School of Population and Global Health

Clinical Epidemiology

Key information

Teaching Dates: Monday 4 to Friday 8 December 2017

Code: PUBH5757

Teaching Period: Y10

Value: 6 Points

Fees

  • Student: $2887.50
  • Professional development without assessment: $2887.50
  • Professional development with assessment (for unit credit): Enrolment must be completed through AccessUWA
  • Please note that these are domestic fees only
  • International students: please contact the UWA International Office for correct fees at international@uwa.edu.au
  • All fees are GST free

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations from professional development colleagues will receive a refund (minus 5% administrative fee) prior to the start of the unit.
  • Cancellations after this date may incur a 50% penalty. All cancellations must be submitted via email

Census date and withdrawal without academic penalty date

  • For enrolled students and professional development colleagues doing the unit with assessment:
    the Census Date and the date for Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty is midday on the Tuesday of the teaching week of the unit.

Unit co-ordinator

 

This unit focuses on the application of epidemiologic research principles to questions relating to clinical diagnosis, prognosis and the efficacy of therapeutic interventions.

Unit outline

This five-day unit considers:

  • design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials
  • non-experimental study designs in the evaluation of clinical outcomes
  • systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • evaluation of diagnostic tests
  • economic analysis
  • ethical issues in clinical research

Within an evidence-based practice framework, emphasis will be placed on the critical appraisal of the scientific research evidence that underpins clinical practice (from primary studies to clinical practice guidelines).

Overall, the course aims to improve the participant's knowledge of clinical research methods and to develop a critical approach to the incorporation of research into clinical care decisions. In addition to formal lectures and 'hands-on' tutorials, the course will promote discussion and debate about clinical research and the sharing of clinical research experiences.

One of the outcomes of the unit will be an increased level of competence in preparing a competitive research grant proposal. As such participants will be required to work within a multidisciplinary research team to develop a (hypothetical) clinical research proposal, from the refinement of the research question, to study design, data collection, statistical analysis, ethical issues and budget.

This five-day unit will consist of a combination of lectures, small-group tutorials, practical demonstrations, discussion and ‘hands-on’ experience in research proposal development.

In preparation for the teaching week, you will be sent pre-reading two weeks prior to the first class.

Who should attend?

Health professionals and health researchers interested in gaining a better understanding of clinical research methods and critical appraisal of the scientific literature related to clinical practice.

Enrolment

UWA Postgraduate students

Enrol through studentConnect for credit towards your degree.

Students from other institutions

You can apply for cross-institutional enrolment using this form (PDF:153 kb) from the UWA Student Admin site.

Please note that these are domestic fees only 

International students: please contact the UWA International Office for correct fees at international@uwa.edu.au

Professional development colleagues

You may choose to participate with or without assessment. If the assessment is successfully completed, you may have your unit credited towards most School of Population Health courses undertaken within five years.

For participation without assessment, please please register and pay on-line through our shopping card facility (credit card payments only). E-mail Enquiries-SPH@uwa.edu.au if you wish to be invoiced.

For participation with assessment, for unit credit, enrolment must be completed through Short courses.

 
 

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