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MPH Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Catalog id : 5224
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1.5 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
28736 AUD
National
18160 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Medicine
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

The Master of Public Health program is the first in Asia Pacific to have achieved Curriculum Validation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA), one of the world's leading accrediting bodies for MPH programs. This validation confirms that the curriculum adheres to European standards for a modern comprehensive degree and contains the basic structure and core content expected from a Master of Public Health.

Summer Semester entry is available to domestic students only as course offerings are limited in that semester.

Health promotion and disease prevention teaching emphasises a broad ecological perspective on health behaviour and health promotion, including understanding the scope and purpose of health behaviour theories, and identifying what is most relevant from those theories that may be applied in practice.

Careers:

This program will benefit health professionals interested in moving into the public health area; mid-career health professionals seeking advancement in their area of work and clinicians wishing to broaden their range of expertise and/or move into management

Professional memberships:

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian College of Health Service Executives
  • Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Students can contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

 An applicant must hold:

  • an approved degree in the same discipline, or
  • a degree in a different discipline and have completed one year full-time work experience in a healthcare setting, or
  • the Graduate Certificate and/or a Graduate Diploma in Public Health from the university (or equivalent).

 For International students:

 An applicant must hold:

  • an approved degree in the same discipline, or
  • a degree in a different discipline and have completed one year full-time work experience in a healthcare setting, or
  • the Graduate Certificate and/or a Graduate Diploma in Public Health from the university (or equivalent).
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

      Course Code Course Title      

      Part A:

  • PUBH7000 Methods in Public Health Investigations
  • PUBH7027 Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PUBH7034 Health Promotion in Public Health
  • PUBH7120 Public Health Practice
  • PUBH7600 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • PUBH7614 Health Systems
  • PUBH7620 Social Perspectives in Population Health
  • PUBH7630 Introduction to Biostatistics

       Part B:

  • PUBH7900 Project [1]
  • PUBH7901 Project (Part Time) [2]
  • PUBH7902 Project (Part Time) [2]

      Part C:

  • 4 units from postgraduate courses offered by the School of Public Health for which the student is eligible, including up to 4 units from other postgraduate courses approved by the Program Director.

      Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs:

      Prerequisite required for progression in this program (to be completed in the first semester of study): PUBH7500 Introduction to Public Health (0 units).

      Part A:

  • PUBH7000 Methods in Public Health Investigations
  • PUBH7027 Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PUBH7034 Health Promotion in Public Health
  • PUBH7120 Public Health Practice
  • PUBH7600 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • PUBH7614 Health Systems
  • PUBH7620 Social Perspectives in Population Health
  • PUBH7630 Introduction to Biostatistics

      Part B:

  • PUBH7900 Project [1]
  • PUBH7901 Project (Part Time) [2]
  • PUBH7902 Project (Part Time) [2]

      Part C:

  • HPRM7004 Introduction to Substance Use & Misuse
  • HPRM7005 Assessment & Interventions for Substance Misuse

      Global Health:

      Prerequisite required for progression in this program (to be completed in the first semester of study): PUBH7500 Introduction to Public Health (0 units).

      Part A:

  • PUBH7000 Methods in Public Health Investigations
  • PUBH7027 Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PUBH7034 Health Promotion in Public Health
  • PUBH7120 Public Health Practice
  • PUBH7600 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • PUBH7614 Health Systems
  • PUBH7620 Social Perspectives in Population Health
  • PUBH7630 Introduction to Biostatistics

      Part B:

  • PUBH7900 Project [1]
  • PUBH7901 Project (Part Time) [2]
  • PUBH7902 Project (Part Time) [2]

      Part C:

  • PUBH7113 Global Health & Development
  • PUBH7645 Global Health Policy in Practice

      Health Promotion:

      Prerequisite required for progression in this program (to be completed in the first semester of study): PUBH7500 Introduction to Public Health (0 units).

      Part A:

  • PUBH7000 Methods in Public Health Investigations
  • PUBH7027 Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PUBH7034 Health Promotion in Public Health
  • PUBH7120 Public Health Practice
  • PUBH7600 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • PUBH7614 Health Systems
  • PUBH7620 Social Perspectives in Population Health
  • PUBH7630 Introduction to Biostatistics

      Part B:

  • PUBH7900 Project [1]
  • PUBH7901 Project (Part Time) [2]
  • PUBH7902 Project (Part Time) [2]

      Part C:

  • PUBH7035 Health Promotion Planning
  • PUBH7036 Health Promotion Implementation and Evaluation

       Indigenous Health:

       Prerequisite required for progression in this program (to be completed in the first semester of study): PUBH7500 Introduction to Public Health (0 units).

       Part A:

  • PUBH7000 Methods in Public Health Investigations
  • PUBH7027 Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PUBH7034 Health Promotion in Public Health
  • PUBH7120 Public Health Practice
  • PUBH7600 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • PUBH7614 Health Systems
  • PUBH7620 Social Perspectives in Population Health
  • PUBH7630 Introduction to Biostatistics

      Part B:

  • PUBH7900 Project [1]
  • PUBH7901 Project (Part Time) [2]
  • PUBH7902 Project (Part Time) [2]

      Part C:

  • INDH7001 Substance Use & Misuse Among Indigenous People
  • INDH7002 Issues in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health

       Nutrition:

       Prerequisite required for progression in this program (to be completed in the first semester of study): PUBH7500 Introduction to Public Health (0 units).

       Part A:

  • PUBH7000 Methods in Public Health Investigations
  • PUBH7027 Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PUBH7034 Health Promotion in Public Health
  • PUBH7120 Public Health Practice
  • PUBH7600 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • PUBH7614 Health Systems
  • PUBH7620 Social Perspectives in Population Health
  • PUBH7630 Introduction to Biostatistics

      Part B:

  • PUBH7900 Project [1]
  • PUBH7901 Project (Part Time) [2]
  • PUBH7902 Project (Part Time) [2]

      Part C:

  • NUTR7001 Nutrition & Health
  • NUTR7002 Evidence in Public Health Nutrition

      End notes:

  • [1] Code for students completing the course in one semester.
  • [2] This course is offered over more than one semester. Enrol in the same course code in each semester.

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

 Additional application requirements:

All core courses are offered both internally and externally. If a student wishes to complete the program by internal or external mode only then their choice of elective courses will be reduced.

A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the "approved degree" requirement:

  • Behavioural and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Dentistry, Oral Health
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Health
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Food Science
  • Health Economics
  • Health Management
  • Medicine, Medical sciences
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Public Health or Health Sciences
  • Science
  • Speech Therapy
  • Veterinary sciences

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