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Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology

Delivery location

Herston

Duration

1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

Epidemiology is one of the core sciences of public health and has made major contributions to improving population health and increasing life expectancy. If you're interested in studying the distribution and determinants of health and disease – a degree in epidemiology is for you.

  • The Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology is a six-month (four course) program designed for applicants with an approved degree. There are several ways of meeting admission requirements. For more information, see the Program Details tab.
  • Complete four courses: two compulsory courses and two electives. Core courses will build your knowledge of the scope epidemiology and biostatistics. Elective courses cover areas such as clinical practice and statistical methods.
  • Benefit from a program that is flexible and comprehensive, and reflects UQ's strong links with organisations such as Australian Aid, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and international ministries of health.
  • On completion, choose to progress to the Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology or the Master of Epidemiology. Because epidemiology courses are taken from the same course list, you can transfer study credits across the programs.

The Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology will develop your understanding of core principles, approaches, and analytic strategies used in epidemiology.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    The Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology is taught through the School of Public Health, which is one of the leading research and teaching centres in the Asia-Pacific region. UQ was also ranked 32nd in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.

  • Research

    Research leaders

    Our academics have worked on major public health projects with partners including the Wellcome Trust, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Harvard University, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.

Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology is usually undertaken for professional development reasons – career progression, updating knowledge, or broadening areas of expertise

Graduates typically work across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, both in Australia and internationally. They may work in areas including education, public health, government, or clinical research.

Qualifications in epidemiology are also useful for roles in science communication and policy development in government or industry.

Many of our graduates use their qualifications as a way of moving ahead with their careers – whatever field they work in – or use the graduate certificate as a stepping-stone to higher-level epidemiology programs, which have more comprehensive study plans, and offer greater professional opportunities.

Summary

  • Program code
    5478
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    Herston
  • AQF
    Level 8

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  • An approved degree, or
  • A post-secondary qualification and a minimum of 2 years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in a healthcare or public health setting.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students can only undertake this program on an external basis from their home country and will not be eligible for an Australian student visa.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative program fee

AUD $15,088
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative program fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard part-time study load.

A standard part-time study load is 8 units per academic year. The fee for a study load less than 8 units per academic year is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology is 5478. You'll need this when applying.

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact UQ International.

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Additional application information

This program is not available to international students coming to Australia to study on a Student Visa as the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology cannot be undertaken full time due to course sequencing. International students can however, complete this program part time from their home country as the courses are offered in external mode.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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