Accelerated 100% Online
0.7 years part-time
Mar, May, July, August
Make a difference with a global lens.
An ever-evolving industry
The course encompasses topics that will allow you to navigate public health systems with confidence and extend your knowledge in epidemiology, biostatistics, health promotion and disease.
Strong job growth rate
14.9% growth predicted over a 5-year period.
Explore the basics of public health
Critically apply your knowledge and skills in your industry.
Accelerated & 100% online
Study that’s flexible
Coursework and assessments designed to fit around your needs.
Support seven days a week
Learning advice and study assistance
Dedicated support services designed for your study discipline.
Make a difference with a global lens
Public health is a dynamically changing industry that is swiftly evolving on a global scale. With a Graduate Certificate in Public Health, you’ll be opening pathways to pursue further studies and career-oriented outcomes. Our course is designed to train you with broad quantitative, analytical and communication skills from industry leading academics to let you triumph and take the lead in revolutionary change in the industry.
The Graduate Certificate of Public Health encompasses topics that will allow you to navigate public health systems with confidence and extend your knowledge in epidemiology, biostatistics, health promotion and disease. The course will test your ability in researching methods for healthcare and incorporate the concepts and applications of public healthcare interventions. All providing you the precise abilities and acumen to discover the rewarding prospects of public health.
What you will learn
- Principles of public health
Learning from our distinguished School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine you’ll examine foundational aspects of public health, and explore contemporary challenges facing the industry both nationally and internationally.
Navigate the public health system with confidence by applying your knowledge and skills in determining the distribution and determinants of health and disease.
- Research methods
Gain expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods to provide evidence-based solutions in healthcare
Pathways to a masters degree
You can graduate with a Graduate Certificate of Public Health; in approximately 0.7 years part-time accelerated, after completing 4 units (24 credit points).
You can also continue studying after completing approximately 2 years part-time accelerated, 12 units (72 credit points), and you’ll receive a Master of Public Health
0.7 years part-time accelerated
- Epidemiology: Concepts and applications
- Research methods in healthcare
- Biostatistics: Concepts and applications
- Foundations in public health
1.4 years part-time accelerated
- Health systems and policy
- Epidemiology of infectious diseases
- Leading and managing in public health and health care
- Foundations of health promotion
- Occupational health and safety
- Introduction to environmental and planetary health
- Epidemiology of chronic disease
- Managing digital health
This course consists of 4 units, providing a chance to enter the field of public health with expert and fundamental knowledge necessary for a future in Public Health.
Need further clarification about our online course structure?
You can submit an enquiry directly to our student consultants by using the form listed on our contact us page. You’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call if you’d like to receive further information.
You must complete the following units.
Epidemiology: Concepts and applications
Research methods in healthcare
Biostatistics: Concepts and applications
Foundations in public health
An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)
A minimum of three years of relevant work experience*
* Relevant work experience in the field of health and public health and includes in the health industry, e.g. government, policy, provider such as hospital, clinic, non-government organisation (NGO), academic or research institution, consulting, pharmacist and pharmaceutical company etc.
The Graduate Certificate of Public Health is not currently accepting international applications.
Applicants must meet the English language requirements.
University entrance requirements
Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.
Applicants require a curriculum vitae (CV), relevant work experience or a statement from employer to substantiate period of employment.
If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.
For the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, the estimated cost is $4,125.00 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.
We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.
Looking for clarification on fees or scholarships?
Enquire with our student consultants and schedule a call to get your questions answered.
Public Health at Monash Online
The Graduate of Public Health at Monash Online is designed by industry leading academics to offer students strong developmental knowledge in public health through a global lens, and allow them the ability to focus and ascend their careers to new opportunities.
Learning within the world celebrated School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, you’ll explore the fundamentals of public health, while developing your skills in problem-solving, communication, and global health topics such as public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, research methods, disease and health promotion. Master your capabilities and gain confidence in your future pursuits and ability to revolutionise the dynamic industry.
Meet your academic team
Professor Dragan Ilic
Professor Dragan Ilic is the Director, Teaching & Learning and Head, Medical Education Research & Quality (MERQ) unit at SPHPM. Dragan is internationally recognised for his expertise in evidence-based practice (EBP) and health professions education. He is a board member of the International Society of Evidence-based Health Care, editorial member of Cochrane Urology and member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professions Educators.
Dr Nazmul Karim
Dr Nazmul Karim is a medical doctor and a clinical epidemiologist by training, and the program manager for Monash online courses at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Dr Karim has also obtained a Master of Clinical Epidemiology and PhD. Dr Karim has worked in various capacities, including both developing and developed countries, as well as the World Health Organization.
Associate Professor Baki Billah
Associate Professor Baki Billah received his PhD in biostatistics from Monash University. He has received multiple teaching awards for his biostatistics units. A/Prof Billah has published more than 200 research articles and reports, and supervised 10 PhD students. His current research include COVID-19, cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes.
Monash goes above and beyond making sure that there is appropriate networking opportunities for students, that is done through discussion boards in each subject, as well as numerous Facebook groups.
Graduate of Public Health
Frequently Asked Questions
What areas of Australia's health care industry are growing after COVID-19?
- The opening of new respiratory clinics
- Expansion of emergency departments
- Increased availability of hospital beds.
What are employment prospects like for Public Health professionals?
What's the difference between Public Health and Health Administration?
With a Graduate Certificate in Public Health, you will be well-placed to take your next step into a pursuing further studies and opportunities within the health-care industry, applying your public health skills in any of the following roles:
- Public Health Officer
- Health Researcher
- Health Educator
- Project Officer
- Community Development Officer
- Ministerial Advisor.
Studying online, the Monash way
Courses designed for online
Gain a world-class education, delivered through a dynamic virtual classroom and taught by leading academics.
Support seven days a week
You’ll have ongoing access to dedicated support services that have been specifically designed for your discipline.
Equipped for career success
You’ll graduate as an in-demand employee, ready to take the next step in your career.
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