Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases Intelligence at University of New South Wales, Australia

The Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases Intelligence gives health professionals the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases or to launch a career in infectious diseases intelligence.


The Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases Intelligence gives health professionals the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases or to launch a career in infectious diseases intelligence.

You will develop fundamental skills for effective infectious disease prevention and control by focusing on infectious disease epidemiology and control, outbreak investigation, and disease intelligence. 

You can choose from a range of specialty courses in infectious diseases, such as those on HIV prevention, immunization policy and practice, and infection prevention and control in healthcare settings.

Through the graduate diploma, you can pursue the Master in Infectious Diseases Intelligence as well as relevant dual and extension studies.

What you will study

Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases Intelligence can be obtained after one year of full-time education or 1.7 years of part-time study. The program consists of six courses in all, including:

  1. Core courses

  • Infectious Diseases Challenges: Epidemiology and Control

  • Outbreak Investigation and Intelligence

  • Bioterrorism and Health Intelligence

  1. Elective courses

  • UNSW's School of Population Health (SPH) courses

  • Arizona State University (ASU) Medicine courses.

  1. Articulation 

  • Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence

Learning Outcomes

  1. Utilize discipline knowledge and skills to preserve public health and prevent communicable diseases by employing the appropriate scientifically-based approaches, theories, and procedures.

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the current global infectious disease concerns while being able to plan, implement, and evaluate surveillance and control activities.

  1. Demonstrate your capacity to engage in academic research, a dedication to ethics, and the capacity for critical thought in order to influence the professional practice of public health.

  1. Examine critically the elements influencing current regional, national, and international funding and policy as well as the top priorities in the battle against infectious diseases.

Career Opportunities

There is a critical demand for experts in infectious diseases in the public and private health sectors in Australia and worldwide. 

Many of the businesses that hire our graduates include primary care and community healthcare services, governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, and health ministries and departments.

Our graduates have rewarding careers and make major contributions to the global fight against infectious diseases. The following professions are open to you:

  • Government ministries and departments of health

  • International health organizations and NGOs 

  • International aid agencies

  • military and first responder organizations.

  • Health education and advocacy

  • Research.

Admission Requirements

To apply for this program, you must have one of the following:

  • A bachelor's degree in a field linked to public health or health administration, as well as two years of full-time professional or volunteer experience. This might also be used to describe a four-year degree or longer that includes similar professional experience (e.g., MBBS, MD).

  • A bachelor's degree plus a doctorate, equivalent, or master's degree in a field connected to public health or health management.

English Language Requirements

In order to study at UNSW, you may be required to provide proof of English proficiency, depending on your educational history and citizenship. UNSW demands a minimum level of English language competency for enrolment since English language skills are crucial for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments, and exams.

If you're studying for an Australian Year 12 certificate, you don't need to provide any additional evidence of your competence (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent). Your diploma will be used to prove your English language proficiency.

It will be mentioned in your application if proof of English proficiency is necessary. You can do so by demonstrating that you meet at least one of the following requirements:

  1. English language examinations and universities English courses

  2. Prior English language schooling is also a requirement.

UNSW Global has English language courses and programs to help you meet the English language requirements for the degree you want. You have a choice of options depending on your current English language ability. 

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Tuition Fee

  • 2022 Indicative First Year Fee - $36,495

  • 2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree - $36,495


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$36,495 per course
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    Online and On Campus
  • Duration
    1 years
  • Application Fee
    $125 AUD
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