Master of Public Health (MPH)
Most of our students specialise in one or more of the following key areas:
- Epidemiology & Biostatistics
- Gender and Women’s Health
- Global Health
- Health Economics & Economic Evaluation
- Health Program Evaluation
- Health Social Sciences
- Indigenous Health
- Sexual Health
In addition students consolidate their specialist training by undertaking a capstone experience which synthesizes knowledge integration allowing students to apply knowledge gained in the course to real world scenarios resulting in effective outcomes. Options include:
- A Research Project with an expert in their field, or
- A Professional Practice placement with a recognised agency, institution or community organisation concerned with health, or
- Further elective subjects
|Master of Public Health
If you are a health care professional looking to broaden your understanding then this is the program for you. It is ideal for doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals and students with a non-health related degree but work experience in a health related field are welcome.
The program will allow you to apply your knowledge in practical and conceptual ways, and learn how to apply your skills to the health arena while exposing you to new networks of health care professionals.
It is typically suitable for those seeking a career in public health, traditionally from clinical backgrounds, but increasingly from other health backgrounds, laboratory or basic sciences, or the social sciences.
200 Point Program: SIX core subjects and TEN elective subjects or EIGHT elective subjects and either a Research Project or Professional Practice unit of 25 points.
175 Point Program: SIX core subjects and EIGHT elective subjects or SIX elective subjects and either a Research Project or Professional Practice unit of 25 points.
150 Point Program: FIVE core subjects and SEVEN elective subjects or FIVE elective subjects and either a Research Project or Professional Practice unit of 25 points.
The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue the course successfully using the following criteria:
The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
Note. Successful applicants with an undergraduate degree may be granted 25 points of advanced standing for a minimum of two years of documented health related work experience, or 50 points of advanced standing for a minimum of two years of documented public health related work experience.
|Research Project or Professional Practice Unit:
||Students may apply to undertake either a 25 point supervised Research Project in their chosen field of specialisation or a 25 point supervised Professional Practice unit. Students have the option of applying to enrol in a year-long research project or a semester-long research project.
Students who wish to enter the program mid-year should be aware that options with regard to undertaking a research project may be limited.
Students should be aware that they must complete a 25 point research project in order for the MPH to provide an entry pathway to the MPhil or PhD program.
Note: Research project prerequisites will be revised to reflect the new core curriculum, however this will not be done until 2012; this will allow continuing students to be able to enrol in a research project as per the current arrangements. Note that very few students start the research project in their first year.
||Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Economics &Economic Evaluation, Health Program Evaluation, Health Social Sciences, Indigenous Health, Gender & Women's Health,Global Health, Primary Care, Sexual Health.|
|Study Mode:||Predominently classroom, some electives may be offered in distance or block mode.
|Length/Mode:||1.5-2 years full time / 3-4 years part time (dependant upon prior qualifications and experience)
Local students: Full Fee or may be eligible to apply for a limited number of CSP places.
|Mid-Year Entry:||Implications for Mid Year Entry
Dr Melissa Russell
|How to Apply:||Local Applicant - International Applicant|
|For detailed course information, visit the University's On-Line Course and Subject Handbook.
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For more information, please contact the Academic Programs Office.