Specialist Certificate in Public Health
The Specialist Certificate in Public Health will provide skills that prepare students for public health practice and augment existing professional skills in health care practice, policy and management. The Specialist Certificate will provide a stepped pathway into the Graduate Certificate in Public Health and/or the University’s flagship Master of Public Health (MPH) program. It will also provide an opportunity for current health sector professionals to gain a valuable skills-based qualification that strengthens their career path, enables them to respond to public health challenges in a variety of health and social policy contexts and responds to an Australia-wide urgent workforce need for health professionals with public health training. The Specialist Certificate in Public Health will provide full credit into the Graduate Certificate in Public Health and the Master of Public Health.
The Specialist Certificate in Public Health is comprised of two subjects:
One core subject, providing a foundation in public health theory and practice AND
One elective subject, introducing knowledge and skills from the perspective of a specialised area of public health, including biostatistics, epidemiology, leadership and management and/or qualitative research.
The University of Melbourne is ranked number 1 in Australia and 12th globally for public health (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022) and is also ranked 14th globally for clinical, pre-clinical and health (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022).