Graduate Certificate of Pharmaceutical Public Health

Courses and Study Australian courses Graduate Certificate of Pharmaceutical Public Health

Governments and professional bodies in Australia and internationally have increasingly identified that pharmacists and pharmacy services are currently under-used in the area of public health. They are targeting these services as a way of helping to meet national and international health goals.

This one year part-time course, Graduate Certificate of Pharmaceutical Public Health, responds to an identified need for professional development options that facilitate improved delivery of pharmaceutical services, along with career growth opportunities for hospital and community pharmacists, and for pharmacists working in regional government positions throughout Australia or in developed or developing overseas countries.

This Certificate course could be a stepping stone towards a Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health.

Available to international students off-shore only.
Start dates
February, July
1 year part-time
Part time available
Study mode
Off campus
AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant discipline; or equivalent

Career opportunities

Through this course, James Cook University (JCU) provides you with the perfect opportunity to gain an additional qualification that will help you take the next steps in your career.

Course highlights

This JCU course focuses on helping you acquire a systematic, coherent body of specialised knowledge in pharmaceutical public health. Working with JCU's expert lecturers, you'll develop a range of key skills including the ability to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, think critically and generate, evaluate and communicate complex ideas and knowledge to a variety of audiences.

Course overview

Studying Pharmaceutical Public Health at JCU will introduce you to the key concepts and speciality of this growing area in the health domain. You will explore the pharmacist’s role in the public health domain and learn how to recognise priority areas for development, particularly in rural, remote and Indigenous communities and developing countries.

You can select electives in areas relevant to, or that would enhance, your current clinical role. Among the speciality areas you'll study are:

  • Management of Pharmaceutical Services
  • Pharmaceutical Public Health Priorities
  • Management of Chronic Diseases
  • Pharmaceutical Regulation and Quality
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Clinical Pharmaceutics

By presenting this course principally in online mode, JCU gives you a unique opportunity to meet your compulsory continuing professional development requirements, while continuing to work.

How to apply

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

Pathway into course

Please consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.