Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion aims to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by preventing the onset of illness and injury or minimising harms associated with these conditions.
This means identifying community needs and strengths, developing a plan of action, putting it into practice, and evaluating it to identify the extent to which positive changes have occurred.
The course was developed in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals and is based on national and international best practice in indigenous health promotion.
The course is delivered in block mode allowing interstate students to fly in and out to attend workshops.

Units of study

Further course information

Study plan

Outstanding graduates may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and Master of Surgery (by research) offered by Sydney Medical School. A research degree provides students with the opportunity to prepare a substantial piece of work which represents a significant contribution in a particular field of study; and to gain transferable skills in general research methodology.

Sydney Medical School is affiliated with over 40 independent medical research institutes aimed at achieving medical firsts in specialist areas of health and medicine.
It provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate research. Sydney Medical School's research activities consistently attract high levels of funding from the Commonwealth and state governments, overseas funding agencies and other public and private sources.

Progression rules

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

Capstone experience

For the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion, all students complete a final project as the capstone experience. Students apply, integrate and reflect on the knowledge and skills learned in each of the coursework modules they have completed to prepare a project report (which may be presented as a written report, video, journal article, radio program or poster and story).

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the course will have a nationally-recognised qualification in health promotion that will equip them for work in a wide range of community-controlled and mainstream settings.

Further study

Outstanding graduates may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and Master of Surgery (by research) offered by Sydney Medical School. A research degree provides students with the opportunity to prepare a substantial piece of work which represents a significant contribution in a particular field of study; and to gain transferable skills in general research methodology.
Sydney Medical School is affiliated with over 40 independent medical research institutes aimed at achieving medical firsts in specialist areas of health and medicine. It provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate research. Sydney Medical School's research activities consistently attract high levels of funding from the Commonwealth and state governments, overseas funding agencies and other public and private sources.

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission to the diploma is restricted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples and a successful applicant for admission will:
(a) hold at least three years working experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities, and experience in engaging communities in action to improve their health; and
(b) have completed prior learning that shows they can complete a course of study – the most obvious example is a degree or equivalent, but credit can be given for all forms of tertiary education, including relevant VET courses.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.

International students

How to apply

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

This student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. If you are a Commonwealth supported student and was enrolled in a University course before 1 January 2013 your student contribution may differ.

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee not available for Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee not available for Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion.

Additional incidental fees

Additional incidental fees not available for Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion.

Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students not available for Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion.

Annual review

Annual review not available for Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

Additional incidental fees and health insurance not available for Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion.

Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion.

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