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GD-PUBHL

Public Health

Graduate diploma

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

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
    200
  • CRICOS
    080069E
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

12 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Why study Public Health at Curtin?

Professional recognition

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

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Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Public Health

Outline

Outline

Our public health courses are multidisciplinary and designed for health professionals seeking to develop their skills and knowledge in public health. Whether you already work in public health or want to move into this field, our courses can prepare you for contemporary public health practice that addresses traditional and emerging public health issues that threaten to negatively impact communities and the environment.

In this course you will undertake advanced coursework in public health that is specifically designed to broaden your knowledge, competence and skills.

It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health or a Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion once you have completed certain units.

This course builds upon the curriculum of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

Please note: The fieldwork component of this course is optional.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

 

 

 

What you'll learn

  • apply a systematic and coherent body of knowledge to a range of public health contexts
  • think critically to generate and evaluate complex ideas and propose possible solutions
  • critically analyse and evaluate information drawn from multiple public health data sources
  • use appropriate skills and tools to transfer complex knowledge to a variety of audiences
  • use current technologies applicable to public health
  • ability to transfer knowledge from one context to another within public health
  • analyse the effects of environment, culture and economic development on public health outcomes
  • apply theories of social justice to issues of inequity and social disadvantage as they impact on individuals and communities
  • demonstrate well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a public health practitioner

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

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.

English requirements

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

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Application Requirements

Please refer to our application requirements before applying for a Graduate Diploma in Public Health (GD-PUBHL) at Curtin.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $24,071*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 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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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

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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