Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies

An introduction to public health, including the health system and its drivers and the core units that form the basis of public health. 

Careers and further study

Explore the career opportunities available to you.

Career Pathways

This degree will provide skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding, which will assist you in taking the next step in your career.

Research Officer

Health Project/Program Manager

Policy Analyst

Health Researcher

Health Promotion Officer

Epidemiologist

Scientific Officer

 


This degree will provide skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding, which will assist you in taking the next step in your career.

Research Officer

Health Project/Program Manager

Policy Analyst

Health Researcher

Health Promotion Officer

Epidemiologist

Scientific Officer

 


Further Study

This course is the first four units towards the Master of Public Health (1.5 years), Master of Public Health with specialisation (2 years)Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This course is the first four units towards the Master of Public Health (1.5 years), Master of Public Health with specialisation (2 years)Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points. (Courses may teach up to 72 points in a year)

 

FFP
For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator select 'Postgraduate Coursework Fee-Paying' and chose your course to see the annual and total course fees.

CSP
For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator select 'Postgraduate Coursework Commonwealth-Supported' and chose ‘I want to price my units’.

Course Credit Points
24
Average Annual Fee - 2022
$8,825.24
Typical Fee Range - 2022
$3,985.00 - $14,630.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
or
(b) a level and duration of education and professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;
or
(c) completed two postgraduate public health (PUBH) units.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

This certificate course allows you maximum flexibility to tailor your studies in population health to meet your personal or professional interests and requirements.

DollarThis course is subsidised for Australian residents through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Visit our fee calculator for CSP rates and an estimate on your course fees.

About the course

This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of public health and how public health works to create healthier populations.  Students will learn fundamental concepts in a range of public health areas such as epidemiology, biostatistics, qualitative research methods, health economics and health promotion, plus the biological, environmental, economic and social determinants of health.

 

Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Partially Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 40 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 91230
CRICOS code
  • 074756K
Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Partially Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 40 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 91230
CRICOS code
  • 074756K
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 semester
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies

Study options in Public Health

We offer a range of courses enabling you to tailor your studies to meet your personal or professional interests and advance your career. 

graduate certificate in population health studies

Top 3 reasons to study this course

1. Develop a skill to tackle the complex public health challenges today and in the future

2. Learn to  assess and communicate the biological, environmental, economic and social determinants of health to a range of audiences across the private sector, government and the general public

3. Make connections within UWA's School of Population and Global Health, a leading research, teaching and service organisation whose work influences health policies and practices 
graduate certificate in population health studies
graduate certificate in population health studies

Public Health Field Trip

Field Trip

Students electing to complete a field trip unit have the opportunity to apply the theories learnt to a current health issue in a low-to-middle-income international country. You will develop evaluation, leadership and mentoring skills which will be applied in a developing country. The students will mentor a small group of undergraduate students who are working with a local university or non-government organisation (NGO), on a health issued that they have identified as a priority. 

graduate certificate in population health studies