The Graduate Certificate in Health Science will provide students with skills and knowledge fundamental to most health related areas of work. The Graduate Certificate in Health Science has two core courses; Research Methodology and Design and Foundations of Health Promotion. Students are required to complete the core courses and 20 units from a directed courses list which will provide specialist knowledge for specific graduate careers.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Demonstrated a capacity for collecting, monitoring and reviewing evidence to inform health service practice
- Demonstrated ability to identify and evaluate factors affecting health and illness
- Demonstrated an understanding of research methods and their application to health service practice
- Demonstrated cultural competency and safety
- Displayed respect for the community and the environment
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* 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.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
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.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.
Qualification for the award of Graduate Certificate in Health Science requires 40 units of course work undertaken over 0.5 years full time or 3 years part time. Students will be required to complete
* 20 units of core courses; and
* 20 units from a directed course list.
Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.
You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.
- 2017-2018 Program Plan - for students who commenced in 2017 and 2018 616.2 KB
- 2019 - 2021 Program Plan - for students commencing in 2019 - 2021 162.2 KB
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|ABOR6001||Aboriginal Foundation Studies||10 units|
|GSBS6040||Human Resource Management||10 units|
|GSBS6200||Financial and Management Accounting||10 units|
|INDH6007||Investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the public health context||Not currently offered||10 units|
|MEDI6295||Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions||10 units|
|NURS6250||Ageing and Health||10 units|
|OHSE6010||Occupational Health||10 units|
|OHSE6020||Occupational Hygiene Fundamentals||10 units|
|PUBH6150||Quality and Safety in Health Care||10 units|
|PUBH6301||Chronic Disease and Injury Control||10 units|
|SOCA6640||Social Science Research Methods||10 units|
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
International students can only study this program online offshore.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.
The University policy on Students with Special Needs is implemented at all times. The Faculty accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.