International Public Health

Tables of units of study: International Public Health

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Core units

Students complete 30 credit points of core units of study, including a capstone unit of study. Full-time students take 24 credit points of core units in Semester 1 of a given year; part-time students usually take 12 credit points in Semester 1 in each of two consecutive years. Students must also complete a 6 credit point capstone unit. Note - students commencing enrolment in Semester 2 of a given year will need to do elective units before core units.
MIPH5131
Foundations of International Health
6   

Departmental permission required for non-MIPH students
Semester 1
MIPH5132
Global Disease Burden and Research Methods
6   

Departmental permission required for non-MIPH students
Semester 1
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
6    N BSTA5011,CEPI5100
Semester 1
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1
Students must complete one of the following 6 credit point units of study as a capstone unit of study.
MIPH5037
International Health Independent Study
6    N MIPH5004 or MIPH5005

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is only available to students who have substantial project management experience and therefore do not wish to do MIPH5219 or MIPH5220. Students are required to fill in 2 copies of the International Health Independent Study Registration Form, signed by the student and the supervisor, to give one copy to IPH Office and take the other copy to the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit to enrol.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MIPH5219
International Health Project Management
6    N MIPH5220
Semester 2
MIPH5220
Managing International Health Projects
6    N MIPH5219


International students studying onshore should choose MIPH5219 (face to face).
Semester 2

Elective units Part 1

Full-time Master students take 18 credit points of elective units in Semester 2 of a given year; part-time students usually take 12 credit points in Semester 2 of their first year of enrolment and 6 credit points in Semester 2 of their second year, when they will also undertake a 6 credit point capstone unit. Candidates for the master's degree must choose a minimum of 6 credit points from Part 1. Students who have not completed all core units must ensure they fulfil all essential prerequisites before enrolling in electives.
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6      Semester 2
MIPH5004
International Health Independent Study 1
2    N MIPH5005 or MIPH5037


The student is required to fill in 2 copies of the International Health Independent Study Registration Form, signed by the student and the supervisor, to give one copy to IPH Office and take the other copy to the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit to enrol. Students cannot enrol in both MIPH5004 and MIPH5005.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MIPH5005
International Health Independent Study 2
4    N MIPH5004 or MIPH5037


The student is required to fill in 2 copies of the International Health Independent Study Registration Form, signed by the student and the supervisor, to give one copy to IPH Office and take the other copy to the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit to enrol. Students cannot enrol in both MIPH5005 and MIPH5004.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MIPH5008
Travel and Tropical Medicine
2      Intensive October
MIPH5014
International Health Promotion

This unit of study is not available in 2017

4    N PUBH5033


Students who have enrolled in PUBH5033 should contact the unit co-ordinator to seek permission before enrolling in MIPH5014, as there is some overlap between the two units of study.
Semester 2
MIPH5112
Global Communicable Disease Control
4      Semester 2
MIPH5115
Women's and Children's Health
4      Semester 2
MIPH5116
Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine

This unit of study is not available in 2017

4      Semester 2
MIPH5117
Global Non-Communicable Disease Control
2      Semester 2a
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS

This unit of study is not available in 2017

4      Semester 2a
MIPH5124
Health Issues and Humanitarian Emergencies
4      Intensive November
MIPH5127
Mental Disorders in Global Context
2      Intensive September
MIPH5128
Dissertation A
6    P Minimum 70% or greater WAM in the first 24 credit points of coursework


This unit is only available after completion of 48 credit points.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MIPH5129
Dissertation B
6    P Minimum 70% or greater WAM in the first 24 credit points of coursework


This unit is only available after completion of 48 credit points. This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MIPH5130
Dissertation C
12    P Minimum 70% or greater WAM in the first 24 credit points of coursework


This unit is only available after completion of 48 credit points.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MIPH5134
Primary Care in Low Resource Settings
4   

Can be completed in either on-line or face to face mode
Semester 2a
MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries
4      Semester 2
MIPH5136
Nutrition in International Settings
4      Intensive August
MIPH5301
Academic Writing for Public Health

This unit of study is not available in 2017

2   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

Elective units Part 2

Candidates may complete either LAWS6881 (Semester 1) or LAWS6252 (Semester 2) but may not complete both, and must complete either LAWS6881 or LAWS6252 before undertaking LAWS6839. For information on UNSW elective units of study, please go to the following UNSW website http://www.sphcm.med.unsw.edu.au/.
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206
Semester 2
BETH5206
Introduction to Public Health Ethics
2    N BETH5203


Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma or Master of Public Health may choose to take BETH5203 (6CP) instead of BETH5206 (2CP).
Semester 2a
BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics
2    N BETH5202
Semester 2a
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6    A A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 2
CEPI5311
Diagnostic and Screening Tests (Part 1)
2    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100
N PUBH5208 or CEPI5202 or CEPI5312
Semester 2
CEPI5312
Diagnostic and Screening Tests (1 and 2)
6    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100
N PUBH5208 or CEPI5202 or CEPI5311
Semester 2
CHSC6906
Health in China
6      Semester 2
DENT5013
Preventative Dentistry
6    P ((PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018) or DENT6000
Semester 2
DENT5014
Dental Health Services
6    P PUBH5018 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)
Semester 2
DENT5015
Population Oral Health
6    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or SUST5004
Semester 2
HPOL5000
Introduction to Health Policy
6      Semester 1
HPOL5001
Economics and Finance for Health Policy
6      Semester 1
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6      Semester 2
LAWS6252
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
6    N LAWS6881


