Course and Subject Handbook 2020 Courses Postgraduate Courses Graduate Certificate of Communicable Disease Control

Graduate Certificate of Communicable Disease Control

Graduate Certificate of Communicable Disease Control

Handbook year

2020

Course code

119011

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in health or closely related discipline; or

At least 5 years’ experience in a health profession.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of Graduate Certificate of Communicable Disease Control, graduates will be able to:

  • Synthesise knowledge and public health solutions tailored to specific outbreak settings, including the interaction between environmental factors, human health and animal health in reference to their role in communicable disease outbreaks
  • Develop a Communicable Disease Control response strategy to identify, analyse and contain a communicable disease outbreak
  • Create information resources to educate communities, policy makers, health professionals and other stakeholders on policies, intervention strategies and the required resources to control a communicable diseases outbreak.
  • Design measures to prevent small and large outbreaks in health care settings and in the community.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5525:03 Communicable Disease Control

HS5555:03 Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care Settings

OPTIONS

Select 3 credit points from List 1

List 1

TM5547:03 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation

TM5600:03 Introduction to One Health

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

External

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

2 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Course includes mandatory fieldwork

No

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for credit for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Credit will be granted only for subjects completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Studies and/or professional experiences undertaken to fulfil the entry requirements to JCU awards may not be used for credit.

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL

Approved abbreviation

GCertCDC

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Not applicable

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable