Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology (4740)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertEpidemiology
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4740
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 088191E

The Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology is designed for graduates seeking to improve their knowledge of key areas of health-related research. It provides an understanding of epidemiological concepts and methods and their application in clinical, public health and health policy settings. Its core subjects include foundation subjects in epidemiology and biostatistics, while a range of specialist electives can be undertaken including disease surveillance, environmental epidemiology and research protocol design.

Study Mode

Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Kate McBride

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Full Time Online See above
Online Part Time Online See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

Inherent requirements


Applicants must have either

an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline


three years full-time equivalent work experience in a health, welfare or aged care environment.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
HLTH 7008 Introduction to Biostatistics 10
Select one of the following: 10
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology  
Introduction to Epidemiology  
Select two of the following: 20
A Global Perspective on Social Determinants of Health  
Communicable Diseases  
Controversies in Epidemiology  
Data Management and Programming for Epidemiology  
Environmental Epidemiology  
Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases  
Health Economics and Comparative Health Systems  
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology  
Research Protocol Design and Practice  
Statistical Methods in Epidemiology  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points40