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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this specialisation

Our Biosecurity specialisation examines emerging threats posed by infectious diseases and bioterrorism could have dramatic implications on diverse cohorts of the population, labour supply and productivity, and the broader economy.

Graduate opportunities

As a graduate of the Biosecurity specialisation, you can pursue a career as a health systems professional or biosecurity analyst, employing computational forecasting tools in predicting and estimating epidemic dynamics, and quantifying effectiveness of prevention, mitigation and management of socio-economic, socio-ecological and national security crises, verified across different outbreak sizes and demographics.

You will have the technical skills and knowledge to policy advice and analysis, leading to the improved quality of prevention and containment strategies used in both public and private sector within key industries, supply chains, national and international centres for disease control.

Other career possibilities lie in modern systems biology and biotechnology.

Career pathways
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