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Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Camperdown NSW 2050
End Date
Face to face
1 year full time / 1.5 years part time
the University of Sydney


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 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 degree 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 course

Designed for healthcare professionals, the Graduate Diploma 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.
  • During this one-year degree, 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 program also provides a solid foundation for the pursuit of a research career.

Who should study this course? 

The Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity) is designed for clinicians who are looking to stay abreast of the latest technologies, treatments and techniques in the field of infectious diseases. We also offer a master in medicine program to other health professionals. 

Course details

  • Faculty/University School: Faculty of Medicine and Health 
  • Credit points required: 36 
  • Course abbreviation: GradDipInfImm 
  • USyd code: GNINFIMM1000 
  • UAC code: N/A 
  • Study mode: On-campus day 
  • Study type: PGEM 
  • Location: Camperdown/Darlington 
  • Duration full time: 1 year full time 
  • Duration part time: 1.5 years part time

What you'll study 

The Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity consists of 36 credit points (cp), including 24cp of core units and 12cp of elective units of study. This degree can be completed in one year full-time. 

Admission criteria

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity will hold any of the following degrees from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science or
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science. 

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.

Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity
Speciality Classification
Provider Type
1 year full time / 1.5 years part time
End Date
CPD Points
Credit points required: 36
Price Details
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $21,750 (indicative only)
Camperdown NSW 2050
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $21,750 (indicative only)
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