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A completely online delivered program on the foundational tenets of clinical epidemiology, consisting of four full-term courses. A unique option in Canada, this program offers maximum flexibility for working professionals, students or post-graduate trainees already enrolled in another program, from anywhere in the world.
About the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology (GDCE) program
The GDCE is a novel completely online delivered course-based program offered by the department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, & Impact (formerly the department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics) covering core topics of clinical epidemiology. Established in the academic year 2015-2016, four online graduate courses are offered as one harmonized package for GDCE: Fundamentals of Health Research and Evaluation Methods (771), Introduction to Biostatistics (774), Introduction to Research Methods for Randomized Controlled Trials (772), and Systematic Review Methods (773). At GDCE completion a formal graduate diploma will be awarded to students. Costs will be approximately $3,700 CAD per course, pending final approval by McMaster University.
Note: fees are coordinated by the Student Accounts & Cashiers office: [Graduate Studies Tuition Fees]
The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology (GDCE) builds on the strengths of the internationally respected Health Research Methods (HRM) Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Like the HRM program, the courses are taught by faculty in the Department of HE&I, a premier destination for graduate study and research in clinical epidemiology. The four online courses comprising the program are recognized as equivalent to the core HRM courses, and are ideal for applicants with an interest in HRM training without the commitment of an entire MSc degree completed on site. Graduates will gain foundational knowledge in the tenets of evidence-based medicine and a skill set applicable in clinical, policy, management, and research settings.
The GDCE supports the principle of ‘life-long’ learning. The evolving knowledge requirements of the healthcare field, plus career advancement, draw people back to the classroom on an ongoing basis throughout life. However, many people are unable to pursue a full-time education due to competing work and family commitments, as well as geographic dispersion. The online nature of the GDCE overcomes these obstacles by offering maximum flexibility for working professionals, students or post-graduate trainees already enrolled in another program, from anywhere in the world.
GDCE How to Apply
GDCE Program Handbook
For questions and more information, please contact:
Coordinator, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology
Phone: 905-525-9140 x 20473
Robby Nieuwlaat, PhD
Director, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology
Associate Professor in the department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University
Phone: 905-525-9140 x 22780
The current GDCE Program handbook can be found here.