International Public Health

Errata
Item Change Date
1 PUBH5025 Physical Activity and Public Health - Compulsory attendance at 2 x 1 day workshops Assessment: Attendance and participation at workshop (20%), 1x written assignment (1500-2000 words) (80%)  23/01/2014
 2 PUBH5026 Mass Media Campaigns & Social Marketing - Classes: face-to-face/ on-campus 2-day residential workshop (lectures, workshops, small group sessions, and student participation and student presentations)  23/01/2014
 3 PUBH5117 Communicable Disease Control - Prerequisite removed.  23/01/2014
 4

PUBH5212 Categorical Data Analysis - Students studying in distance mode must have access to a computer running a version of Microsoft Windows compatible with the latest version of SAS

 23/01/2014
 5 PUBH5213 Survival Analysis - Students studying in distance mode must have access to a computer running a version of Microsoft Windows compatible with the latest version of SAS  23/01/2014

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

Full-time students take all core units (24 credit points) in Semester 1 of a given year; part-time students usually take 12 credit points in Semester 1 in each of two consecutive years. 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

Elective units Part 1

Full-time master's students take 24 credit points of elective units in Semester 2 of a given year; part-time students usually take 12 credit points in Semester 2 in each of two consecutive years. Candidates for the master's degree must choose a minimum of 12 credit points from Part 1; candidates for the graduate diploma 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. Students commencing mid-year should discuss their elective choices with the course coordinator before enrolling.
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6      Semester 2
MIPH5004
International Health Independent Study 1
2   
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   
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      Int October
MIPH5014
International Health Promotion
4   

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 & Humanitarian Emergencies
4      Int November
MIPH5127
Mental Disorders in Global Context
2      Int Sept
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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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      Int August
MIPH5219
International Health Project Management
6      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    A 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
Semester 2a
BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics
2    N BETH5202
Semester 2a
CHSC6906
Health in China
6      Semester 2
DENT5013
Preventative Dentistry
6    P (PUBH5010 and PUBH5018) or DENT6000
Semester 2
DENT5014
Dental Health Services
6    P PUBH5018, PUBH5010
Semester 2
DENT5015
Population Oral Health
6    P PUBH5010 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.
Int April
Int August
Int March
Int Sept
PACS6921
Peace of Mind: The Psychology of Peace
6      Winter Main
PSYC5011
Applying Models of Health Behaviour
6      Semester 2
PUBH5017
Public Health Program Evaluation
6    P PUBH5010 and PUBH5018 and PUBH5033
C PUBH5032
Semester 2
PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control
6    P PUBH5010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
6    P PUBH5010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
PUBH5024
Obesity and Health Promotion
2    A Core MPH content, especially health promotion/disease prevention and epidemiology
P PUBH5010, PUBH5033 and PUBH5020
N PUBH5021
Int August
PUBH5025
Physical Activity and Public Health
2    A Content of Core MPH electives noted as prerequisites
P PUBH5010, PUBH5033, (PUBH5031 or QUAL5005)
N PUBH5022
Int August
PUBH5026
Mass Media Campaigns & Social Marketing
2    A Training in research methods epidemiology is advised but not essential.
P PUBH5033
Int August
PUBH5101
Special Project in Public Health
4   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students negotiate with a public health staff member to be their supervisor on an agreed project. The student or supervisor 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   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students negotiate with a public health staff member to be their supervisor on an agreed project. The student or supervisor 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    P PUBH5010 (or equivalent)
Semester 2
PUBH5205
Decision Analysis
2    A Recommended: PUBH5302 Health Economic Evaluation
P PUBH5018 and PUBH5010
Semester 2b
PUBH5206
Controlled Trials
2    P PUBH5018
Int August
PUBH5208
Screening and Diagnostic Test Evaluation
2    P PUBH5010
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) and (PUBH5211 or BSTA5004)
Int June
Int November
PUBH5224
Advanced Epidemiology
6    P PUBH5010
Semester 2
PUBH5302
Health Economic Evaluation
4    P (PUBH5010 and PUBH5018) or (HPOL5001 as a prerequisite and HPOL5003 as a co-requisite)
Int Sept
PUBH5307
Advanced Health Economic Evaluation
2    P PUBH5018 and PUBH5010
C PUBH5205 and PUBH5302

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Int October
PUBH5308
Health Workforce Policy Analysis
2      Int October
PUBH5309
Translational Health
2      Semester 2b
PUBH5415
Injury Prevention
2      Int October
PUBH5416
Vaccines in Public Health
2    P PUBH5010 or PUBH5018


Students who have not done the core units of study in epidemiology (PUBH5010) 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      Int August
PUBH5420
Public Health Advocacy Strategies
4      Semester 2b
PUBH5421
Infection Prevention in Healthcare
6    A Basic understand of medical microbiology and communicable disease epidemiology (e.g undergraduate degree in medicine, nursing, biomedical science etc.)
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   

AusAID students must enrol in the face-to-face version
Semester 2a
SEXH5101
Public Health Aspects of STIs
2   

AusAID students must enrol in the face-to-face version.
Semester 2a
SEXH5102
Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS
2   

AusAID students must enrol in the face-to-face version
Semester 2a
SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
6      Semester 2