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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Diploma in Public Health

  • Graduate Diploma

Study public health and prepare for a career making a difference to people by minimising preventable illness, disease, injury or death across the community and workplace.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
5131, 024647G
Intake Months
Feb, Jul, Nov
International Fees
$33,424 per year / $33,424 total

About this course

Public health focuses on preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting healthy lifestyles. It offers a rewarding career that suits people from a variety of backgrounds including health, science, education and the social sciences. If you're curious, enjoy solving problems and have a desire to make a lasting impact on the health of communities and populations then a degree in public health may be for you.

The Graduate Diploma in Public Health is a one year program that is evidence-based and comprehensive, and reflects UQ's strong links with organisations such as Australian Aid, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and international ministries of health.

You'll choose one field of study from six different options. In each field, you'll complete a range of core courses, specialist courses, and electives, to build and extend your knowledge. Specialisations include nutrition, global health, indigenous health, health promotion and disease prevention and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

On completion, you may choose to progress to the Master of Public Health. Courses in the Graduate Diploma in Public Health are taken from the Master of Public Health course list, so you can transfer study credits across the programs.

Study locations

Herston

External

What you will learn

  • Choose one field of study from six different options and complete a range of core courses, specialist courses and electives to build and extend your knowledge.
  • Enjoy a flexible program with a mixture of internal and external delivery, with all core courses offered internally and externally to support your study preference.
  • Benefit from a program that is evidence-based and comprehensive, and reflects UQ's strong links with Australian and global health organisations.
  • On completion, choose to progress to the Master of Public Health and transfer study credits across the program.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Health promotion coordinator
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker
  • Public health medical registrar
  • Environmental health officer
  • Research associate
  • Digital health coordinator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Primary health manager
  • Policy and research officer