Charles Darwin University

Graduate Certificate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

The Graduate Certificate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control offers an introduction to core concepts and skills in infectious disease prevention and control. This includes epidemiology, statistical research methods and quantitative analysis of health data. During the course you will explore key public health principles and practices aimed at preventing illness and protecting health in the community. Unique features of the course include learning from acclaimed Menzies School of Health Research researchers and experts in the field. This course requires strong academic reading and writing skills. If you are not confident in your academic literacy skills you will be supported by the University's academic support services.


  • The Graduate Certificate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control is a 6 month full-time course. The core units cover a selection of essential knowledge and skills in epidemiology and biostatistics. On completion, you can articulate to the Graduate Diploma and then the Master of Health Research or Public Health. Delivered externally online
  • some units are offered with an internal option.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCore Units(2 unit)20cpCompulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.PHM553 BiostatisticsPHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases Specialist Electives (2 units)20cpSpecialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from the units detailed below.PHM517 Public Health AnthropologyPHM519 Clinical Trials and Other Intervention Studies (replaces PHM524 from 2021)PHM525 Indigenous Health ResearchPHM527 Research, Ethics and Impact (new title 2021)PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive HealthPHM559 Health PolicyPHM588 Qualitative Research (new title 2021)PHM593 Tropical Child and Adolescent HealthPHM516 Indigenous Health (added from 2021)PHM523 Health Promotion (added from 2021)PHM526 Research Design (added from 2021)PHM536 Health Systems, Planning and Evaluation (added from 2021)PHM552 Epidemiology (added from 2021)PHM554 Public Health Economics and Decision Making (added from 2021)PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control (added from 2021)PHM567 Public Health (added from 2021)PHM592 Global Health (added from 2021) 40cpTotal Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award.Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.COURSE CHANGES - 2021Units added as specialist electives:PHM517 Public Health AnthropologyPHM523 Health PromotionPHM526 Research DesignPHM536 Health Systems, Planning and EvaluationPHM552 EpidemiologyPHM554 Public Health Economics &amp
  • Decision MakingPHM566 Chronic Conditions ControlPHM567 Public HealthPHM592 Global Health 


  • Health and Medicine

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or higher qualification. Registered nurses who are graduates of a hospital-based program are also eligible for entry.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina International: $14,760 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year
CDU Online International: $14,760 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Enquire about this course
You must agree before submitting.

Become a member

Already a member? LoginForgot password?

Join the conversation