Graduate Certificate in Communicable Diseases Epidemiology

The Graduate Certificate in Communicable Disease Epidemiology provides students with the opportunity to examine, analyse and assess the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases. The course will develop skills in study of disease in human populations and the principles of infectious disease.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Communicable Diseases Epidemiology
Award abbreviation
GradCertCommDisEpi
Course code
92220
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
current / 2021
Administered by
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
0.5 years
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
100% on line
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Available to international students
No
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Siobhan Hickling
Fees
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Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2PUBH4401Biostatistics I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate courses
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week (for face-to-face mode only)
S1, S2PUBH4403Epidemiology I
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week (for face-t- face mode only)
S2PUBH5761Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
online tuition: 3 hours per week
S2PUBH5783Health in an Era of Environmental Change
online lectures and discussions: 3 hours per week

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units (where greater than one unit is taken per year) in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time are assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.

(b) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for a second time are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Additional rules
Credit

13.(1) Unless the Faculty permits otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances, credit will only be granted for coursework completed within the last five years.

[Approved addition to University Policy]

(2) Credit granted towards the Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies for units completed through UWA Access must not exceed 12 points.

[Approved exception to University Policy]