Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Pursuing your passion for public health can open up a world of opportunities. From implementing a healthy eating program in a remote community to linking data to better understand a population’s health, public health professionals are making a difference locally and globally. Studying public health at JCU equips you to address health problems of communities as a whole, and influence policies that affect the health of societies.

Develop your knowledge and skills through programs relevant to real world practice in public health and tropical medicine with options to engage in practical research activities. Our staff have extensive expertise across the many areas of public health and bring their passion and enthusiasm to the classroom. Whether you are a clinician or non-clinician, we offer a range of courses designed for people who want to make a significant and positive impact on their communities.

Our student-focused approach ensures we deliver quality learning experiences to meet the diverse needs of people from a variety of backgrounds. With flexible learning options, including some subjects offered completely online, students have the chance to boost their career opportunities in research, health protection, health promotion and health policy, planning and management.  JCU graduates have gone on to work in both the public and private sector in Australia and overseas.