Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology
Detective work for diseases
Learn to conduct vital investigations into diseases and disorders that affect entire populations. You’ll study the core concepts of epidemiology and build skills for working with data. Use maths and science to improve the health and lives of communities.
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- Gain advanced level skills in epidemiology and biostatistics, and contribute to improving population health and increasing life expectancy.
- Develop specialist qualifications in a core public health discipline from a leading Public Health school.
- Learn from experienced teachers and academics who have contributed to major public health projects globally.
- With options to study online, on campus, or a combination of both, you can structure your study to suit your needs.
- Research associate
- Research fellow
- Clinical research officer
- Medical officer
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
- a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, plus 1 year full-time equivalent relevant work experience in a healthcare, public health or research setting, or
- to have completed post-secondary studies and have 2 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience in a healthcare, public health or research setting.
Applications based on post-secondary study and work experience will be assessed individually.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Relevant disciplines include advanced sciences, behavioural and social sciences, biomedical sciences, biostatistics, counselling, dentistry and oral health, development studies, environmental health, environmental science, exercise and sport science, food science, health economics, health management, mathematics, medicine and medical sciences, nursing, nutrition, occupational health and safety, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, public health and health sciences, science, sociology, speech therapy, and veterinary sciences.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program.
This program consists of structured coursework that develops students' epidemiological, biostatistical and methodological skills to an advanced level.
Recommended Study Pattern
The Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology is a 1 year course for a part-time student. Each year consists of 2 Study Periods, also known as semesters. The recommended study pattern consists of 4 core subjects, with 2 to be completed in your first study period and 2 in your second.
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of 4 subjects,