Graduate Diploma of Public Health

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

This program equips students with the tools to identify, understand, manage and respond to complex health and social issues in inter-cultural, local and global contexts. It offers advanced skills in interpreting health information, including epidemiology, statistical and qualitative research methods, designing and evaluating public health interventions, aimed at prevention, protection and promotion of health in the community.


Students are required to complete 4 core units and 4 specialist electives. Specialist electives may be selected from ANY of the three streams: public health practice, Indigenous health and global health. For those students planning to articulate to a Master of Public Health and who wish to complete a research project, Health Policy is recommended as a specialist elective unit.


  • Public health

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Registered nurses who are graduates of a hospital-based program are also eligible for entry

Study pathways

On completion, students can articulate the Graduate Diploma in Public Health to the Master of Public Health.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Casuarina Domestic: $22,119
No information available Yes
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery

Further information

This course is available through distance education with residential attendance requirements each semester.

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