Global Health

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

Global Health

Master of Global Health

Students must complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) 6 credit points (minimum) of capstone units of study
(c) 6 credit points (minimum) of core elective (policy/system/management) units of study; and
(d) 6 credit points (minimum) of core elective (advanced skills) units of study; and
(e) 30 credit points (maximum) of elective units of study, including at least 12 credit points of GLOH-prefixed units of study

Core units

(a) Full-time students take 24 credit points of core units in Semester 1 of a given year.
(b) Part-time students usually take 12 credit points in Semester 1 in each of two consecutive years.
(c) Students commencing enrolment in Semester 2 of a given year will need to do elective units before core units.
GLOH5101
Foundations of Global Health
6    N MIPH5131 or MIPH5132
Semester 1
GLOH5102
Skills for Working in Global Health
6      Semester 1
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
6    N BSTA5011 or CEPI5100
Semester 1
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1

Core Elective units

Students who have not completed all core units should be aware of prerequisites before enrolling in electives.
Stream 1: Policy/System/Management
GLOH5135
Global Health Systems and Delivery
6    N HPOL5001
Semester 1
GLOH5219
Global Health Project Management
6    P GLOH5101 and GLOH5102 OR (PUBH5010 and PUBH5018)
Semester 2
HPOL5001
Health Systems and Financing
6    N GLOH5135
Semester 1
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6      Semester 2
Stream 2: Advanced Skills
GLOH5201
Global Qualitative Health Research
6    P GLOH5102
N PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006 or PUBH5505
Semester 2
PUBH5217
Biostatistics: Statistical Modelling
6    P PUBH5018
N (PUBH5211 or PUBH5212 or PUBH5213)


The statistical software package used in this unit is web-based. There is no cost/fee to use this software.
Semester 2
PUBH5224
Advanced Epidemiology
6    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
Semester 2
PUBH5312
Health Economic Evaluation
6    P HPOL5000 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
N PUBH5302
Intensive September
PUBH5317
Advanced Economic and Decision Analysis
6    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
C PUBH5312
N PUBH5205 PUBH5307

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

Elective units

GLOH5112
Global Communicable Disease Control
6      Semester 2
GLOH5115
Women's and Children's Health
6    N MIPH5115
Semester 1
GLOH5124
Humanitarian Crises and Refugee Health
6    N MIPH5124
Intensive October
GLOH5136
Nutrition in Global Settings
6    A Introductory knowledge of epidemiology
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    A PUBH5033, PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or equivalent


PUBH5020 is an advanced MPH elective in the area of chronic disease prevention. Some epidemiological concepts, such as population attributable risk and introductory concepts in health promotion are expected knowledge for understanding this unit. For example, attributable risk is necessary to understand the Burden of Disease concept in NCD prevention, and is part of Module 2 of this unit. In addition, this MPH elective predominantly takes a population and global perspective on NCD prevention with a lesser emphasis on clinical or health services prevention perspectives.
Semester 1
PUBH5033
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
6      Semester 1
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
PUBH5551
Climate Change and Public Health
6      Semester 2
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206


If an insufficient number of students opt to attend intensives on campus, the coordinator may choose to teach this unit of study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 2
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6      Semester 2
HPOL5008
Evidence into Health Policy and Planning
6      Semester 1
SEXH5414
Public Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health
6    N SEXH5008 or SEXH5418 or SEXH5419
Semester 2

Capstone units

Students select a minimum of 6 credit points and a maximum of 12 credit points from this list
GLOH5301
Global Health Capstone
6    P Completed at least 48 credits for Master of Global Health

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 2

Semester 1
Semester 2
GLOH5302
Global Health Dissertation
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students should have a confirmed supervisor and approval of the unit coordinator, and are expected to have a WAM of at least 75 per cent in the first 48 credit points of the Master of Global Health.
Semester 1
Semester 2
GLOH5303
International Field Placement
12    P Completed 48 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This international field placement unit will be completed during the last semester of the candidature. Eligibility will be for students to maintain a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent in their first 24 core credit points or at discretion of coordinator. Selection is a competitive process involving an expression of interest, interview and based on academic performance.
Semester 1
Semester 2
GLOH5304
Global Health Dissertation A
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students should have a confirmed supervisor and approval of the unit coordinator and are expected to have a WAM of at least 75 per cent in the first 48 credit points of the Master of Global Health.
Semester 1
GLOH5305
Global Health Dissertation B
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students should have a confirmed supervisor and approval of the unit coordinator and are expected to have a WAM of at least 75 per cent in the first 48 credit points of the Master of Global Health.
Semester 2