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Graduate Diploma of Public Health

Graduate Diploma of Public Health (GDPH)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Upskill with the Graduate Diploma of Public Health and contribute to public health solutions, practice and research.
  • Study the social, behavioural, and environmental determinants of health, as well as epidemiology and different health systems. 
  • Learn to apply relevant health promotion and health protection concepts to improve population health through advocating and enabling changes in economic, cultural and physical environments.
  • With decades of experience delivering online learning in a dynamic and supportive way, our renowned USQ lecturers provide transferrable skills for you to empower yourself in an ever-changing world.

Further study

Take credit from your completed courses in the Graduate Diploma and continue to study the Master of Public Health

Career outcomes

  • You may find positions in government health departments, public health teams, as well as in community health organisations and agencies.
  • Graduates are armed with the knowledge to implement disease prevention and control, health promotion programs, health policy, planning and management (health systems), and evidence-based professional population health practice. 

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

  • Completed a 3-year or 4-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in the area of health with a 4.8 GPA or higher;
    or
  • completed a 3-year or 4-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in a different discipline with a 4.8 GPA or higher, and completed 1 year of full-time work experience in a healthcare setting;
    or
  • completed USQ's Graduate Certificate of Public Health with a 4.8 GPA or higher.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
4 x core courses 6
1 x research course 1
1 x elective 1
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

During this degree, you are required to attend a mandatory on-campus residential school course at USQ Ipswich and mandatory online workshops in two courses.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 7950
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 23440

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2022 - applications close Monday 21 February, with Semester 1 commencing on Monday 21 February, 2022.
  • Semester 2, 2022 - application closing date to be advised.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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