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Course and Subject Handbook 2012 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care Research

Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care Research

Course Code

74311

Version

2

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an appropriate undergraduate health degree, from this or another University; or

Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, and at least two years of suitable experience; or

In exceptional cases, evidence of appropriate professional experience including a minimum of five years working in the primary health field.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Graduate Certificates.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Graduate Certificate Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

HS5101:03 Contemporary Issues in Primary Health Care Research

Options

Select 9 credit points of specified HS, MD and TM subjects

HS5001:03 Population Health for Clinicians 1

HS5102:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals

or

TM5524:03 Qualitative Research Methods

HS5103:03 Independent Project in Primary Health Care Research (Minor Project)

or

HS5104:03 Independent Project in Primary Health Care Research (Major Project) Part 1 of 2

HS5105:03 Independent Project in Primary Health Care Research (Major Project) Part 2 of 2

HS5106:03 Planning and Evaluation for Primary Health Care

MD8001:03 Foundations of Rural or Remote Medicine: Reflections on Practice

TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

4 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

3 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 9 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not include majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable