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Epidemiology Courses

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Graduate Diploma

Perth
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.
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
77.50%

Short course or microcredential

Parramatta
The Australian College of Nursing’s (ACN) National Immunisation Program for Healthcare Practitioners course is based on the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals (2017) and has been accredited by the ANMAC subsidiary Health Education Services Australia (HESA) to deliver this course. HESA is the National body for health education accreditation and ACN is the first institution to have its Immunisation course accredited.
Duration
Flexible, self-paced (a minimum of 21 days up to a maximum of 120 days)
Study Mode
Online

Masters (Coursework)

Perth
The Master of Infectious Diseases is a globally relevant degree that could one day see you develop and implement new diagnostic tests and vaccines to some of the world's most deadly and fast spreading diseases.
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
77.50%

Graduate Certificate

Perth
Develop your skills in the study of disease in human populations and learn the principles of infectious diseases.
Study Mode
Online
Graduate Satisfaction
77.50%

Graduate Certificate

Camperdown/Darlington
The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology is a fully online degree with optional face-to-face components for clinicians and clinical researchers. You will learn the skills needed to generate high quality clinical research and interpret research evidence to improve patient care outcomes.
Entry Requirements

 

Admission to the course requires:

  • a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
  • a bachelors degree in a health-related discipline with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
  • a pass bachelors degree in a health-related discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification. Applicants must have completed work equivalent to a first or second class honours bachelors degree or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty; or
  • completion of the first 4 years of an undergraduate medical degree that is accredited by the Australian Medical Council, and a letter of recommendation from the head of clinical school/medical program supporting concurrent enrolment while completing degree requirements.

All students entering the program are expected to have some clinical experience.

Intake Months
Feb, Aug
Duration
6 months full-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
Domestic Tuition Fees
$16,500 total
Graduate Satisfaction
81.20%

Graduate Diploma

Camperdown/Darlington
The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology is a fully online degree with optional face-to-face components for clinicians and clinical researchers. You will learn the skills needed to generate high quality clinical research and interpret research evidence to improve patient care outcomes.
Entry Requirements

 

Admission to the course requires:

  • a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
  • a bachelors degree in a health-related discipline with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
  • a pass bachelors degree in a health-related discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification. Applicants must have completed work equivalent to a first or second class honours bachelors degree or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty; or
  • completion of the first 4 years of an undergraduate medical degree that is accredited by the Australian Medical Council, and a letter of recommendation from the head of clinical school/medical program supporting concurrent enrolment while completing degree requirements.

All students entering the program are expected to have some clinical experience.

Intake Months
Feb, Aug
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
Domestic Tuition Fees
$24,750 total
Graduate Satisfaction
81.20%

Masters (Coursework)

Camperdown/Darlington
This course is a fully online degree with optional face-to-face components for clinicians and clinical researchers. You will learn the skills needed to generate high quality clinical research and interpret research evidence to improve patient care outcomes.
Entry Requirements

 

Admission to the course requires:

  • a bachelors degree with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
  • a pass bachelors degree in a health-related discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification. Applicants must have completed work equivalent to a first or second class honours bachelors degree or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty; or
  • completion of the first 4 years of an undergraduate medical degree that is accredited by the Australian Medical Council, and a letter
    of recommendation from the head of clinical school/medical program supporting concurrent enrolment while completing degree requirements.

All students entering the program are expected to have some clinical experience.

Intake Months
Feb, Aug
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
Domestic Tuition Fees
$33,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
81.20%

Masters (Coursework)

Camperdown/Darlington
The Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) is a fully online degree with optional face-to-face components for clinicians and clinical researchers. You will learn the skills needed to generate high quality clinical research and interpret research evidence to improve patient care outcomes.
Entry Requirements

 

Admission to the course requires:

  • a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.
Intake Months
Feb, Aug
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
Domestic Tuition Fees
$33,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
81.20%

Graduate Certificate

Camperdown/Darlington
The Graduate Certificate in Infection and Immunity aims to help students increase their knowledge of the immune system and analyse fundamental mechanisms of infectious diseases to find improved ways of combating them and controlling infections.
Entry Requirements

 

Admission to the course requires:

  • a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

 

Intake Months
Feb, Aug
Duration
1 year part-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$15,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
81.20%

Graduate Diploma

Camperdown/Darlington
The Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity aims to help students increase their knowledge of the immune system and analyse fundamental mechanisms of infectious diseases to find improved ways of combating them and controlling infections.
Entry Requirements

 

Admission to the course requires:

  • a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

 

Intake Months
Feb, Aug
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$22,500 total
Graduate Satisfaction
81.20%

Epidemiology Courses overview

Epidemiology is the study of how diseases occur in particular groups. It is an effort to understand many facets of disease, such as the extent to which any given population might be at risk of contracting one and why the diseases in question occur. The ability to categorise disease, assess the threats they pose to populations and subsequently manage those threats is invaluable not only to the health of specific groups, but potentially whole nations.

Epidemiology has an expansive history dating back to before 400 BC when Hippocrates first theorised the origin of disease. In the grim centuries to follow, little headway was made in the field due to the lack of any scientific method. Time progressed as far as 1621 AD before Francis Bacon published his seminal work, ‘Novum Organum Scientiarum’ that provided the inductive foundation upon which modern methods of scientific conduct, including epidemiology, are based.

Nowadays, the field is of paramount importance to the understanding and measurement of a disease’s influence. It informs public health policy decisions around the world and grants insight into where preventative measures are needed most.

Is epidemiology for me?

Epidemiology is for students who see disease as one of the world’s toughest problems and want to have a hand in stemming its elusive presence. Students with an excellent memory and sound deductive and inductive reasoning skills will be at an advantage, as there is an enormous volume of esoteric yet important information to retain.

Study pathway

There are several avenues of postgraduate study available to those with an interest in epidemiology, ranging from diplomas and certificates to PhD programs.

Graduate certificates in epidemiology are entry level programs that typically take six months if undertaken full time. Programs like the Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention Control offered by Griffith University require relevant work experience or education, but others like those offered by the University of Queensland merely require an approved degree or post-secondary qualification not necessarily in the field. This makes it a great way in to the profession or further study.

The Master of Epidemiology is for students more seasoned in the field, testing their bio-statistical and methodological prowess to the fullest. As such, the requirements for entry into these courses are quite strict.

PhD programs in epidemiology are somewhat rare, often taking the form of a Doctor of Philosophy with public health as a specialisation. The University of Western Australia hosts a good example of this in their Doctor of Philosophy from the School of Population and Global Health. PhD level study in epidemiology is ideal for those wishing to becoming proficient researchers and statisticians in the global battle against disease.

Employment options

Research fellow

Graduates who embark in this field will find themselves contributing to humanity’s knowledge of disease in an academic environment. Institutions like Monash University provide opportunities to carry out individual or team research to achieve specific goals. In this case of Monash, their focus is on breast cancer.

Performance analyst

Those qualified in this field find themselves capable of undergoing complex analysis of treatment methods and advising health professionals on ways to optimise their care. The NSW government is always seeking graduates with this skill set to fill the role.

Pharmaceutical epidemiologist

Positions in pharmaceutical epidemiology like the pharmacovigilance epidemiologist are about providing scientific input on commercial pharmaceuticals. Epidemiology graduates will find themselves providing advice on risk management, design of studies and resolution of safety concerns.

Specialisations

There are numerous fields of epidemiology that reflect its equally numerous specifications. Below is a list of important paths one can take.

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