Not offered in 2021
The Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health is an 18-unit program offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences on a full fee-paying basis. It is normally completed over two semesters part-time. Full time completion is normally not available.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification and be working as a health professional. However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health aims to:
- facilitate development of specialised knowledge, skills attributes for application in a range of child and family health environments
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- discuss the key concepts related to working with children and their families including keeping children safe, growth and development, attachment theories and engaging with infants, children and families
- contextualize working with children and their families in a community focused, primary health care framework
- determine appropriate strategies to contribute to supporting healthy development of infants, children and their families in community settings
Program of study
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health a student must complete 18 units as specified below with a grade of Pass or NGP or better in each topic.
Core - Year 1 topics
18 units comprising:
HLTH8303 Clinical Practice for Child and Family Health (4.5 units)
HLTH8304 Supporting the Health of Infants, Children and Families (4.5 units)
NURS8720 Primary Health Care Constructs and Contexts (4.5 units)
NURS8824 Introduction to Working with Infants, Children and Families (4.5 units)