Graduate Certificate in Communicable Disease Epidemiology

This course is covered by the Higher Education Relief Package and is discounted from $5,000 to $2,500.

The Graduate Certificate in Communicable Disease Epidemiology will provide you with the opportunity to examine, analyse and assess the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases.  This course will develop your skills in the study of disease in human populations and the principles of infectious diseases.

Start date
24 July 2020
Study mode
$5,000 Discounted to $2,500 until 24 July

What you'll learn

Describe and evaluate health and disease in population groups.

Analyse, interpret and present health and medical data.

Describe and apply principles of communicable diseases.

Outline the health impact from environmental disturbances both regionally and globally.

Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • Learn how methods are used in contemporary public health practice and applied in population-based infectious diseases.
  • Make connections within UWA's School of Population and Global Health, a leading research, teaching and service organisation whose work influences health policies and practices.
  • Gain greater understanding of the theory and principles of control of infectious diseases in evolving scenarios.

How does it work?

Studying either full time or part time, you will successfully complete four units and then can choose to enter into the Master of Public Health.

Course structure


What's next after this course?

Future study
This graduate certificate can serve as an entry pathway to a master’s degree. Units completed in the graduate certificate can be credited towards the Master of Public Health.
Career outcomes
  • Research officer
  • Health project/program manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Health researcher
  • Health promotion officer


Applications for this course have closed for Semester 2, 2020.

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