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.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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- 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:
- an approved degree, or
- a graduate certificate in public health from this university (or equivalent).
A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:
- Behavioural and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
- Biomedical Sciences
- Dentistry, Oral Health
- Development Studies
- Environmental Health
- Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
- Exercise and Sport Science
- Food Science
- Health Economics
- Health Management
- Medicine, Medical sciences
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Occupational Therapy
- Public Health or Health Sciences
- Speech Therapy
- Veterinary sciences.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program. Assessment of prior learning and the granting of credit or exemption will be consistent with the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (limits in section 2.4).
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.