Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research Methods
Course code: 0702 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipClinRes ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 2 semesters full-time, 4 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Study mode and course location
On campus - for international students (Alfred Hospital, Melbourne)
Off campus - for domestic students (Alfred Hospital, Melbourne)
This course, offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, assists clinicians and public health professionals to become familiar with clinical research methodology and upgrade their skills in epidemiology. It provides a detailed understanding of the units of epidemiology and biostatistics to a level that enables critical and detailed appraisal of epidemiological literature and the conduct of projects requiring epidemiological and biostatistical expertise. The course articulates with the Master of Clinical Epidemiology or can lead to the Master of Public Health.
On completion of this course, students should: have detailed understanding of epidemiology and biostatistics; be familiar with clinical research methodology; be able to demonstrate the ability to critically appraise medical literature; be able to participate in projects requiring epidemiological and biostatistical expertise; and be able to demonstrate the ability to apply the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics to clinical practice.
The course consists of six core units and two elective units.
Assessment includes written assignments and examinations.
Associate Professor Max de Courten