Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies


How to apply

You can now apply online for our courses.


Key information

  • 24 credit points
  • 1 semester full time, 1 year part time
  • Course code: 91230
  • Intake periods: February and July (note, international students can only commence in semester 1)

Important dates


Applications are now being accepted.

Semester 1: 25 February 2013
Semester 2: 30 July 2013

This certificate course allows you maximum flexibility to tailor your studies in population health to meet your personal or professional interests and requirements. The course can also be a pathway for those who wish to enrol in a Master of Public Health but who do not have the required background knowledge.

This postgraduate certificate course is also available through the Combined Universities for Rural Health (CUCRH) in Geraldton. People living and working in the Midwest region can complete the course locally. Please visit CUCRH for further information.

Course outline

The course is 24 points comprising any four units of:

  • PUBH5749 Foundations of Public Health
  • PUBH4403 Epidemiology I
  • PUBH5759 Epidemiology II
  • PUBH4401 Biostatistics I
  • PUBH5769 Biostatistics II
  • PUBH5754 Health Promotion I
  • PUBH5752 Health Systems and Economics
  • PUBH5751 Disease Prevention in Population Health
  • PUBH5763 Leadership and Management of Health Services
  • PUBH5804 Food and Nutrition in Population Health
  • PUBH5785 Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data
  • PUBH5802 Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data
  • PUBH5801 Economic Evaluation of Health Care
  • PUBH5757 Clinical Epidemiology
  • PUBH5805 Qualitative Research Methods in Health
  • PUBH5761 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
  • PUBH5783 Health in an Era of Environmental Change
  • RMED4403 Health Program Evaluation
  • PUBH5742 Foundations of Genetic Epidemiology

Admission requirements

Entry to the Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies requires one or more of

  • a three-year bachelor's degree from this University or another recognised institution
  • relevant full time professional experience as assessed by the Faculty
  • successful completion of two postgraduate PUBH units offered as part of the course, taken through UWA Extension Access programme as Continuing Education enrolments.

English Language Competence

All UWA coursework programs have a minimum level of English language competence necessary, for both Domestic and International students.

Course enquiries

Director of Population Health Postgraduate Studies
Professor David Preen

Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 1307
Email: david.preen@uwa.edu.au