Course Description

The Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Public Health lets you develop your career while working at the same time. Designed for students who are full time employed, this distance course will connect you with other professionals working across the globe and teach you to meet the emerging challenges of infections diseases and animal health.

The one-year part time course is taught fully by distance, using interactive online classrooms that connect you to professionals in the field, support your learning and host weekly interaction with teachers.

Offered in conjunction with the School of Public Health at Sydney, the Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Public Health prepares students to meet the modern challenges of preventing animal disease outbreaks and managing animal health. Subjects include veterinary epidemiology, biostatistics, hazards to human and animal health, animal health economics, animal health policy development, data management and data analysis. The units of study available in the Veterinary Public Health program are also offered in the Veterinary Public Health Management (VPHMgt) program.

The Graduate Certificate is part of an embedded program in veterinary public health, offered in conjunction with the School of Public Health. Subject to meeting progression requirements, you may apply to transfer to the Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Public Health or the Master of Veterinary Public Health.

Graduates of the Veterinary Public Health courses at University of Sydney are in high demand in animal health jobs that contribute to disease control, surveillance, biosecurity and research. You can expect to find employment opportunities in diverse positions related to livestock, companion animals, wildlife or interacting with human health across various organisations including government, industry, NGOs, research and pharmaceutical companies.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $34,000 total course cost.
International Students: $43,000 per year full-time

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Course codes

University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GCVETPHE1000