Graduate Certificate in Public Health (M5W)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 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

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

There is no better time to embark on or advance your career in public health and learn how tackle contemporary and emerging public health challenges in a local and global context. Study online or at our Hobart campus.

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health develops foundation competencies required for effective public health practice in Australia and globally. It encourages students to think broadly about the factors that affect health and wellbeing including social, environmental, cultural, economic, political and structural determinants.

This course also aims to empower students as practitioners who can address public health challenges via public health practice that is culturally competent, collaborative, evidence-based and builds capacity for public health action. 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 in Public Health will equip you with a sound understanding of public health principles, epidemiological concepts and evaluating interventions. This course articulates with the Master of Public Health which is the cornerstone for a career in public health practice which includes epidemiologists, health policy analysts, or planning health promotion or environmental health programs.

  • 1 Source, Assess, analyse and communicate public health intelligence to inform decision making about public health action.
  • 2 Evaluate interventions and systems to detect, prevent and control communicable and noncommunicable diseases among human populations, including in public health emergencies
  • 3 Evaluate health promoting interventions and systems that build capacity in populations to address social, economic, cultural and physical determinants of health.
  • 4 Demonstrate professional conduct in public health practice, that includes a commitment to reducing health inequity and culturally competent, ethical, collaborative and evidence-based practice that builds capacity for public health action.
  • Course structure

    Globally, health systems are tasked with responding to contemporary challenges and the related disease burden and health needs of their population. This unit takes a systems approach to examine how health systems are designed, the key components, who pays, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    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, health care delivery and human services. The unit content covers…

    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

    Evaluation is a core function of public health and health system leadership. It provides evidence to improve the design, delivery, reach and impact of health interventions in the many different contexts of the health system. This unit developsstudent competencies in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    Entry requirements

    1. The College of Health and Medicine may accept as a candidate for the Graduate Certificate of Public Health a person who: a. Has completed an undergraduate degree from an Australian university, or AQF7 level or the equivalent standard in any other institution. 2. International students must provide evidence of meeting the university’s English language requirements for public health courses.

    Students who complete the Graduate Certificate of Public Health can articulate into the second semester of the Graduate Diploma, Bachelor of Health (Public Health) Professional Honours and Master of Public Health

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    This is a full-fee course, which means you’ll need to pay the full amount for your studies. Commonwealth Supported Places are not available in this course. However, there are still support options available for eligible students to help you manage the cost of studying this course.

    You may be able to fund all or part of your tuition fees by accessing a FEE-HELP loan from the Australian Government. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists domestic full-fee students to pay for University, which is repaid through the Australian Tax System once you earn above a repayment threshold. This means you’ll only have to start repaying the loan once you start earning above a specific amount

    Our scholarships and prizes program also offers more than 400 scholarships across all areas of study. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $15,475 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $30,950 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.

    How can we help?

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    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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