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

The Master of Health Science is an AQF level 9 Masters Coursework program. This program is available in three distinct specialisations:

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Stroke Management and
  • Primary Health Care The Alcohol and Other Drugs specialisation is intended for health professionals who wish to increase their skills and knowledge in alcohol and other drug use management, 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 and Primary Health Care specialisations are intended for health professionals who wish to increase their knowledge, skill and clinical expertise in stroke services and primary health care specialist areas. 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

There will be no further intake into the Graduate Certificate in Health Science commencing 2015.

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

There is no further intake into the Graduate Certificate in Health Science commencing 2015.

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 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