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Graduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Gain a specialised education for detecting, preventing, and controlling diseases in tropical, rural, remote, and Indigenous communities.


in Queensland for median graduate salary, $116,400* *Good Universities Guide 2022, PG Medicine


in Australia for learning resources* *Good Universities Guide 2022, PG Medicine


in Queensland for student support, teaching quality and overall experience* *Good Universities Guide 2022, PG Medicine


Available to off-shore students with some on-campus attendance required


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



+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

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 relevant health discipline; or equivalent

English language requirements

Band 2

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.



Course detail

Real stories

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    Helen Truscott

    Graduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

    I chose to study at JCU as I had completed a master’s degree in public health here and wanted to delve deeper into health conditions of the tropics. JCU offered some unique electives that really piqued my interest. Alumni have networking opportunities across the world or could even return as a casual academic.

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    Professor Peter Leggat

    Course Coordinator, Graduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

    JCU’s postgraduate course in tropical medicine and hygiene provides the opportunity to develop a core skill set around the practice of medicine in the tropics, with supporting clinical and scientific pillars of tropical medicine, parasitology, entomology, tropical public health and epidemiology.