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Start date
February
July

Duration
0.5 year(s) full-time

Program Code
ICHR

Fees
2020: AUD$ 35,900 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)
2021: AUD$ 37,700 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [7.0]
  • IELTS reading [7.0]
  • IELTS writing [7.0]
  • IELTS speaking [7.0]
  • IELTS listening [7.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
NOTREQ

Degree overview

  • Develop foundational research skills and knowledge applicable to a wide range of health disciplines and clinical settings
  • Gain practice-based research training applicable to real world, national or international health issues
  • Benefit from flexible learning options, including online and part-time study
  • Build solid foundations to pursue further research training

Snapshot

Snapshot

The Graduate Certificate in Health Research is suitable for health professionals wishing to upskill in foundational skills and knowledge in health research methods. It allows the development of research capacity in the health workforce and provides a pathway for further research training.

You’ll develop research capacity in understanding, appraising, and designing health research, which will provide you with solid foundations to pursue further research training, such as a Master of Research.  In addition, by providing you with the relevant knowledge and skills to search for and critically appraise research evidence, this degree will help you to apply evidence-based practice (EBP) into clinical decision making processes, which is now recognised as a core competency across a range of health professions.

You’ll graduate with core research competencies including understanding research designs and formulating research questions, data acquisition and analysis, interpretation of research studies and their clinical relevance.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

You’ll gain a critical and practical understanding of research principles, methods, data sources/acquisition and analysis, and interpretation of findings, applicable to health research.

You’ll be able to confidently access, manage and analyse various types of health data, and also to effectively communicate, translate and disseminate research principles, theories and findings to inform policy and practice.

You’ll be able to study in either a full-time or part-time capacity, with opportunities for real-time interaction through weekly virtual classrooms. All courses are available online to provide flexible learning arrangements, and are scheduled to complement each other in terms of both principles/content and to provide staged learning opportunities irrespective of whether a candidate is enrolled full-time or part-time.

You’ll also have the opportunity to choose an elective from areas such as health evaluation, qualitative research approaches or research project development.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
Biostatistics for Health Research HLTH 5187 4.5
Health Research Methods HLTH 5199 4.5
Research Planning HLTH 5200 4.5
Elective Rule(s): 1

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

Why Graduate Certificate in Health Research

Why this Degree

You will receive practice-based research training through coursework with assessments applicable to real world, national or international health issues.

You’ll graduate with the foundational knowledge and skills in research methods used in health research in order to develop the health workforce capacity, and as a pathway to further learning.

As Australia’s university of enterprise, we are the largest university in South Australia with more than 31,000 students and we are ranked in the world’s top 50 under 50.1

Our commitment to research with an industry focus is unprecedented in South Australia, with 100 per cent of our assessed research rated as world-class or above.2 We are fast becoming a renowned centre of innovation and enterprise in the sectors that will drive Australia's future, including health.

It’s a very good time to choose UniSA for your postgraduate study.

1Ranked #26, 2019 THE Young University Rankings, Ranked #30, 2020 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50

22018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 4-digit Fields of Research.

Career outcomes

Your career

This postgraduate qualification is primarily designed for existing health professionals who would like to further develop their skill set, or for those wishing to pursue further research training.

Graduates may be employed by:

  • agencies responsible for health, including local, state and federal government and non-government organisations
  • regulatory bodies
  • health research centres or institutes
  • health education facilities

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. You will also have access to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, law and psychology. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include:

  • careers advice
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA
  • accommodation services 

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your program director

Dr Catherine Paquet

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Dr Catherine Paquet

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