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Graduate Certificate of Public Health

A single graduate award offered by the ANU College of Health and Medicine

  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Minimum 24 Units

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Public Health requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A maximum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

POPH8100 Fundamentals of Epidemiology

POPH8552 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

POPH8101 Biostatistics in Population Health

POPH8103 Introduction to Health Services Research and Policy

POPH8108 Social Determinants of Health

A maximum of 12 units from further courses listed in the Master of Public Health or the Master of Public Health (Advanced)

Admission Requirements

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


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 Certificate 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 24 units of credit toward their postgraduate program.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

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

Demonstrate a broad knowledge of contemporary issues and challenges in public health

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