Graduate Diploma of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Enrich your career by specialising in public health issues relevant to tropical Australia and its near neighbours. Gain valuable skills important for delivering health outcomes to rural and tropical areas.

Five stars

for full-time employment outcomes* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Health Services


in Australia for median graduate salary ($110,800)* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Health Services

Enhance your expertise

Build the skills to progress your career


  • Online: February, July
  • Townsville: February, July



^estimated annual tuition fee

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


1 year full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relative health discipline; or equivalent

Course Code


Course detail

Real stories

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    Annabel White

    Graduate Diploma of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    I chose to return to JCU and study the Grad Dip of Public Health and Tropical Medicine one year following the completion of my medical degree. I believe that JCU is the number one choice for anyone who is interested in regional and remote populations and advocating for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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    Dr Faith Alele

    Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    I had a beautiful experience at JCU. The support was extraordinary and beyond my expectations. Now when I have the opportunity to work in the public health sector I can do things much more differently compared to when I was working without the knowledge gained in my Public Health and Tropical Medicine degree.

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    Associate Professor Stephanie Topp

    Global Health and Development, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

    In Public Health and Tropical Medicine, we have an unusually broad range of subjects that allows students to tailor their Master degree to meet any one of the many options that public health graduates have. This includes aeromedical retrieval, tropical medicine, communicable disease control and humanitarian work