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Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology is a flexible fully online degree with optional face-to-face components for clinicians and clinical researchers to learn the skills needed to generate high quality clinical research, and to find, interpret, and evaluate research evidence to improve patient care outcomes.

Why study this course? 

  • 100% online course delivery - this course is offered through our interactive online learning environment, giving you the flexibility to tailor your study schedule around your lifestyle. We also offer full-time and part-time options, allowing you to decide your study load.
  • As a clinical epidemiology student, you will learn from leading experts drawn from a wide range of clinical and academic fields who have extensive experience in integrating research into their clinical work.
  • Your enhanced abilities in delivering Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) will progress your career as a clinician.
  • Accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), our course will provide you with the knowledge and skills in clinical epidemiology that will enable you to incorporate best evidence into your own clinical practice and progress your career as a clinician.
  • This program also covers all the essentials for the clinical researcher and provides a solid foundation for those interested in pursuing a research career.
  • The completion of this Graduate Certificate program can be used as credit towards a Graduate Diploma or Masters degree.

How will you learn? 

Designed for busy professionals, this course is delivered in a flexible format with face-to-face, online or block-mode delivery options available.

What will you learn? 

Throughout this degree, you will learn how to integrate theory into your day-to-day work as you develop the research skills required by many clinical training positions.

Who should study this course?

Our courses are designed to meet the needs of both the ‘users’ of clinical epidemiology (those who want their clinical decision-making to be based on the best available evidence), and the ‘doers’ of clinical epidemiology (those who want to learn the skills required to do high quality clinical research).

Subject areas

There are no specialisations for this course.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your admission criteria

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission criteria’ section on this page.

Your fee

Scholarships

We’ve relaunched our scholarships program and offer a variety of postgraduate coursework scholarships for both domestic and international students.

Criteria, eligibility and application deadlines vary. Check the scholarships website or contact the school directly for more information.

We’ve relaunched our scholarships program and offer a variety of postgraduate coursework scholarships for both domestic and international students.

Criteria, eligibility and application deadlines vary. Check the scholarships website or contact the school directly for more information.

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Please be advised that the following documents are required to be included in the application for this program:

  • Statement of intent - please specify the reason(s) why you would like to apply for this program and how do you think it will be beneficial to you after completing the program.
  • Current CV Academic transcript
  • Proof of ID

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Please be advised that the following documents are required to be included in the application for this program:

Statement of intent - please specify the reason(s) why you would like to apply for this program and how do you think it will be beneficial to you after completing the program

Current CV Academic transcript

Proof of ID

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology consists of 24 credit points (cp), including 12cp of core units and 12cp of elective units of study from Part A Electives.

The graduate certificate is embedded within the Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) or Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology). The master's degrees build on concepts learned during the graduate diploma and graduate certificate and provide additional training in research methodology. You may choose to complete the graduate certificate, or use it as a pathway into a master's degree in the discipline, subject to meeting admission requirements.

Explore the Medicine and Health Postgraduate Handbook to learn more about what you will study as part of this degree:

Units of Study

Admission criteria

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology will hold:

  • a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
  • a bachelor's degree with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

All students entering the program are expected to have some clinical experience. 

In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

Course opportunities

This program is available at multiple levels to suit your professional and personal needs. The courses are embedded, allowing you to step from one to the next at your own pace. 

 *Open to applicants with a non-medical qualification in a health-related discipline.

**Open to applicants with a medical qualification (MBBS or MD)

***Enrol in a normal unit of study as a non-award student to improve your skills in clinical epidemiology and get a taste of what we have to offer.

Career Pathways

This course provides students with knowledge and skills in clinical epidemiology that will enable them to incorporate best evidence into their own clinical practice.

 

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