Graduate Certificate in Public Health (Online Delivery available)

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 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). You'll gain an 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

You will study 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, UOW Online

Course Code

1130

Duration

2 sessions part time

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

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, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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

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 FOR PRIOR LEARNING

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

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$11,280 (2019)

$11,280 (2019)

UOW Online

Distance

$11,280 (2019)

$11,280 (2019)

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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


FEES

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

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online

Distance

$14,544 (2019)

$14,544 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



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 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: 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)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

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

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 26 - 28 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

2019 Autumn

UOW Online

Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 22 July 2019
Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

UOW Online

Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

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:

CLO Description
1  Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the social determinants of health, including local, national, global, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander considerations.
2 Apply appropriate strategies to critically analyse population health information to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to complex public health problems.
3  Effectively communicate public health knowledge, skills and ideas to a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences.
4  Reflect on and apply appropriate ethical, professional, public and personal behaviours within a range of contexts relevant to public health.

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 820Academic Skills for Postgraduate Social Science Students6Autumn, Spring
HAS 944Social Complexities and Health6Autumn
Plus two subjects from the following:
HAS 943Health in All Policies6Autumn
HAS 947Introduction to Epidemiology6Autumn
HAS 950Project Planning and Evaluation6Autumn
HAS 953Food and Health6Autumn
HAS 946Health Research Methodology II6Spring
HAS 948Health Promotion6Spring
HAS 951Public Health Communication6Not available in 2019
HAS 952Health Promotion Theories and Models6Spring

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.