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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Camperdown NSW 2050
End Date
0.5 year full time / 1 years part time
The University of Sydney


In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology is a flexible fully online degree with optional face-to-face components for clinicians and clinical researchers to learn the skills needed to generate high quality clinical research, and to find, interpret, and evaluate research evidence to improve patient care outcomes.

Why study this course?

  • 100% online course delivery - this course is offered through our interactive online learning environment, giving you the flexibility to tailor your study schedule around your lifestyle. We also offer full-time and part-time options, allowing you to decide your study load.
  • As a clinical epidemiology student, you will learn from leading experts drawn from a wide range of clinical and academic fields who have extensive experience in integrating research into their clinical work.
  • Your enhanced abilities in delivering Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) will progress your career as a clinician.
  • This program also covers all the essentials for the clinical researcher and provides a solid foundation for those interested in pursuing a research career.
  • The completion of this Graduate Certificate program can be used as credit towards a Graduate Diploma or Masters degree.

How will you learn? 

Designed for busy professionals, this course is delivered in a flexible format with face-to-face, online or block-mode delivery options available.

What will you learn? 

Throughout this degree, you will learn how to integrate theory into your day-to-day work as you develop the research skills required by many clinical training positions.

Who should study this course?

Our courses are designed to meet the needs of both the ‘users’ of clinical epidemiology (those who want their clinical decision-making to be based on the best available evidence), and the ‘doers’ of clinical epidemiology (those who want to learn the skills required to do high quality clinical research).

Course details

  • Faculty/University School: Faculty of Medicine and Health 
  • Credit points required: 24 
  • Course abbreviation: GradCertClinEpi 
  • USyd code: GCCLIEPI1000 
  • UAC code: N/A 
  • Study mode: On-campus day; Online; Intensive 
  • Study type: PGEM 
  • Location: Camperdown/Darlington 
  • Duration full time: 0.5 year full-time 
  • Duration part time: 1 year part-time

What you'll study 

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology consists of 24 credit points (cp), including 12cp of core units and 12cp of elective units of study from Part A Electives.

The graduate certificate is embedded within the Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) or Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology). The master's degrees build on concepts learned during the graduate diploma and graduate certificate and provide additional training in research methodology. You may choose to complete the graduate certificate, or use it as a pathway into a master's degree in the discipline, subject to meeting admission requirements.

Admission criteria

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology will hold:

  • a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
  • a bachelor's degree with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

All students entering the program are expected to have some clinical experience. 

In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology
Speciality Classification
Provider Type
0.5 year full time / 1 years part time
End Date
CPD Points
Credit points required: 24
Price Details
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $15,750 (indicative only)
Camperdown NSW 2050
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $15,750 (indicative only)
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