Clinical Epidemiology

The Clinical Epidemiology courses have primarily been designed for clinicians - doctors, nurses, and other health professionals - who want their decision making to be based on the best available evidence. Students entering the Clinical Epidemiology program are expected to have some clinical experience.

Course Structure

The Master of Clinical Epidemiology is offered as a
Master of Medicine (M.Med (Clinical Epidemiology)) for medical graduates, or a
Master of Science in Medicine (M.Sc.Med (Clinical Epidemiology)) for non-medical graduates.

The requirements and progression rules for each study program is included in the Sydney Medical School Handbook.

Options for distance or online students are available in Clinical Epidemiology Course Guide.


Credit points required for each program of study

  Degree

  Core Units

  Electives 

Total Credit Points

 Master

 14

 34

 48

 Graduate Diploma

 14

 22

 36

 Graduate Certificate 

 14

 10

 24



Core Units of Study

Unit of Study Code

  Unit of Study Name 

Credit
Points (CP)

Semester
Offered

Delivery Mode*

CEPI 5102

Literature Searching

2CP

1 & 2

O

PUBH 5010

Epidemiology Methods and Uses

6CP

1

F,O

PUBH 5018

Introductory Biostatistics

6CP

1

F, O

Elective Units of Study

 Unit of Study Code

 Unit of Study Name

 Credit Points
(CP)

 Semester
Offered

 Delivery Mode*

CEPI 5200

Quality and Safety in Health Care 

6CP

1

O

CEPI 5202+

Advanced Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests

2CP

2

F

CEPI 5203

Introduction to Systematic Reviews 

2CP

2

O

CEPI 5204

Advanced Systematic Reviews 

2CP

2

F

CEPI 5205

Doing a Systematic Review
Unit description - audio

6CP

1 & 2

P

CEPI 5206

Introduction - Teaching Clinical Epidemiology

2CP

1 & 2

P

CEPI 5207

Advanced - Teaching Clinical Epidemiology

6CP

1 & 2

P

CEPI 5210#

Clinical Research: Development and Practice

4CP

1

F

CEPI 5211+

Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology

2CP

2

F

CEPI 5214

Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers 
Unit description - audio

4CP

1 & 2

O

CEPI 5305

Translating Research Into Practice 

2CP

1

BM

CEPI 5306#

Clinical Practice Guidelines

2CP

2

O

CEPI 5308

Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement (PROM)

2CP

1

O

CEPI 5310

Advanced Statistical Modelling

4CP

1

F, O

CEPI 5505#

Clinical Epidemiology Project 1

2CP

1 & 2

P

CEPI 5506

Clinical Epidemiology Project 2

4CP

1 & 2

P

PUBH 5019

Cancer Prevention & Control

6CP

2

O

PUBH 5020

Chronic Disease Prevention & Control

6CP 

O

PUBH 5032

Making Decisions in Public Health

2CP

 F, O

PUBH 5116

Genetics and Public Health

4CP

2

 BM

PUBH 5205

Decision Analysis

2CP

2

F

PUBH 5206

Controlled Trials

2CP

2

F

PUBH 5208

Screening & Diagnostic Test Evaluation

2CP

2

O

PUBH 5211

Multiple Regression and Statistical Computing

4CP

2

F, O

PUBH 5212

Categorical Data Analysis

2CP

2

F, O

PUBH 5213

Survival Analysis

2CP

2

F, O

PUBH 5215

Introductory Analysis of Linked Data

6CP

1 & 2

BM

PUBH 5224

Advanced Epidemiology

6CP

2

F

PUBH 5302

Health Ecomonic Evaluation

4CP

2

F

PUBH 5307#

Advanced Health Economic Evaluation

2CP

2

BM

PUBH 5309

Translational Health

2CP

2

B

PUBH 5417

Injury Epidemiology Prevention & Control

4CP 

2

O

PUBH 5422

Health and Risk Communication

6CP 

 BM 

PUBH 5500

Advanced Qualitative Health Research

6CP

1

BM

BETH 5201ˆ

Ethics and Biotechnology: Genes and Stem Cells

6CP

 1 

BETH 5202ˆ

Human and Animal Research Ethics 

 6CP 

 2 

BETH 5203ˆ

Ethics and Public Health

 6CP 

2

 BM, O

BETH 5204ˆ

Clinical Ethics

6CP

1

  BM, O 

BETH 5208ˆ

Introduction to Human Research Ethics

2CP

2

 BM/B, O

QUAL 5002

Qualitative Methodologies & Study Design

6CP

1

Key

^ Choose only one of BETH 5201, BETH 5202, BETH 5203, BETH 5204 and BETH 5208
# Choose CEPI 5210 or CEPI 5505 not both; Choose CEPI 5206 or CEPI 5207 not both
+ Units not available in 2014

Delivery Modes:

       B     Blended (Face-to-face and online components)

       BM   Block/Intensive Mode

       F      Face-to-face

       O     Online

       P      Project Unit

Distance Learning in Clinical Epidemiology

It is now feasible to complete all levels of degree from graduate certificate through to masters by distance learning (via online and project based study). There is limited choice in the subjects that can be studied at distance but this will improve as more and more units develop online or other distance learning options.

The units of study that can currently be studied by distance at the Sydney School of Public Health are outlined in the Clinical Epidemiology Course Guide. Some students may opt to travel to Sydney for weekend workshops and the units of study currently offered by the School as workshops are also listed in the Course Guide.

Distance Learning study programs in Clinical Epidemiology need to consider non-clinical epidemiology elective unit limits i.e. a maximum of 6 credit points in non-clinical epidemiology electives for Masters students (for more information about non-clinical epidemiology online electives, see the Clinical Epidemiology Course Guide).