Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology

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095233G

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The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology provides health care professionals with an introduction to clinical epidemiology. You will learn basic research skills and obtain fundamental principles of clinical 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 full time. 

Throughout the program you will be introduced to the basic concepts of clinical 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 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 biostatistics, microbiology, toxicology, clinical medicine, nutrition, psychology, economics 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 skills, 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 ‘What Will You Study' section.

What Will You 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 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 three core courses in the areas of clinical epidemiology and epidemiology, and a directed course 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, scroll down to see what Career Opportunities there are after graduation.

Career Opportunities

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 health sector.

As a graduate you will have a basic research skills, 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 'Courses and Details' section.

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Courses and Details

Program Code 11684
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
CRICOS Code 095233G
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Online
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Description

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology is an introductory program of particular relevance to those in public health. It allows students to gain some research skills and training relevant to their area of employment. The program aims to provide participants with the competencies to conceptualise, design and carry out epidemiological research that addresses priority health problems in both clinical and community settings. Additionally, the program aim to integrate knowledge of research methods from the disciplines of Biostatistics, Health Social Sciences, and Economics in the development of epidemiological research.

Admission Requirements

Minimum of a three year undergraduate degree in a field such as mathematics, science applied science, nursing, medicine, pharmacy allied health, psychology, sociology and social/behavioural science. Applicants with degrees in other fields or equivalent qualifications will also be considered for entry to the degree.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Requirements and Structure

Candidates must complete 30 units of Core Courses and 10 units of Directed Courses, keeping in mind assumed knowledge requirements.

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
EPID6410 Clinical Epidemiology Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
BIOS6100 Clinical Statistics and Randomised Control Trials for Medical Researchers Semester 1 - 2017 (DIST_CAL) 10 units
BIOS6920 Biostatistics B Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
BIOS6940 Categorical Data Analysis and Generalised Linear Models Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6430 Epidemiology B - Research Designs Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6460 Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6470 Infectious Disease Surveillance Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6500 Methods in Pharmacoepidemiology Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6530 Pharmacoepidemiology:Policy and Economics Issues Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6600 Research Protocol Design Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6660 Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6101 Workplace Injury Management Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
HPRO6900 Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6295 Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6320 Stroke: Acute Management Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6340 Stroke Rehabilitation Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
OHSE6010 Occupational Health Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
OHSE6050 Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6150 Introduction to Quality and Safety in Health Care Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Trimester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6250 Health Economics Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6290 Economic evaluation of health care Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6301 Chronic Disease and Injury Control Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6303 Special Project in Public Health Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6304 Global Health Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6305 Global Health Systems and Policy Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Learning Outcomes

  • A strong capacity for collecting, monitoring and critically reviewing evidence to inform health service practice and program delivery
  • The ability to apply a range of health theories to identify and plan for the health needs of the community or specific at risk groups
  • The ability to identify and assess social, behavioural and environmental factors affecting health and illness
  • The ability to develop effective and efficient approaches to health services and programs

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University’s credit website and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

International students can only study this program online offshore.

Special Needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online

The Faculty accepts that it is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty will seek advice from the Student Support Unit as to what constitutes “reasonable accommodations” under Anti-Discrimination legislation.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

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