UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.
Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies
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 / 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- 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
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: 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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2020; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1, S2||PUBH4401||Biostatistics I||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week (for face-to-face mode only)|
|S1, S2||PUBH4403||Epidemiology I||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week (for face-t- face mode only)|
|NS||PUBH5705||Health Program Evaluation||offered intensively|
|S1||PUBH5721||Public Health Field Trip||Seminars up to 6 x 2 hours; 1-3 week fieldwork overseas|
|S2||PUBH5743||Environmental and Occupational Health||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1.5 hour per week for 10 weeks|
|S2||PUBH5749||Foundations of Public Health||seminars: 3 hours per week|
|S1||PUBH5751||Disease Prevention in Population Health||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week|
|S2||PUBH5752||Health Systems and Economics||lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week|
|S1||PUBH5754||Health Promotion I||lectures: 3 hours per week|
|NS||PUBH5757||Clinical Epidemiology||offered intensively|
|N/A||PUBH5759||Epidemiology II||3 hours lecture/tutorial per week|
|S2||PUBH5761||Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases||online tuition: 3 hours per week|
|NS||PUBH5763||Leadership and Management of Health Services||One week full time, plus pre-intensive week online activities.|
|S2||PUBH5769||Biostatistics II||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week (for face-to-face mode only)|
|NS||PUBH5785||Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data||offered intensively (1 week full-time)|
|N/A||PUBH5801||Economic Evaluation of Health Care||1 week full-time|
|NS||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|
|S1, S2||PUBH5805||Qualitative Research Methods in Health||lectures/tutorials: 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 module
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).
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.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units (where greater than one unit is taken per year) 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 ACE 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.
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
[Approved addition to University Policy]
[Approved exception to University Policy]