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Key details

Duration

Not available full-time
1 year/s part-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.

Credit points required

40

Course code

UEPID1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

Our Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology offers an introduction to core concepts and skills in epidemiology, statistical research methods and quantitative analysis of health data aimed at prevention, protection and promotion of health in the community.
This course uniquely provides the opportunity to learn from acclaimed Menzies School of Health Research researchers and experts in the field. Career opportunities for graduates include epidemiological roles in health or clinical research.

On completion, you can articulate to the Graduate Diploma and Masters of Public Health, or the Graduate Diploma and Master of Health Research.

This course requires a high level of academic reading and writing. The University's academic support services are on hand should you need support.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

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Why study Public Health at CDU?

Now, more than ever, the world needs Public Health experts to develop evidence-based strategies that benefit the community. CDU and Menzies School of Health Research partner to deliver postgraduate public health and health research courses. You will learn to understand and address public health issues on a local and global scale, creating an array of career opportunities in policy-making, research and disease prevention, health promotion, and more.

  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous and tropical health outcomes
  • Study as it suits you, with online, on-campus, full-time and part-time options
Menzies Public Health Julie

Why study Public Health at CDU?

Now, more than ever, the world needs Public Health experts to develop evidence-based strategies that benefit the community. CDU and Menzies School of Health Research partner to deliver postgraduate public health and health research courses. You will learn to understand and address public health issues on a local and global scale, creating an array of career opportunities in policy-making, research and disease prevention, health promotion, and more.

  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Work with health agencies and complete your own community health project

What will I study?

The Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology is a one year part-time course. The core units cover a selection of essential knowledge and skills in epidemiology. On completion, you can articulate to the Graduate Diploma and Master of Health Research or Public Health. Delivered externally online; some units are offered with an internal option.

Course structure



A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units
(4 units)
40cpCompulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

PHM552 Epidemiology
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control
PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
 

 40cpTotal Credit Points

Course Rules (unless otherwise indicated in the above course structure)

 

Study plan


Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area.

Part-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitR = ResearchSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
PHM552 EpidemiologyCOPHM553 BiostatisticsCO
PHM566 Chronic Conditions ControlCOPHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable DiseaseCO

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area.

Part-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitR = ResearchSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
  PHM553 Biostatistics CO
  PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable DiseaseCO
Calendar Year 2
PHM552 EpidemiologyCO  
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control CO  

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master's degree. Registered nurses who are graduates of a hospital-based program are also eligible for entry.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology
Faculty/College
Menzies School of Health Research
Sector
HE
Area of study
Public Health, Health

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.auPhone:1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (FF)
1GC543
871060
Online (FF)
1GC543
871060
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

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