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Public Health

Communicable Disease Control Specialisation

Communicable disease has always been an important focus of public health. The patterns of disease have changed over time and differ between developed and developing countries. The Communicable Disease Control specialisation is designed for students with an interest in learning about patterns of communicable disease and the principles and practicalities of developing programs to control and prevent this.

To qualify for the award of the Master of Public
Health with a specialisation in Communicable Disease Control, students must successfully complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) 36 credit points of core units of study; an
(b) 30 credit points of elective units of study, with a minimum of 18 credit points from the Communicable Disease Control Specialisation units below.
(c) 6 credit points of capstone (or 12 credit points of Dissertation, or 12 credit points of Professional Practice, with a reduction in elective units; or 6 credit points of Special Project; or another equivalent unit of study).

Units of study Credit points Semester
One Health
 6  S1
Environmental Health
 6  S2
Vaccines in Public Health
 6  S2
Infection Prevention in Healthcare
 6  S2
Adv Concepts: Vaccines in Public Health
 4  S1, S2
Global Communicable Disease Control
 6  S2
Humanitarian Crises and Refugee Health
 6  S2