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This course will be available for students to study remotely during 2022 if they are unable to undertake face-to-face study. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely. For the latest updates on course availability, visit the COVID-19 information page.
About this course
Designed for scientists and healthcare professionals, the Graduate Certificate in Infection and Immunity analyses the fundamental mechanisms of infectious diseases to find improved ways of combating them.
This program will help participants to increase their knowledge of infectious diseases, infection control and the immune system.
Why study with us?
As an infection and immunity student, you will learn from leading academics in one of the strongest infection and immunity research disciplines in Australia.
In this graduate certificate, you will study a wide range of topics with a focus on improving your understanding of the functions of bacterial and viral genes, the mechanisms of viral and bacterial infections, and the mechanisms involved in the generation and regulation of immune responses.
The program also aims to improve understanding of the principles and practices advocated for prevention and minimisation of infectious diseases in hospitals and laboratories, among the general community, and during disease outbreaks.
It also provides you with training in state-of-the-art laboratory techniques used in the disciplines of infectious diseases and immunology.
The Graduate Certificate in Infection and Immunity is embedded within the Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity) and Master of Science in Medicine (Infection and Immunity). The master's degrees build on concepts learned during the graduate diploma and graduate certificate and provide additional training in research methodology. You may choose to complete the graduate certificate or use it as a pathway into a master's degree in the discipline, subject to meeting admission criteria.
There are no specialisations for this course.
For academic requirements check the ‘Admission criteria’ section on this page.
You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information.
Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year
We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply. Please check the scholarships website for details.
Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)
The Graduate Certificate in Infection and Immunity is made up of 24 credit points.. You will undertake four core units of study to qualify for the award of the course.
Explore the Medicine and Health Postgraduate Handbook to learn more about what you will study as part of this degree:
A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Infection and Immunity will hold a medical degree from The University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
Inferent requirements are the essential tasks and activities necessary to be able to achieve the core learning outcomes of a course. They are specific to a particular course or discipline. To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the inherent requirements for this course.
For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.
The aim of the course is to produce graduates who will be able to effectively participate in future healthcare or research programs in infection or immunity anywhere in the world.
Graduates of this course will be able to work in the following positions:
Chasing infectious disease education across borders
Dr Agus Simahendra is a Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity) graduate who has dedicated his work to learning about infectious diseases with the goal of improving the health outcomes of his people in Indonesia and others in low-income countries.