Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases

If you want an exciting career that stimulates you, challenges you and rewards you, a postgraduate degree in science will set you on the right path.

Careers and further study

Accelerate your career within the resources sector, or find a way in to the sector to begin your managerial career in resources.

Career Pathways

This degree will provide skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding, which will assist you in taking the next step in your career.
This degree will provide skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding, which will assist you in taking the next step in your career.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Master of Infectious Diseases, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Infectious Diseases, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2019
$8,934.00
Typical Fee Range - 2019
$6,566.00 - $10,958.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
48
Total Course Fee - 2018
$40,400.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$40,400.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

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

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a relevant bachelor's degree1, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(b)(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent in the Level 3 units; or
(ii) at least three years of relevant full-time professional experience; or
(iii) evidence of adequate research outputs, as recognised by UWA.
1A relevant bachelor's degree includes a Bachelor of Science in a biomedical or biological discipline, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Science, or a bachelor's degree in applied biomedical science or public health (medical technology, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and veterinary science).

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

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.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This course provides advanced training in the field of infectious diseases including topics in Medical Microbiology, Tropical Infectious Diseases, and Public and Environmental Health Microbiology.

About The Course

The course is aimed at science-based and medical professionals intending to work in hospital diagnostic or research laboratories, medical clinics, government health departments and international agencies. Units in this course also have a practical emphasis enhanced by classes in laboratories.
Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 51330
CRICOS code
  • 058926G
Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 51330
CRICOS code
  • 058926G
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases
Course information evening

05 Sept: Postgraduate opportunities in Biomedical Science

Come join us for an insightful information session to discover where a UWA postgraduate degree in Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases or Pathology can take you. You’ll hear from academics, current students and alumni about the exciting course offerings and first-hand experiences studying these in-demand pathways.  
Course information evening

Come join us for an insightful information session to discover where a UWA postgraduate degree in Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases or Pathology can take you. You’ll hear from academics, current students and alumni about the exciting course offerings and first-hand experiences studying these in-demand pathways.  

A UWA postgraduate degree makes you stand out from the crowd. It prepares you to go further in your chosen field, allows you to pursue your specific interests, and learn from passionate experts to enable you to work at a local, national or international level.    

The information session will be followed by networking and light refreshments where you can ask questions and speak one-on-one with academics, current students and alumni.  

Courses that will be highlighted include:

Master of Pharmacy
Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases
Master of Infectious Diseases
Master of Pathology
Master of Clinical Pathology 

Date: Thursday 5 September 2019
Time: 5.30-7.00pm
Location: Fox Lecture Theatre, UWA Campus 

Click here to register.


School of Biomedical Sciences

The School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Western Australia encompasses biological, pre-clinical and health-related fields.