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Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Degree Type Graduate Certificate

Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3GC042

CRICOS 037628C

Public Health is a broad discipline that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of communities and populations. Public health practitioners monitor and assess the health of communities, design and implement policies to tackle issues affecting health, and promote healthy living through disease prevention.

Taught by leading academics, the Graduate Certificate in Public Health provides students with insight into the social, cultural, economic and environmental factors relating to health and illness in populations. Students gain an understanding of the organisation and delivery of public health services, including policies and practices that support and improve people’s health.

The certificate consists of four courses and can be completed in one semester of full-time study, or two semesters of part-time study. Graduates who meet entry requirements can progress to further study with the Graduate Diploma in Public Health and the Master of Public Health.
  • Entry Requirements

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    SATAC Code 3GC042
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC042

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 037628C
    Intake February
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    Under special circumstances entry in July may also be possible. Please contact the Program Coordinator regarding July intake by emailing: postgradhealth@adelaide.edu.au

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $12,500 for 6 months

    International applicants

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    Tuition fee International student place: $17,250 for 6 months

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    The Graduate Certificate in Public Health enables professionals to further their career in organisations focusing on the prevention of disease and health promotion, as well as protecting and improving the health of communities. Graduates have successful careers as public health officers, ministerial advisors, analysts, community development officers and project and research officers.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Public Health, Public Health Officer, Academic, Analyst, Lecturer, Ministerial Adviser, Non Government Organisation Worker, Community Development Officer, Policy Adviser, Development Officer, Project Development Manager, Project Manager, Project Officer, Education Officer / Educator, Public Health Management, Researcher

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Students complete two core courses in Public Health and two elective courses in thematic areas in Public Health.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    Exams, presentations and written assignments.

    Example Study Plan

    Core Courses - Select 2 courses from the following:

    Electives - Select 2 courses from the following:

    Candidates with minimal or no academic background or experience in Public Health are strongly encouraged to complete PUB HLTH 7100 Foundations of Public Health.

  • Related Degrees
  • Further Study
    Students who meet entry requirements can progress to Graduate Diploma in Public Health or the Master of Public Health via the Graduate Certificate in Public Health.
  • Further Information

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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017

 

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