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Graduate Diploma in Public Health Curtin University, Malaysia


Course info


Our new multidisciplinary course is designed for those seeking to develop their skills and knowledge in public health. Whether you already work in public health or want to move into this field, our course can prepare you for contemporary public health practice that addresses traditional and emerging issues that threaten to negatively impact communities and the environment.

The Master of Public Health teaches students a range of conceptual knowledge and practical skills to support public health action across educational, organizational, socio-economic, environmental and political domains to improve population health. You will gain a thorough grounding in the major areas of public health with content scaffolded across the course to enhance your learning. In the second year, you will have the opportunity to carry out research with an academic supervisor or enhance your practice and leadership skills.

Why study

Learn to measure public health and explore major problems in both developed and developing countries.
These courses will teach you how to effectively plan, implement and evaluate public health programs in a variety of settings.

Career information

As a graduate, you may work in a number of fields, including health administration, protection or promotion. You may work in the public sector or with non-government organisations, such as the Heart Foundation, Cancer Council and Red Cross; or with research institutes, universities and international bodies, such as the World Health Organization.

What you’ll learn

  • Apply research-based specialised knowledge including recent developments in public health together with applicable research principles and methods
  • Reflect critically on theoretical knowledge, public health scholarship, advocacy and professional practice
  • Investigate, analyse and synthesize complex information and problems that impact directly or indirectly on public health outcomes
  • Interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Evaluate the applicability of existing and emerging technologies for public health practice
  • Apply knowledge and skills to new situations in the course of public health practice leading to further learning
  • Critically evaluate the impact of environmental and geographical context, local institutions and culture on public health outcomes
  • Articulate, defend and apply a theoretical understanding of social justice implicit in public health practice
    • Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability when interacting with diverse individuals, communities and organisations as an advocate/champion of public health

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Diploma in Public Health.

Online/Distance with attendence (1 -2 Years)

Tuition fees

RM 4,454.50 per unit


Aug-21, Jan-22


Curtin University, Malaysia

CDT 250,



98009, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

A bachelor degree from a tertiary institution, preferably in health, education, behavioural sciences, social sciences or management.
English: IELTS (Academic) overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band (or equivalent English test)

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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