Overview

A Public Health degree is recognised globally as essential for a career in population health, including health promotion, policy formulation, research, and management of health programs. The Graduate Certificate in Public Health provides preparation for education, research, and service in aspects of public health. You will develop an understanding of public health domains in health promotion and the social determinants of health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, Indigenous health, and population health priorities and methods in a range of professional areas. Graduates come away with high-level skills that are applicable in real world situations in the professional practice of public health in community and/or health service settings in public and private sectors.

Program Code

7368

UAC Code

910806 (CSP) 910807

Total units of credit (UOC)

24

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

9

Why choose this degree?

This program addresses the continuing education needs of specialists in public health as well as providing you with a general orientation to public health issues and methods. The Graduate Certificate designed for students who wish to study in a short time frame and may be seeking to update their knowledge and skills as well as providing a general orientation to public health issues and methods for those wishing to pursue a career in public health. It will benefit students returning to postgraduate study after a long period in the workforce.

Who should choose this degree?

This program is suited to anyone seeking a career in population health, which includes areas such as health promotion, health policy and managing health programs.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Epidemiology
  • Health promotion
  • Policy formulation
  • Research
  • Management of health programs

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have either:

An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management (see list below) and two years full-time professional or volunteer experience. This may also include equivalent professional experience acquired as part of a degree of 4 or more years duration (e.g. MBBS, MD) OR

An honours or postgraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management (see list below) *Examples include, but are not restricted to, medicine, nursing, allied health, health sciences, biomedical sciences, dentistry, social work, sociology, behavioural and social sciences, psychology, marketing, human services, emergency services, environmental health, veterinary science, health administration, business, management, engineering, law, science, mathematics and statistics, economics, policy studies and development studies.

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the UNSW Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.

Please note: The Graduate Certificate in Public Health cannot be completed on a full-time basis if students commence in Semester 2 or Summer. Students should apply to commence in Semester 1 if they want to complete the program on a full-time basis.

Application Procedure

For Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens, applications for postgraduate coursework programs at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine are online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

For international students, applications for postgraduate coursework programs at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine are online through UNSW Apply Online.

Please contact the Student Services office for further information postgrad-sphcm@unsw.edu.au

How to apply

Applications for domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed through the the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Postgraduate.

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