Graduate Certificate in Communicable Diseases Epidemiology

Develop your skills in the study of disease in human populations and learn the  principles of infectious diseases.

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Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Career outcomes

  • Research officer
  • Health project/program manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Health researcher
  • Health promotion officer

Career outcomes

  • Research officer
  • Health project/program manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Health researcher
  • Health promotion officer

Further 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.

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.

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Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

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Course details

The Graduate Certificate in Communicable Diseases Epidemiology will provide you with the opportunity to examine, analyse and assess the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases.  

About the course

This course will develop your skills in the study of disease in human populations and the principles of infectious diseases.
Graduate Certificate in Communicable Diseases Epidemiology

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, 2021
Course Code
  • 92220
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in Communicable Diseases Epidemiology
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, 2021
Course Code
  • 92220
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
graduate certificate in communicable diseases epidemiology

Top 3 reasons to study this course

  1. Learn how methods are used in contemporary public health practice and applied in population-based infectious diseases.
  2. 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.
  3. Gain greater understanding of the theory and principles of control of infectious diseases in evolving scenarios.
graduate certificate in communicable diseases epidemiology

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.

Study options in Public Health

We offer a range of courses enabling you to tailor your studies to meet your personal or professional interests and advance your career. 

Masters’
Master of Public Health with Specialisation
This 2 year course is ideal for international students and can include a dissertation and practicum. 

Master of Public Health
This 1.5 year course is ideal for domestic students and can include a dissertation or practicum. 

Graduate Certificates
Graduate Certificates comprise 4 units and can be credited towards a Master of Public Health or Master of Public Health with Specialisation.

Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies
This 6 month course allows you maximum flexibility to select units of interest. 

Graduate Certificate in Communicable Diseases Epidemiology
This 6 month course includes coursework units relevant to careers in responding to infectious diseases from a public health perspective. 

Graduate Certificate in Environment and Health
This 6 month course includes coursework units relevant to careers in environment and health. 

Flexible study
The Master of Public Health course is designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible delivery mode gives you the opportunity to study part time, and all our core units and some electives are available online. We also offer an intensive teaching block of out-of-semester, five-day modules.    

 

How does it work?

Study part-time for a Semester 1 commencement, and full-time or part-time for a Semester 2 commencement. You can then choose to enter into the Master of Public Health.

School of Population and Global Health

At the School of Population and Global Health we are dedicated to making the world a healthier place to live, our research, advocacy and health promotion within the School of Population Health and Global Health is aimed at improving social and environmental conditions and behaviours.