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Public Health

Graduate Diploma

GD-PUBHL

Course
Graduate Diploma in Public Health
Duration
1 year full-time
Credit
200
Location
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Malaysia

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.

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Our public health courses are multidisciplinary and designed for health professionals seeking to develop their skills and knowledge in public health. Whether you already work in public health or want to move into this field, our courses can prepare you for contemporary public health practice that addresses traditional and emerging public health issues that threaten to negatively impact communities and the environment.

In this course you will undertake advanced coursework in public health that is specifically designed to broaden your knowledge, competence and skills.

It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health or a Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion once you have completed certain units.

This course builds upon the curriculum of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

Please note: The fieldwork component of this course is optional.

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 a systematic and coherent body of knowledge to a range of public health contexts
  • think critically to generate and evaluate complex ideas and propose possible solutions
  • critically analyse and evaluate information drawn from multiple public health data sources
  • use appropriate skills and tools to transfer complex knowledge to a variety of audiences
  • use current technologies applicable to public health
  • ability to transfer knowledge from one context to another within public health
  • analyse the effects of environment, culture and economic development on public health outcomes
  • apply theories of social justice to issues of inequity and social disadvantage as they impact on individuals and communities
  • demonstrate well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a public health practitioner

Admission criteria

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)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.5

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

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Domestic $22,800*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online

2022

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online

2023

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online
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2021

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GD-PUBHL
  • CRICOS code: 080069E
  • Last updated on: May 14, 2021