The Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion is an 18-unit program offered by the College of Medicine and Public Health.
The program can be undertaken full-time in one semester subject to availability of the relevant topics. It can also be undertaken part-time in two to four consecutive semesters.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification and have their candidature approved by the Dean (Education).
The Graduate Certificate articulates with the Master of Public Health program and credit is normally given for appropriate topics completed in the graduate certificate.
The Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion aims to provide students with health promotion knowledge and skills to incorporate the principles of public health/primary health care into specific fields of practice in order to reduce inequalities in health care access and health outcomes.
At completion of the course students will have:
- to understand the relevance of models of health promotion in a range of real world and workplace problems
- to critically analyse theoretical concepts relevant to health promotion, and the social determinants of health and well-being
application of knowledge and skills:
- to apply principles of health promotion to public health practice.
Program of study
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP of better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Core - Year 1 topics
9 units comprising:
PHCA9501 Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing (4.5 units)
PHCA9507 Health Promotion in Public Health (4.5 units)
Option - Year 1 topics
Select 9 units from*:
MHSC8111 Managing Chronic Conditions - Self-Management Support Approaches (4.5 units)
MMED9104 Advanced Epidemiology (4.5 units)
PHCA9502A Qualitative Research Methods - Part A (4.5 units)
PHCA9504 First Nations Health and Wellbeing (4.5 units)
PHCA9506 Program Planning and Evaluation in Public Health (9 units)
PHCA9510 Leadership and the New Public Health (4.5 units)
PHCA9514 Professional Practice in Public Health (4.5 units)
PHCA9519 Economic Evidence for Health Care Decision Making (4.5 units)
PHCA9520 Epidemiology for Practice (4.5 units)
PHCA9521 Critical Perspectives on Global Health and Development (4.5 units)
PHCA9522 Introduction to Epidemiological Research Methods (4.5 units)
PHCA9523 Introductory Biostatistics (4.5 units)
PHCA9524 Advanced Biostatistics (4.5 units)
*With the permission of the Course Coordinator, students may be permitted to undertake other appropriate option topics.
Except with permission of the Dean (Education):
- the program must be completed within four consecutive semesters. A lesser period may be set for students granted credit for previous studies
- no topic may be attempted more than twice.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in 18 units or more, or the award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion, may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.