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Graduate Diploma in Public Health

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
External Studies
  1GD004
  1GD504
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

GDPH3

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

As a public health specialist, you will have the knowledge and tools to investigate, critique, manage and respond to complex health and social issues in both local and global contexts.

This course builds up skills in interpreting health information, including epidemiology, statistical analysis, quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Specialising in either public health practice, Indigenous health or global health, you will focus on designing and evaluating public health interventions, aimed at prevention, protection and promotion of health in the community.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent. Registered nurses who are graduates of a hospital-based program are also eligible for entry.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in a broad range of public health roles in government and non-government organisations (NGO) or you may move into our Master of Public Health.


  • 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

  • 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

Students are required to complete 4 core units and 4 specialist electives. Specialist electives may be selected from ANY of the three streams: public health practice, Indigenous health and global health. For those students planning to articulate to a Master of Public Health and who wish to complete a research project, Health Policy is recommended as a specialist elective unit.

Delivered externally online; some units are offered with an internal option.

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

Unit type
Credit Points Specific requirements
Compulsory Core
(4 units)

40

Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below:

PHM516 Indigenous Health (new title from 2018)
PHM552 Epidemiology (new title from 2018)
PHM567 Public Health (new title from 2016)
PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods
 
Specialist Elective Units
(4 units)

40

Four units totalling 40 credit points selected from ANY of the following three streams

Public Health Practice
PHM526 Research Design
PHM527 Health Research Skills
PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive Health
PHM536 Health Systems Planning and Management
PHM553 Biostatistics (new title from 2018)
PHM554 Public Health Decision Making
PHM559 Health Policy

Indigenous Health
PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM524 Clinical Trials
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM528 Community Development and Public Health (not offered 2017 or 2018)

Global Health
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control
PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
PHM592 Global Health
PHM593 Tropical Child Health
 

  80 Total Credit Points

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.

COURSE CHANGES - 2018

Unit title change:

Unit Code Previous Unit Title Unit Title 2018
PHM516 Indigenous Health and Social Change Indigenous Health
PHM552 Introduction to Epidemiology Epidemiology
PHM553 Introduction to Biostatistics Biostatistics


COURSE CHANGES - 2016

Unit title change:

Unit Code Unit Title (previous) Unit Title (2016)
PHM567

Foundations of Public Health

Public Health

Other changes include:
PHM528 Community Development and Public Health - not offered in 2016, 2017 or 2018.
 

COURSE CHANGES - 2013

The following two units have been added to this course as additional Specialist Electives

PHM528 Community Development and Public Health
PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive Health 

Study plan

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 enrolling in a reduced or part time load should use the table as a guide for planning an individual program of study.

FULL TIME STUDY PLAN

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PHM567 Public Health CO PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods CO
PHM552 Epidemiology CO

Specialist Elective 2
(PHM553 Biostatistics recommended)

SE
PHM516 Indigenous Health CO Specialist Elective 3 SE
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 4 SE

PART TIME STUDY PLAN

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PHM567 Public Health
CO PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods CO
PHM552 Epidemiology CO Specialist Elective 1
(PHM553 Biostatistics recommended)
SE
Year 2
PHM516 Indigenous Health CO  Specialist Elective 3 SE
Specialist Elective 2 SE  Specialist Elective 4 SE

SPECIALIST ELECTIVE unit availability:

Semester 1 Semester 2
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM526 Research Design
PHM528 Community Development and Public Health (not offered 2017 or 2018)
PHM536 Health Systems Planning and Management
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control
PHM592 Global Health 
PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM524 Clinical Trials
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM527 Health Research Skills
PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive Health
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM554 Public Health Decision Making
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
PHM593 Tropical Child Health


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 enrolling in a reduced or part time load should use the table as a guide for planning an individual program of study. 

FULL TIME STUDY PLAN

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods CO
    Specialist Elective 1
(PHM553 Biostatistics recommended)
SE
    Specialist Elective 2 SE
    Specialist Elective 3 SE
Year 2
PHM567 Public Health CO    
PHM552 Epidemiology CO    
PHM516 Indigenous Health CO    
Specialist Elective 4 SE    

PART TIME STUDY PLAN

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods CO
    Specialist Elective 1
(PHM553 Biostatistics recommended)
SE
Year 2
PHM567 Public Health CO Specialist Elective 2 SE
PHM552 Epidemiology CO Specialist Elective 3 SE
Year 3
PHM516 Indigenous Health CO    
Specialist Elective 4 SE    

SPECIALIST ELECTIVE unit availability:

Semester 1 Semester 2
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM526 Research Design
PHM528 Community Development and Public Health (not offered 2017 or 2018)
PHM536 Health Systems Planning and Management
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control
PHM592 Global Health
PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM524 Clinical Trials
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM527 Health Research Skills
PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive Health
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM554 Public Health Decision Making
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
PHM593 Tropical Child Health

 

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