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Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology

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Study Load

20-24 hours per week




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Take the next step in protecting your community.

Lead the world and change lives

Epidemiologists play a pivotal role in our modern world, now more so than ever. This rapidly expanding industry requires skilled and career-minded graduates with expert industry knowledge to predict, defend and counter the ongoing threat of disease outbreaks in a dynamic and socially challenging landscape. It’s a world-leading and in-demand expertise that is crucial to keeping our community safe, informed and healthy.

The Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology builds your knowledge of key epidemiological principles and allows you to complement your healthcare knowledge, expand your developing health-care skillset and explore exciting new, rewarding career pathways in the future of state-of-the-art health care.

What you will learn 
  • Biostatistics 
    Draw insights from health-related data and research to inform healthcare best practice.
  • Chronic disease
    Examine strategies for prevention and control of chronic disease in Australia.
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Our worldwide health rankings

Dedicated to academic excellence, Monash University has achieved international recognition and renown in Medicine.
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THE World University Rankings by Subject
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THE World University Rankings by Subject

The course is structured in 4 units, providing a full range of quantitative, analytical and communication skills necessary for a career in epidemiology.

Need further clarification about our online course structure?

You can submit an enquiry directly to our student consultants by using the form listed on our contact us page. You’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call if you’d like to receive further information.

You must complete the following units.

Epidemiology: Concepts and applications

Epidemiology of chronic disease

Biostatistics: Concepts and applications

Research methods in healthcare

An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)
A minimum of three years of relevant work experience*

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

The Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology is not currently accepting international applications.
English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Applicants require a curriculum vitae (CV), relevant work experience or a statement from employer to substantiate period of employment.

If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.

For the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology, the estimated cost is $3937.50 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Looking for clarification on fees or scholarships?

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Epidemiology at Monash Online

The Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology offers pathways to enter the field of epidemiology. The course develops your knowledge of key epidemiological principles that can be applied in public health contexts. This includes biostatistics, research methods and chronic disease epidemiology. You will also build your practical epidemiological and data analysis skills, as well as the capacity to implement them in future practical applications with industry leading skills and experience.

With Monash Online you’ll gain access to The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Our world renowned facility will providing teaching underpinned by global excellence in the world of Public Health and Epidemiology. The flexibility of online theoretical learning is complemented by practical experience in each unit, ensuring that you graduate with the knowledge and skills required to face the evolving demands of this sector.


Meet your academic team

Professor Dragan Ilic

Course coordinator

Professor Dragan Ilic is the Director, Teaching & Learning and Head, Medical Education Research & Quality (MERQ) unit at SPHPM. Dragan is internationally recognised for his expertise in evidence-based practice (EBP) and health professions education. He is a board member of the International Society of Evidence-based Health Care, editorial member of Cochrane Urology and member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professions Educators.

I have enjoyed interacting, learning and engaging with like-minded people the most. These interactions have given me motivation and inspiration to keep going and quench my thirst for further knowledge as well as advance my professional career.

Angela Weerasekera

Masters in Health Administration

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Industry insights

With a Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology, you will be well-placed to take your next step into higher-levels of study to become a leader within the health-care industry, applying your skills as an epidemiology expert in any of the following roles:

  • Epidemiologist
  • Health and medical research
  • Communicable disease control
  • Private industry
  • Government agencies.
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The Australian government
rates job growth for health managers as very strong.

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14.9% growth is predicted over a five-year period for the health sector.

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$110,000 is the most common salary for a Health Manager in Victoria.

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  • course information
  • career pathways
  • how online study works
  • course fees
  • how to apply

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