Graduate Certificate of Public Health

Graduate Certificate of Public Health

Course code

101811

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7, medical, nursing, allied health or other relevant bachelor degree.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3aSchedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Public Health will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a specialised body of theoretical and technical knowledge in the disciplines of public health across diverse tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous contexts

  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, data and evidence to devise appropriate strategies to detect, prevent and control communicable and non‐communicable diseases ensuring safe and healthy environments for tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities

  • Critically reflect upon the socio‐ecological nature of health promotion and its application in optimising the health and well-being of tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities

  • Critically reflect upon and engage in professional public health practice based on ethical decision making and an evidence- based approach, including consideration of recent developments in the field

  • Apply specialised human, project and organisational management skills within a public health and policy context to effect efficient and equitable gains in public health

  • Communicate theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions through advanced literacy and numeracy skills to specialist and non‐specialist audiences

  • Demonstrate personal autonomy and accountability for their own future personal and professional development and contribute to the professional development of others, by engaging in critical reflective practice in relation to knowledge, skills and attitudes and their application to the specialty of public health.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5513:03 Public Health Management or TM5563:03 Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management

TM5525:03 Communicable Disease Control or TM5514:03 Environmental Health

TM5528:03 Health Promotion or TM5502:03 Tropical Public Health

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

3 credit points

Supplementary exam for final subject

Nil

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Not applicable

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Approved abbreviation

GCertPH

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to either the Graduate Diploma of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Master of Public Health or Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the graduate certificate.