Graduate Certificate in Public Health (M5G)

Overview  2019

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Hobart
Semester 1

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This course is now in teach-out and is no longer accepting applications. Please see the Graduate Certificate in Public Health (M5W)

This program provides a foundation for understanding the principles and practice of public health inAustralia and globally. It encourages students to think broadly about the factors that affect health and wellbeing including social, environmental, cultural, economic, political and structural issues.

The public health graduate program has been developed in close collaboration with industry. This ensures that teaching is linked closely into current policy and practice and builds on the networks that are essential to effective public health practice.

This program is relevant to those who work within public health as well as those wanting to move into the field of public health. The graduate certificate comprises coursework and successful completion will provide the basic skills necessary to undertake research and coursework higher degree study.

To challenge traditional concepts of health and encourage the student to think broadly and laterally about the social, economic, cultural and environmental determinants of health and inequalities and inequities in health at a population level. To develop fundamental knowledge and skills in the principles and practice of public health in the context of the Australian Healthcare System and from a global perspective.To support the student to develop as a reflective practitioner of public health who can engage objectively with public health issues either individually or aas a member of a group and who knows when and where to seek support.

Career outcomes

The graduate certificate in public health will strengthen the careers of health professionals in the discipline of public health and offer other graduates the opportunity to pursue a career in public health.

Course structure

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate, the candidate shall pass four units, each unit being 12.5% load (Four (4) units - 12.5% each=50%)

Systems thinking is an approach to public health that allows us to understand and manage complex problems. The purpose of this unit is to introduce key systems thinking concepts and practical methods to address complexity to improve the health of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the principles, theories and practice of epidemiology. Students are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data within the framework of health. The unit content covers the broad areas of disease distribution,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the scope of public health practice in the 21st century and the social, political and economic context within which public health practitioners operate. The unit combines theoretical and practical material to assist students to understand the social…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

And one elective from the following

This unit provides an overview of the Australian health system and the structure and organisation of global health institutions. On completion, participants should have (i) a sound appreciation of the complexities of Australian and international Healthcare Agreements and other funding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

or

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the theories behind, and practical application of needs assessment and evaluation of health programs. Students will be required to demonstrate the application of needs assessment and evaluation through assessment tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

or

This unit provides an introduction to the Remote and Polar Stream. It starts by considering the characteristics of different types of remote populations and remote medical practice, the understanding of which is vital to providing appropriate health care. It continues…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Standard Entry requires an undergraduate degree from an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution.  This includes a process to assess the equivalency of qualifications received from overseas institutions as approved by the Course Coordinator.

Alternative Entry

Where standard entry is not able to be met the following criteria for alternative entry will be considered by the relevant Course Coordinator -

  1. Five years of relevant work experience (Specific occupations, workplace settings and industries are more relevant for specific courses and will receive greater weighting in consideration) demonstrating the relevance of the course;
  2. A record of high achievement in any other qualifications or uncompleted undergraduate qualifications such as Distinction average; and
  3. An assessment of the prospective student's capacity to successfully undertake postgraduate study including reading, writing, analysis and research.

Applicants may be required to undertake an interview with the relevant Course Coordinator in person or via phone call or Skype.

Outcomes from the assessment may include:

  1. Rejection of application due to failure to demonstrate compliance with criteria.
  2. Standard Admission to course.
  3. Provisional Admission to course with specified requirements ( pathways and additional support)
  4. Delayed Admission to course subject to completion of UTAS student preparation program or other prescribed activities.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

Applicants are required to have completed a relevant undergraduate degree as determined by the Course Coordinator from an approved tertiary institution.

The Graduate Diploma in Public Health

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

2019 Total Course Fee (international students): $14,103 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $28,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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International
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