Public Health

Degree resolutions

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Graduate Diploma in Public Health

Master of Public Health

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
GNPUHEAL-02 Graduate Diploma in Public Health
MAPUHEAL-05 Master of Public Heath

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice. Most units of study are available both in distance mode and face to face, therefore candidate’s choice will determine mode of attendance. Visa restrictions normally limit International students studying within Australia to taking a maximum of 25 percent of courses via distance mode.

 

3 Master's type

The master's degrees in these resolutions are professional master's courses, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

 

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Public Health
(b)
the Master of Public Health
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

 

5 Specialisations

(1)
The Master of Public Health is available in the following specialisations:
(a)
Chronic Disease Prevention
(b)
Communicable Disease Control
(c)
Health Promotion and Advocacy
(d)
Research Methods
(2)
All candidates will receive the same degree but the specialisation will be formally recognised on the degree transcript. The testamur for the degree will not specify the specialisation.
(3)
Completion of a specialisation is not a requirement of the course.

6 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places in the Graduate Diploma in Public Health and Master of Public Health will be offered to qualified applicants according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have qualifications, evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma of Public Health requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification
(3)
Admission to the degree of Master of Public Health requires:
(a)
completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Diploma with at least a credit average in the core units of study;
or
(b)
a bachelor’s degree in public health, medicine, medical science, nursing, allied health (including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, optometry), dentistry, veterinary science, education, communication and journalism, science, arts, psychology, social science, political science, policy analysis, government, international relations, engineering, architecture, mathematics, law, economics, commerce, business, accounting and marketing from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification

 

7 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in the Table of Units of Study: Public Health.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Public Health a candidate 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, with a minimum of 6 credit points from the Table.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Public Health a candidate must successfully complete 72 credit points, including:
(a)
42 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
30 credit points of elective units of study, with a minimum of 18 credit points from the Table.

 

8 Course Transfer

A candidate for the master’s degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

9 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2019 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2019 who formally elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2019 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2023. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.