Graduate Diploma in Public Health
Take your public health knowledge further
Use this course to upskill for a career in the public health sector, or to pursue a Masters Degree. Learn about core public health practices, and then focus on a specialised field of study like nutrition, Indigenous health or disease prevention.
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For more than a century, The University of Queensland (UQ) has delivered knowledge leadership for a better world. The most prestigious and widely recognised rankings of world universities consistently place UQ among the world's top universities. UQ has also won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university. This commitment to quality teaching empowers our 56,000 current students, who study across UQ’s three campuses, to create positive change for society.
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What you'll 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.
- 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
- Primary health manager
- Policy and research officer
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
- a graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Relevant disciplines include behavioural and social sciences, biomedical sciences, biostatistics, counselling, dentistry and oral health, development studies, environmental health, epidemiology, exercise and nutrition science, exercise and sport science, food science, health economics, health management, health sciences, medicine and medical sciences, nursing, nutrition, occupational health and safety, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, public health, science, sociology, speech therapy, and veterinary sciences.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
Credit for previous study or work
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program.
This program introduces and consolidates fundamental public health concepts and is designed for health professionals from a broad range of backgrounds and disciplines. Students will define, assess critically and resolve public health and nutrition problems.
Limited Summer Semester entry is available to domestic students as elective courses only are offered.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The Graduate Diploma in Public Health is a 1 year course for a full-time student. Each year consists of 2 Study Periods, also known as semesters. The recommended study pattern consists of 8 core subjects, with 4 to be completed in your first study period and 4 in your second.
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Public Health, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of 8 subjects.