Scientist wearing protective clothing during the ebola outbreak

Study infectious diseases

Principles and practice in the era of emerging infections
We teach infectious diseases, immunology and biosecurity at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Postgraduate research degrees

The Institute fosters multidisciplinary research in antimicrobial resistance, central nervous system infections, politics and ethics of infection, health food systems, integrated primary healthcare, mass-gathering medicine, and zoonoses.

Apply to higher degree research in the area of infectious diseases through these programs:

  1. Master of Philosophy
  2. Doctor of Philosophy
  3. Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity)
  4. Master of Medicine (Child and Adolescent Health)
  5. Master of Global Health
  6. Master of Public Health

In partnership with the Western Sydney Local Health District we are planning a short course to introduce attendees to the contemporary principles and practices of biocontainment in human health settings within a One Health framework.

If you are a GP or vet with biosecurity and biopreparedness interests, a senior nurse or clinician involved in emergency care or infection control and preventions, an ambulance medical retrieval unit staff member, a Public health officer, Health care executives and managers or the Department of defence, this course will provide you with the working knowledge required to respond to high consequence infectious diseases.

The course will cover the public health context to these high-risk pathogens, outlining the need for One health disease surveillance, whilst explaining the state, national, regional and international Biosecurity and Biosafety landscape.

Attendees will acquire skills in the evaluation of infection control procedures, including specimen collection, analysis processes and the use of personal protection equipment for PC-4 settings. Attendees will also gain competencies in biothreat assessment, response co-ordination and communication for these high-risk emerging infections.

Course coming soon! Contact us to be placed on the waitlist.