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Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology

Overview

If you’re interested in studying the distribution and determinants of health and disease, enjoy maths and science, and want a career where you can make a difference, a degree in epidemiology may be for you.

The Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology is a flexible and comprehensive program which will develop your understanding of core principles, approaches and analytic strategies used in epidemiology.

Epidemiology is particularly suited if you're a graduate of medicine, nursing, allied health, health sciences, nutrition and statistics, or if you want to advance your skills in health research methods.

During the program, you'll complete 2 compulsory courses and 2 electives. Core courses will build your knowledge of the scope epidemiology and biostatistics. Elective courses cover areas such as clinical practice and statistical methods.

You may choose to progress to the Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology or the Master of Epidemiology. As epidemiology courses are taken from the same course list, you can transfer study credits across the programs.

Location
External, Herston
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5478
AQF
Level 8
Location
External, Herston
Fees
A$17080 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5478
CRICOS Code
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Gain advanced level skills in epidemiology and biostatistics, and contribute to improving population health and increasing life expectancy.
  • Develop specialist qualifications in a core public health discipline from a leading Public Health school.
  • Learn from experienced teachers and academics who have contributed to major public health projects globally.
  • With options to study online, on campus, or a combination of both, you can structure your study to suit your needs.

2 in Australia for public health

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

38 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2021

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Methods of Clinical Epidemiology

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Epidemiologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Research associate
  • Research fellow
  • Clinical research officer
  • Medical officer
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Entry requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must -

(a) hold an approved degree in the same discipline; or

(b) both:-

(i) hold a degree in any discipline; and

(ii) 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

(c) both:-

(i) have completed post-secondary study; and

(ii) 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.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.
The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must -

(a) hold an approved degree in the same discipline; or

(b) both:-

(i) hold a degree in any discipline; and

(ii) 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

(c) both:-

(i) have completed post-secondary study; and

(ii) 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.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.
The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

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English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

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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

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.

Student visas

This program does not meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Student visa (subclass 500).

To study this program in Australia you will need a temporary visa or residency status with study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia.

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $17,080

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology for the 2022 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard part-time study load (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.

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AUD $11,680

Indicative annual fee 2021

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology for one semester in 2022. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

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.

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Government assistance

Financial aid

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

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FEE-HELP

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

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

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology is 5478

International students who want to study this program will not be eligible for a Student Visa (subclass 500). 

To study this program in Australia, you will need an Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia. 

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Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

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