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Graduate Certificate in Aboriginal Health in Rural Communities (GC-AHRC) // Course structure

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Course structure

Applicants must complete the course’s compulsory subjects in order (first subject, ‘Using Knowledge in Aboriginal health’ before commencing the second compulsory subject).

In relation to the course’s two compulsory subjects, applicants are required to travel to the Department of Rural Health’s Shepparton campus for short intensive teaching. On-campus attendance for these short teaching intensives is compulsory. Students must attend 100% of the on-campus study days in order to pass the relevant subject. Alternative arrangements may be considered by the course coordinator under exceptional circumstances. In order to participate in the off-campus components of the course, students must have access to reliable internet connection/s. Further, applicants must be able to accommodate a minimum time commitment of 15 hours per week for each of these compulsory subjects.

In relation to the additional two elective subjects undertaken through the School of Population Health, students must be able to accommodate the specific requirements of the subjects they select.

The Graduate Certificate in Aboriginal Health in Rural Communities is comprised of four subjects - two compulsory 12.5 credit point subjects at AQF Level 8 taken part-time over two semesters (one subject per semester), and two additional 12.5 credit point elective subjects on offer through the Master of Public Health. These subjects can also be undertaken as a progression towards a Master in Public Health.

Compulsory subjects

Code Name Study period Credit Points
RURA90008 Utilising Knowledge in Aboriginal Health
Semester 1
12.5
RURA90009 Health Projects in Aboriginal Settings
Semester 2
12.5

Electives

Code Name Study period Credit Points
POPH90199 Gender and Health
Semester 1
12.5
POPH90290 First 1000 Days in Indigenous Contexts Not available in 2019 12.5
POPH90245 Health Illness and Society
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90291 Indigenous Health in a Global Context
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90205 Health Inequalities
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90231 Qualitative Research in Public Health
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90217 Foundations of Public Health
February
12.5

Last updated: 22 January 2019