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Graduate Diploma in  Epidemiology

Program code: 5479

Delivery location

Herston

Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

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.
  • 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

    This program is taught through the School of Public Health, which is ranked number one in Asia Pacific for Public Health. UQ was also ranked 30th in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • 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: for 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
    1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    Herston
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

  1. hold an approved degree in the same discipline; or
  2. both-
    1. hold a degree in any discipline; and
    2. have completed one year full-time (or equivalent) work experience in a healthcare, public health or research setting, as approved by the executive dean; or
  3. both-
    1. have completed post-secondary study; and
    2. have completed a minimum of two years' full-time (or equivalent) work experience in a healthcare, public health or research setting, as approved by the executive dean.

    Learn more about the admissions process

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:

Programs and Courses

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

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $20,160
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program.

The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

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

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology is 5479. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the "approved degree" requirement:

  • Behavioural and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Dentistry, Oral Health
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Health
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Food Science
  • Health Economics
  • Health Management
  • Medicine, Medical sciences
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Public Health or Health Sciences
  • Science
  • Speech Therapy
  • Veterinary sciences

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 Diploma in Epidemiology is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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

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