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Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health enables graduates to confidently work with communities to contribute to effective and sustainable public health practices, both nationally and internationally.


This course

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health provides a basic introduction to key public health concepts and issues, including social determinants of public health, statistical analysis and epidemiology (the study of patterns of health and illnesses). These subjects provide insight into the challenges involved in system-level change to improve the health of our vulnerable communities and also the range of career opportunities available in public health.


What you will study

The course comprises three core subjects from the Master of Public Health plus one approved elective. The three core subjects are:

  • Contemporary Public Health Issues
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Introduction to Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Course information

    Study area

    Health & Medicine, Public Health, Social Sciences

    Campus

    Wollongong

    Course Code

    1130

    ATAR (UAI)

    -

    Duration

    2 sessions part time

    Delivery

    Distance, On Campus

    Cricos

    UAC Code

    -

    Information on Fees, Assumed Knowledge and Key Dates

    Academic Requirements

    International students should liaise with the Faculty for information regarding course availability.

    Fees

    2017 Information
    Wollongong
    Distance

    Session Fee: $14,256
    Full Course Fee: $14,256

    International applicants should check program availability with the Course Co-ordinator.

    2018 Information
    Wollongong
    Distance

    Session Fee: $14,256
    Full Course Fee: $14,256

    International applicants should check program availability with the Course Co-ordinator.

    Entry Requirements

    Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Public Health requires a Bachelor degree from any discipline. Applicants with other relevant professional qualifications (e.g. Registered Nurses) and at least two years' relevant work experience may also be considered.

    Credit Transfer

    All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate in Public Health will count as credit towards the Master of Public Health upon successful transfer.

    Fees

    2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
    Wollongong
    On Campus

    Session Fee: $10,032
    Full Course Fee: $10,032

    The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

    For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

    Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

    Distance

    Session Fee: $10,032
    Full Course Fee: $10,032

    The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

    For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

    Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

    2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
    Wollongong
    On Campus

    Session Fee: $10,032
    Full Course Fee: $10,032

    The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

    For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

    Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

    Distance

    Session Fee: $10,032
    Full Course Fee: $10,032

    The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

    For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

    Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

    2017 Spring

    Wollongong

    Session Commences
    24 July 2017

    Applications Close
    30 June. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

    Session Details
    Orientation: 17 July 2017 Session: 24 July - 16 November 2017

    2018 Autumn

    Wollongong

    Session Commences
    26 February 2018

    Applications Close
    Key dates are:

    • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
      Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

    • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

    Session Details
    Orientation: 20 - 22 February 2018
    Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

    Course structure

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Students graduating from the Graduate Certificate in Public Health will be able to:

    1. Review and appraise the social and environmental determinants of health and disease - at local, national and international levels by drawing on currently available evidence-based research.
    2. Think critically and evaluate available population health data to generate ideas for effective public health policies, interventions and programs.
    3. Make high level, independent judgements when assessing public health policies and interventions demonstrating an understanding of the core public health values.
    4. Use quantitative and qualitative approaches – to plan and evaluate health promotion programs.
    5. Work independently as part of a team, across a range of sectors –to plan, manage and evaluate interventions designed to advance health outcomes.
    6. Effectively communicate theoretical concepts, health knowledge, skills and ideas about groups, communities and populations to a wide range of audiences. 

    Course Structure

    The Graduate Certificate in Public Health requires the successful completion of a total of 24 credit points in accordance with the subject progression table below.

    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
    HAS 831Contemporary Public Health Issues^6Autumn, Spring
    HAS 833Social Determinants of Health I6Autumn
    HAS 840Introduction to Epidemiology and Statistics6Autumn
    Plus ONE of the following two subjects:
    HAS 841Health Research Methodology6Autumn, Spring
    HAS 835Public Health Policy6Spring

     ^ HAS 831 must be completed in the first session of enrolment.

    Course Handbook

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    Why choose this course

    UOW is home to public health researchers who are leaders in their field in Australia and Internationally. Our academics will supervise you to build your own research career through our public health projects and our research seminar series. At UOW you will have the opportunity to develop your practical public health skills and professional networks so that you are competitive in the workforce.