Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Campus(es)City (Melbourne)


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


The area of clinical epidemiology assists health professionals to make rational evidence-based decisions in clinical practice, undertake clinical audits and clinical research projects. Clinical epidemiology attempts to answer clinical questions relevant to the daily practice of medicine and other health sciences, and to improve patient care. It focuses on individuals or groups of patients in clinical settings.

The courses offered in this area of study cover biostatistics, epidemiology, research methods clinical trials, clinical epidemiology, clinical measurement, ethics, good research practice and practical research skills.

Graduates may gain employment within clinical research units in medical, nursing, or allied health science or may apply their skills in their usual employment.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Contact details

Postgraduate office: telephone +61 3 9903 0563; email or visit

Research Degrees Office: telephone +61 3 9905 4313; email or visit

Relevant courses

  • 3416 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Methods
  • 0702 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research Methods
  • 2311 Master of Clinical Research Methods
  • 3438 Master of Philosophy*
  • 0046 Master of Public Health
  • 3852 Doctor of Medicine (Supervised)*
  • 0047 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.