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CEPI5507: Clinical Epidemiology Project

2024 unit information

The aim of this student-driven capstone unit is either: 1. to conduct a clinical epidemiology research project (including a systematic review) and to write a research report on the project in the form of a paper suitable for publication or 2. to develop a grant proposal suitable for a peer-reviewed granting body. Research Project: A research project will involve: drafting and refining the project proposal; data collection; data analysis; and produce a report suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. This project unit is a capstone unit and student driven. It is the responsibility of the student to identify a suitable project and SPH supervisor, in consultation with a local clinical supervisor and the unit coordinator, based upon area of interest to the student. Feasibility is a critical criterion for selection of the topic given the tight time frame. Students who are unable to find a local research supervisor may contact the unit coordinator as a limited number of research projects may be offered and. methodological expertise can be provided for a systematic review. Grant proposal project: Each section of a grant proposal (Abstract, Aims, Background, Significance, Methods) will be discussed, with the student presenting and refining the corresponding section of his/her own proposal in a synchronous online workshop setting. This will be complemented by online presentations from experienced researchers on the practical aspects of clinical research. Topics include: observational studies, randomised controlled trials, diagnostic test evaluation, qualitative studies, economic evaluation, and process evaluation. The unit will conclude with a one-day, face-to-face, mandatory workshop where students will learn about budgeting, qualitative research, strategies and grant administration, research ethics and peer review of research grants. Students need to email the unit coordinator to discuss suitability of their project and they are encouraged to do so early.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Public Health

Code CEPI5507
Academic unit Public Health
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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(CEPI5100 or PUBH5010) and (PUBH5018 or FMHU5002)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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CEPI5206 or CEPI5300
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Integrate learning from other units relevant to the development of research project and report (research projects and research grant projects)
  • LO2. Understand the practical and ethical issues involved in the conduct of clinical studies (research projects and research grant projects)
  • LO3. Develop a research proposal and report in a structured, concise, and scientifically robust manner (research projects and research grant projects)
  • LO4. Understand the ethical approval, grant application, publication, budgeting, and the peer review process (research grant projects)

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Supervision Remote
Semester 1 2022
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Supervision Remote
Semester 1 2023
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Supervision Remote

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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