Clinical Epidemiology

Bradley - Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)

Bradley
Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) 2012


"The clinical epidemiology course came highly recommended but was even better than I anticipated. Epidemiology and biostatistics is taught extremely well and the assignments were very relevant to my work. In general, the course was very practical and provided tools which could be applied to clinical research. I learnt to use SAS for regression analyses and have already applied this in clinical research. The clinical research development and practice module was very useful and helped us to obtain a national competitive grant. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable.
While working full time and doing the course part-time was challenging, the course was flexible and there was opportunity to select fewer modules in a semester if necessary."


Olivia - Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)

Olivia
Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) 2011


"I was studying my undergraduate degree of Medical Science before I began the Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology). I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet and interact with people from different professional backgrounds as we were able to share our experiences and learn from each other.

We were able to choose from a variety of electives and the staff were very supportive and helpful. Most classes were held in the afternoon or evening which is ideal for students who are also working.

One highlight was to meet with different researchers during the subject 'Introducing Qualitative Health Research', not only you get to learn about different researching methods other than the 'systematic reviews' that we mostly use, you also get to know what happens in the actual researching field and what people need in society.

This course will benefit me in my future career in the research area as I’ve gained analytical skills, learned how to conduct a systematic review and am now able to properly read and understand clinical reports. I’m hoping I can use what I’ve learnt in this course to work in the public health sector in Hong Kong, and to improve the awareness of public health in the society.'


Nichola - Master of Mediciine in Clinical Epidemiology

Nichola
Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) 2011


"I started this course in my final year of Advanced Training in Geriatric Medicine. I have since completed my training and I am currently undertaking a PhD that focuses on preventing accidental falls in older people.

In the future I hope to become an academic Geriatrician using the skills that I have learned with the Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) to continue research on ageing and age-related problems.

The variety of units offered in the course was excellent, but did make it difficult to choose from! Many of the units were useful from both an ongoing research perspective and for clinical practice – I thought this was very attractive for other doctors who may not see their career following an academic route. The teaching staff were supportive and made themselves available for additional direction, especially towards the completion of the units.

The online focus of the course was a challenge, however I found the use of the discussion board very useful. In some ways it encouraged greater discussion than one hour tutorials allow.
And a particular highlight for me was being asked to become a tutor for a unit of study I really enjoyed and feel very passionate about."


Richard - Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology

Richard
Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology


"As a doctor I realised the importance of Clinical Epidemiology in practice and could see the benefits such skills would bring across a range of areas. Before starting the Masters, I looked at all the relevant courses available in Australia and New Zealand and chose the best one, at Sydney Uni of course! I wanted to learn new research skills and was impressed by the range of modules offered in the course - something I couldn't find with other Universities.
Some of the more advanced modules can be frightening initially but everything is manageable with a bit of work. It's satisfying realising just how much my knowledge base has expanded and that I've learned skills that will fundamentally alter the way I practice and are applicable to a range of different situations. They have provided a solid foundation to build upon, which I'm currently doing as part of my PhD in Paediatric surgery. In the future I'm going to be a Paediatric surgeon and putting my evidence-based medicine skills to good use!"


Julieta

Julieta
Master of Clinical Epidemiology


'"I am from Argentina. I came to study a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology. All the units I am taking are excellent, very interesting as well as intense.
The University is fantastic. The students and the International Office helped me a lot.”


Himanshu

Himanshu
Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology


“The Public Health Foundation of India has assigned me to the Indian Institute of Public Health in Delhi where I am engaged in academic research.
The experience at the School of Public Health has widened my perspective of critically examining public health decision-making and has helped me undertake academic modules pertaining to clinical research.”


Germaine

Germaine
Master of Clinical Epidemiology, PhD candidate


“I had my reservations about the course initially, which was highly recommended by my supervisor. With a young baby on my lap, I thought I would never have the time to finish the assignments and homework. But out of my expectations, the course was both manageable and enjoyable.
The course has helped me to develop the methodological skills such as economic and statistical modelling, which are essential for my PhD. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in doing a clinical PhD.”


Rahul

Rahul
Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)


“There are many great aspects of the Masters program in Clinical Epidemiology: the excellent faculty, the relevant courses and the pragmatic statistical skills. It was the flexibility I appreciated the most. The excellent on-line access allowed me to complete half my courses from Canada and the other half in Sydney. “


Varalak

Varalak
Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)


"I came to Australia originally to gain my clinical experience in Geriatric Medicine. I increasingly realised during my clinical practice the importance of the ability to critically appraise literature that we base our clinical decision on. Undertaking a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology definitely provides me with this capacity. Moreover, it has also increased my knowledge and confidence for conducting methodology sound research back in my country."


Raewynne

Raewynne
Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)
Medical Affairs Associate, AstraZeneca


"In my role as a medical affairs associate I provide medical information to internal and external customers. I also review the promotional claims of our neuroscience range of products to ensure that these claims are fully substantiated from the available data and robust clinical evidence. I enrolled in the course because of my interest in evidence-based medicine and also to enhance my skills and knowledge so I am able to critically analyse data. The course has allowed me to be able to critically appraise the evidence to support the commercial claims of our products and also to be able to provide sound objective information to doctors and pharmacists who have an interest in our products."


Anna
Master of Clinical Epidemiology
Emergency physician and Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at St George Hospital, Sydney


“The Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) gives an excellent grounding in most facets of medical research. The course explores different research techniques, as well as when and how they should be applied. The statistical component of the course covers all the major statistical methods and gives hands-on experience in actually using these methods in practice.
This course has given me the skills to confidently and critically appraise current medical research. I am able to develop and perform my own research with a solid understanding of the practical and theoretical issues underpinning medical epidemiology.”