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.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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For more than a century, The University of Queensland (UQ) has delivered knowledge leadership for a better world. The most prestigious and widely recognised rankings of world universities consistently place UQ among the world's top universities. UQ has also won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university. This commitment to quality teaching empowers our 56,000 current students, who study across UQ’s three campuses, to create positive change for society.
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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:
- an approved degree in the same discipline; or
- a degree in any discipline and one year full-time (or equivalent) work experience in a healthcare, public health or research setting, as approved by the executive dean; or
- a post-secondary study; and a minimum of two years' full-time (or equivalent) work experience in a healthcare, public health or research setting, as approved by the executive dean.
A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:
- Behavioural and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
- Biomedical Sciences
- Dentistry, Oral Health
- Development Studies
- Environmental Health
- Exercise and Sport Science
- Food Science
- Health Economics
- Health Management
- Medicine, Medical sciences
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Occupational Therapy
- Public Health or Health Sciences
- Speech Therapy
- Veterinary Sciences.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
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. Assessment of prior learning and the granting of credit or exemption will be consistent with the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (limits in section 2.4).
This program consists of structured coursework that develops students' epidemiological, biostatistical and methodological skills to an advanced level.