The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Fees

AUD33,230 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

Duration

1.5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

UON program code: 11685
CRICOS code: 095234G

Program handbook

Description

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.

The Master of Clinical Epidemiology consists of two specialisations: Coursework and Research. International students wishing to study the Research Specialisation onshore in Australia must commence in Semester 1 due to course availability.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • A strong capacity for collecting, monitoring and critically reviewing evidence to inform health service practice and program delivery
  • The ability to apply a range of health theories to identify and plan for the health needs of the community or specific at risk groups
  • The ability to identify and assess social, behavioural and environmental factors affecting health and illness
  • The ability to develop effective and efficient approaches to health services and programs
  • The ability to evaluate and improve health services, using appropriate research methods
  • The ability to conceptualise, design and carry out research applying advanced epidemiological methods, and to apply the best available research evidence to clinical practice and health care

Details

Information correct as at19 Oct 2019 3:18 AM
Program code11685
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1.5 years full-time.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Health and Medicine
Contributing schools
  1. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  2. School of Health Sciences
  3. School of Medicine and Public Health
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code095234G

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Admission information

Admission requirements

A minimum of a three year undergraduate degree in a related field such as biomedical science, applied science, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, allied health, psychology, sociology and social/behavioural science.

Students entering the Master degree with a three year undergraduate degree are required to complete 120 units. Up to 40 units of RPL may be awarded to students who have higher qualifications and/or related work experience, dependent on the specialisation they choose to undertake.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

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.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

120 units

Program duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

Students must complete a total of 120 units of study. The Coursework Specialisation will offer 60 units of core courses, plus an additional 60 units chosen from a list of directed courses. The Research Specialisation will include a 40 unit Research Project course that students will need to complete, and an additional 20 units chosen from the list of directed courses. Enrolment in the Research Project course will require approval by the Course Coordinator.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Transition arrangements

Students currently enrolled in the Master of Clinical Epidemiology (40030) will be able to continue with their current program plan. All courses will continue to be offered and the program will be in teach-out. From 2018, students applying for the Master of Clinical Epidemiology will enter into the 11685 program code and will need to meet the requirements of the 120 unit program structure. No formal transition arrangements will be necessary.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Students must complete 60 units of core courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOS6910Biostatistics A
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
BIOS6920Biostatistics B
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6410Clinical Epidemiology
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6420Epidemiology A - Basic Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6430Epidemiology B - Research Designs
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6600Research Protocol Design
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Research Specialisation

Students must complete the 40 unit Research Project EPID6630 and 20 units chosen from the directed course list

Compulsory Course

Students must complete the 40 unit Research Project course EPID6630

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EPID6630Research Project
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
40 units
Directed Courses

Students must choose 20 units from the directed course list

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR6007Investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the public health contextNot currently offered10 units
BIOS6050Statistical Inference
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
BIOS6100Clinical Statistics and Randomised Control Trials for Medical ResearchersNot currently offered10 units
BIOS6940Categorical Data Analysis and Generalised Linear Models
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
BIOS6990Applied Longitudinal Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6470Infectious Disease Surveillance
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6530Pharmacoepidemiology: Policy and Economics IssuesNot currently offered10 units
EPID6660Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
HLSC6101Workplace Injury Management
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
HPRO6715Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
HPRO6900Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
MEDI6130Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
MEDI6295Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
MEDI6320Stroke: Acute Management
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
MEDI6340Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
OHSE6010Occupational Health
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
OHSE6050Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6150Introduction to Quality and Safety in Health Care
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6210Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6250Health EconomicsNot currently offered10 units
PUBH6290Economic Evaluation of Health Care
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6301Chronic Disease and Injury Control
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6303Applied Research
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6304Global Health
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6305Global Health Systems and Policy
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Coursework Specialisation

Directed Courses

Students must choose 60 units from the directed course list to fulfill the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR6007Investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the public health contextNot currently offered10 units
BIOS6050Statistical Inference
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
BIOS6100Clinical Statistics and Randomised Control Trials for Medical ResearchersNot currently offered10 units
BIOS6940Categorical Data Analysis and Generalised Linear Models
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
BIOS6990Applied Longitudinal Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6470Infectious Disease Surveillance
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6530Pharmacoepidemiology: Policy and Economics IssuesNot currently offered10 units
EPID6660Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
HLSC6101Workplace Injury Management
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
HPRO6715Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
HPRO6900Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
MEDI6130Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
MEDI6295Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
MEDI6320Stroke: Acute Management
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
MEDI6340Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
OHSE6010Occupational Health
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
OHSE6050Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6150Introduction to Quality and Safety in Health Care
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6210Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6250Health EconomicsNot currently offered10 units
PUBH6290Economic Evaluation of Health Care
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6301Chronic Disease and Injury Control
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6303Applied Research
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6304Global Health
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6305Global Health Systems and Policy
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

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.