Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

149604 v.2 Master of Applied Epidemiology


Course CRICOS Code: 027216F
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


This course provides advanced studies in epidemiology and biostatistics specifically designed to broaden the knowledge, competence, research and analytical skills of those currently working in the health or related fields with combination of epidemiologyand biostatistics units offered together with a dissertation undertaken in a public health related area.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelor degree plus two years of relevant post-bachelor degree work experience. Work experience is assessed on the basis of level of seniority and responsibility, job description, work-based referee report, publications or other written reports and short courses or conference attendance.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. External study is also available.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate in Applied Epidemiology.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

11547 v.3 ## Epidemiology 781 3.0 25.0
13150 v.4   Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases 681 4.0 25.0
13230 v.3   Foundations of Public Health 681 3.0 25.0
13554 v.3 ## Epidemiology and Biostatistics 782 4.0 25.0
6103 v.8 ## Epidemiology and Biostatistics 582 4.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

13149 v.3   Epidemiology 683 4.0 25.0
4858 v.7   Epidemiology and Biostatistics 684 4.0 25.0

Year 2 Semester 1

300397 v.2   Epidemiology Coursework Stream (MAppEpid)   100.0
300398 v.2   Epidemiology Dissertation Stream (MAppEpid)   100.0
Optional Units to Select From in Year 1 Semester 2 Hrs/Wk Credits
4712 v.3   Qualitative Methods in Health Research 582 4.0 25.0
4860 v.5   Health Economics 584 3.0 25.0
10658 v.5   Control of Infectious Disease 682 3.0 25.0
11099 v.2   Health Planning and Evaluation 582 3.0 25.0
12450 v.3   Geographic Data Analysis 582 5.0 25.0
13555 v.3   Field Epidemiology 684 8.0 25.0
## These units can be taken by part-time students only and replace the two 700 level units that are for full-time study


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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