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The requirements of this program are for students commencing their studies from 2017 onwards. Continuing students can view their original program requirements in previous editions of the handbook.

The Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence (MIDI) is essential for a career in health emergencies, outbreaks, infectious diseases risk assessment and emergency response related to infectious diseases and other threats. This program is designed for relevant stakeholders from any sector, who wish to gain a better understanding of infectious diseases intelligence in the era of new and emerging disease threats, and management approaches for the identification, assessment, prevention and control of infectious diseases. Students will be exposed to the perspectives of different stakeholders and sectors working in infectious diseases. The course will be run in dual internal and online modes during summer school.

The MIDI provides students with advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills in infectious diseases prevention and control in a range of settings including in emergencies, as well as risk assessment, surveillance and related roles in government, community and health service settings in Australia and internationally. The program fosters sophisticated understanding and application across a complex body of multidisciplinary knowledge including infectious diseases intelligence, outbreak investigation, immunisation and tropical disease control. Graduates are equipped with the specialised skills needed for professional practice in control of infectious diseases and emergencies across a range of contexts including ministries and departments of health, government organisations, non-government and voluntary organisations, and primary care and community healthcare services in both public and private sectors. The program fosters judgment-ready practitioners who can contribute to improving population health outcomes specific to infectious diseases in diverse settings.



Study Level


Typical duration

0.8 to 1 Years

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face, Fully online

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Masters (Coursework)


Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence - MIDI



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Program Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC as a standalone program.

1. Compulsory courses - 30 UOC
2. Infectious Diseases elective courses - 6 UOC
3. Prescribed elective courses - 12 UOC

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Entry Requirements
Progression Requirements


Recognition of Achievement

Award with Excellence

Additional Information

PLuS Alliance
The Infectious Diseases Intelligence programs are part of the PLuS Alliance, a new international university partnership between UNSW, Arizona State University and King's College London.

Students enrolled in this degree will be able to complete specific electives online from Arizona State University. Further information can be found on the SPHCM PLus Alliance website.

Further Information


Dr Holly Seale
Program Director
Phone: +61 (2) 9385 3129

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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