The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts


Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Online


0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

UON program code: 11686

Study Health Science

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Health Science will provide you with a postgraduate educational grounding that will develop your skills, theoretical knowledge and ability to apply health knowledge in a professional setting.

Why study with us?

  • Enhance your career opportunities – apply the practical skills and knowledge that you acquire during your studies to advance your health career.
  • Flexible study options – At UON, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study anytime.

Graduate Certificate in Health Science

What you will study

The Graduate Certificate in Health Science program will develop your research and evaluation skills and enable you to apply these to health service practice through the completion of two core courses and two directed courses.

Key areas of study include:

  • research methodology and design
  • foundations of health promotion
  • introduction to quality and safety in health care
  • occupational hygiene and toxicology

Career opportunities

Demand for skilled and qualified practitioners has increased, resulting in more career opportunities for graduates in health-related studies. The Graduate Certificate in Health Science from the University of Newcastle will provide you with broad knowledge in health and research methods, which will prepare you for future postgraduate studies in a coursework Master program.

Possible career paths may include:

  • health advocacy
  • research
  • health planning and promotion