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Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Certificate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

2021

Overview
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
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
103433G
Course duration
Full-time
0.5 year/s
Part-time
1 year/s
Course duration
Full-time
0.5 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
Semester 2
International online
No

This course is available part-time only for Semester 1 applicants.

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.

Credit transfers and 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

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

  • 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)

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or higher 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 Module A 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 Proficiency A minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Navitas Academic English (will not be accepted from 2021 onwards) A minimum overall pass and 65% in Academic English 3 with a 65% pass in the research essay. (Note: this score will not be accepted from 2021 intakes onwards).
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A 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.

 

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
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)

  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.

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

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1 Semester 2

PHM516 Indigenous Health
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 Unit 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

Part-time Study Plan

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

 

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1 Semester 2

PHM516 Indigenous Health
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
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

 

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

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

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2021: 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.
2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 40 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2021 is AUD $14,760.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, 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.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

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

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

UAC

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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