Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences

School of Medicine

The Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences examines how the world we live in affects human health. This includes societal values and bioethics, the social determinants of health, the environment we live in, the health of the planet, the Australian health care system, and the importance of effective communication in health.

  • Why study this program?

    The Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences offers a broad overview of the ways in which the world we live in affects human health. This includes the social determinants of health, societal values and ethics, the environment we live in, the health of the planet, the health care system and contemporary communications and information technology. The program is ideally suited for those seeking a general understanding of the foundations of human health and the health care system in Australia.

    The program will be delivered using  a combination of self-directed and on-line learning. Learning activities will take place through evening (6pm to 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time) classes and Saturday full-day intensives.

  • Program summary

    The standard duration for the Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences is 1 year part-time study. Students will study:

    • MEDI5001 Scientific Literacy and Communication
    • MEDI5002 Environment, Society and Health
    • MEDI5003 Bioethics in Professional Life
    • MEDI5004 The Australian Health Care System

    There are no Practicum or Internship requirements in the Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    A completed undergraduate Bachelor degree.

  • Fees

    For more information and indicative fees please visit the Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information please email studyonline@nd.edu.au.



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