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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; 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 course.

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

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

Course code

0702

Credit points

48

Abbreviated title

GradDipClinRes

CRICOS code

079103G

Managing faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Coordinator

Dr Sylvia Pomeroy

Contact details

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine: telephone +61 3 9903 0563; email pgradenq@monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/epidemiology/pgrad/

Admission and fees

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Course type

Specialist
Graduate diploma

Standard duration

1 year FT, 2 years PT

This course must be completed in a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 4 years. The course duration is inclusive of any periods of intermission.

Mode and location

On-campus (Alfred Hospital)
Off-campus (Alfred Hospital)

Students are required to attend a number of compulsory blocks of on-campus/on-site study days.

Award/s

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research Methods

Description

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research Methods at Monash University's School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine is a nationally recognised and respected postgraduate qualification.

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills in research methods to a level that enables critical appraisal of scientific literature and the conduct of small projects requiring epidemiological and biostatistical competence.

This graduate diploma is applicable to medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals and is a pathway for entry to 2311 Master of Clinical Research Methods.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

On completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • 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
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to apply the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics to clinical practice.

Assessment

Assessment includes written assignments and examinations.

Structure

This course consists of seven core and one elective unit.

Requirements

Core units

  • MPH5040 Introductory epidemiology
  • MPH5041 Introductory biostatistics
  • MPH5213 Research methods
  • MPH5236 Clinical trials
  • MPH5237 Clinical measurement
  • MPH5239 Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • MPH5283 Ethics, good research practice and practical research skills

Elective units

  • MPH5207 Chronic diseases: Epidemiology and prevention
  • MPH5218 Infectious diseases: Epidemiology and prevention
  • MPH5256 Injury epidemiology and prevention
  • MPH5270 Advanced statistical methods for clinical research

Progression to further studies

This course articulates with 2311 Master of Clinical Research Methods or can lead to the 0046 Master of Public Health.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit this course with 3416 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Methods providing all requirements for that award have been met.