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Public Health PG at CDU
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Charles Darwin University and Menzies School of Health Research partner to deliver postgraduate Public Health and Health Research courses. 

Learning alongside public health leaders, you'll design and evaluate public health interventions, and apply your knowledge to health promotion, the health system and healthcare decision making.

Gain the knowledge and skills to interpret health information, including epidemiology, statistical analysis and qualitative research methods for social issues in Indigenous, local and global contexts and help shape a better future.

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Available 100% online Australia-wide

Postgraduate Short Courses

In as little as 6 months, you can complete a Graduate Certificate to gain specialist knowledge in your field. Designed for working professionals who already hold an undergraduate degree, these fast and flexible qualifications can be studied 100% online. 

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Choose CDU for postgraduate public health courses

  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes

    The Good Universities Guide 2024 ranks CDU as a leader for postgraduate employment outcomes

  • Top 100 university in the Asia Pacific

    According to the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019

  • 94% of postgrad CDU health students find employment

    According to the 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey National Report

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Why study a postgraduate degree in public health?

Menzies Public Health Julie

Specialise, make a career change or pursue research opportunities with postgraduate public health degrees at CDU. Designed and delivered by Menzies School of Health Research, our postgraduate public health students learn from renowned Menzies researchers and experts in their field of interest. 

Choose from graduate certificates and graduate diplomas in epidemiology, infectious disease prevention and control, health research and more, with the option to articulate to the Master of Public Health or Master of Health Research. You can even combine both and undertake the unique Master of Public Health/Master of Health Research double degree for the ultimate career flexibility in employment outcomes.

Our Master of Public Health is a popular choice for students seeking advanced knowledge and skills in epidemiology, biostatistics, quantitative and qualitative research methods, plus the ability to formulate strategies to address complex health and social issues.

The Master of Health Research includes an exciting opportunity to undertake a research project supervised by a Menzies expert. Our unique Top End location leads to research strengths in Indigenous child health, preventable chronic diseases, global and tropical health, emerging infectious diseases and more. Many Master of Health Research students go on to HDR training. 

Study your postgraduate public health degree online

CDU student Claire Bowditch with laptop in front of her home

Study your public health postgraduate degree online or on campus, part-time or full-time. We want your learning to fit your lifestyle.

By studying your public health postgraduate course online with Menzies School of Health Research and CDU, you’ll have access to:

  • Round-the-clock academic and technical support
  • The same 1:1 support from your Menzies lecturers as your on-campus peers
  • CDU’s world-class online learning platform, Learnline.

Learnline is where you’ll find your study materials, watch live lectures or catch up later with recordings, interact with your fellow postgrad public health students and lecturers, participate in discussions and more.

Elevate your career with postgraduate courses in public health

Microbiologist testing wastewater

Many areas of public health are highly competitive (like global health) or require postgraduate study (like epidemiology). Postgraduate public health courses give you a competitive edge as well as providing the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in your chosen field.

Postgraduate public health courses appeal to a wide variety of professionals looking to upskill, from nurses, doctors and allied health workers to social workers and lawyers interested in working with health policy and law.

Our postgrad public health and health research graduates have gone on to find employment in a wide variety of settings from national and international health services and ministries to public health organisations and universities. They become public health leaders, program planners, analysts, evaluators, health policy offers, professional practitioners and health researchers.

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