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Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology

Overview

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

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

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. Epidemiology is particularly suited if you are 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 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.

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

Location
Herston
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5478
AQF
Level 8
Location
Herston
Fees
A$17384 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
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 one of the leading Public Health schools in the Asia-Pacific.
  • Learn from experienced teachers and academics who have contributed to major public health projects globally.

1 in Australia for public health

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

37 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

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

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, 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

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, 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.

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.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

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.

Contact us for more information

Fees and Scholarships

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.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $17,384

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology for the 2021 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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

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

Indicative annual fee

AUD $10,640

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology for one semester in 2021. 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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

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. 

Contact us with any questions 

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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.

Contact the ATSIS Unit