Postgraduate qualification in One Health online

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

Our health is intrinsically connected to the health of animals, and the environment in which we live

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

Develop your understanding of the environmental, economic and social impacts of pests and diseases and explore how biosecurity can protect human, animal and environmental health.

The free taster module provides an overview of these issues and enables you to get a glimpse of the full Graduate Certificate in One Health qualification 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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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.

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.

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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. View Kirsty's profile

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. View Mieghan's profile

Ihab Habib

Ihab Habib

Dr Ihab Habib is a lecturer in Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology. His main area of research is Public Health and Microbial Food Safety and applying the One Health research approach at the human-food animal-environment interfaces. View Ihab's profile

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 4 to 6 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
Program 1: Global Biosecurity
Course 1
Global Biosecurity for One Health
(Free Taster)
Course 2
Biosecurity Prevention
Course 3
Biosecurity Eradication
Course 4
Biosecurity Containment and Management
Program 2: Health Economics and Finance
Course 1
Course 2
Course 3
Course 4
Program 3: One Health Management and Leadership
Course 1
Course 2
Course 3
Course 4
Program 4: Public Health and Epidemiology
Course 1
Course 2
Course 3
Course 4

Other important information

Entry requirements

Whilst 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).

15th October
Taster module Global Biosecurity for One Health commences.
Graduate Certificate program commences.

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