Overview

A Public Health degree is globally recognised as essential for a career in population health, including health promotion, primary health care, policy formulation, research, and management of health programs. The Graduate Diploma in Public Health provides students with advanced theoretical and technical capacities for population health-related roles in Australia or internationally. You will arrive at an understanding of public health domains in health promotion and the social determinants of health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, Indigenous health, and population health priorities, as well as methods in a range of professional areas. Graduates come away with high-level skills for professional practice in community and/or health service settings in government, academic and private sectors.

Program Code

5507

UAC Code

910803 (CSP) 910804

CRICOS Code

028073G

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?

This program addresses the continuing education needs of specialists in public health as well as providing you with a general orientation to public health issues and methods. It will benefit students returning to postgraduate study after a long period in the workforce by updating their skills and knowledge.

Who should choose this degree?

This will attract anyone seeking a career in population health, which includes areas such as epidemiology, health promotion, health policy and managing health programs.

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.

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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