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Graduate Certificate in Global Health
Improve the health of entire communities
Apply concepts in disease prevention and decision-making to prolong life. Cover the ethics of how different cultures respond to the health needs of society – using evidence to critique decisions made.
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Established in 1991 after amalgamating four eastern Australian Catholic tertiary institutes, Australian Catholic University now has seven campuses, from Brisbane to Melbourne and welcomes students of all beliefs. Specialising in arts, business, education, health sciences, law, theology and philosophy, ACU encourages its students to think critically and ethically and bring change to their communities and offer this online through Open Universities Australia.
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This degree aims to equip graduates with advanced knowledge, understanding and skills in global health to advocate for and contribute to health and well-being of communities and populations in an ethical and evidence-based manner.
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Global Health, graduates should be able to:
Demonstrate advanced knowledge in global health with an emphasis on advocacy, humanitarianism, cultural responsiveness and sustainable development
Analyse and utilise best available evidence to support global health action
Demonstrate advanced skills necessary to critique and implement particular types of global health policies, programs or interventions, taking account of values such as respect for human rights, the dignity of the human person and commitment to social justice
Analytical and program/project-based roles are common destinations for graduates
To be eligible for admission to the degree, an applicant must have an undergraduate degree (or higher) in health or related discipline.
English Proficiency Requirements
Students must meet English Language requirements as follows:
- IELTS: Overall score 6.5, Individual score of 6.0 in all test
- PTE: 61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills
- TOEFL: Internet based total of 90, minimum 25 writing
- ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)
- CAE: Overall CAE of 176, Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests
ACU will consider requests for advanced standing based on prior studies to a maximum equivalence of 2 units or 20 cp.
The Graduate Certificate in Global Health equips graduates with the advanced knowledge, understanding and skills in global health to advocate for and contribute to health and well-being of communities and populations throughout the world with an ethical, social justice perspective.
On successful completion of the degree, graduates should be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of global health, with special emphasis on advocacy, cultural responsiveness, humanitarianism and sustainable development. Graduates should also be able to use evidence to support, critique and implement global health actions, policies or interventions.
You will be equipped to engage in health improvement, promotion and protection, and contribute to the betterment of public health be preventing disease and prolonging life. You will learn to not just implement policies and programs that improve global health, but to actively influence global health policies and programs.
Articulation from this degree into the Master of Public Health is available.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.
To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 4 units from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of 4 specified Global Health Units
Specified Global Health Units:
- Global Health and Sustainable Development
- Humanitarian Assistance and Health
- Global Nutrition and Food Security
- Health Advocacy
To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 4 specified Global Health Units.
Submission of Application to Course Complete form to ACU