Students are recommended to enrol well in advance of classes in order to complete pre-class readings (normally available to enrolled students 3 weeks prior to the first class). Law graduates from a non-common law jurisdiction are also recommended to complete classes for this unit during the first week of their commencing semester.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive March
Intensive September
PACS6921
Peace of Mind: The Psychology of Peace

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Intensive March
PSYC5011
Applying Models of Health Behaviour

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Semester 2
PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control
6    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
6    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
PUBH5026
Mass Media Campaigns and Social Marketing
2    A Training in research methods epidemiology is advised but not essential.
P PUBH5033
Intensive August
PUBH5101
Special Project in Public Health
4    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students negotiate with a public health staff member to be their supervisor on an agreed project. The student informs the Unit co-ordinator and provides any additional information required. Once the unit coordinator has agreed to the enrolment, the students applies to enrol via Sydney Student. The unit coordinator will then formally approve the enrolment.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5102
Special Project in Public Health
2    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students negotiate with a public health staff member to be their supervisor on an agreed project. The student informs the Unit co-ordinator and provides any additional information required. Once the unit coordinator has agreed to the enrolment, the students applies to enrol via Sydney Student. The unit coordinator will then formally approve the enrolment.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5111
Environmental Health
4      Semester 2
PUBH5114
Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
4    N PUBH5115
Semester 2
PUBH5115
Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
2    N PUBH5114
Semester 2a
PUBH5117
Communicable Disease Control
6      Semester 2
PUBH5205
Decision Analysis
2    A PUBH5302 Health Economic Evaluation
P PUBH5018 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)
Semester 2b
PUBH5206
Controlled Trials
2    P PUBH5018
Semester 2a
PUBH5208
Screening and Diagnostic Test Evaluation

This unit of study is not available in 2017

2    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100
Semester 2a
PUBH5211
Multiple Regression and Stats Computing
4    P PUBH5018


The statistical software package we shall be using in this unit is web-based. There is no cost/fee to use this software.
Semester 2
PUBH5212
Categorical Data Analysis
2    P PUBH5018
C PUBH5211
Semester 2b
PUBH5213
Survival Analysis
2    C PUBH5211
Semester 2b
PUBH5215
Introductory Analysis of Linked Data
6    P (PUBH5010 or BSTA5011 or CEPI5100) and (PUBH5211 or BSTA5004)
Intensive June
Intensive November
PUBH5224
Advanced Epidemiology
6    P PUBH5018 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)
Semester 2
PUBH5302
Health Economic Evaluation
4    P ((PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018) or (HPOL5001 as a prerequisite and HPOL5003 as a co-requisite)
Intensive September
PUBH5307
Advanced Health Economic Evaluation
2    P PUBH5018 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)
C PUBH5205 and PUBH5302

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive October
PUBH5308
Health Workforce Policy Analysis
2      Intensive October
PUBH5309
Translational Health

This unit of study is not available in 2017

2      Semester 2a
Semester 2b
PUBH5415
Injury Prevention
2      Intensive October
PUBH5416
Vaccines in Public Health
2    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or PUBH5018


Students who have not done the core units of study in epidemiology (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) or biostatistics (PUBH5018) but have previous demonstrable experience in these study areas will be required to request permission from the unit of study coordinator to enrol in this unit of study. Permission is required to ensure that students have a basic grounding in epidemiology and biostatistics. The coordinator emails the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit to advise whether or not the student has permission to enrol.
Semester 2
PUBH5417
Injury Epidemiology Prevention and Control
4      Semester 2
PUBH5418
Tobacco Control in the 21st Century
6      Intensive August
PUBH5420
Public Health Advocacy Strategies
4      Semester 2b
PUBH5421
Infection Prevention in Healthcare
6    A basic knowledge of medical microbiology, antimicrobial agents and communicable disease epidemiology and clinical features
Semester 2
PUBH5500
Advanced Qualitative Health Research
6    N QUAL5005
Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5550
Climate Change and Public Health
4      Semester 2
QUAL5005
Introducing Qualitative Health Research
4    N PUBH5500 or QUAL5006


This Unit is primarily aimed at Master of Public Health (MPH) students. Other students are encouraged to consider PUBH5500 instead of this Unit. MPH students who complete PUBH5500 can apply for a waiver for QUAL5005
Semester 1
SEXH5008
Sex and Society
2    N SEXH5414
Semester 2a
SEXH5101
Public Health Aspects of STIs
2    N SEXH5414
Semester 2a
SEXH5102
Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS
2    N SEXH5414
Semester 2b
SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
6      Semester 2
SEXH5414
Public Health: HIV, STIs and Sexual Health
6    N SEXH5008 and SEXH5101 and SEXH5102
Semester 2