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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology

  • Graduate Certificate

If you're interested in studying the distribution and determinants of health and disease, enjoy maths and science, and want a career where you can make a difference, a degree in epidemiology may be for you.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
1 year full-time
Course Code
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$16,712 per year / $16,712 total

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology is a flexible and comprehensive program which will develop your understanding of core principles, approaches and analytic strategies used in epidemiology.

Epidemiology is particularly suited if you're a graduate of medicine, nursing, allied health, health sciences, nutrition and statistics, or if you want to advance your skills in health research methods.

During the program, you'll complete 2 compulsory courses and 2 electives. Core courses will build your knowledge of the scope epidemiology and biostatistics. Elective courses cover areas such as clinical practice and statistical methods.

You may choose to progress to the Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology or the Master of Epidemiology. As epidemiology courses are taken from the same course list, you can transfer study credits across the programs.

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What you will learn

  • 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.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Epidemiologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Research associate
  • Research fellow
  • Clinical research officer
  • Medical officer