Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma) Degree

Graduate Certificate of Health Research Practice

This postgraduate course encourages students to undertake higher degree studies by providing the skills and knowledge required to engage in research.

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Key facts

Duration

1 year part time

Campuses

This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode Cloud (online)

Course information

This course provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to advance their professional training in research and satisfies some of the research training requirements to enable students to undertake higher degree studies (PhD).

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Health Research Practice students must attain 4 credit points. Both 2 credit point units are core units (these are compulsory).

Core units

Trimester 1

  • Research Project Part A HSR701
  • Trimester 2

  • Research Project Part B HSR702
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Health Research Practice
    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    H541
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Cloud (online)

    Additional course information

    Alternative pathways to higher degrees studies (PhD)

    You may wish to consider applying for these courses as an alternative pathway to higher degrees studies (PhD)

    Workload

    As a student in a Cloud (online) course in the Faculty of Health, you will be expected to spend 300 hours over the trimester studying, interacting via CloudDeakin and completing assessment tasks for each unit in your course.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    The minimum entry requirement to this course is completion of a three year bachelor degree in a related discipline from an approved university or other educational institution, with a WAM of at least 65 in all level 3 and level 4 units (for Deakin awards) or final year units (for awards from other providers). The Bachelor degree should include a major in a cognate area (nutrition, food science, exercise science, biomedical science, health sciences, allied health or nursing) and training in research methods.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)
    Not applicable

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

    • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
    • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    A graduate from this course will have the necessary skills to undertake research project management and work in the research field in areas such as universities, government and non-government organisations.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

    Apply advanced cognitive and technical skills to develop a deep understanding of the philosophies, ethics and principles of research in one or more discipline areas of practice in nutrition, exercise and health. 

    With initiative, identify an original research question; select the appropriate methodological procedures for the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; and disseminate research findings to advance knowledge in nutrition, exercise and health

    Communication

    With minimal direction, clearly and accurately communicate research proposals and outcomes, defend and discuss all elements of the research project in the chosen field of study in nutrition, exercise and health to academics, specialists and others.

    Digital Literacy

    With minimal supervision, select and use appropriate technologies to source, interpret, adapt, collate, analyse and disseminate evidence-based information to an academic audience and specialists in the field of nutrition, exercise or health.

    With minimal supervision, select and use appropriate technologies to manage data and apply data analysis methodologies appropriate for nutrition, exercise or health sciences.

    Critical thinking

    Autonomously and critically review, interpret and synthesise scientific literature in the chosen field of study in nutrition, exercise or health; select and apply appropriate methodological principles suitable for the research project.

    Select and apply appropriate analytical techniques to test the hypothesis; and interpret the findings and their contribution to advancing knowledge in the chosen field of study.

    Problem Solving

    Under supervision, identify an original and worthwhile research question based on the literature in the chosen field of study that can be completed within the timeframe.

    Conduct an investigation to address the research question in an appropriate, realistic and ethical manner, and contribute to advancement of knowledge in the field of nutrition, exercise or health by the appropriate dissemination of the research findings.

    Self-management

    Use self-assessment to identify personal learning goals and needs to create a realistic project management plan and timeline that incorporates the literature review, obtaining ethical approval (if applicable), sourcing and/or collecting and analysing data, and dissemination of the findings.

    Teamwork

    Contribute constructively and collaboratively as a member of research team of specialists from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.

    Global Citizenship

    Apply ethical standards governing research and professional practice in the field of nutrition, exercise or health whilst maintaining confidentiality, and respecting inclusive, cultural sensitivities.

     

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

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    Faculty contact information

    Health - Student and Academic Services
    Tel 03 9251 7777
    health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

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