Postgraduate qualification in One Health online

Gain a Graduate Certificate in One Health when you choose to study online through FutureLearn.

One Health: The interface of humans, animals, and the environment

The emerging One Health approach embraces traditionally separate fields including health professions, animal health, and the interactions of human and animal populations with the environment.

One Heath will help you to develop your understanding of the environmental, economic and social impacts of pests and diseases, enabling you to tackle complex problems surrounding food safety, the control of zoonotic diseases and biosecurity. These are highly sought-after skills in government officials, researchers and workers employed across health sectors at local, national, and global levels.

Our free taster module, Global Biosecurity for One Health provides an overview of these issues, giving you a feel for the full Graduate Certificate in One Health qualification. This degree is hosted online through our digital learning partner, FutureLearn, a global social learning platform that offers a flexible, highly-interactive digital learning experience.

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I have thoroughly enjoyed the course! I love learning about all of the different biosecurity measures taken around the globe. I definitely have more of an appreciation for biosecurity nowMichaela, Graduate Certificate in One Health


Studying the course online

Studying through FutureLearn is a powerful way to learn online. Storytelling, discussion, peer support and visible learning make it a rewarding and unique experience. You also have the chance to complete a free taster module, Global Biosecurity for One Health that will also be counted towards the full qualification. Check the course teaser availability.

Try a taster module, for free

Enjoy the free introductory module before committing to the full online degree program.

Study at your own pace, wherever you are

Access course content on mobile, tablet or desktop, wherever you have internet connection.

Flexible, interactive environment

Get access to high-quality videos and online discussion, interact with your peers and receive support from Murdoch’s world-class academics.

Get a glimpse of the next unit

VET656 Public Health and Epidemiology

The Public Health and Epidemiology unit provides students with a firm foundation in theoretical and practical questions implicated in the study of public health. Population health approaches to public health challenges, in local and global context, will be examined. The unit introduces students to the skills of applying epidemiological principles to public health and clinical practice. This includes undertaking scientific assessment of the health literature, with a strong emphasis on critical appraisal of health data analysis.


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Learn from our free-thinking, world-class academics

Kirsty Bayliss

Kirsty Bayliss

Dr Kirsty Bayliss is a plant scientist with over 20 years’ experience in the plant pathology field. Since 2012, she has focussed on the management of postharvest pathogens that cause moulds on fresh fruit, vegetables and grains.
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Mieghan Bruce

Mieghan Bruce

A lecturer in Veterinary Epidemiology, Dr Mieghan Bruce’s research interests focus on integrating epidemiologic, economic and social dimensions of food systems for improving human nutrition and health.
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Course structure and learning outcomes

A Graduate Certificate in One Health enables graduates to see beyond their own discipline specialisation and gain a range of insights needed for the effective management of community health issues.

Some of the careers that graduates can move into upon completion of the Graduate Certification in One Health include:

  • Environmental Science
  • Policy Analyst
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Consultant
  • Epidemiologist
  • Public Health Officer
  • Food Safety Officer
  • Biosecurity Inspector

Study duration

In the free taster, you'll likely be spending between four to six hours a week in your course. This includes viewing and reading time, as well as participation in activities. In a Graduate Certificate unit you can expect to be spending at least 10 hours per week.

The Graduate Certificate will comprise four units:

  • BIO639 - Global Biosecurity
  • SWM518 - Health Economics and Finance
  • VET655 - One Health Management and Leadership
  • VET656 - Public Health and Epidemiology
Global Biosecurity (BIO639)
Global Biosecurity for One Health
Be Prepared: Preventing pests and diseases from crossing our borders
Outbreak! Eradicating pests and diseases
Containing and managing pests and diseases
Available in 2020:
Jan - May
May - Aug
Aug - Dec
Health Economics and Finance (SWM518)
Microeconomics of Healthcare Markets
Production of Health and Demand for Healthcare
Hospital and Insurance Industries
Health Economics: From the Individual to the International
Available in 2020:
Jan - May
May - Aug
Aug - Dec
One Health Management and Leadership (VET655)
One Health foundation & competency skills
One Health approach to zoonoses and emerging infectious disease
One Health approach to food chain safety
One Health approach to anti-microbial resistance
Available in 2020:
Jan - May
May - Aug
Aug - Dec
Public Health and Epidemiology (VET656)
Foundations of epidemiology and public health
Epidemiological study design
Measuring health and disease
Screening and surveillance
Available in 2020:
Jan - May
May - Aug
Aug - Dec

Note: course titles are subject to change

Other important information

Entry requirements

While there are no prerequisites for the free taster module, to progress to the Graduate Certificate you will need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • A recognised Bachelor degree in an associated discipline
  • Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0

Eligibility for a degree at Murdoch is generally based around your previous education, professional experience, and English language competence.

The taster module, Global Biosecurity for One Health, includes a formative assessment task, which can later contribute to the assessments in the Graduate Certificate. This task will not be used to judge entry eligibility for the Graduate Certificate.


Each program in the course offered through Futurelearn is AUD$1,800.
For a typical Graduate Certificate level course this will comprise of four units at a total cost of AUD$7,200 (paid per unit).

To pay your fees, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log into MyInfo
  2. Go to the Fee section and click on View Latest Fee invoice
  3. Make payment online using a Credit Card or via BPay.

Please note that payments take 3-5 working days to clear through the banking system.

Payment of your tuition fee by the due date is a condition of your enrolment at Murdoch University. If your fees are not paid before the census date, Murdoch University will be required to cancel your enrolment.

24 August 2020

Applications close

14 September 2020

Teaching starts

10 October 2020

Census date

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