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 blended learning approach with a combination of face-to-face lectures, self-directed learning, on-line learning and practical sessions. Some learning activities will take place through evening and weekend classes and full-day intensives.

  • Program summary

    The standard duration for the Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences is 0.5 years full-time or equivalent 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.

    *The HE Relief discounted rate excludes the compulsory Bioethics in Professional Life course (MEDI5003).

    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.

    If you have been displaced in the workforce due to COVID-19 and wish to retrain or upskill in identified national priority areas, you may be eligible for discounted student fees under the Government's Higher Education Relief Package. For further information please visit the Course Seeker website.

  • More information

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



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