Public Health

Table of units of study: Public Health

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

Core units

Part-time students generally take 12 credit points of core units of study in each of their 1st and 3rd semesters.
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
6    N BSTA5011
Semester 1
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1
PUBH5030
Public Health: Achievements & Challenges
2      Intensive March
PUBH5033
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
6    N MIPH5014
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

Additional core units of study for Masters students

Graduate Diploma students may enrol in these units of study as Part 1 electives.
PUBH5032
Making Decisions in Public Health
2      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
PUBH5034
Public Health Capstone
4    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018 and PUBH5030 and PUBH5033 and (PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or PUBH5031)
C PUBH5032


This unit of study is an elective for students commencing in 2013. It is a core unit for Masters students who commenced in 2010, 2011 or 2012.
Semester 2

Part 1

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
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
PUBH5027
Public Health Program Evaluation Methods
2      Semester 2
PUBH5032
Making Decisions in Public Health
2      Semester 2
PUBH5034
Public Health Capstone
4    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018 and PUBH5030 and PUBH5033 and (PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or PUBH5031)
C PUBH5032


This unit of study is an elective for students commencing in 2013. It is a core unit for Masters students who commenced in 2010, 2011 or 2012.
Semester 2
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
PUBH5116
Genetics and Public Health
4      Semester 2b
PUBH5117
Communicable Disease Control
6      Semester 2
PUBH5118
Indigenous Health Promotion
4   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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
PUBH5419
Falls Prevention in Older People
4      Semester 2
PUBH5420
Public Health Advocacy Strategies
4      Semester 2b
PUBH5421
Infection Prevention in Healthcare
6      Semester 2
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication
6      Semester 2
PUBH5500
Advanced Qualitative Health Research
6    N QUAL5005
Semester 1

Part 2

BACH5343
Individual and Societal Ageing
6    N BACH5041
Semester 2
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
BETH5207
Arts in Health
6      Semester 2
CEPI5200
Quality and Safety in Health Care
6      Semester 1
CEPI5214
Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers
4    P PUBH5018 and (CEPI5100 or PUBH5010). Please speak to the Unit Coordinator if you have not successfully completed these units prior to enrolling in CEPI5214.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CEPI5310
Advanced Statistical Modelling
4    P PUBH5212
Semester 1
CHSC6906
Health in China

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6      Semester 2
COMP5424
Information Technology in Biomedicine
6      Semester 1
COMP5456
Introduction to Bioinformatics

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    A Some experience with basic programming (coding) in Java, C, C++ or Perl; Some proven ability in mathematical or information sciences (as evinced in the prerequisites); Some knowledge of molecular biology either through first year BIOL papers or MBLG1001.
N COMP3456
Summer Main
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
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6      Semester 2
INFO5306
Enterprise Healthcare Info Systems
6    A The unit is expected to be taken after introductory courses in related units such as COMP5206 - Introduction to IS (or COMP5138 Relational DBMS).
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
LAWS6839
Critical Issues in Public Health Law
6   

Core unit for GradDipPubHL students. MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252 or LAWS6881.
Intensive April
LAWS6848
Law and Healthy Lifestyles

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6   

Core unit for GradDipPubHL students. This unit replaced LAWS6848 New Directions in Public Health Law and Policy and may be substituted for LAWS6839 Critical Issues in Public Health Law as a core unit in the MHL.
Intensive March
MECO6919
Health Communication
6      Semester 1
MIPH5008
Travel and Tropical Medicine
2      Intensive October
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
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
MIPH5219
International Health Project Management
6    N Compulsory MIPH5220
Semester 2
NTDT5608
Community and Public Health Nutrition
6    C NTDT5305 and NTDT5307


NTDT5608 is available as an elective to students in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Medicine as well as the Master of Science in Medicine (Metabolic Health). For these students, there are no prerequisites for entry into NTDT5608. However, these students must apply for Special Permission from the unit of study coordinator in order to be enrolled.
Semester 2
NURS5094
Principles of Chronic Disease Management

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6      Semester 2
PMED5051
Leadership in Medicine
6      Semester 2
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
SEXH5405
Contraception and Reproductive Health
6      Semester 2
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
6      Semester 2
SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education
6      Semester 2

Master of Public Health (Practice Placement)

Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) candidates must enrol in 12 credit points of professional practice units, comprising either PUBH5041 and PUBH5042 or PUBH5040. If a candidate is not able to submit his/her professional practice report after enrolling once in both PUBH5041 and PUBH5042 or once in PUBH5040, then he/she must re-enrol in a minimum of six credit points of professional practice units of study, with the concomitant financial liability, every semester until he/she submits the report.
PUBH5041
Practice Placement in Public Health 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is only available to students who commenced their Public Health studies from 2010 onwards. It is available only to students with a weighted average mark of 75% or more in the first 24 credit points completed, and satisfactory placement project proposal. If you wish to undertake a placement, this should be discussed with the unit coordinator well before the start of the Semester in which the placement is to be undertaken.
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
PUBH5042
Practice Placement in Public Health 2
6    P 48 credit points of MPH, including core units and PUBH5041

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is only available to students who commenced their Public Health studies from 2010 onwards. It is available only to students with a weighted average mark of 75% or more in the first 24 credit points completed, and satisfactory placement project proposal. If you wish to undertake a placement, this should be discussed with the unit coordinator well before the start of the Semester in which the placement is to be undertaken.
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
PUBH5040
Practice Placement in Public Health
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is only available to students who commenced their Public Health studies from 2010 onwards. It is available only to students with a weighted average mark of 75% or more in the first 24 credit points completed, and satisfactory placement project proposal. If you wish to undertake a placement this should be discussed with the unit coordinator well before the start of the Semester in which the placement is to be undertaken.
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b

Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention)

Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention) candidates must enrol in 12 credit points of prevention units of study including the following:
MIPH5117
Global Non-Communicable Disease Control
2      Semester 2a
Candidates select an additional 4 credit points of units of study from the following:
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
or other prevention related units of study from Part 1 or Part 2 of the Table.

Dissertation units of study

The following units of study are only available to master's students who commenced their candidature prior to 2011.
PUBH5906
Dissertation A
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5907
Dissertation B
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5908
Dissertation C
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2