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Master of Infectious Diseases
Master of Infectious Diseases

Master of Infectious Diseases

  • ID:UWA610196
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$42,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$42,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
Estimated Total/program:
$110,860.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree1, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b)(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent in the Level 3 units; or

(ii) at least three years of relevant full-time professional experience; or

(iii) evidence of adequate research outputs, as recognised by UWA.

And

(c) for students who have completed 48 points of the Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases, a course UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 percent

1A relevant bachelor's degree includes a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, or Bachelor of Science in a biomedical or biological discipline, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Science, or a bachelor's degree in applied biomedical science or public health (medical technology, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and veterinary science).

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

With infectious diseases on the rise, now more than ever there is a greater demand for research into the management of these diseases. The Master of Infectious Diseases provides you with the knowledge and skills to accurately identify pathogens and develop policies for the prevention and immunity of infectious diseases.

The course is aimed at science-based and medical professionals intending to work in research and hospital diagnostic laboratories, medical clinics, government health departments and international agencies. The course offers advanced training in the field of infectious diseases including topics in medical microbiology, tropical infectious diseases and public and environmental health microbiology. It also includes an individual research project or a practicum.

CRICOS CODE; 058929E

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Course structure

Take all Core units. Take either (Group C coursework units with either Group A Research Project or Group B Research Practicum, 48 points) or take Group D Extended Research Project 48 points.

Core

Take all units (48 points)

  • MICR5829 Foundations of Infectious Diseases (6)

  • MICR5830 Principles of Mycology and Parasitology (6)

  • MICR5831 Molecular and Cellular Microbiology (6)

  • MICR5832 Diagnostic Medical Microbiology (6)

  • MICR5842 Principles of Infection and Immunity (6)

  • MICR5846 Molecular Epidemiology and Microbial Communities (6)

  • PUBH4401 Biostatistics I

  • PUBH4403 Epidemiology I

Group - A

Take unit(s) to the value of 48 points:

  • MICR5838 Research Project in Infectious Diseases Part 1 (12)

  • MICR5844 Extended Research Project in Infectious Diseases Part 2 (12 points)

  • MICR5845 Extended Research Project in Infectious Diseases Part 3 (12 points)

  • MICR5848 Extended Research Project in Infectious Diseases Part 4 (12 points)

Group - B

Take unit(s) to the value of 42 points:

  • MICR5817 Vaccine & Drug Design & Development

  • MICR5834 Tropical, Travel and Remote Area Infectious Diseases

  • MICR5836 Public and Environmental Health Microbiology

  • MICR5838 Research Project in Infectious Diseases Part 1 (12 points)

  • MICR5841 Research Project in Infectious Diseases Part 2 (12 points)

Group - C

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

  • MICR5833 Antimicrobial Agents (6)

  • PUBH5761 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases

Group - D

Take unit(s) to the value of 42 points:

  • MICR5815 Science Communication in Infectious Diseases

  • MICR5816 Infectious Diseases Literature Review

  • MICR5817 Vaccine & Drug Design & Development

  • MICR5834 Tropical, Travel and Remote Area Infectious Diseases

  • MICR5835 Vectors of Infectious Diseases and Vector Control

  • MICR5836 Public and Environmental Health Microbiology

  • PATH5511 Clinical Laboratory Skills 1

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Biochemist

  • Biomedical Researcher

  • Laboratory Manager

  • Medical Researcher

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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