GC-INTLHL v.2 Graduate Certificate in International Health
Course CRICOS Code: 046658M
Registered full-time Duration: 0.5 Years
Graduate Certificates prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
The Graduate Certificate in International Health enables students to develop their knowledge and skills in international health. Students study a combination of units which are based on current knowledge and practice in international health. These units relate to the acquisition of knowledge and skills for the planning, management and delivery of appropriate health programs and services throughout the world.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Selection will be based on academic background. The applicant will provide completed Curtin Application for Admission and unit enrolment forms, a curriculum vitae including relevant work experience and names and contact details of two professional referees, a certified copy of academic qualification(s), a brief statement of specific interests in international health (maximum 250 words) and acceptable evidence of English proficiency (international applicants only).
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Credit for Recognised Learning may be awarded to suitably qualified applicants who have work experience in relevant areas or have successfully completed relevant postgraduate units.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to some Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
This course is an exit award of the GD-INTLHL Graduate Diploma in International Health and the MC-INTHL Master of International Health.
Course Entry/Completion Note
Upon successful completion of this program, students may apply for admission to the Graduate Diploma or Master of International Health contingent upon academic performance. Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of the Faculty of Health Sciences website
Graduate Certificates contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences.
This course is designed to be flexible to accommodate those from a variety of backgrounds and workplaces throughout the world.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. analyse environmental, physical and psychosocial determinants of health to effectively integrate principles of primary health care into practice, to plan, manage and deliver appropriate health programs and services to improve the wellbeing of individuals and families in developing countries and marginalised communities; conduct research or scholarly work to contribute to the practice in international health
2. critically appraise environmental, physical and psychosocial factors that affect health of vulnerable individuals and families in developing countries and marginalised communities; respond creatively and reflectively to global, regional and local health problems; use research to develop evidence-based strategies for improving health vulnerable and marginalised communities
3. access, evaluate and synthesise up-to-date information in the dynamic field of international health; evaluate and synthesise the available primary and secondary evidence to promote change that will improve health programs and services
4. demonstrate quality written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in academic, professional and the community settings; engage in strategic communication in writing and orally with various audiences in the global health care contexts (for example, stakeholders and donors)
5. creatively and appropriately utilise available technologies in a variety of settings; collect and manage information ethically and effectively; inform ongoing learning needs and evidence based practice for academic and professional community
6. demonstrate ability in interdependent and self-directed learning; identify the use of lifelong learning skills and ability to incorporate own learning opportunities in international practice and influence others in continued learning in the profession
7. recognise and apply global perspectives to health problems in vulnerable and marginalised communities; integrate international evidence-based practice into international health practice; conduct research or scholarly work to contribute to national and global community health issues
8. integrate principles of cultural security, advocacy and social justice into the care of all clients; have a high level of awareness and skills to understand and respond to cultural diversity and difference in national and international perspectives
9. conduct research or scholarly work to contribute to professional and ethical practice in international health; work collaboratively and demonstrate leadership within an interdisciplinary team to plan, manage and delivery health care services that will promote change to improve the health and well being of individual and family in developing countries or vulnerable and marginalised communities
Duration and Availability
The fee-paying course is two semesters part-time study. The program is only offered through online distance education. Part-time and/or distance education study is only available to Australian resident students and international students studying outside Australia.
Course Organisation Note
Students undertaking units by distance education should note that the contact hours indicated for units are only a guide for individual study.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|HEAL6003||v.1||International Health and Primary Health Care||8.0||25.0|
|MEDS6020||v.1||Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries||8.0||25.0|
|HEAL6006||v.1||Ethics in International Health||8.0||25.0|
|INDH5001||v.1||Indigenous and Global Health||1.0||25.0|
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