Infectious diseases, both emerging and re-emerging, are growing at a rapid pace in developing countries. Population growth, urbanisation, increased travel and migration (internal and external), and changing ecosystems are just some of the factors contributing to changes in disease epidemiology. There is an urgent need to develop the capacity of the health workforce in their knowledge of the theory and principles of control of infectious diseases in this evolving scenario.
The Graduate Certificate in Infectious Disease Intelligence aims to impart skills in effective management or control of infectious diseases. Students can study online or combine this with intensive coursework during Summer School. Student chooses from a range of specialty courses in infectious diseases including HIV control, immunization practice, and current challenges in infectious Diseases. The program articulates with the Master of Public Health in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology specialization as well as the Master of International Health.
completion of a recognized bachelor degree
meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
1. Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills to contribute to protecting the health of populations and preventing communicable diseases using appropriate scientifically based methods and contemporary theories and techniques.
2. Demonstrate understanding of current international infectious disease issues and the capacity to plan, implement and evaluate surveillance and control activities.
3. Demonstrate capacity to engage in scholarly inquiry, ethical commitment and critical reflective practice for informing professional practice in public health.
4. Critically analyse priorities in infectious disease control and factors that influence current policy and funding.
The Graduate Certificate in Infectious Diseases Intelligence program comprises the following components, for a total of 24 units of credit:
A. Core Course (6UOC)
PHCM9782 Infectious Diseases (6 UOC)
B. Two (12UOC) courses from recommended Infectious Diseases electives
PHCM9050 Immunisation Policy & Practice (6 UOC)
PHCM9621 HIV/AIDS: Responses (6 UOC)
PHCM9622 The Global HIV Epidemic (6 UOC)
PHCM9731 Outbreak Investigation (6 UOC)
PHCM9783 Com Disease Control in HE & D (6 UOC)
PHCM9784 Tropical Disease Control (6 UOC)
PHCM9787 Infection Prevention & Control (6 UOC)
PHCM9789 Bioterrorism & Intelligence (6 UOC)
PHCM9811 Social Studies of PH (6 UOC)
C. One (6UOC) more course from recommended Infectious Diseases electives, or the list above
PHCM9041 Foundations (6 UOC)
PHCM9440 Economic Evaluation in HC (6 UOC)
PHCM9498 Epidemiology and Statistics:PH (6 UOC)
PHCM9605 International Health (6 UOC)
PHCM9701 Health Leadership (6 UOC)
PHCM9781 Evidence-informed Decision-mak (6 UOC)
PHCM9785 Predictive modelling in PH (6 UOC)
Students can also choose to enrol in EITHER PHCM9498 Epidemiology and Statistics OR PHCM9781 Evidence-informed Decision-making as an elective towards List C.
Students wishing to articulate from the Graduate Certificate in Infectious Diseases Intelligence program to a Master of Public Health or Master of International Public Health program are advised to include a relevant core course such as PHCM9498 Epidemiology and Statistics as the course they complete from List C for the Graduate Certificate, and to seek further advice from the relevant Program Director.
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