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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online


1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Program code: 40030

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.
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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

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.