepts, such as population attributable risk are expected knowledge for understanding the Burden of Disease concept, that is important in NCD (chronic disease) prevention, and is part of Module 2 of this unit. In addition, this MPH elective predominantly takes a population and global perspective on NCD prevention, rather than a clinical or health services perspective
Semester 1
PUBH5032
Making Decisions in Public Health
2   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PUBH5120
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Health
6    N PUBH5118
Semester 2
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Semester 2
BETH5202
Human and Animal Research Ethics
6    N BETH5208


If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the co-ordinator may choose to teach this Unit of Study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 2
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206
Semester 2
BETH5204
Clinical Ethics
6   

If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the co-ordinator may choose to teach this Unit of Study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 1
BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics
2    C GENC5020
N BETH5202


If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the co-ordinator may choose to teach this Unit of Study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 2
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6    A A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 2
HPOL5006
Business of Health
6    C HPOL5001 or SMBA6001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students who do not meet the recommended co-requisites may be granted entry if they have at least one year's work experience in a related field.
Intensive July