Public Health

Health Promotion and Advocacy Specialisation

Health promotion is a fundamental tool in the prevention of disease and the reduction of health inequalities in populations. The success of tobacco control strategies in reducing smoking rates in Australia demonstrates the impact of public health advocacy. The Health Promotion and Advocacy specialisation is designed for students with an interest in designing, implementing and evaluating health promotion interventions and those who want to develop skills in public health advocacy.

To qualify for the award of the Master of Public Health (Health Promotion and Advocacy), students must successfully complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) 36 credit points of core units of study; an
(b) 30 credit points of elective units of study, with a minimum of 12 credit points from List A and 6 credit points from List A or List B of the Health Promotion and Advocacy Specialisation units below.
(c) 6 credit points of capstone (or 12 credit points of Dissertation, or 12 credit points of Professional Practice, with a reduction in elective units; or 6 credit points of Special Project; or another equivalent unit of study).


Units of Study Credit point Semester

Choose at least 12 credit points from List A and 6 credit points from List A or List B

List A

PUBH5120
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Health
 6  S2
PUBH5418
Tobacco Control is 21st Century
 6  S2
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication - not available 2020
 6  S2
PUBH5430
Public Health Advocacy
 6  S1
List B
PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
 6  S1
PUBH5039
Public Health Nutrition Essentials
 6  S1
PUBH5145
Alcohol Drug Use and Health
 6  S1
PUBH5225
Population Mental Health
 6  S1
PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control
 6  S2
PUBH5227
Public Health Program Evaluation
 6  S2
PUBH5426
Vaccines in Public Health
 6  S2
PUBH5423
Adv Concepts: Vaccines in Public Health
 4  S1, S2
PUBH5510
Healthy Ageing and Fall Prevention
 6  S2
PUBH5551
Climate Change and Health
 6  S2
PUBH5555
Lifestyle and Chronic Disease Prevention
 6  S2
GLOH5112
Global Non-Communicable Disease Control
 6  S2
HPOL5006
Business of Health
 6  S2