Master of Clinical Epidemiology
Course code: 2311 ~ Course abbreviation: MClinEpi ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 3 semesters full-time, 6 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Study mode and course location
On-campus (Alfred Hospital, Melbourne)
This course, offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, assists health professionals make rational evidence-based decisions in clinical practice and undertake small clinical research projects. Clinical epidemiology draws on epidemiological methods to answer clinical questions relevant to the daily practice of health care and to improve patient care. It focuses on individuals or groups of patients in clinical settings.
On completion of this course, students should be able to: demonstrate a detailed understanding of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics; become familiar with clinical research methodology, including randomised controlled trials; demonstrate an ability to critically appraise the quantitative epidemiological literature; appreciate the contribution of systematic reviews to evidence based practice; demonstrate an ability to apply the principles of clinical epidemiology to clinical practice; display a working knowledge of other applications of epidemiology; and develop a research protocol and undertake an epidemiological research project with a clinical focus.
The course consists of four core units, plus either eight electives, or six electives together with a minor research project.
Assessment includes written assignments, examinations, class participation and optional supervised research project.
Professor Michael Abramson