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

Five stars

for student support* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Health Services


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


Online study is only available to off-shore students


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



+estimated annual tuition fee

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


1 year full-time

Part-time study available for online students

Entry Requirements

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



Course detail

Real stories

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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