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Specialisation

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

Communicable disease has always been an important focus of public health. The patterns of disease have changed over time and differ between developed and developing countries. The Communicable Disease Control specialisation is designed for students with an interest in learning about patterns of communicable disease and the principles and practicalities of developing programs to control and prevent this.

Graduate opportunities

Specialisations allow students to investigate an area of interest relevant to their specific interests, professional practice or area of expertise. To meet the requirements for this specialisation, in addition to completing the core units, students must complete at least 18 credit points of relevant elective units, and a capstone or equivalent unit on a topic related to the specialisation. The remaining 12 credit points can be completed with elective units of the student’s choice.

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