Enrolment and Orientation

Once your application for candidature in the School has been approved, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are enrolled in the correct units of study. Here you will find the relevant enrolment information for coursework degrees in the following areas of study:

Enrolment

Enrolment usually takes place in mid to late February (for Semester 1 enrolments) and mid July (for Semester 2). At enrolment, you will enrol in your course and you will also choose the units you’ll be studying for the whole year. You will receive information to help you choose these units, and academics will be on hand to guide you.

Please note that you are not committed to the Semester 2 electives you choose at enrolment: you can easily change them before the semester starts. We hold evening seminars in May each year to provide more information about the electives and give you a chance to meet teaching staff and ask questions.

General enrolment information for all students can be found here.

For more detailed information on course structures and requirements, including unit of study outlines, please see the relevant coursework program.

Public Health


Enrolment for Semester 1 will consist of the compulsory core units of study, depending on whether you are studying full-time or part-time and if the prescribed course load will be taken. Semester 2 enrolment usually consists of a range of elective units of study.

Masters:
Students intending to complete a Masters in Public Health must enrol in a combination of core and elective units of study totalling 48 credit points - 28 core and 20 elective credit points.

Professional Practice:
Following completion of the 48 credit points of the Master of Public
Health, the Professional Practice master's degree comprises a further 12 credit points of professional practice units of study.

Graduate Diploma:
Students intending on completing a Graduate Diploma in Public Health must enrol in a total of 36 credit points - 24 core and 12 elective credit points.

International Public Health


To enrol in coursework programs in International Public Health, you need to follow the same enrolment procedure as for coursework programs. For the units of study specific to International Public Health programs, see the structures and requirements of each individual course.

Enrolment for Semester 1 will consist of the compulsory core units of study, depending on whether you are studying full-time or part-time and if the prescribed course load will be taken.

If you choose to start the program in Semester 2, you should enrol in units of study from the elective units of study on offer.

Clinical Epidemiology


To successfully complete any of the Clinical Epidemiology coursework programs you must enrol in the 3 core units of study, and a combination of elective units of study that are appropriate to your degree enrolment and the year of your study. See the course structures for more information.

Masters:
Students intending to complete a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology must enrol in a combination of core and elective units of study totalling 48 credit points - including the three core units of study.

Graduate Diploma:
Students intending to complete a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology must enrol in a total of 36 credit points - including the three core units of study.

Graduate Certificate:
Students intending to complete a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology must enrol in a total of 24 credit points - including the three core units of study.

Biostatistics


For Biostatistics coursework programs, students must follow the enrolment procedures for each course - see individual course structures of biostatistics programs for more detailed information. Please note that you can only enrol for Biostatistics coursework degrees as a part-time student.

IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended that you enrol in no more than 2 units per semester.

Masters:
Students intending to complete a Master of Biostatistics must enrol in a total of 72 credit points. This comprises:

  • 60 credit points from 10 compulsory core units of study (worth 6 credit points each), including 6 credit points from one workplace project portfolio unit of study
  • 12 credit points from elective units of study, which may include an additional workplace project portfolio unit of study

Graduate Diploma:
Students intending to complete a Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics must enrol in a total of 48 credit points. You must enrol in 8 units of study - each worth 6 credit points.

Graduate Certificate:
Students intending to complete a Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics must enrol in a total of 24 credit points. You should enrol in 4 units of study (each worth 6 credit points):

  • 1 compulsory unit - PUBH5010 or BSTA5011
  • 3 units of study (18 credit points) from the other units of study on offer

Health Policy


Masters:
Students intending to complete a Masters in Health Policy must complete all 6 compulsory units of study and two elective units of study (totalling 48 credit points) in order to satisfy the course regulations.

Graduate Diploma:
Students intending to complete a Graduate Diploma in Health Policy are required to complete all 5 compulsory units of study and one elective unit of study (totalling 36 credit points) in order to satisfy the course regulations.

Graduate Certificate:
For the Graduate Certificate in Health Policy you must enrol in 24 credit points consisting of 4 units of study each worth 6 credit points - see the course structure for the specific units of study.

Indigenous Health Promotion


Student intending to complete a Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion must enrol in all 7 units of study (6 units of coursework and a final project) as outlined in the course structure.

Indigenous Health (Substance Use)


Masters:
The first year of the Master of Indigenous Health (Substance Use) is in block release mode. There are six core units run as six blocks of face-to-face study at the University main campus, each of around one week's length. After each block, you will have a series of learning tasks to do at home or in your workplace, amounting to 50 hours work.

In the second year of Master's study, you can choose 12 credit points of relevant subjects from the Masters of Public Health or Masters of International Public Health, and study these either face-to-face or online. The total number of credit points required for the award is 48 and duration of study full-time is 1 to 3 years.

Graduate Diploma:
The course runs in block release mode. There are six core units delivered in six blocks of face-to-face study at the University main campus, each of around one week's length. After each block, you will have a series of learning tasks to do at home or in your workplace, amounting to 50 hours work. The total number of credit points required for award of degree is 36 and the course duration is 1 - 2 years full-time.

Graduate Certificate:
The course will run in block release mode. There are four core units run as four blocks of face-to-face study at the University main campus, each of around one week's length. After each block, you will have a series of learning tasks to do at home or in your workplace, amounting to 50 hours work.

The total number of credit points required for award of degree is 24 and its duration: 0.5 - 1.5 years full-time

Health Communication


Enrolment for all health communication programs (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters) is administered by the Faculty of Arts. Please visit the Faculty of Arts webpage for more information.