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LocationOnline
Duration0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.0.5 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryOnline
Start datesSemester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
Program Code11686

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

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

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

How to apply

Applying for Graduate Certificate in Health Science

I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

* Minimum of a three year undergraduate degree in a health-related area; or

* Other tertiary qualifications in health together with a minimum of two years' work experience in a health-related field.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

You can look at Uni prep for options to brush up on knowledge before you start.

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