Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care Research
Information valid for students commencing in 2012.
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
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
12 credit points
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).
HS5101:03 Contemporary Issues in Primary Health Care Research
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
TM5524:03 Qualitative Research Methods
HS5103:03 Independent Project in Primary Health Care Research (Minor Project)
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
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
6 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
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.
3 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.
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.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not include majors
Exit with lesser award