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Duration0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.0.5 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face, Online
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
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Study Clinical Epidemiology

Our Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology provides health care professionals with an introduction to clinical epidemiology. You will learn basic research skills and obtain fundamental principles of clinical epidemiology, which can be applied to your current profession.

You will learn to apply the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics in a practical manner to improve your clinical decision making and develop your research skills to investigate clinical and population based health problems.

Why study with us?

  • Increase your career potential - the practical skills and knowledge you will gain in this program will allow you to expand your capabilities and work to a new level of expertise.
  • Flexible study options - you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study anytime.

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What you will study

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology will provide you with basic research skills, a fundamental understanding of epidemiological concepts, and knowledge of the application of methods in biostatistics in a variety of health settings.

You will study three core courses and you will select one elective course, enabling you to tailor your program to best suit your career objectives.

Key areas of study include:

  • Epidemiology-Basic Methods
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Statistics

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

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Career opportunities

The University of Newcastle's Graduate Certificate Clinical Epidemiology will provide you with an understanding of epidemiology which can be applied to your current career in health sector. As a graduate, you will have basic research skills, a fundamental understanding of epidemiological concepts and knowledge of the application of methods in biostatistics.

Possible career paths may include:

  • epidemiology research
  • academia
  • Policy Advisor
  • health related industries

Practical experience

The Graduate Certificate of Clinical Epidemiology provides an elective opportunity for you to develop a full research study protocol in your area of work or professional interest, with support provided by research academics.

How to apply

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Minimum of a three year undergraduate degree in a field such as mathematics, science applied science, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, allied health, psychology, sociology and social/behavioural science. Applicants with degrees in other fields or equivalent qualifications will also be considered for entry to the degree.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0.

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This program is open to online international students. Applications to study online are now open.

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