Graduate Certificate in Health Science

Details

Program Code 11686
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Distance Learning / On-line (all program specialisations).
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Description

This program is available in three distinct specialisations:

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Stroke Management and
  • Primary Health Care.

The Alcohol and Other Drugs specialisation aims to produce graduates with a broad knowledge base related to alcohol and other drug use, including epidemiology, clinical consequences of use and dependence, explanatory models, history and social context, pharmacology, the ability to critically appraise research literature and apply evidence-based findings in the workplace and an appreciation of preventative approaches. The Stroke Management specialisation and Primary Health Care specialisation will promote the development of health professionals with knowledge, skills and attitudes to function as an expert clinician within specialist inter-professional stroke services and Primary Health Care specialist teams. The specialisations will enhance patient outcomes through the application of evidence-based practice in the clinical setting and applied using the skills of relevant expert inter-professional teams. Both specialisations will enhance the capacity for the development of research initiatives in advanced stroke management and primary health care, and will contribute towards a reduction in morbidity and mortality by promoting champions with broad ranging knowledge and skills in service planning, development and evaluation.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor Degree in an approved health related discipline or have other qualifications approved by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Health and Medicine. In special circumstances, an applicant holding other acceptable academic or professional qualifications and with relevant work experience may be admitted as a candidate at Graduate Certificate level.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.

International Students

The Program is available to off-shore International Students.

Special Needs

The University policy on Students with Special Needs is implemented at all times. The Faculty accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.

Requirements and Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Health Science is available part time as the program can’t be completed in 6 months of full time study. This program is offered online and is not accepting International on campus students. The program requires the completion of 40 units of coursework. Students undertaking the Drug and Alcohol Specialisation or the Primary Health Care Specialisation undertake 40 units of Compulsory Courses. Students undertaking the Stroke Management Specialisation complete 30 units of Compulsory Courses and 10 units of Directed Courses.

Course Information

Drug and Alcohol Studies

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6145 Motivating Health Behaviour Change Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment Of Drug/Alcohol Use Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Primary Health Care

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6145 Motivating Health Behaviour Change Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6801 Primary Health Care Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6802 Contemporary Issues in Chronic Disease Management Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Stroke Management

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6320 Stroke: Acute Management Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6340 Stroke Rehabilitation Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 10 units from Approved Course List
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6600 Research Protocol Design Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6660 Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
HLSC6106 Foundations in Family Studies Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6107 Families and Cultural Diversity Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6112 Father-Infant Attachment and Co-Parenting: Theory and Intervention Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
HLSC6126 Working With Fathers in Vulnerable Families Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
HPRO6900 Health Program Evaluation Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6145 Motivating Health Behaviour Change Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment Of Drug/Alcohol Use Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6295 Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6350 Stroke: Knowledge Transfer
Students wishing to undertake this course must have already completed TWO Compulsory courses.
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6190 Issues in Aged Care Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6250 The Experience of Ageing Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6450 Symptom Management in Clinical Practice Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6624 Leading Change in Practice Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6300 Introduction to Public Health Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6301 Chronic Disease and Injury Control Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6302 Social and Ecosystem Health Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6303 Special Project in Public Health Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units