Graduate Certificate in International Health

Qualification: Graduate Certificate
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: Self-paced, max of 10 years
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Awarded by: Curtin University

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About this course

Studying this Graduate Certificate in International Health program through Open Universities Australia will give you the skills and training to launch a new and exciting career in international health.

You will develop a strong understanding of the challenges and concerns in health currently facing the international community. With the extensive skills and knowledge you develop in this course, you will have the training to help find solutions to pressing issues in international healthcare.

In this program you will gain knowledge and education in international health and primary health care, maternal and child health in developing countries, international nutrition, sexually transmissible infections and HIV.

Eligibility

Applicants require an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution. The course is open to students from multidisciplinary backgrounds, but those with experience in health sciences (nursing, public health, psychology, health promotion etc), social sciences, anthropology, sociology or social work are preferred.

Work Experience Entry may be granted to applicants who do not have an academic qualification, but have significant professional work experience in the health industry.

Areas of study

In this Graduate Certificate in International Health program, the subjects you will study include:

  • International health and primary health care
  • Maternal and child health in developing countries
  • International nutrition
  • Sexually transmissible infection and HIV: international perspectives
  • Research and evaluation in international health
  • Refugee and migrant health ethics in international health
  • International Indigenous health

Study periods

Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying. If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. Most postgraduate courses are offered in three Sessions per year, with each Session lasting 14 weeks. Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.

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How will this course advance my career?

Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to plan, manage and deliver appropriate and effective health programs in an international context.

How else will I benefit from this graduate certificate?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in International Health from Curtin University, as if you had studied on campus.
  • Flexible study: studying by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
  • Government financial support available through FEE-HELP.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy, Youth Allowance, FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP or scholarships.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
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