University of Newcastle

Graduate Certificate in Public Health

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Gain an introduction to contemporary public health issues and learn practical techniques for analysing public health problems with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from the University of Newcastle. You will develop an understanding of the patterns and causes of disease within populations through evidence-based interventions and learn about the current Burden of Disease in Australia, the region and globally.You’ll also explore the biological, social and environmental causes of these patterns of disease and how economic and political processes, health systems and organisations will determine the effectiveness of public health responses. This program approach will facilitate graduates’ access to work and further study opportunities.


The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is delivered online, and requires the completion of 40 units, including 30 units of core courses and 10 units selected from a directed course list.


  • Public health
  • Health promotion
  • Fundamentals of epidemiology

Standard entry requirements

Minimum of a three-year undergraduate degree in a field related to public health such as medicine, biomedical/medical science, nursing, allied health, dentistry, psychology, veterinary science, education, law, engineering, business, commerce, science and arts.Applicants with a three-year undergraduate degree in a non-related field should possess a minimum of one year's work experience in a related field.

Study pathways

On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health students may apply for admission to Master level qualifications (eg, Master of Public Health).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $10,325
International: $18,640
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Online.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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