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Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology

2020

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
1GC543
Online
1GC543
Course Duration
Full-time
Not Available
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

UEPID1

Award
Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology
Faculty/College
Menzies School of Health Research
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine

The 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 is delivered by CDU and the Menzies School of Health Research. You will be taught by leading Menzies Research professionals. 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 you to have a high level of academic reading and writing. If you are not confident in your academic literacy skills, you are encouraged to fully utilise the University's academic support services.

Credit transfers & 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

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2019: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments and 2019 HE Units and Fees.
2020: Information about fees and charges for 2020 will be published no later than 1 December 2019.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

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

  • 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.

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.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology is a 12-month 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 then the Master of Health Research or Public Health. Delivered externally online; some units are offered with an internal option.


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Detailed course requirements and study information will be published as soon as it becomes available.

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

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(4 units)
40cp
Compulsory 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
 

  40cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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 Unit R = Research SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PHM552 Epidemiology CO PHM553 Biostatistics CO
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control CO PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease CO

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 Unit R = Research SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
    PHM553 Biostatistics  CO
    PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease CO
Calendar Year 2
PHM552 Epidemiology CO    
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control  CO    

 

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