Graduate Diploma in International Public Health

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

International public health is concerned with public health in low and middle-income countries. Our staff have extensive international experience working in countries like Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam in Asia, and Ghana, Kenya and Ugandain sub-Saharan Africa. Our courses cover control of infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS , as well as the new epidemic of non-communicable diseases.
Completion of this Graduate Diploma program can be used as credit towards a Masters degree.

Units of study

Detailed course structure and units of study

Full units of study list

Further course information

Study plan

The Graduate Diploma in International Public Health consists of 36 credit points (cp), including at least four core units (24cp) and 12cp of elective units of study. As part of the 12cp of elective units, 6cp must be selected from the International Public Health table of units of study (please see the School of Public Health website). You will have an opportunity to undertake a 12cp research dissertation as an elective unit provided you have achieved a minimum weighted average mark of 70 per cent in at least 24cp of coursework and obtained approval from the course coordinator.

In general, core units are completed in semester one of each year and electives are completed in semester two of each year. Teaching methods involve structured and problem-oriented learning. Structured learning is achieved through direct teaching and self-instructional material such as course notes, computer exercises and reading lists. Group learning is encouraged to ensure valuable experience and knowledge are exchanged between local and international students. Study support groups are also formed for class presentations.

Graduate opportunities

The Graduate Diploma in International Public Health will lead to hands on careers in public health, i.e. working with people in the field, as well as research-oriented jobs which involve conducting studies and examining overall health trends. Careers in public health include public health officer in a health service, public health advisor to an international aid agency or government department in a developing country, or a researcher at a university or research centre.

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in International Public Health are able to obtain employment with non-government organisations (NGO’s) internationally and in Australia, government ministries in developing countries, multilateral and bilateral agencies (such as AusAID , the United Nations or the World Health Organization), Australian health services and academic institutions.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in the International Public Health will hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification. In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without this qualification who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.


How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in International Public Health.

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in International Public Health.

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.