The Graduate Diploma in Health Science provides students with an opportunity to delve deeper into issues relevant to the Australian healthcare system as well as international models of healthcare. It explores the socioeconomic, behavioural, biological and societal determinants of health and disease, providing a sound knowledge in epidemiology and the use of healthcare data for decision-making. It provides an entry point to the Master of Health Science for those who wish to continue on their professional development journey with further studies.
Ready when you are
Are you ready to make a change? It’s not too late to see where a Western degree can take you.
Join us for Mid-Year Info Day at our Parramatta City campus on Saturday, 15 May and get started on your journey to university.
Plan a healthier future
This course includes work integrated learning opportunities that involve using the workplace and community as a site and as a source for learning. Work integrated learning partners include various Local Health Districts, hospitals, aged care providers, and other health service providers found within the community. Two units will be focused on work integrated learning, one using workplaces and communities as sources for learning through project-based learning, and the other using the workplace and community as a site for learning.
In addition to three core units, you will complete five electives from a wide range of fields of study including, but not limited to, Communicable Diseases, Health Workforce Planning, Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care, and Surveillance and Disaster Planning.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus, online
Fees: AUD $30,114*
Delivery: On campus
Postgraduate Information Sessions
Advance your career or kick-start it in a new direction with Postgraduate study at Western.
Streaming live from May, we’ll be discussing course content, admission requirements and career outcomes.
Register now for our upcoming Postgraduate Health Science Information Session at 5pm on Thursday, 3 June to explore where Postgraduate studies can take you.
Start your unlimited journey today.
As a health science graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Health services management
- Aged care management
- Health planning
- International health
- Health promotion
- Occupational health and safety
- Occupational and environmental hygiene.
- Research studies
Health Promotion Research Officer
A research officer develops health promotion research; ensuring ethical standards are upheld within research; the collection and analysis of data to evaluate the effectiveness of an program; and the dissemination of findings to the general public and professional audiences.
Public Health Planner
In this role you will plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services. You may manage an entire facility such as a hospital, or specialise in managing a specific clinical area or medical practice.
Health Promotion Officer
Health Promotion Officers identify and address priority health and wellbeing issues and deliver population health interventions. They develop and implement health promotion programs and evaluate their effectiveness.
Quality Improvement Officer
Quality Improvement Officers can be involved in the strategic planning and supervision of quality and safety activities at major metropolitan hospitals or for an area health service.
Project Officers work specifically on designated health related projects. Their tasks involve the conceptualisation, design, implementation and evaluation of the project. They can also be involved in evaluating and formulating operational improvements for a health district.
Practice Managers coordinate and manage the day to day operations of a health care practice (such as a community or medical).
Community Engagement / Event Coordinators
Community Engagement / Event Coordinators increase knowledge and awareness of positive health behaviours within the population through primary prevention information.
A Diversional Therapist works with people of all ages and abilities. They design and facilitate individualised recreation and leisure programs that support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals.
Recreation Officers develop, support and coordinate sport and recreation programs and services for the benefit of communities.
Apply now and start your unlimited journey.
*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.