Graduate Certificate in Public Engagement in Medical Science

Graduate Certificate in Public Engagement in Medical Science

Communication is an important but sometimes an overlooked filed in the medical science sector, and if you are a community-minded health professional looking to improve your broader communication skills then this Graduate Certificate in Public Engagement in Medical Science qualification from UTS Online could be an ideal course for you.

This course is ideal for health professionals looking to engage in health policy and advocacy, and is specifically designed to enable people to communicate complex scientific concepts to a wide range of audiences. You will learn all about essential topics such as how to shape health policies, how to communicate science and vision, how to conduct public engagement around health data and and how to address social issues in public health. By the end of the course you will be able to confidently engage the public, government officials and departments and media and clearly and effectively communicate complex ideas involved in health and science.

This course is delivered 100% online, allowing you to effectively balance study with your other commitments.

 

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  • Qualification:
    Graduate Certificate
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    8 months minimum
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    UTS Online
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Medical Sales Representative | Legislation and Policy Officer  | Medical Science Liaison | Policy and Relations​ Advisor | Science Communications Officer | View All

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Communication is an important but sometimes an overlooked filed in the medical science sector, and if you are a community-minded health professional looking to improve your broader communication skills then this Graduate Certificate in Public Engagement in Medical Science qualification from UTS Online could be an ideal course for you.

This course is ideal for health professionals looking to engage in health policy and advocacy, and is specifically designed to enable people to communicate complex scientific concepts to a wide range of audiences. You will learn all about essential topics such as how to shape health policies, how to communicate science and vision, how to conduct public engagement around health data and and how to address social issues in public health. By the end of the course you will be able to confidently engage the public, government officials and departments and media and clearly and effectively communicate complex ideas involved in health and science.

This course is delivered 100% online, allowing you to effectively balance study with your other commitments.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for this course, you need to have completed a UTS-recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a medical, biotechnology, biomedical, pharmacology, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, audiology, nursing or biomedical engineering field.

Local applicants with international qualifications must also satisfy English language requirements with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 and a writing score of 6.0.

While completing the Graduate Certificate in Public Engagement in Medical Science qualification from UTS Online, you will study the following subjects (24 credit points total):

  • Shaping Policies for the Future (6 CP)
  • Communicating Science and Vision (6 CP)
  • Public Engagement with Health Data (6 CP)
  • Social Perspectives in Public Health (6 CP)

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UTS is the top-ranked young university in Australia and ranked 11th globally*. Our 100% online postgraduate courses give you the opportunity to access our world-class education wherever you are.

Our courses are created by leading industry academics who partner with organisations operating at the edge of progress. The courses are delivered through an innovative and interactive online platform, designed by experts in online education who understand how to make lessons personal and engaging.

With UTS Online, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge you need for your immediate future as well as the capability to keep adapting as new technologies, new career environments and new social challenges change our world even more.

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You'll have the support you need to succeed with a dedicated Student Success Advisor who will navigate and motivate you through to graduation day.

Where Will It Lead Me?

On completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Public Engagement in Medical Science qualification from UTS Online. You will have developed the ability to easily navigate the complex policy and advocacy space as well as communicate difficult concepts to a wide range of different audiences.

Curious about where a career in medical could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Maximum cost for this course is $17,000 - this will depend on the number of subjects completed during the course.

Upfront payment, or FEE-HELP is available for eligible students.

Enquire for more information on course costs and about FEE-HELP eligibility requirements.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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