Public Health - 7368

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

Contact: School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Typical Duration: 0.5 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 24


Graduate Certificate in Public Health (Specialisation)

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Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health provides preparation for education, research, and service in aspects of public health.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

Please contact the School of Public Health and Community Medicine or the Faculty of Medicine for information.

Program Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health comprises the following courses:

18 units of credit of electives from the elective offerings for the Master of Public Health program.

Additional Course Requirement for International Students.

Students from non-English speaking countries who have not previously completed a degree in Australia or other English-speaking country are required to take the following additional preparatory course in their first semester. This course is also available for all other students to assist in gaining maximum benefit from their study. The course is made available at no charge to students and does not contribute to the UOC requirements of the degree.

Academic Rules

The Master of Public Health articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Public Health (GradDip) and the Graduate Certificate in Public Health (GradCert).

Please refer to the Program Structure above and view the school website for further information.


For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  UNSW Fee Website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to have either an undergraduate degree or higher degree in a health-related or public health-related discipline* and one of the following:
  1. Honours or postgraduate qualification in a health-related or public health-related discipline; or
  2. Two years full-time professional experience in a health-related or public health-related discipline, including as a volunteer in a health or public health organisation, or equivalent experience professional experience acquired as part of a health-related degree of 4 or more years duration (e.g. MBBS, Bachelor of Nursing,)
  3. In exceptional circumstances, applications will be considered for entry where the applicant has extensive professional health or public health experience but does not hold a formal qualification in a relevant discipline. (e.g Nurses, Paramedics).
[*Examples include medicine, nursing, allied health, health sciences, biomedical sciences, behavioural and social sciences, human services, environmental health, veterinary science, health administration and management, biostatistics, health economics.]

Additional Information

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Area(s) of Specialisation