Graduate Diploma in Health Science

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipHlthSc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4700.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 064831J

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.

Areas of relevance to health employees in the public or private sector form the foundation subjects of this course: Global perspectives on the social determinants of health; Public health policy; Epidemiology; Biostatistics; Health services management and health planning

Study Mode
One year full-time

Course Advice

Dr John


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeExternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeExternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeMulti Modal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeMulti Modal See above


Applicants must have either:

an undergraduate degree in any discipline, or equivalent


a graduate diploma or graduate certificate in any discipline, or equivalent plus two years full-time equivalent work experience in a health, welfare or aged care discipline

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequences below.

Students must complete the following units

400416.2Public Health, Policy and Society
401076.1Introduction to Epidemiology
401077.1Introduction to Biostatistics

And five units from the list below

400841.3A Global Perspective on Social Determinants of Health
300391.2Occupational Health Management
300677.3Safety and Risk Management
400238.3Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision
400777.3Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care
400778.2Leadership and the Development of Organisational Capacity
400837.3Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
400840.3Communicable Diseases
400843.3Health Workforce Planning
400844.2Health Services and Facilities Planning
400845.2Health Financial Management
400846.3Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care
400847.3Surveillance and Disaster Planning
400967.2Health Economics and Comparative Health Systems
401081.2Organisational Governance and Performance Management

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