Graduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

James Cook University (JCU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Gain a specialised education for detecting, preventing, and controlling diseases in tropical, rural, remote, and Indigenous communities. JCUs Graduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene degree has a strong focus on the prevention of disease and the control of communicable diseases in tropical contexts. You will study an advanced body of theoretical and technical knowledge in the disciplines of tropical medicine and hygiene, particularly in the areas of epidemiology, pathogenesis, differential diagnosis, and the investigation and management of tropical diseases.Throughout your studies, you will learn about the importance of reconciliation, diversity and sustainability in relation to the socio-ecological nature of public health in Indigenous, tropical, rural and remote contexts.This one-year degree includes five core subjects: Tropical Medicine; Tropical Public Health; Human Parasitology; Epidemiology for Public Health; and Medical Entomology. You can tailor this public health degree to suit your interests by choosing three elective subjects that cover a broad range of topics such as infection prevention and control, health promotion communicable disease control, social science in public health, travel medicine, biostatistics and health economics. Subjects are offered as flexible delivery, which includes online mode, limited attendance mode, and block mode/intensives.

Designed for

Medical practitioners


24 credit points


  • Tropical medicine and hygiene

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline
  • Equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Townsville International: $39,280 Yes
  • Flexible Delivery : 1 year

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