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CEPI5507: Clinical Epidemiology Project

The aim of this student-driven capstone unit is either: 1. to conduct a clinical epidemiology research project and to write a research report on the project in the form of a paper suitable for publication 2. to conduct a teaching project to produce a teaching and learning resource. 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. Teaching Project: A teaching project will involve development, teaching and evaluation of a teaching and learning resource equivalent to at least 9 hours of face-to-face teaching time, with a minimum of three hours of this to be delivered online. Supervision for a teaching project will be provided by a clinical epidemiology teaching team member. Supervision is flexible but will include face to face meetings, email and telephone support. For both projects a minimum of five meetings are required and to be organised by the student, including one at the beginning and one at the end of semester (five meetings with local supervisor and Unit Coordinator combined).


Academic unit Public Health
Unit code CEPI5507
Unit name Clinical Epidemiology Project
Session, year
Semester 1, 2022
Attendance mode Supervision
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

CEPI5206 or CEPI5207
(CEPI5100 or PUBH5010) and (PUBH5018 or FMHU5002)
Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Siah Kim,
Administrative staff Unit Administrator:
Type Description Weight Due Length
Placement Project management assessment
Written assessment
0% STUVAC Unit coordinator to arrange
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO2
Placement Participation and project management (teaching projects)
Assessment of participation and project management skills
Outcomes assessed: LO4
Assignment Project report
Written assessment
0% STUVAC 2500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3
Assignment Delivering a teaching and learning resource (teaching projects)
Resources equivalent to 9 hours of teaching
0% STUVAC Resources equivalent to 9 hours of teach
Outcomes assessed: LO4
Assignment Developing and using method of evaluation (teaching projects)
Evaluation of teaching
0% STUVAC 300 words
Outcomes assessed: LO6
Assignment Developing and using an assessment tool (teaching projects)
Development of assessment tool and evaluation of its use,
0% STUVAC 300
Outcomes assessed: LO5
Assignment Project report (Teaching project)
Description of planned clinical epidemiology teaching resources
0% Week -05 1000
Outcomes assessed: LO4
Assignment Research proposal
Written assessment
0% Week 05 1000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3
Presentation Research presentation and marked discussion
Oral presentation of research project followed by marked discussion
0% Week 08 5 mins
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3
Presentation Video recording of teaching (teaching projects)
Video recording of teaching for assessment of teaching
0% Week 10 60 mins
Outcomes assessed: LO4

There are two streams of assessment based on whether students are undertaking a research project or a teaching project.

Research Project

Assessment 1 – Project management


Assessment 2 – Research proposal 10%
Assessment 3 – Video presentation and marked discussion 10%
Assessment 4 – Project report 70%

Teaching Project

Assessment 1 – Project report 15%
Assessment 2 – Delivering a teaching and learning resource 30%
Assessment 3 – Developing and using assessment tool 10%
Assessment 4 – Developing and using method of evaluation 10%
Assessment 5 – Submission of video recording of teaching 10%
Assessment 6 – Participation and project management 25%


Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

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Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes

Attendance and class requirements

Class requirements: It is compulsory for students to attend a minimum of 5 meetings with the local supervisor and/or University of Sydney supervisor.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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)
  • LO2. understand the practical and ethical issues involved in the conduct of clinical studies (research projects)
  • LO3. develop a research project and report in a structured, concise, and scientifically robust manner (research projects)
  • LO4. Develop a teaching and learning resource in Clinical Epidemiology relevant to the target audience and setting (teaching projects)
  • LO5. Develop and use an assessment tool appropriate for the teaching and learning resource (teaching projects)
  • LO6. Develop and use a method of evaluation appropriate for the teaching and learning resource (teaching projects)

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
Changes have been made since this unit was last offered with the integration of teaching projects into this unit of study.


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