Clinical Epidemiology

Errata
Item Errata Date
1.

The following unit has been cancelled for Semester 2:

CEPI5311 Diagnostic and Screening Tests (Part 1)

12/05/2020
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Clinical Epidemiology

Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study; and
(c) 30 credit points of additional elective units of study, consisting of:
(i) a minimum of 18 credit points from Part A Electives; and
(ii) a maximum of 12 credit points from Part B Electives.

Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study; and
(c) 30 credit points of additional elective units of study, consisting of:
(i) a minimum of 18 credit points from Part A Electives; and
(ii) a maximum of 12 credit points from Part B Electives.

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology

Students must complete 36 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points of elective units of study, consisting of:
(i) a minimum of 18 credit points from Part A Electives; and
(ii) a maximum of 6 credit points from Part B Electives.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) 12 credit points of elective units of study from Part A Electives.

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

Part A Electives

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
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
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
INFO9003
IT for Health Professionals
6    N INFO5003
Semester 2
PUBH5212
Categorical Data Analysis
2    P PUBH5211
N PUBH5217

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2b
PUBH5213
Survival Analysis
2    P PUBH5211
N PUBH5217

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2b
PUBH5215
Analysis of Linked Health 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
Familiarity with writing a basic SAS program. For data privacy and security reasons, the major assignment can only be completed on the computers in the Sydney School of Public Health Computer Lab. This computer lab is available 24/7 for students enrolled in this unit.
Intensive June
Intensive November
PUBH5216
Controlled Clinical Trials
6    P PUBH5018
N PUBH5206 - Controlled trials (2CP)
Semester 2
PUBH5217
Biostatistics: Statistical 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.
Semester 2
PUBH5218
Advanced Statistical Modelling
6    A PUBH5018, PUBH5217, PUBH5033, PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or equivalent
N CEPI5310
Semester 1
PUBH5224
Advanced Epidemiology
6    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
Semester 2
PUBH5312
Health Economic Evaluation
6    P HPOL5000 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
N PUBH5302
Intensive September
PUBH5317
Advanced Economic and Decision Analysis
6    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
C PUBH5312
N PUBH5205 PUBH5307

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PUBH5505
Qualitative Research in Health
6    N PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006
Semester 2
PUBH5506
Advanced Qualitative Analysis and Writing
6      Semester 1

Part B Electives

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


PUBH5020 is an advanced MPH elective in the area of chronic disease prevention. Some epidemiological concepts, such as population attributable risk and introductory concepts in health promotion are expected knowledge for understanding this unit. For example, attributable risk is necessary to understand the Burden of Disease concept in NCD 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 with a lesser emphasis on clinical or health services prevention perspectives.
Semester 1
PUBH5120
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Health
6    N PUBH5118
Semester 2
BETH5202
Human and Animal Research Ethics
6    N BETH5208


If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the coordinator 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


If an insufficient number of students opt to attend intensives on campus, the coordinator may choose to teach this unit of study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 2
BETH5204
Clinical Ethics
6   

If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the coordinator 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

This unit of study is not available in 2020

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
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6    N PUBH5032
Semester 1
HPOL5001
Health Systems and Financing
6    N GLOH5135
Semester 1
HPOL5006
Business of Health
6      Intensive July

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