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


  • UAC 935102

    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

    -

    Admission, Key dates, and Fees

    Academic Requirements

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

    Fees

    2018 Information
    Wollongong
    Distance

    Session Fee: $15,192
    Full Course Fee: $15,192

    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

    2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
    Wollongong
    On Campus

    Session Fee: $10,632
    Full Course Fee: $10,632

    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: $10,632
    Full Course Fee: $10,632

    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.

    Admission information

    A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

    For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


    Profile information

    This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


    INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

    This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


    ATAR PROFILE

    This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

    ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

    ATAR

    Selection Rank

    Highest rank to receive an offer

    -

    -

    75th percentile rank to receive an offer

    -

    -

    Median rank to receive an offer

    -

    -

    25th percentile rank to receive an offer

    -

    -

    Lowest rank to receive an offer

    -

    -

    L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
    N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
    Understanding ATAR profile data

    ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
    Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

    STUDENT PROFILE

    This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

    APPLICANT BACKGROUND

    2016 intake

    2016 intake (%)

    Higher education study

    -

    -

    Vocational education & training study

    -

    -

    Recent secondary education

    Basis of admission

    ATAR Only

    -

    -

    ATAR plus additional criteria

    -

    -

    Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

    -

    -

    Work & life experience

    -

    -

    International students

    -

    -

    All students

    -

    -

    L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
    N/A: Data not available for this item
    N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
    Understanding student profile data

    Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
    Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
    ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
    ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
    early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
    Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
    schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
    Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
    International student represents all other students.

    MORE INFORMATION

    For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

    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

    2018 Spring

    Wollongong

    Session Commences

    23 July 2018

    Applications Close
    29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

    Session Details
    Orientation: 16 July 2018
    Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

    Course structure

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

    CLO Description
    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 831* Contemporary Public Health Issues 6 Autumn, Spring
    HAS 833 Social Determinants of Health I 6 Autumn
    HAS 840 Introduction to Epidemiology and Statistics 6 Autumn
    Plus ONE of the following two subjects:
    HAS 841 Health Research Methodology 6 Autumn, Spring
    HAS 835 Public Health Policy 6 Spring

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

    For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page. 

    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.