Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

303648 v.2 Postgraduate Diploma in International Health


Course CRICOS Code: 038777D
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course enables students to enhance their knowledge and skills in international health. Students study a combination of units which are based on current knowledge and practice in international health. These units relate to the acquisition of knowledge and skills for the planning, management and delivery of appropriate health programs and services throughout the world. Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, students will have the option of admission to the Master of International Health.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Applicants must have a bachelor degree or equivalent and relevant work experience for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma program. Selection will be based on academic background, work experience and referee reports. The applicant will provide a completed Application for Admission and Enrolment forms, a curriculum vitae including relevant work experience and names and contact details of two professional referees, certified copy of academic qualification(s), a brief statement of specific interests in international health (maximum 250 words) and acceptable evidence of English proficiency (international applicants only).

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning may be awarded to suitably qualified applicants who have work experience in relevant areas or have successfully completed relevant postgraduate units.

Duration and Availability

The fee paying course is two semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. The program is also offered by distance education. Part-time and/or distance education study is only available to Australian resident students and international students studying outside Australia.

Intermediate Awards

Graduate Certificate in International Health

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Course Organisation

Designed to be flexible in order to accommodate students from a variety of backgrounds and workplaces throughout the world.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

Students undertaking units by distance education should note that the contact hours indicated are only a guide for individual study.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

301948 v.3   International Health and Primary Health Care 600 8.0 25.0
301952 v.3   Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries 600 8.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

301950 v.3   Research and Evaluation in International Health 600 8.0 25.0
303665 v.2   Topics in International Health 500 8.0 25.0
Optional units to select from in Year 1 Hrs/Wk Credits
4860 v.5   Health Economics 584 3.0 25.0
6103 v.8   Epidemiology and Biostatistics 582 4.0 25.0
13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
13154 v.2   Health Care Systems 681 3.0 25.0
13157 v.4   Health Promotion Planning 681 4.0 25.0
301954 v.3   Health Promotion - International Perspectives 682 4.0 25.0
301958 v.2   Medical Anthropology in International Health 600 8.0 25.0
303673 v.3   Sexually Transmissible Infection and HIV - International Perspectives 600 8.0 25.0
303682 v.2   International Nutrition 600 8.0 25.0
305795 v.3   Ethics in International Health 600 8.0 25.0
305801 v.2   Ageing - International Perspectives 600 8.0 25.0
308426 v.1   Research Protocol and Methods 500 8.0 25.0
308427 v.1   Refugee and Migrant Health 600 8.0 25.0
308936 v.1   Medical Geography 600 8.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y   Y  
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2       Y  

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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