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Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention)

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Overview

The Public Health programs at Sydney Medical School focus on the prevention of illness and the promotion of health. Learning opportunities are aimed at developing the essential knowledge and required skills of practitioners in the practice of public health, including the effective management of community health problems to improve conditions and outcomes.

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Public Health who have achieved at least 75 per cent in the first 24 credit points of core coursework.

Places are limited and selection will be based on a competitive process which will include describing the relevance of 'prevention to the student's public health training. Successful applicants will transfer from MPH to MPH (Chronic Disease Prevention) and enrol for an additional semester (12 credit points).

Specialisations

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

The Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention) consists of 60 credit points (cp), including 32cp of core units, 16cp of electives (as per the Master of Public Health program) and 12cp of extended prevention units.

It is suggested that at least half of all MPH elective units should come from the prevention related electives listed below. These are prevention related units in the MPH and relevant units in other degrees related to the chronic disease prevention theme:
PUBH5019 - Cancer Prevention and Control - 6cp
PUBH5020 - Chronic Disease Prevention and Control - 6cp
PUBH5026 - Mass Media Campaigns and Social Marketing - 2cp
PUBH5115 - Alcohol & Drug Use and Health - 2cp
PUBH5418 - Tobacco Control in the 21st Century - 6cp
MIPH5136 - Nutrition in International Setting - 4cp
HPOL5000 - Introduction to Health Policy - 6cp
NTDT5608 - Community and Public Health Nutrition - 6cp
BACH5343 - Individual Societal Ageing - 6cp
NURS5094 - Principles of Chronic Disease Management - 6cp

In addition, Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention) candidates must enrol in 12cp of prevention units, including:

MIPH5117 - Global Non-Communicable Disease Control - 2cp

PUBH5028 - Seminars in NCD Prevention and Control - 6cp

Students are also required to select 4 credit points of prevention-related elective units of study from:

PUBH5101 - Special Project in Public Health - 4cp

PUBH5102 - Special Project in Public Health - 2cp

Additional units of study can be selected from the prevention related electives listed above (2 or 4cp).

Units of Study

Admission requirements

Available places in the Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention) will be offered to applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria:

(a) the applicant to be enrolled in Master of Public Health; and

(b) the applicant to have a weighted average mark of at least 75 per cent in the first 24 credit points of core coursework; and

(c) any other requirements as stated by the school at the time of application.

In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

Career pathways & prospects
Future study options

Outstanding graduates may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy offered by Sydney School of Public Health. A research degree provides students with the opportunity to prepare a substantial piece of work which represents a significant contribution in a particular field of study; and to gain transferable skills in general research methodology. Sydney School of Public Health is affiliated with over 40 independent medical research institutes aimed at achieving medical firsts in specialist areas of health and medicine. It provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate research. Sydney School of Public Health research activities consistently attract high levels of funding from the Commonwealth and state governments, overseas funding agencies and other public and private sources.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention) will be well placed to pursue a career in public health in the area of disease prevention. Chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer are fast becoming the leading public health problem of the 21st century.

This extended study will mean graduates will have detailed understanding of the evidence base, surveillance and population-wide prevention strategies for the increasing global burden of disease attributed to non-communicable diseases.

Career information for UAC

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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