Health Policy

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

Health Policy

Master of Health Policy

Students must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 36 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) 12 credit points of elective units of study, or other postgraduate units of study as approved by the course coordinator.

Graduate Diploma of Health Policy

Students must successfully complete 36 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) 12 credit points of elective units of study, or other postgraduate units of study as approved by the course coordinator.

Graduate Certificate of Health Policy

Students must successfully complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 18 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) 6 credit points of elective units of study, or other postgraduate units of study as approved by the course coordinator.

Core units

Graduate Certificate
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6    N PUBH5032
Semester 1
HPOL5001
Health Systems and Financing
6    N GLOH5135
Semester 1
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6      Semester 2
Graduate Diploma
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6    N PUBH5032
Semester 1
HPOL5001
Health Systems and Financing
6    N GLOH5135
Semester 1
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6      Semester 2
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6      Semester 2
Master
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6    N PUBH5032
Semester 1
HPOL5001
Health Systems and Financing
6    N GLOH5135
Semester 1
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6      Semester 2
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6      Semester 2
HPOL5008
Evidence into Health Policy and Planning
6      Semester 1
HPOL5009
Health Policy Project
6    C HPOL5003 and HPOL5008
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units

BETH5104
Bioethics, Law and Society

This unit of study is not available in 2020

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


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
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6    A A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 2
CEPI5200
Quality and Safety in Health Care
6   

People working in health care will benefit from this course.
Semester 1
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
HPOL5006
Business of Health
6      Intensive July
HPOL5012
Leadership and Strategy in Health
6      Semester 2
HPOL5014
Foundations of Health Technology Mangt
6      Semester 1
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 PUBH5505
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
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
PUBH5036
Public Health: Critical Challenges
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5120
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Health
6    N PUBH5118
Semester 2
PUBH5121
Environmental Health
6      Semester 2
PUBH5126
Genetics and Public Health

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A Basic epidemiology. No previous knowledge of genetics is required.
P Epidemiology Methods and Uses (PUBH5010)
Intensive October
PUBH5145
Alcohol, drug use and health
6    N PUBH5114 or PUBH5115
Semester 1
PUBH5225
Population Mental Health
6    P PUBH5033
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
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
PUBH5418
Tobacco Control in the 21st Century
6      Intensive August
PUBH5421
Infection Prevention in Healthcare
6    A basic knowledge of medical microbiology, antimicrobial agents and communicable disease epidemiology and clinical features


Assumed knowledge: basic knowledge of medical microbiology, antimicrobial agents and communicable disease epidemiology and clinical features
Semester 2
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication
6      Semester 1
PUBH5430
Public Health Advocacy
6      Semester 1
PUBH5505
Qualitative Research in Health
6    N PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006
Semester 2
PUBH5506
Advanced Qualitative Analysis and Writing
6      Semester 1
PUBH5551
Climate Change and Public Health
6      Semester 2
PUBH5555
Lifestyle and Chronic Disease Prevention
6    P PUBH5033
Semester 2