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Graduate Certificate of Health (Clinical Practice)

Summary
Graduate Certificate of Health Specialisation Clinical Practice (GCHH)

Study Mode
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

Duration
  • 0.5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • -

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Develop specialised skills in community health and chronic illness

USQ's Graduate Certificate of Health (Clinical Practice) is designed to further develop your specialised skills within your clinical practice. With an emphasis on clinical relevance, the electives include a range of courses from community health to chronic illness, which can be tailored to meet your needs. This degree also offers the opportunity to develop expertise to promote resilience related to disaster experiences.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Health, you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Health or the Master of Health.

This degree will enhance your career opportunities as a specialist in the clinical practice field.

Other specialisations in the Graduate Certificate of Health include: Clinical Education, Community Health, GeneralGerontology, Mental Health, Rural and Remote Health, and Scheduled Medicines.

Courses to be studied Units
1 x core course 1
3 x specialisation courses 3
Total 4
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 10880

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-requisite: 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university
  • Completed a 3-year bachelor degree in a health-related field from an Australian or internationally recognised university, or equivalent.
  • or
  • Completed a minimum of one (1) years' professional work experience equivalent to a qualification at AQF Level 8.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.


How to apply

Note

As this degree is only offered in part-time study, international students wishing to come to Australia will be unable to study on-campus.

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2019 - Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.

Credit for previous study or work experience

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