The Graduate Certificate in Public Health aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to incorporate the principles of public health/primary health care into specific fields of practice in order to reduce inequalities in health care access and health outcomes.
In Australia, these principles include:
maximising consumer and community participation to enable individuals and communities to be better informed and to be involved in health care decisions
encouraging partnerships between health and non-health sectors to ensure full use of resources
fostering self-management and self-reliance to increase knowledge, skills and confidence in individuals, groups and communities
promoting health and disease prevention to attain and sustain good health and well-being.
The Master of Public Health aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to incorporate into their own workplaces the public health principles, values and practices that reduce inequities in health care access and health outcomes and improve population health status.
In the Master of Public Health program, students will develop a range of advanced analytical, organisation and communication skills including increased capacity to understand and act on the following areas:
the social determinants of health and well-being
principles for an equitable provision of health care
models of health, health promotion and health care services
research and evaluation to plan more effective health policies and programs
ways to improve the conditions that determine health
working as an effective member of a team.