Graduate Diploma of Public Health

Summary

CRICOS course code: 101050
Level of study: Postgraduate

The Graduate Diploma of Public Health will equip you with the skills needed to investigate, critique and respond to real world population health problems in local and global contexts. Unique features of the course include learning from acclaimed Menzies School of Health Research professionals in the specialist areas of Indigenous health, global health, public health practice and health research.
You will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in:

epidemiology
biostatistics
quantitative and qualitative research methods.

You will learn to analyse and interpret population health information, evaluate and design public health interventions and formulate strategies to address complex health and social issues.
You will apply public health approaches to:

health promotion
disease control
health systems
health policy
decision making
the environment and the sustainable development goals.

On completion, you can articulate to the Master of Public Health with the option of undertaking a supervised research project.
Career opportunities for our graduate include professional public health practice; health policy and planning; epidemiology; communicable and chronic disease control; health research; community development and aid work, both nationally and internationally.
This course requires a high level of academic reading and writing. If you are not confident in your academic literacy skills, you are encouraged to fully utilise the University’s academic support services.

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