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This Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases unit by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University provides you with an in-depth yet broad knowledge of the epidemiology of infectious diseases, by exploring the history of diseases and the development of modern perspectives. You will critically examine epidemiological methods of investigating infectious disease, of detecting and analysing outbreaks and of containing outbreaks.
The unit examines how infectious diseases spread and how patterns of infectious disease are spotted through routine surveillance. It also looks specifically at infections associated with healthcare institutions and zoonoses (infections that can be transmitted from animals to humans).
An important factor in the study of infectious disease epidemiology is understanding the various methods of detecting, analysing and controlling epidemics, and these issues are all covered within the unit. You will also analyse the impact of existing, emerging and recurring infectious diseases on public health management and policies.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
In this Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will be of interest to anyone wishing to pursue a career in public health or the health industry. As part of the Master of Public Health degree, it has international recognition within the health industry.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.