In this innovative course, the origins and evolution of public health and the underlying principles of community-based and community-led public health will be explored. The social-ecological model of health forms the basis of the Master of Public Health and you will study complex adaptive systems thinking and how this influences the way we think about public health.
You will have the opportunity to apply these concepts in practical ways in both strengths-based and disease prevention approaches. This will ensure that you apply your learning to real-world situations.
You will also have the flexibility of choosing from a list of electives or to undertake the project stream once you have completed the core structure. This project can be practice or research-based allowing you to develop specific skills and knowledge in your area of interest.
A 3 year Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.
International students or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA must meet English Language Proficiency requirements. Minimum scores required are:
• IELTS (Academic) score of at least 6.0 (with no band score less than 5.5), or
• TOEFL overall score of 75 with no score less than 17, or
• Pearson Test of English Academic overall score of 54 with no score less than 46, or
• An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
• Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
The following applicants may be eligible for a shorter course duration:
Course duration (1.5 year - 12 units equivalent)
* Applicants with a recognised Bachelor degree in a related discipline and 2 years postgraduate relevant work experience.
Course duration (1 year - 8 units equivalent)
* Applicants with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Public Health.
* Applicants with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a related discipline and 2 years postgraduate relevant work experience.
Students who have completed a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from another institution would be eligible for credit for up to four units from the core or elective/specialisation units on entry into the Master of Public Health.
Students who have completed a Graduate Certificate in another health related discipline would be eligible for credit for up to four units from the electives/specialisation units on entry into the Master of Public Health.
Students who have complete a Graduate Diploma in another health related discipline would be eligible for credit for up to six units from the electives/specialisation units on entry to the Master of Public Health.Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.Assumed Knowledge
It is recommended students have completed a health related degree.