Graduate Certificate in Public Health
Ready to think creatively about policies and practices that prevent disease and prolong life?
Public health is a broad discipline that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of communities and populations. Public health practitioners assess large-scale issues and come up with policy-based strategies to tackle them.
What will you do?
Our Graduate Certificate in Public Health can be completed in one semester of full-time study, or two semesters of part-time study. You will:
- complete two core courses and two electives
- understand the organisation and delivery of public health services
- gain insight into relevant social, cultural, economic and environmental factors
- explore policies and practices that support and improve health.
Where could it take you?
Whether you’re studying for professional development or out of interest, a graduate certificate will give you advanced communication skills and a strong foundation of knowledge. It could also be your first step towards a graduate diploma or master in public health, opening doors to a wide range of new and enhanced career opportunities.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3GC042 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0.SATAC Code: 3GC042
CRICOS 037628C Intake February and July
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 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced 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
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $13,250 for 12 units
Tuition fees International student place: $19,000 for 12 units
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessThe 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 AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Public Health, Public Health Officer, 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, International Development Worker
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:
- PUB HLTH 7073 Indigenous Health
- PUB HLTH 7074/OL Introduction to Biostatistics
- PUB HLTH 7075/OL Introduction to Epidemiology
- PUB HLTH 7090 Global Public Health
- PUB HLTH 7091 Knowing What Works – Evaluation for Public Health
- PUB HLTH 7092 Leadership and Advocacy for Public Health Action
- PUB HLTH 7093 Promoting Health in Individuals and Populations
- PUB HLTH 7113 Environmental and Occupational Health
Electives - Select 2 courses from the following:
- PUB HLTH 7078/OL Qualitative Research Methods for Health
- PUB HLTH 7081/OL Health Economics
- PUB HLTH 7150 Dental Public Health
- PUB HLTH 7031 Occupational Hygiene and Ergonomics
- PUB HLTH 7082 Advanced Health Economic Evaluation and Decision Making
- PUB HLTH 7100 Foundations of Public Health
- PUB HLTH 7104 Biostatistics
- PUB HLTH 7105 Diseases of Occupation
- PUB HLTH 7106 Epidemiological Research Methods
- PUB HLTH 7108 Public Health Ethics
- PUB HLTH 7147/OL Health Technology Assessment
- TRANHLTH 7000OL Introduction to Translational Health Science
- TRANHLTH 7001OL Synthesising Economic Evidence
- TRANHLTH 7002OL Synthesising Qualitative Evidence
- TRANHLTH 7003OL Clinical Wisdom in Evidence-based Practice
- TRANHLTH 7004OL Adapting Clinical Guidelines
- DENT 7007 Prevention of Oral Diseases
- DENT 7002 Oral Health Policy
- DENT 7300 Indigenous Oral Health
- DENT 7001 Oral Epidemiology
- DENT 7006 Societal Influences of Oral Health
Candidates with minimal or no academic background or experience in Public Health are strongly encouraged to complete PUB HLTH 7100 Foundations of Public Health.
Further StudyStudents 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.
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Last updated: Monday, 14 Dec 2020