This course allows students maximum flexibility to tailor their studies in population health to meet their personal or professional interests or requirements. The course has also been designed as a pathway for those who wish to enrol into a Master of Public Health but who do not have the required educational background.
- Course title
- Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- Postgraduate certificate
- Current / 2023
- Administered by
- Population and Global Health
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- Full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 0.5 years
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Siobhan Hickling
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.
Key to availability of units:
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
- non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1, S2||PUBH4401||Biostatistics I||
||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week|
|S1, S2||PUBH4403||Epidemiology I||None||lectures: 60-70 minutes recorded lectures per week; online tutorial worksheets: ~ 2-3 hours per week|
|S1||PUBH5705||Health Program Evaluation||
||lectures/tutorials 3.5 hours|
|NS||PUBH5721||Public Health Field Trip||Attendance on campus for up to six, 2-hour seminars, followed by up to 14 days working with and NGO in Nepal, Fiji or India. Timing and mode of delivery will be dependent on university travel restrictions. In 2023 teaching period B3 will be the Nepal offering and teaching period UWCT3 will be the Fiji offering.|
|S2||PUBH5743||Environmental and Occupational Health||None||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week for 12 weeks|
|S1||PUBH5749||Foundations of Public Health||None||lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week|
|N/A||PUBH5751||Disease Prevention in Population Health||None||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week|
|S2||PUBH5752||Health Systems and Economics||None||lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week|
|S1||PUBH5754||Health Promotion I||None||lectures: 3 hours per week|
|N/A||PUBH5757||Clinical Epidemiology||None||offered intensively|
|N/A||PUBH5759||Epidemiology II||3 hours lecture/tutorial per week|
|S2||PUBH5761||Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases||None||online tuition: 3 hours per week|
|NS||PUBH5763||Health Leadership and Management||None||One week full time, plus pre-intensive week readings.|
|S1||PUBH5767||Child and Maternal Health||
||3 hours per week for 12 weeks|
||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week|
|NS||PUBH5785||Analysis of Linked Health Data||None||offered intensively (1 week full-time)|
|NS||PUBH5801||Economic Evaluation of Health Care||
||1 week full-time|
|N/A||PUBH5802||Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data||offered intensively (1 week full-time)|
|NS||PUBH5804||Food and Nutrition in Population Health||
||1 week full-time|
|S2||PUBH5805||Qualitative Research Methods in Health||None||seminar: 3 hours per week|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have
(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) a level and duration of education and professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;
(c) completed two postgraduate public health (PUBH) units.
Admission ranking and selection
5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
Articulations and exit awards
6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.
7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
10.(1) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time are assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.
(2) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for a second time are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
12. This rule is not applicable to this course.
13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).
14.(1) Unless the Faculty permits otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances, credit will only be granted for coursework completed within the last five years.
[Approved addition to University Policy]
(2) Credit granted towards the Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies for units completed through UWA Access must not exceed 12 points.
[Approved exception to University Policy]