Overview

The Graduate Diploma in International Public Health provides a human ecology perspective of health and disease, and expertise in relevant investigative methods. It emphasises the development of infrastructure for policy development, monitoring and surveillance, research and evaluation, workforce development, and program delivery that directs and supports public health action to promote, protect and maintain the health of populations. The program provides the basic professional education and training for graduates to work internationally in health departments, with government and non-government organisations, and with international and bi-lateral aid agencies. You will gain an understanding of evidence-based, culturally appropriate and cost-effective approaches to disease control, health promotion and health services development based on real-life public health interventions.

Program Code

5567

UAC Code

910813 (CSP) 910814

CRICOS Code

068958F

Total units of credit (UOC)

36

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

N/P*

*Not published - The number of students is less than five and is hidden to maintain privacy.

Why choose this degree?

The Graduate Diploma in International Public Health is designed to address the continuing education needs of specialists in international public health as well as providing a general orientation to international public health issues and methods for the health professions. You will choose this program if you’re seeking to update and improve your skills in and knowledge of international public health.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree will suit those who are passionate about working in a public health capacity in global health and/or international development or are considering a career change in international public health and would like to use the program to help inform their career decisions.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Epidemiology
  • Health promotion
  • Policy formulation
  • Research
  • Management of health programs

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have either:

An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management (see list below) and two years full-time professional or volunteer experience. This may also include equivalent professional experience acquired as part of a degree of 4 or more years duration (e.g. MBBS, MD) OR

An undergraduate degree plus an honours or postgraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management (see list below) *Examples include, but are not restricted to, medicine, nursing, allied health, health sciences, biomedical sciences, dentistry, social work, sociology, behavioural and social sciences, psychology, marketing, human services, emergency services, environmental health, veterinary science, health administration, business, management, engineering, law, science, mathematics and statistics, economics, policy studies and development studies.

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the UNSW Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.

Application Procedure

For Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens, applications for postgraduate coursework programs at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine are online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

For international students, applications for postgraduate coursework programs at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine are online through UNSW Apply Online. External overseas students are allowed to enrol.

Please contact the Student Services office for further information postgrad-sphcm@unsw.edu.au

How to apply

Applications for domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed through the the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Postgraduate.

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