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Start Date
February
July

Duration
0.5 year(s) full-time

Program Code
ICHR

SATAC Code
4GC094 (External)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Fees
$AU 12,150 per 0.5 EFTSL for students enrolled in 2020

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 and 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 will 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 Masters by 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 will gain a critical and practical understanding of research principles, methods, data sources/acquisition and analysis, and interpretation of findings, applicable to health research.

You will 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.

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 will 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. 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 and 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.

Online study

Online study

This degree is offered online. This means that you:

  • will study online, including accessing access videos and course resources
  • participate in an interactive online learning environment
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use discussion forums for team work and communication

With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment, you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. 

Please note that for some degrees, some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any applicable requirements will be detailed on the degree webpage.

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

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

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

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, tech zones, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll also find student gyms and campus sport activities to keep you active. We also offer flexible study options, with online resources available for accessing lecture recordings, virtual classrooms, library resources and learning support. 

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

Our student support services can make your life at university easier. We provide a full range of support services including academic and personal counselling. You can also access a range of services through our students association, USASA. 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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