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Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.1 year full-time.
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Start datesSemester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
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Study Clinical Epidemiology

The Master of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Newcastle focuses on health care research. You will learn how to conceptualise, design and carry out health care research applying epidemiologic methods, and to apply the best available research evidence to clinical practices and health care.

In addition, you will develop an advanced understanding and practical application of the theoretical frameworks, effectively preparing you for a career in clinical epidemiology or evidence-based healthcare.

Why study with us?

  • Advance your medical career – by enhancing your research capability, you will achieve a broader understanding of epidemiological concepts, the application of methods in biostatistics, and economics in a variety of health settings, which will open the door to new career opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Graduate Certificate entry pathway - study a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology, honing your research skills and understanding of epidemiological concepts and gain 40 units credit into the master’s program.
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What you will study

The Master of Clinical Epidemiology will provide you with an advanced knowledge base to begin your career as an Epidemiologist. You will have the opportunity to tailor your education to best suit your career objectives.

Key areas of study include:

  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Statistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Economics
  • Randomised Control Trials
  • Research Protocol Design
  • Applied Research

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.

View the full course list

Career

Career opportunities

As a clinical epidemiologist, you will work with the fundamental objective of finding ways to reduce the burden of disease, and control communicable disease epidemics.

Possible career paths may include:

  • epidemiology research
  • academia
  • policy advisor
  • health related industries

Practical experience

The Master of Clinical Epidemiology provides a structured 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 four year undergraduate degree in a related field such as biomedical science, applied science, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, allied health, psychology, sociology and social/behavioural science.
  • Applicants with a three year undergraduate degree should possess an Honours degree or additional postgraduate qualifications such as a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or a minimum of one year's work experience in a related field.
  • Up to 40 units of RPL may be awarded to students who have higher qualifications and/or related work experience.
  • Applications who do not satisfy these minimum admission criteria may complete the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology [11684].

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.

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