James Cook University JCU

Graduate Certificate of Travel Medicine

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Advance your professional skills and develop specialist knowledge in travel medicine. Gain practical and technical experience in appraising travel risks, investigating and mitigating travel-related diseases, and promoting health education to travellers. Ready to expand the horizons of your career in health and medicine? Build on your existing medical knowledge and experience with the Graduate Certificate of Travel Medicine at JCU. Gain specialist knowledge in the disciplines of travel and tropical medicine and their related areas. You will enhance your existing knowledge and skills to aid travellers coming and going from tropical regions.As you study the Graduate Certificate of Travel Medicine, you will learn how to investigate and manage travel-related diseases, perform risk assessments and promote the health of travellers. You’ll learn about the current national and international practices of the travel medicine field, ensuring that your skills and abilities are applicable in multiple contexts. You will gain an in-depth understanding of epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation complications, differential diagnosis, and investigation and management of travel-related communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Designed for

Health professionals working or about to work in the fields of travel and international health


12 credit points of subjects.


  • Travel medicine

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant Health discipline
  • Or equivalent


Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, for its fellowship program

Study pathways

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Travel Medicine may lead to credit towards the Graduate Diploma of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Master of Public Health or Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Online Domestic: $16,800
International: $18,980
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
JCU Townsville Domestic: $16,800
International: $18,980
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

This course is only offered externally and part-time only however some on-campus attendance may be required. For more information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study

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