What will I learn?

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.

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.

Indigenous Health

This plan of study produces graduates with a broad understanding of health and illness of Indigenous Australians, and the capacity to manage effective public health solutions in a culturally and socially appropriate way.

Through this program, you'll learn about topics such as Indigenous health needs, how public health solutions can be improved and delivered and how to plan and implement health interventions.

Which department am I in?

Health and Behavioural Sciences

CRICOS

024647G

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$33,424.00 (US$ 24,954) per year
The UQ COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate is a 12.5 per cent rebate on the tuition fees payable for Semester 1, 2021 by full fee paying international coursework students who are unable to come to Australia due to the Australian government border controls.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

Herston Campus

HERSTON,

Queensland,

4006, HERSTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a bachelor’s degree in any field, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale; or 2 years of work experience in the same discipline. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

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
Biostatistics
Dentistry, Oral Health
Development Studies
Environmental Health
Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Exercise and Sport Science
Food Science
Health Economics
Health Management
Medicine, Medical sciences
Nursing
Nutrition
Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational Therapy
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Public Health or Health Sciences
Science
Speech Therapy
Veterinary sciences.

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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