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

Application due date for 2018

Applications open mid-September and officially close on commencement of semester.


Semester 1: 26 February 2018
Semester 2: 30 July 2018

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.

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

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

a)      (i)  A bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA;
  or    (ii) A Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies, or an equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA;
b)      The equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.

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 Public Health Postgraduate Coursework Programs
Professor Julie Saunders

Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 1305
Email: julie.saunders@uwa.edu.au