Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health

Course N25AA (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Year and Campus: 2011 - Hawthorn
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 50 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Associate Professor Jane Fisher


Melbourne Consulting and Custom Programs
Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd
Hawthorn VIC 3122


Course Overview:

Melbourne Consulting and Custom Programs, in collaboration with the Key Centre for Women's Health in Society at the University of Melbourne, and Professor Fumi Horiguchi of Keio University, Japan, offer Japanese health professionals a fully articulated suite of three postgraduate courses in Women's Health.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health
The Postgraduate Diploma in Women's Health
The Master of Women's Health (by coursework)
All programs are part-time and are taught intensively over the Japanese summer holiday period each year. The programs are delivered in Japan and Australia and are taught and assessed in Japanese.


Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Women’s Health will:

  • have a thorough professional preparation for graduates intending to work as clinicians, researchers, policy makers and educators in the expanding area of women’s health.
  • be better informed about women’s health
  • have an understanding that health is governed by both social and biological factors
Course Structure & Available Subjects: To satisfy the requirements of the Postgraduate Certificate students will complete subjects accumulating a total of 50 points.
Subject Options:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Entry Requirements:

An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in medicine, an allied health profession or social science which is recognised by the University as evidence of adequate preparation for the course plus at least one year full-time relevant documented professional work experience.

Japanese Language Requirements: For the Japanese language delivery an applicant who is not a native speaker of Japanese will need to demonstrate Japanese language skills at a level comparable to the entry requirements of the major universities in Japan

English Language Requirement: For the English language delivery applicants will need to meet the University’s standard English Language requirements of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:
Further Study: Students can articulate to the Postgraduate Diploma in Women's Health and the Master of Women's Health
Graduate Attributes: • Respect for truth, intellectual integrity and ethical behaviour
• Intellectual curiosity and creativity
• Willingness and ability to use their skills and knowledge for constructive public purposes; and
• Appreciation of the world outside their national, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Professional Accreditation: NA
Generic Skills: Please refer to the subjects offered in this course.
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