Health Policy

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

Health Policy

Core units

Core units for graduate certificate students are HPOL5000, HPOL5001 and HPOL5003
Core units for graduate diploma students are HPOL5000, HPOL5001, HPOL5003 and HPOL5007
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6    N PUBH5032
Semester 1
HPOL5001
Health Systems and Financing
6      Semester 1
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6      Semester 2
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6      Semester 2
HPOL5008
Evidence into Policy and Practice
6    C HPOL5000 and HPOL5001
Semester 1
HPOL5009
Health Policy Project
6    C HPOL5003 and HPOL5008
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units

BETH5104
Bioethics, Law and Society
6   

Prerequisites: A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, law, history, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 1
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206
Semester 2
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
HPOL5006
Business of Health
6    C HPOL5001 or SMBA6001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students who do not meet the recommended co-requisites may be granted entry if they have at least one year's work experience in a related field.
Intensive July
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
GLOH5201
Global Qualitative Health Research
6    N PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006 or PUBH5005
Semester 2
GLOH5219
Global Health Project Management
6    P GLOH5101 and GLOH5102 OR (PUBH5010 and PUBH5018)
Semester 2
MEDF5005
Health Research Methods and Ethics
6      Semester 1
PCOL5101
Drugs and Devices: R and D to Registration
6      Semester 1
PUBH5005
Qualitative Research in Health
6    N PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006
Semester 2
PUBH5006
Advanced Qualitative Analysis & Writing
6    A You should have a basic understanding of qualitative research
P PUBH5005 OR PUBH5500 OR QUAL5005 OR QUAL5006
N QUAL5003
Semester 1
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
PUBH5227
Public Health Program Evaluation
6    P PUBH5033 AND PUBH5010


Attendance and participation in ALL weekend workshops is mandatory as well as online participation [this unit is not available in online only mode]
Semester 2
PUBH5033
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
6      Semester 1
PUBH5036
Public Health: Critical Challenges
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5121
Environmental Health
6      Semester 2
PUBH5126
Genetics and Public Health
6    A Basic epidemiology. No previous knowledge of genetics is required.
P Epidemiology Methods and Uses (PUBH5010)
Intensive October
PUBH5120
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Health
6    N PUBH5118
Semester 2
PUBH5145
Alcohol, drug use and health
6    N PUBH5114 or PUBH5115
Semester 1
PUBH5225
Population Mental Health
6    P PUBH5033
Semester 2
PUBH5312
Health Economic Evaluation
6    P HPOL5000 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
N PUBH5302
Intensive September
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
PUBH5418
Tobacco Control in the 21st Century
6      Intensive August
PUBH5430
Public Health Advocacy
6      Semester 2
PUBH5421
Infection Prevention in Healthcare
6    A basic knowledge of medical microbiology, antimicrobial agents and communicable disease epidemiology and clinical features
Semester 2
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
PUBH5555
Lifestyle and Chronic Disease Prevention
6    P PUBH5033
Semester 2
PUBH5600
Biosecurity Seminar Series
6    P CISS6004 or GOVT6316 or MECO6909 or WORK6130 or unit of study coordinator permission.
Semester 2
Students may be allowed to enrol in elective units of study that are not on this list with the prior approval of both the course coordinator and the unit of study coordinator.