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Graduate Diploma In Clinical Epidemiology

This program has a Public Health focus and provides graduates with an understanding of epidemiological concepts, and knowledge of the application of methods in biostatistics, and economics in a variety of health settings. In addition to Clinical Epidemiology, specialisation options provide an opportunity to focus on the areas of Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Communicable Diseases Epidemiology, Nutritional Epidemiology or Biostatistics.

Additionally, graduates from the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Toxicology will be eligible for credit should they subsequently apply for the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology.

Career Opportunities
Graduation from these programs helps to prepare for a career in education - Faculty appointments at tertiary institution; research - Research academic or research follow in clinical or public health focused research institutions; policy - Policy formulation, analysis and evaluation roles in government, private industry, or non-profit organisations or Public Health practice - at local or state health departments.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Mathematics, Statistics, Science or Applied Science in a health related discipline, or a Bachelor degree in Arts (with a major sequence of study in psychology, sociology or other social/behavioural science discipline), or other qualifications approved for this purpose by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Health. In special circumstances an applicant holding other acceptable academic or professional qualifications and with relevant work experience may be admitted as a candidate.

Credit Transfer

Students articulating from the Graduate Certificate to the Graduate Diploma will be awarded 40 units of internal credit.

International Students

The programs are structured to provide opportunities for international students. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis. The programs are likely to attract international students and strategies for program-specific student support will be developed in consultation with participating students. International students will be encouraged to avail themselves of existing University support networks and services.

Special Needs

Under Academic Senate resolution (01:335) (28 November 2001), 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.

Additional Information

The programs aim 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.

Requirements and Structure

One year full time or part time equivalent. This program is offered online and is not accepting International on campus students.

Students undertaking the Nutritional Epidemiology specialisation must complete 70 units of study at the University of Newcastle and an additional 10 units (or equivalent) from specialist Nutritional Courses from other Public Health Nutrition Centres.