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Clinical Epidemiology

Unit of study table

Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study; and
(c) 30 credit points of additional elective units of study, consisting of:
(i) a minimum of 18 credit points from Part A Electives; and
(ii) a maximum of 12 credit points from Part B Electives.

Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study; and
(c) 30 credit points of additional elective units of study, consisting of:
(i) a minimum of 18 credit points from Part A Electives; and
(ii) a maximum of 12 credit points from Part B Electives.

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology

Students must complete 36 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points of elective units of study, consisting of:
(i) a minimum of 18 credit points from Part A Electives; and
(ii) a maximum of 6 credit points from Part B Electives.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) 12 credit points of elective units of study from Part A Electives.

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

Core units

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
6  
FMHU5002
Introductory Biostatistics
6 N PUBH5018

Part A Electives

BSTA5004
Data Management and Stats Computing (DMC)
6  
CEPI5200
Quality and Safety in Health Care
6  
CEPI5315
Introduction to Systematic Reviews
6 C CEPI5100 or PUBH5010 or CLTR5001
N CEPI5203 or CEPI5102 or CEPI5314
CEPI5205
Doing a Systematic Review
6 A (CEPI5100 or PUBH5010) and (PUBH5018 or FMHU5002)
P CEPI5203 or CEPI5314 or CEPI5315
CEPI5215
Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers
6 A Some basic knowledge of summary statistic is assumed
P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or BSTA5011)
N CEPI5214
CEPI5300
Research Grants: Theory and Practice
6 P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and (PUBH5018 or FMHU5002)
N
CEPI5505
CEPI5312
Diagnostic and Screening Tests (1 and 2)
6 P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and (PUBH5018 or FMHU5002)
N PUBH5208 or CEPI5202 or CEPI5311

CEPI5507
Clinical Epidemiology Project
6 P (CEPI5100 or PUBH5010) and (PUBH5018 or FMHU5002)
N CEPI5206 or CEPI5207

FMHU5003
Introduction to Qualitative Research in Health
6 N PUBH5505 or BACH5255 or QUAL5005
FMHU5004
Qualitative Analysis and Writing in Health
6 A Students should have an understanding of qualitative research as this unit does not cover research design or data collection. Students looking for an introductory level unit should take FMHU5003 Introduction to Qualitative Research in Health.
P FMHU5003 or PUBH5505 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006 or GLOH5201
N PUBH5506
HPOL5014
Foundations Health Technology Assessment
6  
PUBH5126
Genomics and Public Health

6 A Basic epidemiology No previous knowledge of genetics is required
P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100
PUBH5215
Analysis of Linked Health Data
6 A The unit assumes introductory-level programming skills in SAS or R, assumes introductory-level knowledge in epidemiology, e.g., PUBH5010 or CEPI5100, and introductory-level knowledge in biostatistics or statistics, e.g., PUBH5018
C (PUBH5010 or BSTA5011 or CEPI5100) and (PUBH5211 or PUBH5217 or BSTA5004)

PUBH5216
Controlled Clinical Trials
6 P PUBH5018 or FMHU5002
N PUBH5206 - Controlled trials (2CP)
PUBH5217
Biostatistics: Statistical Modelling
6 P PUBH5018 or FMHU5002
N (PUBH5211 or PUBH5212 or PUBH5213)
PUBH5218
Advanced Statistical Modelling
6 P PUBH5217
N CEPI5310
PUBH5224
Applied Epidemiology
6 P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or BSTA5011) and (PUBH5018 or FMHU5002 or BSTA5002)
PUBH5312
Health Economic Evaluation
6 P HPOL5000 or FMHU5001 or BSTA5002
N PUBH5302
PUBH5317
Advanced Economic and Decision Analysis
6 P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or BSTA5011) and (PUBH5018 or FMHU5002 or BSTA5002)
C PUBH5312
N PUBH5205 or PUBH5307

Part B Electives

PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control
6 P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100
PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention
6 A PUBH5033 or PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or equivalent
N PUBH5555
PUBH5120
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Health
6 N PUBH5118
Note: While not compulsory, attendance (by zoom or face to face) at the five half-day workshops is strongly encouraged, as this enables students to yarn with and ask questions directly of the Aboriginal guest lecturers.
PUBH5300
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
6 A A basic understanding of introductory statistics and generalised linear regression (as would be attained through a unit such as PUBH5217 or equivalent, or through equivalent experience). No previous coding experience is required or assumed
BETH5202
Research Ethics
6 A A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, law, history, or other relevant field, or by special permission
N BETH5208
BETH5203
Public Health Ethics
6 N BETH5206
BETH5204
Clinical Ethics
6  
BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics
2 N BETH5202
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6 A A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6 N PUBH5032
HPOL5001
Health Systems and Financing
6 N GLOH5135
HPOL5006
Business of Health
6 N SMBA6122

Capstone units

CEPI5205
Doing a Systematic Review
6 A (CEPI5100 or PUBH5010) and (PUBH5018 or FMHU5002)
P CEPI5203 or CEPI5314 or CEPI5315
CEPI5215
Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers
6 A Some basic knowledge of summary statistic is assumed
P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or BSTA5011)
N CEPI5214
CEPI5300
Research Grants: Theory and Practice
6 P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and (PUBH5018 or FMHU5002)
N CEPI5505
CEPI5507
Clinical Epidemiology Project
6 P (CEPI5100 or PUBH5010) and (PUBH5018 or FMHU5002)
N CEPI5206 or CEPI5207