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GC-PUBHL

Public Health

Graduate certificate

Prepares you for contemporary public health practice, addressing traditional and emerging public health issues.

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Public Health
  • Duration
    6 months full-time
  • Credit
    100
  • CRICOS
    079914E
  • Location
    Curtin Perth,  Curtin University Malaysia
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2022

Semester 2

On campus and online

2023

Semester 1

On campus and online

Semester 2

On campus and online

2024

Semester 1

On campus and online

Semester 2

On campus and online

2025

Semester 1

On campus and online

Semester 2

On campus and online

2022

Semester 2

On campus

2023

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

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Outline

If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia.

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Our course will teach students a range of practical skills to support public health action across educational, organisational, socio-economic, environmental and political domains to improve population health.

This fully online, multidisciplinary course is designed for health professionals seeking to develop their skills and knowledge in public health, while continuing to work. If you already work in public health, or want to move into this field, this course can prepare you for advancement in your organisation or field, providing you with practical skills and helping you to broaden your knowledge and skill set.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

 

Why study

  • Learn to measure public health and explore major problems in both developed and developing countries.
  • These courses will teach you how to effectively plan, implement and evaluate public health programs in a variety of settings.

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline specific knowledge in an area of public health
  • think critically in problem solving and decision making
  • access and use information technology to access, evaluate and interpret public health data and transform information to complete a range of activities
  • communicate effectively in various settings and/or for different audiences within the context of public health activities
  • use current technologies applicable to public health
  • demonstrate responsibility for personal outputs
  • explain how different national contexts impact on the health of individuals and communities
  • demonstrate an awareness of the impact of inequities and social disadvantage on the health of individuals and community
  • demonstrate the ability to work effectively as an individual and within a team environment

Admission criteria

Specifically, applicants require an undergraduate degree from a tertiary institution preferably in a health science area, education, behavioural sciences, social sciences or management. Satisfying the admission requirements enables an applicant to be considered for admission, but does not guarantee an offer of admission to the program.

Admission into program is at the discretion of the course coordinator/School and is dependent on a number of considerations including the applicant’s academic background and work experience along with assessment of supplementary information provided by the applicant.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Webform: Submit here

Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $12,036*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Curtin University Malaysia flag

2022

Semester 2
  • On campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GC-PUBHL
  • CRICOS code: 079914E
  • Last updated on: 06/10/2022