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Postgraduate health

Help change lives for the better – including your own

A Curtin postgraduate degree in health will empower you to have greater impact in a health career.

You’ll gain the expertise, leadership skills and insights to inspire your peers, improve organisational processes and change lives for the better.

Move your career with a postgrad degree in health

Explore our featured postgrad health courses

The Australian health sector needs more leaders with top knowledge and insights. To help advance the country’s health system, there is a focus on areas such as public health, health administration and digital health.

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Big data and digital health

Our Big Data and Digital Health course will suit all health professionals and final-year students, and graduates from cross-disciplinary areas – such as science, technology and business – who are keen to capitalise on the growth in careers in health analytics.

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Public health

Our Public Health courses are designed for medical, nursing and allied health professionals, as well as those in relevant cross-disciplinary areas such as social sciences, education, communications, business and management.

Government subsidies are available. Conditions apply.

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Health administration

Our Health Administration courses are designed for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and allied health practitioners who wish to gain the management skills for leadership and governance roles.

How to apply

Looking to study this year?
Many of our courses are available for mid-year entry. That means that you can start studying as early as this July! Just choose your preferred start date when you apply. Applications for mid-year entry close Friday 14 July.

Start studying in 2024
Applications for semester 1, 2024 are now open until Thursday 8 February, 2024.

Not sure how to apply?
Follow our simple application instructions for your preferred course at Curtin.

Learn how to apply

Hear from our graduates

Dr Andrew Robertson

Dr Andy Robertson, Chief Health Officer, WA Department of Health

Some of the real benefits I found from doing my degrees at Curtin was how applicable they were to my daily work, and how they prepared me for future roles, both in public health and in medical administration.

The advice I would provide to my younger self would be to seize opportunities as they arise, particularly if they’re outside my comfort zone.

I’m very grateful to Curtin University for preparing me so well to do the job I do today.

Curtin alumni David Lim

David Lim, Master of Health Administration

If you want to improve health system processes and patient outcomes, this is definitely the course for you. I enjoyed learning about how different health systems work in different countries from a systems perspective and understanding how different users of the health system interact with each other. I’ve also been provided with networking and work placement opportunities because of Curtin’s strong ties to health organisations.

Curtin alumna Elizabeth Connor

Elizabeth Connor, Master of Public Health

I found that my public health knowledge strengthened significantly throughout my studies, particularly in relation to research skills and understandings of public health policy, politics, social determinants and program development, implementation and evaluation. These learnings are currently helping to bring a public health lens to the work I’m doing in the non-government mental health field.

Dr Kumar Deep, Curtin alumni

Dr Kumar Deep, Master of Public Health

The course taught me a range of conceptual knowledge and practical skills to support public health action across educational, organisational, socio-economic, environmental and political domains, including in health monitoring, disease prevention and health promotion. I have employed these skills in my role as Regional Manager and Head of Department – Public Health for the WA Country Health Service.

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Advice article

What does a health data analyst do?

In healthcare, the increasing use of technology has added to this pool of ‘big data’. This includes telehealth, electronic patient records, electronic referrals and prescriptions. This is where health data analysts come in!

Read more about the role of a health data analyst
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