Graduate Certificate of Communicable Disease Control

Make a difference in public health by building expertise in the control and elimination of communicable diseases in times of crisis. Develop advanced knowledge and skills in epidemiology, infection control, and the interaction of environmental factors with human and animal health. You'll be equipped to advocate for, develop and implement tailored responses to communicable disease outbreaks, reducing risks to communities.

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  • Online: February, July




+total estimated Commonwealth Supported Fee

^total estimated tuition fee

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


6 months full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree in health or closely related discipline; or at least 5 years’ experience in a health profession

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Real stories

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    Dr Diana P. Rojas

    Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    A transdisciplinary approach, One Health, that recognises the interconnections between people, animals, and their shared environment is the key approach to control the known communicable diseases threats and prevent new ones from emerging. Join us to get the skills to help prevent the next outbreak or pandemic.

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    Lars Henning

    Associate Professor

    Having worked and lived in Asia and Africa, I have seen the impact CDC experts can have on outcome of epidemics. JCU’s Graduate Certificate of Communicable Disease Control consists of a unique set of subjects that will prepare you for the challenges lying ahead. Be sure the next outbreak will come.