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James Cook University (JCU)

  • 28% international / 72% domestic

Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science

  • Graduate Certificate

Rise to the challenge of developing better diagnosis, treatment and control methods for tropical diseases of all livestock species with JCU's Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Course Code
75211, 047240G
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Domestic Fees
$17,180 per year
International Fees
$20,140 per year

About this course

Gain advanced skills in investigating and managing tropical diseases and disease outbreaks, including emerging and re-emerging diseases and zoonoses. You will have an improved understanding of food security and public health issue in tropical environments, as well as practical knowledge of tropical infectious diseases and their prevention and control. Learn advanced methods of utilising animal resources in tropical, subtropical, and similar agro-ecological environments. Focus on the health and productivity of livestock and gain advanced knowledge in veterinary public health, epidemiology, pathology, and infectious diseases of livestock.

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Career pathways

A Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science gives veterinarians the opportunity to upskill and increase their knowledge in tropical veterinary diseases and their diagnosis, prevention and control. You will have the skills to advance your career within the veterinary profession or to better equip yourself to practice in tropical environments. The course is particularly suited to veterinarians working in government veterinary services, herd health and aquaculture, or who have a general interest in tropical veterinary medicine. This course leads into the . Consult the Handbook for requirements and further information.