Graduate Certificate in Public Health

What will I study?


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


  • Discuss public health conceptual foundations.
  • Identify current public health challenges in global communities.
  • Describe the ways in which biology, the environment, Indigenous status, society and culture interact and determine health status.
  • Identify the key population-based public health strategies.


  • Analyse, appraise and synthesise public health evidence to inform decision making.
  • Use tools and techniques for priority setting, planning, implementing, evaluating and leading a public health project.
  • Communicate public health evidence for advocacy and engagement using diverse media.

Application of knowledge and skills

  • Apply knowledge of public health disciplinary areas to develop solutions to complex public health problems

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate requires the completion of two core subjects in the Master of Public Health along with a choice of two elective subjects chosen from any other core or elective subjects offered within the Master of Public Health.

Students must complete the following TWO Core subjects:
  • POPH90217 Foundations of Public Health (February)
  • POPH90274 Prioritising and Planning in Public Health (July)
And TWO Elective Subjects chosen from
  • POPH90013 Biostatistics (Semester 1)
  • POPH90014 Epidemiology 1 (Semester 1)
  • POPH90218 Public Health Leadership and Management (March)
  • POPH90231 Qualitative Research in Public Health (Semester 1 or 2)

Full list of electives in the Master of Public Health