Specialist Certificate in Design for Health and Wellbeing

What will I study?


What will you learn

You will develop an understanding of how design impacts health and wellbeing throughout the life trajectory, the practical skills to implement these in real-world settings, and the ability to communicate your ideas to a range of specialist audiences.

You will learn:

  • Key concepts of design for wellbeing, such as why space matters, spatial research methodologies and how users are impacted by their environments
  • Unique skills needed to brief the design of spaces and critically evaluate the spaces we inhabit and which impact our health and wellbeing
  • To use a range of visual communication techniques to translate ideas to a range of specialist audiences
  • Key aspects of design process, briefing, design thinking and communication skills

On completion of this course, you will have:

  • Enhanced critical decision-making skills using design process and spatial research methodologies
  • The ability to use design practice skills, tools and knowledge to simply interpret data and ideas in a diverse range of formats, for specialist audiences
  • Awareness of the impact of spatial considerations (including landscape) for user health and wellbeing in a variety of environments, such as residential, workplaces, educational, health care and others.
  • The ability to utilise a range of multi-disciplinary contexts to enhance design, design thinking and design analysis

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate course is a total of 25 credit points, comprising two 12.5 credit point subjects.

You must complete one core subject and one elective subject.

Core subjects:

Elective subjects


Students should allow up to 170 hours of time per subject for online content and discussions, webinars, research and assessment tasks.