At Western, we believe knowledge doesn’t just come from theory but by being actively involved in the medical field. It’s one of the reasons we’re ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. Find the solutions to challenging epidemics, and change the face of modern medicine.
Reach new heights with Postgrad at Western
If you’re ready for postgraduate study, you’ll find your competitive edge at Western. Our global 5-star ratings for innovation, teaching and facilities assure you that you'll be learning from the best at a University that ranks in the top 2% worldwide.
We partner with industry, business, and government to create real world experiences and opportunities. Our flexible courses offer a range of online and on-campus options, with multiple locations that put our world-class facilities at your doorstep. Reach new heights. Take your place in a new generation of global citizens, leaders, and change-makers.
Be the supermind that takes on superbugs. Designed for both clinicians (medical, nursing and allied health) and practitioners from health-related fields (public health, environmental health, communicable disease control) who want to improve their knowledge in key areas of health-related research, this one-year course gives you the vital skills and knowledge to combat disease, improve global health and establish effective public health policy.
Core units include Epidemiology and Biostatistics, while our range of specialist electives cover areas like Disease Surveillance, Statistical Modelling and Research Protocol Design.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus, online
Fees: AUD $30,080*
Delivery: On campus
Postgraduate Study Information
Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field.
To gain a better understanding of course content, study options, admission requirements or to simply find out more register your interest below and we will be in touch.
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Be prepared for a career as a health researcher or clinician (medical, nursing and allied health). As a graduate in epidemiology, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Health and Medical Research
- Environmental Health
- Communicable Disease Control
- Government Health Agencies
- Private Industry
- Non-government organisations
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 course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.