Global Health

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

Global Health

Core units

Students complete 24 credit points of core units 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. Note - 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 Stream 1: Policy/System/Management

Candidates for the master's degree must choose a minimum of 6 credit points from each stream. Students who have not completed all core units should be aware of prerequisites before enrolling in electives.
GLOH5219
Global Health Project Management
6    P GLOH5101 and GLOH5102 OR (PUBH5010 and PUBH5018)
Semester 2
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6      Semester 2
HPOL5001
Health Systems and Financing
6      Semester 1

Core Elective units Stream 2: Advanced Skills

Candidates for the master's degree must choose a minimum of 6 credit points from each stream. Students who have not completed all core units should be aware of prerequisites before enrolling in electives.
GLOH5201
Global Qualitative Health Research
6    N PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006 or PUBH5005
Semester 2
PUBH5224
Advanced Epidemiology
6    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
Semester 2
PUBH5217
Regression 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. Course notes will be provided, along with links to additional readings through the library.
Semester 2
PUBH5317
Decision modelling for economic evaluation
6    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
C PUBH5312
N PUBH5205 PUBH5307

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

Elective units

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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
PUBH5020 is an advanced MPH elective, and some epidemiological concepts, such as population attributable risk are expected knowledge for understanding the Burden of Disease concept, that is important in NCD (chronic disease) 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, rather than a clinical or health services perspective
Semester 1
PUBH5033
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
6      Semester 1
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Semester 2
PUBH5551
Climate Change and Public Health
6      Semester 2
PUBH5600
Biosecurity Seminar Series
6    P CISS6004 or GOVT6316 or MECO6909 or WORK6130 or unit of study coordinator permission.
Semester 2
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206
Semester 2