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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Graduate Certificate in Public Health and Communicable Disease

UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Public Health and Communicable Disease is designed for professionals who want to develop a fundamental understanding of epidemiology and population health, and learn to critically evaluate public health approaches to communicable disease control.

Delivered 100% online, and part-time, you will gain immediately applicable skills to make a greater impact in your current role and prepare for future health challenges. Informed by leading academics and researchers, this course is delivered by the UTS School of Public Health, and will provide you with a high calibre education at the forefront of public health. 

UTS was rated Above world standard for Excellence in Research in Australia for Public Health & Health Services (ERA, 2018) and ranked 1st in Australia for universities under 50 years (QS Top 50 under 50 2021).

The UTS Online Graduate Certificate in Public Health and Communicable Disease comprises four study periods, or 24 credit points (CP) in total. These subjects will provide you with skills in public health that are applicable to a wide range of areas, such as communicable disease, epidemiology, biostatistics, and Indigenous health.

The UTS Online Public Health course also provides alternative Graduate Certificate specialisation pathways, offering the opportunity to study a Graduate Certificate in Public Health or a Graduate Certificate in Health Analytics.

  • Foundations in Public Health (3 CP) + Indigenous Public Health (3 CP)
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology (6 CP)
  • Communicable Disease (6 CP)
  • Fundamentals of Biostatistics (3 CP) + Fundamentals of Qualitative Research (3 CP)

At the successful completion of this course, students will have the opportunity to enrol into the Graduate Diploma in Public Health, and onto the Master of Public Health.

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree but who have extensive relevant work experience in a healthcare or human services field may also be considered eligible.

Alternative admissions pathways may be available.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee an offer of a place.

English language requirements
The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper-based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet-based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Your previous studies can be acknowledged as credit towards your online postgraduate studies, provided that it meets the relevant course requirements.

If you receive a UTS offer of enrolment, and you’ve undertaken previous studies at another institution, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning. UTS doesn’t determine recognition of prior learning until an offer of enrolment is accepted.

2023 academic year student fees shown are subject to change. You may also be required to pay student amenities fees. Contact the university directly to confirm.

Fees shown are per unit. The number of units are listed below fees. Together they indicate the total fees for the course.

FEE-HELP loans are available to assist eligible full-fee paying domestic students with the cost of a university course.

Key Facts
  • Study Mode: Online
  • 8 months (part-time)
  • $3,096 per unit FEE HELP available
  • 4 units
  • Start Date: Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct