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Program Code 11685
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
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This program provides graduates with a strong research capacity, an advanced understanding of epidemiological concepts, and knowledge of the application of methods in biostatistics, and economics in a variety of health settings. The program has a strong public health focus, and aims to provide participants with the competencies to conceptualise, design and carry out epidemiological research that addresses priority health problems in both clinical and community settings. Finally it aims to integrate knowledge of the research methods from a range of health disciplines in the development of epidemiological research.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit

Admission Requirements

Minimum of a three year undergraduate degree in a related field such as mathematics, science applied science, nursing, medicine, pharmacy allied health, psychology, sociology and social/behavioural science. Applicants with other qualifications together with relevant experience may also be considered for entry to the degree.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to¬† and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

International students can only study this program online offshore.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit for more information.

The Faculty accepts that it is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty will seek advice from the Student Support Unit as to what constitutes “reasonable accommodations” under Anti-Discrimination legislation.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

Students must complete a total of 120 units of study comprising 60 units of Core Courses and 60 units of Directed Courses.

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
BIOS6920 Biostatistics B Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6410 Clinical Epidemiology Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6430 Epidemiology B - Research Designs Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6600 Research Protocol Design Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 60 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
BIOS6940 Intermediate Biostatistics in Epidemiology Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
BIOS6990 Applied Longitudinal Analysis Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6460 Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6470 Infectious Disease Surveillance Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6500 Methods in Pharmacoepidemiology Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6530 Pharmacoepidemiology:Policy and Economics Issues Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6660 Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
HPRO6900 Health Program Evaluation Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6295 Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6320 Stroke: Acute Management Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6340 Stroke: Rehabilitation Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6150 Introduction to Quality and Safety in Health Care Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6250 Health Economics Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6290 Economic evaluation of health care Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6301 Chronic Disease and Injury Control Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6303 Special Project in Public Health Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6304 Global Health Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6305 Global Health Systems and Policy Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
ABOR6007 Investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the public health context Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6770 Introduction to Molecular & Genetic Epidemiology Not currently offered 10 units
HLSC6101 Workplace Injury Management Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6010 Occupational Health Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6050 Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
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