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 crp 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      Semester 1
MIPH5132
Global Disease Burden & Research Methods
6      Semester 1
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
6    N BSTA5011
Semester 1
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1
Master students must complete one of the following 6 crp units of study as a capstone unit of study.
MIPH5219
International Health Project Management
6    N Compulsory MIPH5220
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 12 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, MIPH5037

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
: 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, MIPH5037

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
: 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
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
4      Semester 2
MIPH5117
Global Non-Communicable Disease Control
2      Semester 2a
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS
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 A candidate must have obtained a minimum weighted average mark of 70% in the first 24 credit points of coursework and obtained approval from the course-coordinator to enrol in this unit of study. Enrolment must be done through the Faculty or School office. This unit is usually done after completion of 48 credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is usually done after completion of 48 credit points.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MIPH5129
Dissertation B
6    P A candidate must have obtained a minimum weighted average mark of 70% in the first 24 credit points of coursework and obtained approval from the course-coordinator to enrol in this unit of study. Enrolment must be done through the Faculty or School office. This unit is usually done after completion of 48 credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is usually done after completion of 48 credit points.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MIPH5130
Dissertation C
12    P A candidate must have obtained a minimum weighted average mark of 70% in the first 24 credit points of coursework and obtained approval from the course-coordinator to enrol in this unit of study. Enrolment must be done through the Faculty or School office. This unit is usually done after completion of 48 credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is usually done after completion of 48 credit points.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MIPH5134
Primary Care in Low Resource Settings
4      Semester 2a
MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries
4      Semester 2
MIPH5136
Nutrition in International Settings
4      Intensive August

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    P A three-year undergraduate degree in science; medicine; nursing; allied health sciences; philosophy/ethics; sociology/anthropology; history; or other relevant field; or by special permission.
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
CHSC6906
Health in China

This unit of study is not available in 2015

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 & the Common Law System
6    N LAWS6881


International students who are required to enrol in this unit must undertake classes during the first week of their study. Health Law and Public Health students should enrol in LAWS6881 Introduction to Law for Health Professionals in lieu of LAWS6252, if available. This unit is not available to MLawIntDev students who have been granted a reduced volume of learning. Students must attend all classes on the timetabled dates as prescribed for their enrolled session/group. An Absent Fail grade may be granted to students who fail to attend the correct session/group.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive March
Intensive September
PACS6921
Peace of Mind: The Psychology of Peace
6      Intensive October
PSYC5011
Applying Models of Health Behaviour

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6      Semester 2
PUBH5017
Public Health Program Evaluation

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018 and PUBH5033
C PUBH5032
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
PUBH5024
Obesity and Health Promotion
2    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100), PUBH5033 and PUBH5020
Intensive August
PUBH5025
Physical Activity and Public Health
2    P Content of Core MPH electives noted as prerequisites
Intensive August
PUBH5026
Mass Media Campaigns & Social Marketing
2    P Assumed Knowledge: Training in research methods epidemiology is advised but not essential.
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, who emails the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit permission to allow the student to enrol.
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, who emails the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit permission to allow the student to enrol.
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 2
PUBH5208
Screening and Diagnostic Test Evaluation
2    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100
Semester 2a
PUBH5211
Multiple Regression and Stats Computing
4    P PUBH5018
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 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)
C Prerequisites: ((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
Intensive October
PUBH5308
Health Workforce Policy Analysis
2      Intensive October
PUBH5309
Translational Health
2      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 & 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      Semester 2
PUBH5500
Advanced Qualitative Health Research
6    N QUAL5005
Semester 1
QUAL5005
Introducing Qualitative Health Research
4    N PUBH5500


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      Semester 2a
SEXH5101
Public Health Aspects of STIs
2      Semester 2b
SEXH5102
Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS
2      Semester 2b
SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
6    N SEXH5204
Semester 2