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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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CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 105360C
Program Code40030

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.


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 at23 Sep 2021 3:43 am
Program code40030
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 year full-time.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code105360C

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Admission information

Admission requirements

  • 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].

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

80 units

Program duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 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 80 units of study comprising 60 units of Core Courses and 20 units of Directed Courses.


Program plans

Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.


Transition arrangements

From 2021 onwards there will be no further intake into the 120-unit Master of Clinical Epidemiology [11685] degree.

Students enrolled in the 120-unit Master of Clinical Epidemiology [11685] degree will be able to apply for admission to the revised 80-unit Master of Clinical Epidemiology [40030] degree. Students applying for the 80-unit Master of Clinical Epidemiology will be required to satisfy the admission requirements for this degree.

For students who remain in the 120-unit Master of Clinical Epidemiology [11685] degree, all Core and Directed courses will continue to be offered, so students will be able to complete the degree they have enrolled in.


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

Complete the following core courses to fulfill the requirements of this program

Complete the following core courses to fulfill the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOS6910Biostatistics A
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
BIOS6920Biostatistics B
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6410Clinical Epidemiology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6420Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6430Advanced Epidemiology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6600Research Protocol Design
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from Directed Courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOS6070Linear Regression Modelling
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
BIOS6940Generalised Linear Models
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
BIOS6990Applied Longitudinal Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6460Epidemiology of Communicable DiseasesNot currently offered10 units
EPID6470Infectious Disease Surveillance
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HPRO6715Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
INDH6007Investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the public health contextNot currently offered10 units
MEDI6130Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
MEDI6295Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
OHSE6010Occupational Health
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
OHSE6050Contemporary Work Health and Safety
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6150Quality and Safety in Health Care
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6210Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6300Introduction to Public Health
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6301Chronic Disease and Injury Control
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6303Applied Research
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6304Global Health
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6305Global Health Systems and Policy
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
STAT6001Data Wrangling and Visualisation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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.

International students can only study this program online offshore.


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 College 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.

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