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Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Certificate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (FF)
1GC547
871192
Online (FF)
1GC547
871192
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
Full-time
0.5 year/s
Part-time
Not Available
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 2
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

UIDPC1

Award
Graduate Certificate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
Faculty/College
Menzies School of Health Research
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine

The 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. Unique features of the course include learning from acclaimed Menzies School of Health Research researchers and experts in the field.

This course requires strong academic reading and writing skills. If you are not confident in your academic literacy skills you will be supported by the University's academic support services.

Higher Education Relief Package

Charles Darwin University is offering this Graduate Certificate as part of the suite of university short courses subsidised by the Commonwealth Government.

The discounted fees only apply to new student course enrolments in 2020. To be eligible you must study full time and complete all 4 units by December 2020. Future enrolments (2021) will be charged at the standard rate, without a discount.

Course fees

Charles Darwin University is offering this Graduate Certificate as part of the suite of university short courses subsidised by the Commonwealth Government.

The discounted fees only apply to new student course enrolments in 2020. To be eligible you must study full time and complete all 4 units by December 2020. Future enrolments (2021) will be charged at the standard rate, without a discount.

The indicative discounted fee for this course is AUD $2,500.00.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

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

  • 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 Infectious Disease Prevention and Control is a 6 month full-time course. The core units cover a selection of essential knowledge and skills in epidemiology and biostatistics. 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.


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 type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(2 unit)
20cp Compulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
 

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

PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM524 Clinical Trials
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM527 Health Research Skills
PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive Health
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods
PHM593 Tropical Child and Adolescent Health
 

  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

Students Commencing in Semester 1

This course is not available for entry in Semester 1.

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 full 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 these as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    PHM553 Biostatistics CO
    PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases CO
    Specialist Elective 1 SE
    Specialist Elective 2 SE

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1 Semester 2

 

PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM524 Clinical Trials
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM527 Health Research Skills
PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive Health
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods
PHM593 Tropical Child and Adolescent Health

 

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