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Public Health

Graduate Certificate

GC-PUBHL

Course
Graduate Certificate in Public Health
CRICOS
079914E
Duration
6 months full-time
Credit
100
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Prepares you for contemporary public health practice, addressing traditional and emerging public health issues.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Our course will teach students a range of practical skills to support public health action across educational, organisational, socio-economic, environmental and political domains to improve population health.

This fully online, multidisciplinary course is designed for health professionals seeking to develop their skills and knowledge in public health, while continuing to work. If you already work in public health, or want to move into this field, this course can prepare you for advancement in your organisation or field, providing you with practical skills and helping you to broaden your knowledge and skill set.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

 

Why study

  • Learn to measure public health and explore major problems in both developed and developing countries.
  • These courses will teach you how to effectively plan, implement and evaluate public health programs in a variety of settings.

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline specific knowledge in an area of public health
  • think critically in problem solving and decision making
  • access and use information technology to access, evaluate and interpret public health data and transform information to complete a range of activities
  • communicate effectively in various settings and/or for different audiences within the context of public health activities
  • use current technologies applicable to public health
  • demonstrate responsibility for personal outputs
  • explain how different national contexts impact on the health of individuals and communities
  • demonstrate an awareness of the impact of inequities and social disadvantage on the health of individuals and community
  • demonstrate the ability to work effectively as an individual and within a team environment

Entry requirements

Specifically, applicants require an undergraduate degree from a tertiary institution preferably in a health science area, education, behavioural sciences, social sciences or management. Satisfying the admission requirements enables an applicant to be considered for admission, but does not guarantee an offer of admission to the program.

Admission into program is at the discretion of the course coordinator/School and is dependent on a number of considerations including the applicant’s academic background and work experience along with assessment of supplementary information provided by the applicant.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential course prerequisites

Specifically, applicants require an undergraduate degree from a tertiary institution preferably in a health science area, education, behavioural sciences, social sciences or management. Satisfying the admission requirements enables an applicant to be considered for admission, but does not guarantee an offer of admission to the program.

Admission into program is at the discretion of the course coordinator/School and is dependent on a number of considerations including the applicant’s academic background and work experience along with assessment of supplementary information provided by the applicant.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $60*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,700*
Total indicative course fee $18,700*
Indicative year 1 fee $18,700*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $60*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $19,100*
Total indicative course fee $19,100*
Indicative year 1 fee $19,100*

Fees are indicative only.

*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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  • Curtin course code: GC-PUBHL
  • CRICOS code: 079914E
  • Last updated on: August 13, 2020