Graduate Certificate of Communicable Disease Control

Online study | Start date: February 2021 | Register to find out more

What will you achieve?

Work in multidisciplinary teams to identify, control, eliminate and eradicate disease outbreak.

Develop advanced knowledge in infectious disease epidemiology, infection control in different settings (for example hospitals or aged care providers) and the interface of human and animal health and the environmental factors. Learn a wide range of epidemiological tools, health prevention measures, the role of the community in managing an outbreak and the legal framework.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in health or closely related discipline; or
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a health profession.

Please note: This website is intended as a general guide for domestic students only. Prospective students should contact the University to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses.

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What will you learn?

Three core and one elective subject (12 credit points).


  • Epidemiology for Public Health
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care Settings

Plus choose one elective subject:

  • Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Introduction to One Health

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Graduate Certificate of Communicable Disease Control

Why Health at JCU?

Experience a vibrant learning culture which fosters highly skilled and knowledgeable graduates. With an emphasis on authentic learning, compassionate care, support to succeed and cultivation of curiosity, at JCU you’ll develop the skills, confidence and experience to be a valuable healthcare professional.

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