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Graduate Certificate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

Charles Darwin University
6 months
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Darwin
English
Graduate Certificate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

About this program

Graduate Certificate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

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.

Career opportunities for graduates include epidemiological or public health roles. On completion, students can articulate to the Graduate Diploma and Master of Public Health, or the Graduate Diploma and Master of Health Research.

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.

Admission requirements

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.

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.
  • 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.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Core Units

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases

Specialist Electives

  • Public Health Anthropology
  • Clinical Trials and Other Intervention Studies
  • Indigenous Health Research
  • Research, Ethics and Impact
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Health Policy
  • Qualitative Research
  • Tropical Child and Adolescent Health
  • Indigenous Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Research Design
  • Health Systems, Planning and Evaluation
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health Economics and Decision Making
  • Chronic Conditions Control
  • Public Health
  • Global Health

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

Tuition fee: $14,760.00

Qualification

Credits:40

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Continuing studies

On completion, students can articulate to the Graduate Diploma and Master of Public Health, or the Graduate Diploma and Master of Health Research.

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Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a sustainable, innovative, creative and inclusive new world university located in northern Australia teaching 24,000 students from more than 55 nationalities across 11 campuses and training centres, in over 100 regional and remote locations; and...


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Why study at Charles Darwin University

High Graduate Salaries

CDU is ranked the number one Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes.

Leader in Online Learning

CDU is a pioneer in e-learning and has been delivering courses online for almost 20 years. While you are studying online with CDU, you'll be studying with an innovative multi-sector university that is a leader in research and online study delivery.

Personal

With small class sizes, lecturers know your name and provide personalised support and advice.

Supportive

You will receive support from academic staff and the dedicated International Student Support team, who will work with you throughout your studies to ensure your success.

Convenient

Our main campus in Casuarina is surrounded by nature, with bike paths linking the University to the tropical surrounds, including a beautiful beach a few minutes away. Affordable public transport connects the campus to the Darwin Central Business District (CBD).

Dual-sector university is a pathway for everyone, from VET and undergraduate courses to postgraduate and higher degrees by research.

Contact info

Charles Darwin University

Ellengowan Drive
0810 Darwin
Australia

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www.cdu.edu.au

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