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Public Health and Tropical Medicine

James Cook University

18 months
32280 AUD/year
27500 AUD/year
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Pursue your passion with the Public Health and Tropical Medicine program from James Cook University, one of only two degrees of this kind offered globally.

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Complete most of your studies online, and benefit from immersive learning experiences in the north of Queensland by studying elective block mode subjects that focus on tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

Develop your professional judgement and ethical decision making using evidence-based approaches. Use your knowledge and expertise in public health core competencies and tropical medicine to become an effective leader for positive change in the communities in which you work.

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates of the Public Health and Tropical Medicine program from James Cook University are equipped with specialist skills and are employed in a wide range of healthcare settings.
  • You could find employment in State and Commonwealth Government organisations, health care settings, community settings, non-profit and international organisations.
  • This could include working in roles related to disease control and protection of the health of the population living in tropical areas, and promotion of health and wellbeing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tropical Public Health
  • Public Health Management, Leadership, Planning and Policy
  • Epidemiology for Public Health
  • Biostatistics for Public Health
  • Communicable Disease Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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36 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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General requirements

CRICOS code: 026849C

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant discipline; or equivalent
  • US: Satisfactory completion of one year at a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 2.8, however, students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.7 will be considered for the study abroad program.
  • Germany: Successful completion of six months of study at a recognised German university with an overall grade of Pass or successful completion of Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or Reifezeugnis.
  • Sweden: Successful completion of Upper Secondary School or Kommunal vuxenutbildning with a minimum GPA of 12.
  • Norway: Successful completion of at least six months of study at a recognised higher education institution in Norway; or successful completion of Norwegian Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skolen with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Denmark: Successful completion of one semester of study at a recognised higher education institution in Denmark with an overall grade of Pass (average of D).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32280 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    27500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27500 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • Commonwealth Supported Fee: $9,050

Living costs for Townsville

1500 - 2800 AUD /month
Living costs

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