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Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Diploma of Health Research

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
1GD034
822040
Casuarina Campus (FF)
1GD534
872040
Online (CSP)
1GD034
822040
Online (FF)
1GD534
872040
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
0101052
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

THRES1

Award
Graduate Diploma of Health Research
Faculty/College
Menzies School of Health Research
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine

The Graduate Diploma of Health Research equips students with advanced knowledge and skills in health research design and practice. This course is delivered by CDU and the Menzies School of Health Research. You will be taught by leading Menzies Research professionals in the specialist areas of specialist areas of Indigenous health, public health and global health.

You will acquire theoretical and practical capabilities in: epidemiology; biostatistics; quantitative and qualitative research methods. On completion you can articulate to a Master of Health Research and undertake a supervised research project; and then proceed, with approval, to Higher Degree Research training. Alternatively, you can articulate to a Master of Public Health.

Upon graduating, you will be equipped to work in areas of health research and professional public health practice.

This course requires you to have a high level of academic reading and writing. If you are not confident in your academic literacy skills, you are encouraged to fully utilise the University's academic support services.

Credit transfers & pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Course fees

Both Commonwealth supported places (CSP) and fee paying places are available for this course. If you would like to apply for a CSP use the SATAC code 1GD034. If you would like to apply for a fee paying place you will need to use the SATAC code 1GD534.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2019: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments and 2019 HE Units and Fees.
2020: Information about fees and charges for 2020 will be published no later than 1 December 2019.

International tuition fees

Fees for new commencing students in 2020 is $29,520.00. The fees are subject to increase annually.

Fees is reviewed and adjusted annually to take into account the increases in University's course delivery costs.
The University reserves the right to review and adjust the tuition fees

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma of Health Research is a one year course. The core units cover the essential knowledge and skills of health research and the choice of specialist electives provide students with opportunities to explore various areas of health research and public health. Delivered externally online; some units are offered with an internal option.


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core
(5 units)
50 Compulsory Core units totalling 50 credit points as detailed below:

PHM526 Research Design
PHM527 Health Research Skills
PHM552 Epidemiology
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods
 

Specialist Electives
(3 units)
30

Specialist Elective units from ANY of the following streams totalling 30 credit points:

(Students planning to articulate to a Master of Public Health and complete with a 40cp research project must complete PHM567, PHM516 & PHM559 as specialist electives in the Graduate Diploma of Health Research to meet core requirements of both awards.)

Health Research Stream
PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM524 Clinical Trials
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases

Public Health Stream
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive Health
PHM536 Health Systems Planning and Management
PHM554 Public Health Decision Making
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control
PHM567 Public Health
PHM592 Global Health
PHM593 Tropical Child Health

Course Total 80  

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Diploma AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit R = Research SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PHM526 Research Design CO PHM527 Health Research Skills CO
PHM552 Epidemiology CO PHM553 Biostatistics CO
Specialist Elective 1 SE PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods CO
Specialist Elective 2 SE Specialist Elective 3 SE

SPECIALIST ELECTIVE unit availability

Semester 1 Semester 2

PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM536 Health Systems Planning and Management
PHM554 Public Health Decision Making
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control
PHM567 Public Health
PHM592 Global Health
 
PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM524 Clinical Trials
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive Health
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease
PHM593 Tropical Child Health

Those students planning to articulate to a Master of Public Health with a Research Project must follow the below study plan. It is essential that this plan is followed in order to fulfil the core requirements of the Master of Public Health.

FULL TIME

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PHM526 Research Design CO PHM553 Biostatistics CO
PHM552 Epidemiology CO PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods CO
PHM516 Indigenous Health SE PHM527 Health Research Skills CO
PHM567 Public Health SE PHM559 Health Policy SE

  PART TIME

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PHM526 Research Design CO PHM553 Biostatistics CO
PHM552 Epidemiology CO PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods CO
Year 2
PHM516 Indigenous Health SE PHM527 Health Research Skills CO
PHM567 Public Health SE PHM559 Health Policy SE

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit R = Research SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    PHM527 Health Research Skills CO
    PHM553 Biostatistics CO
    PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods CO
    Specialist Elective 1 SE
Year 2
PHM526 Research Design CO    
PHM552 Epidemiology  CO    
Specialist Elective 2 SE    
Specialist Elective 3 SE    

SPECIALIST ELECTIVE unit availability

Semester 1 Semester 2

PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM536 Health Systems Planning and Management
PHM554 Public Health Decision Making
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control
PHM567 Public Health
PHM592 Global Health
 
PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM524 Clinical Trials
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive Health
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease
PHM593 Tropical Child Health

Those students planning to articulate to a Master of Public Health with a Research Project must follow the below study plan. It is essential that this plan is followed in order to fulfil the core requirements of the Master of Public Health.

FULL TIME

Semester 1 Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
    PHM553 Biostatistics CO
    PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods CO
    PHM527 Health Research Skills CO
    PHM559 Health Policy SE
Calendar Year 2
PHM526 Research Design CO    
PHM552 Epidemiology CO    
PHM516 Indigenous Health SE    
PHM567 Public Health SE    

PART TIME

Semester 1 Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
    PHM553 Biostatistics CO
    PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods CO
Calendar Year 2
PHM526 Research Design CO PHM527 Health Research Skills CO
PHM552 Epidemiology CO PHM559 Health Policy SE
Calendar Year 3
PHM516 Indigenous Health SE    
PHM567 Public Health SE    

 

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