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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s full-time
1 year/s part-time
0.5 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

40

Course code

UIDPC1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

Our Graduate Certificate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control offers an introduction to core concepts and skills in infectious disease prevention and control. This includes epidemiology, statistical research methods and quantitative analysis of health data.

During the course you will explore key public health principles and practices aimed at preventing illness and protecting health in the community. This course provides the opportunity to learn from acclaimed Menzies School of Health Research researchers and experts in the field.

Career opportunities for graduates include epidemiological or public health roles. On completion, students can articulate to the Graduate Diploma and Master of Public Health, or the Graduate Diploma and Master of Health Research.

This course requires strong academic reading and writing skills. 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

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) be an Australian citizen, who will complete some of your course of study while resident in Australia; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen; or an Australian permanent visa holder; or an eligible former permanent humanitarian visa holder; who studies the entire course while living in Australia.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

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.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $14,760.00. This equates to $3,690.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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)
  • 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 Infectious Disease Prevention and Control is a 6 month full-time (full-time study plan only available in semester 2) or 1 year part-time course.

Course structure

The core units (both delivered in semester 2) cover a selection of essential knowledge and skills in epidemiology and biostatistics. On completion, you can articulate to the Graduate Diploma and the Master of Health Research or Public Health.

Delivered externally online; some units are offered with an internal option.


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

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units
(2 unit)
20cpCompulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
 

Specialist Electives
(2 units)
20cpSpecialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from the units detailed below.

PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM519 Clinical Trials and Other Intervention Studies (replaces PHM524 from 2021)
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM527 Research, Ethics and Impact (new title 2021)
PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive Health
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM588 Qualitative Research (new title 2021)
PHM593 Tropical Child and Adolescent Health
PHM516 Indigenous Health (added from 2021)
PHM523 Health Promotion (added from 2021)
PHM526 Research Design (added from 2021)
PHM536 Health Systems, Planning and Evaluation (added from 2021)
PHM552 Epidemiology (added from 2021)
PHM554 Public Health Economics and Decision Making (added from 2021)
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control (added from 2021)
PHM567 Public Health (added from 2021)
PHM592 Global Health (added from 2021)

 40cpTotal Credit Points

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

 

COURSE CHANGES - 2021

Units added as specialist electives:

PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM526 Research Design
PHM536 Health Systems, Planning and Evaluation
PHM552 Epidemiology
PHM554 Public Health Economics & Decision Making
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control
PHM567 Public Health
PHM592 Global Health

 

Study plan


Students Commencing in Semester 1 (Part-time only)

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard part-time load. This course is not available on a full-time basis when commencing in Semester 1.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
Specialist Elective 1SEPHM553 BiostatisticsCO
Specialist Elective 2SEPHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable DiseasesCO

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1Semester 2

PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM519 Clinical Trials and Other Intervention Studies (replaces PHM524 from 2021)
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM526 Research Design
PHM536 Health Systems, Planning and Evaluation
PHM552 Epidemiology
PHM554 Public Health Economics and Decision Making
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control
PHM567 Public Health
PHM592 Global Health

 

Students Commencing in Semester 2 (Full-time or part-time)

The Recommended Study Plans provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full-time or part-time load.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  PHM553 BiostatisticsCO
  PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable DiseasesCO
  Specialist Elective 1SE
  Specialist Elective 2SE

Part-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
  PHM553 BiostatisticsCO
  PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable DiseasesCO
Calendar Year 2
Specialist Elective 1SE SE
Specialist Elective 2SE SE

 

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1Semester 2

PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM519 Clinical Trials and Other Intervention Studies (replaces PHM524 from 2021)
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM526 Research Design
PHM536 Health Systems, Planning and Evaluation
PHM552 Epidemiology
PHM554 Public Health Economics and Decision Making
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control
PHM567 Public Health
PHM592 Global Health

PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM527 Research, Ethics and Impact (new title 2021)
PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive Health
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM588 Qualitative Research (new title 2021)
PHM593 Tropical Child and Adolescent Health

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master's degree or equivalent international qualification. 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 Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
Faculty/College
Menzies School of Health Research
Sector
HE
Area of study
Public Health, Health, Nursing and Midwifery

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.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
1GC047
821192
Casuarina campus (FF)
1GC547
871192
Online (CSP)
1GC047
821192
Online (FF)
1GC547
871192
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
103433G

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