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Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Course code W60

Public health is a broad area concerned with improving health and well-being of communities. Current Australian priorities for public health are to reduce health disparities between different population groups.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W60

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $10,150

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Duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

W60

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

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Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Structure

Students are required to complete one core unit and two core option units (student may select both two units from List 1 or one unit from List 1 and one unit from List 2).

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HST5161Public Health: Philosophy, Principles and Practice20
Core Option List 1 Students must select at least one unit from:
HST6335 ^Public Health Strategies20
HST5120 ^Epidemiology20
Core Option List 2 Students may select one unit from:
HST6522 ^Public Health Leadership20
HST6333 ^Diversity, Culture and Health20
HST6337 ^Communicable Disease20
HST6338 ^Law and Ethical Issues20
HST6341 ^Maternal, Child and Youth Health20
HST6350 ^Drug Use and Addictive Behaviours20
HST6355 ^Ageing, Health and Wellbeing20
HST6510 ^Public Health Planning and Evaluation20
OHS6134 ^Principles of Environmental Health20
OHS6138 ^Occupational Health Management20
MAT5212 ^Biostatistics20
NUT6110 ^Food Vision20
NUT5114 ^Public Health Nutrition15
NUT5116 ^Applied Food Science and Systems15
RES5115 ^Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches20

Please note: Most core option units run every year, however, some only run once every two years. Some units may also run exclusively on-campus or online. Please refer to the ECU timetable for delivery schedules.

^ Core Option

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and interpretative skills to investigate and evaluate complex psychosocial and health issues in authentic situations.
  2. Communicate advanced public health knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.
  3. Demonstrate independent judgement and management skills by planning, implementing and/or evaluating a substantial public health study.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $10,150 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Public health, evaluation, strategic planning, health promotion, health project management, public health planning, population health, health leadership

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