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Graduate Diploma of Public Health

A single one year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan DPUBH
  • Field of Education
    • Public Health
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan DPUBH
  • Field of Education
    • Public Health

Program Requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Public Health requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 24 units from completion courses from the subject area POPH Population Health

A maximum of 24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

CHMD8004 Qualitative Methodologies for Health Research

CHMD8006 Global Health and Development

CHMD8008 Medicine and Society in History

CHMD8009 Anthropological Approaches to Health Interventions

CHMD8011 Refugee Health: From Displacement to Resettlement

CHMD8014 Perspectives on Culture, Health and Medicine

EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development

IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy

INDG8001 Australian Indigenous Development

LAWS8237 Health Law and Bioethics in Global Context

MEDI8115 Fundamentals of Health Protection and Health Promotion

MEDI8116 Public Health disasters, catastrophes and recovery

MEDN8000 Translational Medicine: From Discovery to Healthcare

MGMT7030 Foundations of Management

NSPO8013 Disease, Security and Biological Weapons

POGO8029 Health Policy in a Globalising World

POPH8315 Methods in Applied Epidemiological Research

A maximum of 24 units from completion of courses from the following subject areas:

CHMD Culture, Health and Medicine

DEMO Demography

POPH Population Health

POPM Population Mental Health Research

SOCR Social Research

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Public Health is an exit Award only and is not available for direct admission.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Graduate Diploma of Public Health draws on existing courses offered in the Master of Public Health and Master of Public Health (Advanced) offered by the College of Medicine, Biology and Environment. It is intended primarily as an exit award for students who are unable, for a variety of reasons, to complete a Master degree but have completed 48 units of credit toward their postgraduate program.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of contemporary issues and challenges in public health
  2. Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge of the socioeconomic, behavioural, biological and societal determinants of health and disease.
  3. Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding in public health issues to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  4. Think critically, evaluate and provide solutions to complex issues in public health
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