MWildlifehth On Campus

Wildlife Health and Conservation

Murdoch University

12 months
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If you are a life science graduate looking to upskill with training in the veterinary aspects of wildlife health, this Wildlife Health and Conservation MWildlifehth course offered at Murdoch University course will help you devise wildlife conservation solutions that incorporate environmental, human and domestic animal health.


Wildlife health is no longer an isolated discipline – there is widespread recognition of the One Health concept, which acknowledges the impacts the health of the environment, humans and domestic animal species can have on wildlife conservation. If you’re a graduate of biology, ecology or environmental science, you’ll be able to further your skillset with applied training in the veterinary aspects of wildlife health. This knowledge can be incorporated into conservation and One Health programs in your current role, or roles you are aspiring to. The Wildlife Health and Conservation MWildlifehth course is offered at Murdoch University.

You’ll learn the practical and theoretical research skills required to work in multidisciplinary teams addressing wildlife health and conservation issues, including disease risk analysis, disease surveillance methods and techniques, and pathology of wildlife. Choose from special interest topics as your elective units, including a research project or placement, which may be in Australia or overseas. If you’re an international student, you’ll have the scope to pursue a particular interest or area of current activity in your home country.

Your career

You’ll have a broad range of career opportunities with your expertise in wildlife health and disease, particularly in conservation. These include organisations involved in species conservation, recovery, translocation and reintroduction programs including conservation NGOs, government conservation and wildlife departments, zoos, and other not-for-profit wildlife agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • One Health: Wildlife Perspectives
  • Principles of Wildlife Health
  • Wildlife Comparative Pathology
  • Wildlife Epidemiology and Disease Risk Analysis
  • Advanced Research Methods for Scientists
  • Wildlife Health and Conservation Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 085581D

  • Completion of an AQF Level 8 qualification, in the biological, ecological, environmental or animal sciences, e.g. Honours, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. 
  • Students with a Bachelor's degree in the biological, ecological, environmental or animal sciences with relevant work experience are also eligible for admission as determined by the Academic Chair.

Tuition Fee

  • Commonwealth supported 

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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