The Graduate Diploma in Public Health is offered as an exit award for students currently enrolled in the Master of Public Health or the Doctor of Public Health who choose not to complete either course.
The Graduate Diploma in Public Health aims to provide students with the ability to apply knowledge and skills in relation to public health principles, values and practices that reduce inequity in health care access and health outcomes, and improve population health status.
At the completion of the course it is expected that graduates will be able to
- understand, critique, and apply contemporary approaches to public health practice and knowledge
- demonstrate knowledge and skills in:
• critical analysis of evidence and theories from social, economic, environmental, and political determinants of health
• developing, planning, and evaluating public health approaches to health problems
• applying contemporary public health knowledge in work-related environments
- apply knowledge and skills in: critical analysis of evidence and theories regarding determinants of health, planning and evaluating public health approaches, and work-related environments.
Program of study
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Public Health, a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
PHCA9501 Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing (4.5 units)
Select 13.5 units from the following:
MHSC8111 Managing Chronic Conditions - Self-Management Support Approaches (4.5 units)
PHCA9502A Qualitative Research Methods - Part A (4.5 units)
PHCA9504 Critical Practice in Indigenous Health (4.5 units)
PHCA9507 Health Promotion in Public Health (4.5 units)
PHCA9510 Leadership and the New Public Health (4.5 units)
PHCA9519 Economic Evidence for Health Care Decision Making (4.5 units)
PHCA9521 Critical Perspectives on Global Health and Development (4.5 units)
PHCA9522 Introduction to Epidemiologal Research Methods (4.5 units)
PHCA9523 Introductory Biostatistics (4.5 units)
Select 18 units from the following:
ENVH9712 Environmental Health Policy, Management and Administration (4.5 units)
HACM9200 Health and Aged Care Systems and Policy (4.5 units)
HACM9201 Health Law and Ethics (4.5 units)
MHSC8112 Implementing Change in Healthcare Systems Supporting Chronic Condition Management (4.5 units)
MHSC8114 The Person's Experience of Self-Management (4.5 units)
MMED9104 Advanced Epidemiology (4.5 units)
NURS9124 Advanced Thinking, Communicating and Problem Solving for Health Professionals (4.5 units)
NUTD9226 Public Health and Community Nutrition (4.5 units)
PHCA9502B Qualitative Research Methods - Part B (4.5 units)
PHCA9503 Research Methods in Public Health (9 units)
PHCA9505 Primary Health Care in Developing Countries (9 units)
PHCA9506 Program Planning and Evaluation in Public Health (9 units)
PHCA9514 Professional Practice in Public Health (4.5 units)
PHCA9520 Epidemiology for Practice (4.5 units)
PHCA9524 Advanced Biostatistics (4.5 units)
With the permission of the Course Coordinator alternate topics that are appropriate to the student's program of study may be substituted in exceptional circumstances.