Studying this Graduate Certificate in Public Health program through Open Universities Australia will give you the skills and training to launch your career in public health.
Graduates of this program will have the skills to effectively plan, implement and evaluate public health programs for a variety of purposes and in a variety of settings.
You will gain a broad education in public health topics including health promotion planning, nutrition, environmental health management, control of infectious disease and environmental health.
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or its equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution, preferably in a health related or behavioural science area. Those with substantial work experience in a health-related area may also apply.
Areas of study
In this Graduate Certificate in Public Health program, the subjects you will study include:
Health research methods
Health promotion planning
Foundations of public health
Environmental health management
Epidemiology of infectious diseases
Control of infectious disease
Epidemiology of occupational diseases
Sustainable development for health
Health promotion methods
Evaluation of health promotion
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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For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
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.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.
The online Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion course will help you develop in the major principles and issues of health promotion and the process of planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs.