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Lowering Australia’s defence against infectious diseases

Heath A Kelly
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (3): 152.
Published online: 7 February 2011

To the Editor: Douglas and other senior epidemiologists have described the imminent demise of the Master of Applied Epidemiology (MAE) program.1 This program has produced around 160 graduates, at least 104 of whom (65%) are working in the broad area of infectious diseases epidemiology. It may be thought, therefore, that there is no further scope for employing MAE graduates. My experience indicates otherwise and I would be very surprised if it were unique.

  • Heath A Kelly

  • Epidemiology Unit, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: heath.kelly@mh.org.au

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