The Graduate Certificate in Women's Health Medicine is an online program which supplements your daily professional life.
 

Faculty
Faculty of Medicine and Health
Delivery Mode
Fully online
Award
Graduate Certificate in Women's Health Medicine
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
0.7 Year(s)

Overview

Women's Health Medicine is an expanding and diverse field of practice. It encompasses the timely provision of sexual and reproductive care, pre-pregnancy and pregnancy care as well as the management of female-specific conditions. Increasing numbers of medical practitioners are developing special interests in this area particularly GPs, family planning practitioners and generalist gynaecologists. Specialisations are also emerging in this field among nursing and allied health professionals and biological scientists. The Graduate Certificate in Women's Health Medicine is an online program which enables you to integrate your learning into your daily professional life. The courses have been developed to provide an evidence-based and practice-centred approach to this field of study.

Those choosing this program will be attracted by the opportunity to consolidate and expand their knowledge in a significant area of clinical practice.

Key features

  • Practical relevance
    Courses within this degree have been developed to provide an evidence-based and practice-centred approach to this field of study. We’ll prepare you to pursue a career in women’s health medicine armed with specialist knowledge and advanced clinical skills. We update and refresh our modules regularly to keep up with the rapid pace of change in this field.

  • Shaped by industry requirements
    This program was developed in response to feedback from students enrolled in the Master of Reproductive Medicine. These students indicated an interest in a postgraduate degree that offered a broader range of women’s health courses within the same flexible learning environment.

  • Suited to a variety of backgrounds
    This program is suited to family physicians, sexual health physicians, gynaecologists, nurses, midwives and medical scientists.

  • Flexible delivery
    Complete your study from anywhere in the world. This program is offered fully online so you can complete the degree according to your needs and commitments. Our online learning spaces facilitate collaborative learning so you can connect with fellow students and course convenors in real-time.

Why study at UNSW?

Learn from the best
We have one of the largest groups of clinical and scientific researchers in reproductive medicine in the southern hemisphere. The laboratory-based academics, teachers and researchers that design and teach these modules have extensive research and publication records, which demonstrates the quality and skill mix of our team. Many are in active clinical practice in disciplines as diverse as obstetrics, gynaecology, reproductive medicine, gynaecological oncology, minimal access surgery, primary care and medico-legal advocacy. Others are thought leaders in scientific disciplines as diverse as fetal and maternal physiology, reproductive biology, health economics and epidemiology, molecular and cellular oncology and biostatistics. Our connections with the real world of ‘hands-on’ medicine brings validation across all the courses on offer.

Leverage our industry connections
At UNSW, we have the opportunity to work closely with some of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and healthcare organisations. These partnerships allow us to continuously improve the way medicine is taught and how it’s practiced. We’re constantly evolving, analysing the way modern healthcare is delivered and capitalising on new health technologies and insights to integrate them into our courses, research and clinical environments. Research and collaboration opportunities are available for students in our internationally recognised research centres and institutes, which are translating ground-breaking research into cures, treatment strategies and therapies.

Build your professional network
Join an engaged cohort of like-minded students and a successful alumni community. At the School of Women’s & Children’s Health, we welcome you to our global community. As a graduate, you’ll contribute to the effective, efficient and equitable delivery of care to women and children at a local, national and global level. We’re committed to helping you develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary to make a difference. 

 

Program Code
7014
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
24
Indicative Enrolments
17

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Entry requirements

For entry into this program, you must have an undergraduate degree in medicine, nursing, health or medical science and one of the following:

  • an honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or higher qualification in medicine, nursing, health or medical science
  • commencement of a recognised postgraduate medical specialist training program (e.g. general practice, obstetrics & gynaecology)
  • one year full-time equivalent of postgraduate professional experience in medicine, nursing, health or medical science.

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

For entry into this degree, you must have an undergraduate degree in medicine, nursing, health or medical science and one of the following:

  • an honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or higher qualification in medicine, nursing, health or medical science
  • commencement of a recognised postgraduate medical specialist training program (e.g. general practice, obstetrics & gynaecology)
  • one year full-time equivalent of postgraduate professional experience in medicine, nursing, health or medical science.

English language requirements​


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Full program structure

Future careers

Our expert clinical and academic staff will provide you with the skills required to deliver the highest standard of clinical care to your patients and clients.

You’ll gain demonstrable skills and knowledge which will allow you to enhance your present practice. This course is relevant to:  

  • general practitioners  
  • those working in a family planning setting 
  • obstetrician gynaecologists - particularly those in training 
  • sexual health physicians & nurses 
  • midwives 
  • biological scientists.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$14,160*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$14,160*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$15,720*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$15,720*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships

At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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