Graduate Certificate of Health Research Practice

Postgraduate coursework

This postgraduate course provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to advance their professional training in research. Enquire today.

Key facts

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Duration

0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

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).

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Core units

Trimester 1

  • Academic Integrity HAI010 (0 credit points)
  • Research Project Part A HSR701
  • Trimester 2

  • Research Project Part B HSR702
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Health Research Practice
    Year

    2020 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 Qualifications 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

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    There are no mandatory student checks required for this course.

    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.

    Participation requirements

    Not applicable. Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability.

    Work experience

    The course comprises two mandatory 2-credit point units (HSR701 Research Project Part A and HSR702 Research Project Part B) that require students to undertake 22 weeks (approximately 600 hours in total) of practical research experience. This experience is at Deakin University, where the student, under supervision, conducts authentic research in a specified area of human nutrition, exercise, or health.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    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.

    Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and wish to apply into PhD program in future are strongly recommended to apply for the H418 Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) course

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    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 Recognition of 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 might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

    Search or browse through our scholarships

    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    If you're applying to study in Trimester 3 (November), 2019:

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.  For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page.  Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    If you're applying to study in Trimester 1 (March), 2020:

    Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance


    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.


    Entry pathways

    This course satisfies some of the research training requirements for undertaking higher degree by research courses and other postgraduate coursework programs.

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    Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?

    Scholarships are available for domestic and international students at all study levels. Find a scholarship that works for you.

    Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?

    In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).

    Why choose Deakin

    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.

    Professional recognition

    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). As such there is no further professional recognition beyond that provided by the student’s undergraduate degree.

    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 or health. 

    Under supervision, 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 or 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.

     

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