Graduate Certificate in Climate Change and Health

What will I study?


On successful completion of this degree, students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of climate change and global health impacts and the local and international contexts in which they occur.


  • Evaluate climate change-related research and global agreements, to demonstrate a critical understanding of how they inform programs and policy making to protect the health of populations.
  • Analyse the influence of the health sector, government, business/industry, non-government organisations and media in developing and implementing solutions to climate change challenges.
  • Effectively communicate the scientific issues pertinent to climate change and global health to a variety of audiences.

Application of knowledge and Skills

  • Apply the conceptual frameworks within climate change and human and planetary health, to identify mitigation and adaptation challenges and develop solutions, including in the delivery of health services.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Climate Change and Health is a 50-point course. It requires completion of two core subjects and two elective subjects.

Students must complete the following TWO Core subjects
and two elective subjects chosen from
  • POPH90206 Health Policy (Semester 1)
  • POPH90201 Community Engagement for Health Impact (Semester 1)
  • MEDI90107 Disaster Medicine Principles & Responses (January)
  • POPH90304 Sustainability and Healthcare (May)