James Cook University JCU

Graduate Diploma of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

James Cook University JCU

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

This program provides a learning pathway for public health professionals who wish to advance their skills and knowledge in the area of public health and tropical medicine. The broad range of elective subjects gives the opportunity for specialised focus on tropical Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, or on Australia's tropical neighbours.

Designed for

Health professionals with a suitable undergraduate degree or recognised professional qualification in a relevant discipline


24 credit points


  • Public health and tropical medicine

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline
  • Or eqivalent. Academic performance and relevant work experience is also considered when assessing applications.

Study pathways

Students who successfully complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Public Health or Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Townsville Domestic: $27,500
International: $32,280
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Further information

For more information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study

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