Change the face of modern medicine by conquering superbugs for good. For more than 10 years, Western has been at the leading edge of medical education. This program gives you the vital skills and knowledge to combat disease, improve global health and establish effective public health policy.
Be the one who conquers superbugs for good, with Western’s Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology.We believe knowledge doesn’t just come from theory but also by being actively involved in the medical field.
It’s why we’re involved in collaborative research with clinicians, policy makers and community partners. We’re leaders in health research, both nationally and internationally. As a result, our graduates are highly sought after.
Core subjects include Epidemiology and Biostatistics, while our range of specialist electives include fascinating areas, like Disease Surveillance, Environmental Epidemiology and Research Protocol Design.
Taught out of our Parramatta Campus, you’ll emerge with a solid understanding of epidemiological concepts and methods. Be given the vital skills and knowledge needed to combat disease, improve global health and establish effective public health policy.
Learn from the best
The University has grown significantly over the last 30 years and currently has 10 teaching campuses, over 48,000 students, 3,000 staff and 180,000 alumni.
The University is a source of pride and achievement for the people of Western Sydney, who see the University as one of Australia’s – and indeed the world’s – great universities, ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide according to the prestigious2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus, online
Fees: AUD $31,584*
Delivery: On campus
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Be prepared for a career as a health researcher or clinician (medical, nursing and allied health). Contribute to health-related fields, like public health, environmental health, and communicable disease control.
Apply your knowledge across government departments and health service settings, private industry, and domestic and international non-government organisations.
Or take your studies further with a higher degree in health and medical research.
When an outbreak of disease occurs, it will be your job to find its cause and control its spread. You will conduct fieldwork, collect and analyse data, consider demographic patterns and recommend measures to stop the disease in its tracks.
Research Scientists plan and carry out experiments, analyse results and data,carry out fieldwork, develop new products or apply new discoveries and teach at universities.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed program of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
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Further study options
*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.