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The Graduate Certificate in Public Health comprises subjects that provide students with a range of critical, research and practical skills in the areas of public health and policy analysis, epidemiology, and biostatistics. The program will suit students who seek an introduction to public health. It also provides an entry point to the Graduate Diploma in Public Health for those who wish to continue their professional development with future studies.
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This program will provide you with the ability to determine the nature of community health problems and the skills to initiate steps in defining and alleviating them by bringing together the various services available.
This program will suit students who seek an introduction to public health. The program provides the opportunity to develop skills and acquire knowledge essential for the effective practice of public health. One of the major goals of the program is to promote the proactive role by public health professionals in co-ordinating relevant community resources.
Subjects of study include:
- A Global Perspective on Social Determinants of Health
- Public Health, Policy and Society
- Introduction to Epidemiology
- Introduction to Biostatistics
Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On Campus, online
Fees: AUD $31,584*
Delivery: On Campus, online
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As a graduate in public health, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Health promotion
- Health education
- Infection control
- Global health
- Case management
- Health workforce planning
If your interest in public health comes with a strong desire to understand how and why disease occurs, you may find your niche in epidemiology. When an outbreak of disease occurs, it will be your job to find its cause and control its spread.
Health Promotion Officer
Health Promotion Officers assists health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability, and other health-related issues.
Health Education Officer
Health Education Officer's design and deliver education programs around specialist health, sport, and social support. They also visit schools and community groups to assist with the integration of these specialist education programs.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed program of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.
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