Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology

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Overview

Due to AQF compliance standards, please note that Semester 2 was the final intake for this version of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology (11684). If you are intending to commence your studies in 2015, please check the Postgraduate Coursework page after 1 October 2014.

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology provides public health professionals with an introduction to clinical epidemiology. You will learn basic research skills and obtain fundamental principles of epidemiology which can be applied to your current profession.

The Graduate Certificate is the first level of postgraduate education and can be completed in six months. For a more comprehensive educational grounding, you should consider a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology or further to that, a Master of Clinical Epidemiology.

Throughout the program you will be introduced to the basic concepts of epidemiology. You will learn to apply the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics in a practical manner to improve your clinical decision making and develop your research skills to investigate clinical and population based health problems.

With the practical skills and knowledge you will have gained from the program through the University of Newcastle, you can expand your capabilities, work to a new level of expertise and increase your career potential.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Are you working in the public health sector and interested in expanding your understanding and application of clinical epidemiology? If so then the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology may be for you.

Epidemiology is an interdisciplinary field that draws on a vast range of sciences to uncover medical mysteries that affect populations. You will be able to apply epidemiological concepts to determine how and why certain diseases occur in certain places, and work to find solutions to prevent them.

Epidemiology utilise statistics, biostatistics, microbiology, toxicology, clinical medicine, psychology and behavioural sciences. With this in mind, to be accepted into the Master of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Newcastle, you will have a bachelor degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Mathematics, Statistics, Science or Applied Science in a health related discipline and related practical experience.

At the completion of this program, you will have a basic research capability, a fundamental understanding of epidemiological concepts and knowledge of the application of methods in biostatistics in a variety of health settings.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the ‘Study’ tab.

Study

Epidemiologists study diverse health care issues, perform research on serious, life-threatening diseases, diseases that are considered infectious, illnesses that run in families or medical conditions that have occurred as a result of exposure to environmental pollutants.

Throughout the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology you will be introduced to the basic concepts of epidemiology. You will learn to apply the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics in a practical manner, improving your clinical decision making ability and research skills. With this understanding you will be able to better investigate clinical and population based health problems.

The Graduate Certificate is the first level of postgraduate education and can be completed in six months. For a more comprehensive educational experience you would be best to consider a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology or further to that, the Master of Clinical Epidemiology.

You will learn to draw upon and integrate knowledge of the research methods from a range of health disciplines in the development of epidemiological research.

The program will have you study two core courses in the areas of clinical epidemiology and epidemiology, and two elective courses enabling you to tailor your program to best suit your career objectives.

To find out more about where the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.

Careers

The University of Newcastle's Graduate Certificate Clinical Epidemiology will provide you with an understanding of epidemiology which can be applied to your current career in public health.

As a graduate you will have a basic research capability, a fundamental understanding of epidemiological concepts and knowledge of the application of methods in biostatistics.

With the practical skills and knowledge you will have gained from the program through the University of Newcastle, you can expand your capabilities, work to a new level of expertise and increase your career potential.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Master of Clinical Epidemiology visit the ‘details’ tab.

 

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