Professional Development

You can study with the Sydney School of Public Health without the need to undertake a full Masters degree or Graduate Diploma to improve your skills in public health. Our courses:

  • increase your chances of promotion within your current workplace
  • enable you to obtain the skills you need to transfer to a different position
  • increase your competency and level of job satisfaction in your current position.

Some courses are offered as two-day or four-days workshops. Others are available one night a week for several weeks (usually seven). For the specific structure of a unit of study, please refer to the individual unit description.

Professional development short courses

Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics courses:

Course Semester Offered
Introductory Analysis of Linked Data (PUBH5215)  Semester 1 and 2
Clinical Epidemiology Fundamentals (CEPI0000)  Semester 1 and 2
Evidence-Based Medicine for Basic Physician Trainees  Semester 2

Bioethics courses:

Course Semester offered
Introduction to Ethical Reasoning (BETH5101) Semester 1
Bioethics, Law and Society (BETH5104) Semester 1
Clinical Ethics (BETH5204) Semester 1
Human and Animal Research Ethics (BETH5202) Semester 2
Ethics and Public Health (BETH5203) Semester 2
Ethics and Mental Health (BETH5205) Semester 2
Arts in Health (BETH5207) Semester 2

Qualitative Health Research Methods courses:

Enquiries for these courses can be directed to the Qualitative Research Methods Program Coordinator, .

Advanced Qualitative Health Research (PUBH5500)
Qualitative Methodologies & Study Design (QUAL5002)
Qualitative Research Analysis & Writing (QUAL5003)
Introduction to Qualitative Health Research (QUAL5005)

Non-award short courses

Almost all individual units of study from the following areas can be taken as short courses via non-award enrolment - formal enrolment through Sydney Student; see Units of Study and then Full units of study list after each link below:

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