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Graduate Diploma of Health Specialisation Community Health

Graduate Diploma of Health Specialisation Community Health (GDHH)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
Note: This degree is currently being re-accredited and, as a consequence, is likely to undergo some changes.

Overview

  • Strengthen your career prospects as an experienced health and social well-being practitioner with USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Health (Community Health).
  • A part of your diploma, you will have the opportunity to develop the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical application skills to analyse health policy, and address human health and social well-being issues within a community health framework.

Further study

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Health will qualify you to continue on to the Master of Health, where you will have the opportunity to enhance your career opportunities as a specialist in your chosen field of study.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates will have the skills to pursue career opportunities within government health departments or local agencies that support community health.

Entry requirements

  • Completed a 3-year bachelor degree in a health-related field from an Australian or internationally recognised university, or equivalent.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
Specialisation courses 6
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Practical experience

As part of this degree, you will need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this degree.

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Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 24000

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021

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