Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology

Monash University

Course details

Level of study: Postgraduate


The role of the epidemiologist has never been more important. Being able to coordinate a defence against a disease outbreak – or even better, predict and prevent their occurrence - is crucial to keeping our community safe and healthy.

The Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology builds your knowledge of key epidemiological principles including biostatistics, health promotion and disease. This course will develop your practical epidemiological and data analysis skills, as well as the capacity to apply them in public health contexts. Alongside your core studies, you will have the opportunity to explore the epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as public health challenges, clinical trials and research methods.

This choice of electives provides you with an insight into the big picture of health and where you might like to focus your career.

Monash experts continue to shape the state and national response to COVID-19. In the Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology, you’ll learn from some of Australia’s most prominent epidemiologists, biostatisticians, infectious disease specialists and public health experts.

This course is offered in a range of delivery options - so you can choose to join us on-campus in the vibrant Alfred Hospital precinct - or study online from wherever you are in the world.

Whether you’re looking to complement your clinical knowledge, expand your skillset or explore a new career pathway, there’s never been a better time to study epidemiology. Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for 2021.

Further study

A Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology could also lead you towards further study, with the opportunity to progress into the Master of Public Health.

This course is offered in the below location:

Multi-modal at Alfred Hospital

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Please contact the provider Contact institution 1 year
Read more1 year (part time)

Self study / online (with attendance)
Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800

Entry criteria

An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Public Health, Health Sciences or MD/MBBS with at least a weighted average mark (WAM) of 60%, or an equivalent GPA approved by the Faculty.


An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline* with at least a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60%,


A minimum of two years of relevant work experience**.

*relevant disciplines include: nursing, physiotherapy, biomedical sciences, nutrition, dietetics, occupational therapy, paramedicine, psychology, radiography, radiation science or science.

** relevant work experience in the field of Health and Public Health and includes in the health industry (e.g. Government, policy, provider e.g. hospital, clinic), non-government organisation (NGO), academic or research institution, consulting, pharmacist and pharmaceutical company etc.

Level A

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 50, Reading 50, Speaking 50 and Writing 50

TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21

Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169


Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
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