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Master Of Clinical Epidemiology

This program provides graduates with a strong research capacity, an advanced understanding of epidemiological concepts, and knowledge of the application of methods in biostatistics, and economics in a variety of health settings. The program has a strong public health focus, and aims 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. Finally it aims to integrate knowledge of the research methods from a range of health disciplines in the development of epidemiological research.

There is the opportunity to undertake a specialisation in the areas of Clinical Epidemiology, Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Communicable Disease Epidemiology, Nutritional Epidemiology, Clinical Toxicology and Biostatistics.

Students undertaking the Nutritional Epidemiology specialisation must complete 110 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.

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 Diploma to the Masters will be awarded 80 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

18 months 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 110 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.