Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care Research
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.
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.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Course learning outcomes
The Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Research provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to undertake research and evaluation in primary health care settings. Graduates at this level will possess advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in the area of primary health care research, with a particular focus on rural, remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research. They will have an understanding of ethical implications of research, and strategies to use for consultation and engagement to optimise the benefit of research as a response to health inequities for participants and communities.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care will be able to:
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
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 and 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
TM5510:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
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