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What will I learn?

This program will develop your understanding of a comprehensive range of principles, approaches and analytic strategies relevant to epidemiology.

The Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology is a 1-year program designed for applicants who have an approved degree, or who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology from UQ.

You'll choose a field of study from either Clinical Epidemiology or Standard Epidemiology. Clinical Epidemiology applies the principles of epidemiology to clinical practice, patient care and health settings. The Standard field focuses on epidemiology and a range of different population groups.

You'll be expected to have knowledge and experience in the health workforce. 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 compulsory courses, which will build and extend your knowledge of epidemiology as a discipline and develop your methodological skills, along with elective courses, which cover research, public health and more.

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

Career possibilities

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

Which department am I in?

Medicine

CRICOS

066286B

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$33,424.00 (17,89,293) per year
The UQ COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate is a 12.5 per cent rebate on the tuition fees payable for Semester 1, 2021 by full fee paying international coursework students who are unable to come to Australia due to the Australian government border controls.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2022

Venue

Herston Campus

HERSTON,

Queensland,

4006, HERSTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a bachelor’s degree in any field, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale; or 2 years of work experience in the same discipline. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

An approved degree in the same discipline; or

A Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology from this university (or equivalent).

Semester 2 entry is only available to Australian students studying part time due to course scheduling.

A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:

Behavioural and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
Biomedical Sciences
Biostatistics
Dentistry, Oral Health
Development Studies
Environmental Health
Exercise and Sport Science
Food Science
Health Economics
Health Management
Medicine, Medical sciences
Nursing
Nutrition
Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational Therapy
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Public Health or Health Sciences
Science
Speech Therapy
Veterinary sciences.

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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