JCU Public Health and Tropical Medicine is a leader in protecting and improving the health of tropical, remote and rural communities. A systemic approach to examining the social determinants of health empowers JCU graduates to be ready for tomorrow’s challenges.
Take the next step
Take the next step in your health career with the Master of Public Health at JCU. Tailor your course to fit your personal career aspirations with elective subjects or a substantial research component.
Enhance your expertise
Diversify, deepen and expand your knowledge and professional practice across a broad range of tropical medicine and public health fields.
Be ready today for tomorrow
Pursue your passion with a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, one of only two degrees of this kind offered globally. Specialise in public health issues relevant to tropical Australia, surrounding nations and developing countries.
Explore your study options in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Gain a one-year university qualification while opening up your pathway into many JCU Bachelor degrees. The Diploma of Higher Education is recognised as a stand-alone qualification designed for students who don’t meet the entry requirements of a Bachelor degree.
Become a leader in socially-accountable medicine, graduating as a highly regarded, work-ready health professional. JCU’s Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery is the only six-year undergraduate medical course offered in Northern Australia.
Learn how to provide expert nursing care to patients and communities. Communicate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and plan and implement contemporary nursing care at an individual and community level.
Gain specialist skills for an exciting and rewarding career with the Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval at JCU. Graduate with the expertise to manage patient transportation in fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters in both domestic and international contexts.
Learn how to improve clinical teaching in all health professions, including medicine, nursing, dentistry and allied health. You will develop a conceptual framework for teaching, learning and research in the health context and across multiple health professions.
Gain a valued qualification from a leading university in rural and remote health in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. This course is for health professionals who aspire to work in a lead role in health education and research.
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.
Expand your technical proficiency to design, manage, and evaluate rehabilitation plans for individuals and communities in culturally diverse populations. You will learn to develop solutions for complex problems in health professional practice.
JCU’s Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice provides Allied Health professionals with a pathway for advancing their academic and clinical expertise in a wide range of community and clinical settings.
Make a difference to global futures with the University ranked #1 in the world for collaborative partnerships for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).* Gain the expertise and specialist skills needed to help direct development initiatives like poverty alleviation, sustainable planning, and global health. * Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020
This course is for health professionals who aspire to work in a leadership role in health education and research. Become a leader in improving clinical teaching and education research in all health professions including medicine, nursing, dentistry, and allied health.
This joint degree offers leadership and management training, combined with a range of public health skills. It is designed for health professionals with a suitable undergraduate degree or recognised professional qualification in a relevant discipline.
JCU Master of Philosophy graduates are internationally recognised as experts who discover valuable new knowledge in their fields. The skills you develop during your MPhil will enable you to develop yourself professionally within your existing sector, or to apply your research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to new contexts. Graduates can also continue their independent research in a Doctor of Philosophy.
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.
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
Master of Public Health
JCU’s Public Health courses are facilitated by dedicated, experienced staff who recognise each student as an individual and with a unique set of postgraduate circumstances. A must do for any health care practitioner wishing to further themselves.