Coursework areas of study
What you can study at the School of Public Health
Public Health at Graduate Diploma and Masters level – these courses are usually chosen by those who plan to work in developed countries.
International Public Health at Graduate Diploma and Masters level – we offer the longest-running Master of International Public Health program in NSW, and one of only a few in Australia. These courses are usually chosen by those who wish to work in developing countries or resource-poor settings.
Clinical Epidemiology at Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters level - the range of courses gives clinicians - doctors, nurses, and other health professionals - the opportunity to appraise and carry out research and to practise evidence-based health care.
Biostatistics: Specialist courses (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters) in the use of highly sophisticated mathematical models to evaluate public health data, intended for those interested in a career as a biostatistician.
Health Policy courses (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters) offer a critical perspective on our health care system and skills in developing and implementing health policy.
Health Communication: courses (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters) providing both media skills for professional communicators in health and medicine working in public affairs, public relations, community relations and journalism as well as a solid, evidence-based education in public health issues.
Bioethics will train you to understand the interaction between advances in biotechnology and society, the complex relationship between morality, mental health and the law, issues surrounding euthanasia and end-of life-care, human and animal research ethics, stem cell research and cloning, and even doctor-patient relationships.
Qualitative Health Research: Courses (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters) provide hands-on training in qualitative research practice, sophisticated engagement with qualitative research theory and methodology. How does health fit into people’s everyday lives? Untangle the way things work in health and medical organisations. Make sense of people’s stories about their health and illnesses.
Professional development short courses are available for professionals already practising in the field of public health.