Graduate Diploma in Public Health

Qualification: Graduate Diploma
Study mode: Online
Duration: Self-paced, max of 10 years
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Awarded by: Curtin University

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About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Public Health offered by Open Universities Australia encourages students to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to public health information and practices.

On completion of this program you will have the education and training to be able to critically evaluate public health issues and public health information, provide effective and targeted public health communication, understand the impact of inequalities and social disadvantage on individual and community health, develop effective self-management and learning programs, conduct ethically appropriate research, and use the relevant technologies.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for this program:

OR

  • Hold one of the following graduate certificates: Graduate Certificate in Public Health, Graduate Certificate in Health Industry Management, Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion, Graduate Certificate in Children's Environmental Health or the Graduate Certificate in International Health, with a course weighted average of at least 65 (Credit)

AND

  • Have English language proficiency

Prior learning

Students who have completed one of the graduate certificates listed above may apply for their units to be credited towards further study.

Areas of study

In this postgraduate diploma, the subjects you will study include:

  • Communication for health
  • Ethics in public health practice
  • Health research methods
  • Health promotion planning
  • Public health nutrition
  • Foundations of public health
  • Environmental health management
  • Epidemiology and biostatistics

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.

Shorter programs

If you choose not to study the entire Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health, you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or prefer not to commit to the whole study period. Depending on the units studied, you can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

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How will this course advance my career?

This graduate diploma acts as the ideal launch pad for health graduates looking to gain additional skills and knowledge in order to expand their professional development.

As a globally recognised qualification, this public health program can lead to a wealth of employment opportunities in the public health sphere, both locally and throughout the world.

How else will I benefit from this postgraduate diploma?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Diploma in Public 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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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.

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