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Graduate Certificate in Geo-Spatial Health - 379JA

Course Code: 379JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Public Health
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 7.0, with no band score below 6.5. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Introduction

This offering focusses on the integration of spatial data visualisation/analysis and health in health research. Students will learn spatial concepts and how to utilise a Geographic Information System. Students will also study concepts of biostatistics and epidemiology required for spatial data analysis. Students will then extend and apply this learning, utilising common large data sets. Finally, students will develop a work-relevant research question, and a methodology to address this question. Students will then execute this research project and report the results.

This offering distinguishes itself from the majority of GIS-related offerings by its clear focus on the interaction of spatial, epidemiological and statistical methodologies, and health behaviours/outcomes. This offering is distinguishable from the very few other, health oriented courses already in the marketplace via its delivery structure (block intensive teaching and self-paced consolidation) and Graduate Certificate level of access.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au Tel 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students
Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Teaching Period 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Teaching Period 1
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Teaching Period 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Certificate in Geo-Spatial Health GC Geo-SpatHealth

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

$19,100

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses.The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1. Demonstrated capacity to analyse and evaluate spatial issues, technologies, data and models. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
2. Interpret the role of spatial relationships to health outcomes in informing health policy. UC graduates are professional:
Communicate effectively.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries.
3. Demonstrated capacity to analyse and evaluate the rationale for and limitations of commonly used multivariate statistical techniques, and select and perform appropriate statistical analyses for specific tasks/requirements. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
4. Analyse, interpret and discuss the observed results of performed analyses. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively; and
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
5. Demonstrated capacity to select and apply appropriate spatial analysis and modelling techniques and statistical analysis of spatial data to resolve complex problems related to spatially distributed health data. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Two semesters part-time.

Honours

None.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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