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Doctor of Health, DHealth

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Toowoomba, Australia| Online
Provide Honours or Masters graduates in a health discipline with advanced professional development that makes a significant, original contribution to health in the context of professional practice. Earn a Doctor of Health degree at the University of Southern Queensland.
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Program objectives

Graduates of the Doctor of Health program from University of Southern Queensland will:

  • Systematically and critically evaluate a complex health field with specialised research skills for the advancement of professional practice.

  • Systematically and critically evaluate a substantial and complex body of knowledge at the frontier of health and wellbeing.

  • Apply specialised cognitive, technical and research skills to independently and systematically:

    • Critically evaluate relevant professional research literature.

    • Implement required research methodologies.

    • Disseminate new results and insights to peers and professional colleagues.

    • Generate original knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution to health.

  • Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, professional judgement, adaptability and responsibility as an expert practitioner in health discipline.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Contexts of Practice
  • Research Methodology for the Human Sciences
  • Research Project Design
  • Doctoral Research Project D (Non-Lab)
  • Doctoral Research Project D (Lab)

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General Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of a relevant Australian university Bachelor degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division A) or equivalent.


    Completion of an Australian university Masters degree (with a research component), or other qualifications equivalent to First Class or 2A Honours.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4200 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4200 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3310 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3310 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Toowoomba

  • 1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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