Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology
- Approved Abbreviation: GradDipEpidemiology
- Western Sydney University Program Code: 4739
- AQF Level: 8
CRICOS Code: 088190F
The Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology is a one year program designed for both clinicians (medical, nursing and allied health) and practitioners from health-related fields (public health, environmental health, communicable disease control) 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 introductory and advanced subjects in epidemiology and biostatistics, while a range of specialist electives can be undertaken including disease surveillance, research protocol design and statistical modelling.
Students may exit this program on completion of 40 credit points with a 4740 Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology
One year full-time or two years part-time.
Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.
|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|
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.
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher, in any discipline.
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.
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.
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.
Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.
|Autumn session||Credit Points|
|HLTH 7008||Introduction to Biostatistics||10|
|Select one of the following:||10|
|Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology|
|Introduction to Epidemiology|
|Select two alternate subjects from the pool below||20|
|PUBH 7002||Analytic Approaches in Epidemiology||10|
|Select three alternate subjects from the pool below||30|
|Total Credit Points||80|
|HLTH 7001||A Global Perspective on Social Determinants of Health||10|
|PUBH 7004||Communicable Diseases||10|
|PUBH 7005||Controversies in Epidemiology||10|
|PUBH 7006||Data Management and Programming for Epidemiology||10|
|PUBH 7008||Environmental Epidemiology||10|
|PUBH 7010||Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases||10|
|PUBH 7012||Health Economics and Comparative Health Systems||10|
|PUBH 7015||Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology||10|
|AGEN 7005||Research Protocol Design and Practice||10|
|PUBH 7025||Statistical Methods in Epidemiology||10|