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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
Mode of delivery



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

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 -  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

12 ? Medical and Health Sciences areas rated at 'well above world standard'

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

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

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:

  • clinical leadership and management
  • health advocacy
  • research
  • health planning and promotion