Graduate Diploma in Public Health
Be an advocate for health
Public health is a broad discipline that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of communities and populations. Public health practitioners assess large-scale issues and come up with policy-based strategies to tackle them.
Our graduate diploma is ideal for professionals looking to advance their career in the public health sector.
What will you do?
This qualification can be completed in one year of full-time study. You will:
- complete four core courses and four electives
- study the organisation and delivery of public health services
- gain insight into relevant social, cultural, economic and environmental factors
- explore policies and practices that support and improve health.
Where could it take you?
Graduates who meet entry requirements can progress to further study with the Master of Public Health. As a public health professional you might design and implement educational campaigns and programs. You could work with communities to manage local health problems. Perhaps you’ll keep the public informed during times of crisis.
*Imip.gov.au Occupation Projection
For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|Higher Education Study||A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0.|
|Intake||February and July|
English Language Requirements
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
|Tertiary Qualifications||Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0|
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $39,500|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Public Health, Public Health Officer, Ministerial Adviser, Non Government Organisation Worker, Community Development Officer, Policy Adviser, Development Officer, Project Development Manager, Project Manager, Project Officer, Education Officer / Educator, Public Health Management, International Development Worker
Students complete 2 core courses in Public Health and 6 elective courses in thematic areas in Public Health.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
- PUB HLTH 7073 Indigenous Health
- PUB HLTH 7090 Global Public Health
- PUB HLTH 7091 Knowing What Works – Evaluation for Public Health
- PUB HLTH 7092 Leadership and Advocacy for Public Health Action
- PUB HLTH 7093 Promoting Health in Individuals and Populations
- PUB HLTH 7113 Environmental and Occupational Health
- PUB HLTH 7078/OL Qualitative Research Methods for Health
- PUB HLTH 7081/OL Health Economics
- PUB HLTH 7150 Dental Public Health
- PUB HLTH 7031 Occupational Hygiene and Ergonomics
- PUB HLTH 7082 Advanced Health Economic Evaluation and Decision Making
- PUB HLTH 7100 Foundations of Public Health
- PUB HLTH 7104 Biostatistics
- PUB HLTH 7105 Diseases of Occupation
- PUB HLTH 7106 Epidemiological Research Methods
- PUB HLTH 7108 Public Health Ethics
- PUB HLTH 7147/OL Health Technology Assessment
- TRANHLTH 7000OL Introduction to Translational Health Science
- TRANHLTH 7001OL Synthesising Economic Evidence
- TRANHLTH 7002OL Synthesising Qualitative Evidence
- TRANHLTH 7003OL Clinical Wisdom in Evidence-based Practice
- TRANHLTH 7004OL Adapting Clinical Guidelines
- DENT 7007 Prevention of Oral Diseases
- DENT 7002 Oral Health PolicyDENT 7300 Indigenous Oral Health
- DENT 7001 Oral Epidemiology
- DENT 7006 Societal Influences of Oral Health
Exams, presentations and written assignments.
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Last updated: Friday, 22 Oct 2021