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 Diploma in Epidemiology is a one-year program designed for applicants who have an approved degree, or who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology from UQ. See 'Program Details' for more information.
  • Complete one field of study: either Clinical Epidemiology, which applies the principles of epidemiology to clinical practice and patient care, or the 'Standard' field, which focuses on a range of different population groups.
  • Complete compulsory courses, which will build and extend your knowledge of epidemiology as a discipline and develop your methodological skills, along with elective courses, which cover research, public health, and more.
  • On completion, choose to progress to the Master of Epidemiology. Because courses in the Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology are taken from the Master of Epidemiology course list, you can transfer study credits across the programs.

The Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology will develop your understanding of a comprehensive range of principles, approaches, and analytic strategies relevant to epidemiology.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    The Graduate Diploma 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 Diploma 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, medicine, health, 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 the Master of Epidemiology program, which has a more comprehensive study plan, and offers greater professional opportunities.

Summary

  • Program code
    5479
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    Herston
  • AQF
    Level 8

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  • An approved degree in the same discipline, or
  • A Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology from this university (or equivalent).

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Diploma 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 Diploma 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.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Further study options

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

Courses and Programs

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