1 year part-time
$17,250.00* per year (more)
* 2024 indicative annual fee
This specialist program prepares you for advanced practice in infection prevention and control by addressing local, national, and international trends in the communicable diseases and infection. It's the longest running tertiary infection prevention and control education program across Australasia. It combines technical health knowledge with a foundation in advanced research and a critical analysis on how leadership and management skills can be applied to create transformative change in healthcare.
You'll gain a foundation in the microbial basis of infection and the sciences of disease, including the mechanisms involved in the breakdown of homeostasis in the human body and their manifestation as a communicable disease. It also includes the epidemiology of classic and contemporary infectious diseases in national and international populations, including surveillance systems for control and prevention.
Research plays a critical role in the design of evidence-based infection prevention and control measures in health care settings, and this program will provide you with the foundational skills you'll need to interpret research results and to design your own studies that abide by legal and ethical principles. You'll be capable of synthesising findings of research reports as they are applicable to professional practice.
Throughout this program you'll learn alongside health graduates and experienced health professionals in interactive learning environments including online seminars and forums. This is a great opportunity to learn from your peers and develop important professional connections. This collaborative learning approach is led by our experienced academics, who are recognized leaders in their fields.
With a technical understanding of infectious disease and research analysis and design, coupled with a thorough understanding of theory and practice in leadership for healthcare, you will be capable of leveraging your personal influence to foster transformative change within your organization, with those changes guided by proven management strategies. You will be prepared to lead the management and coordination of infection control programs in a range of settings, with a particular emphasis on prevention.
Study anytime, anywhere - This degree is available online through our Digital campus, giving you more room to fit university with your work and social life.
The courses in this graduate certificate may be credited towards a related graduate diploma or masters degree. Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past, which will give you an idea of what you can expect.
|5600||Master of Infection Prevention and Control||Online||Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3|
|3293||Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control (this program)||Online||Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3|
Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.
This Graduate Certificate program is offered part-time only in online mode.
Leave of absence: Students may not take a leave of absence in this program without the prior approval of the Program Director. The Program Director will review applications for leave of absence relative to the maximum time available to complete the program, professional registration requirements and employment requirements (if applicable).
With this graduate certificate, you will be well-placed to act in infection control within health care and social services organization and government health departments.
*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook.
The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) recognises graduates of this award.
Graduates from the Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control may apply for entry to the Master of Infection Prevention and Control (5600).
An International student is one who is not:
The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).
The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
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If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.
If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.
The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.
If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.
If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.