International Public Health

This information is for guidance only.

The requirements and progression rules for your study program will be in the Sydney Medical School Handbook.

International public health looks at public health issues in various international settings, with an emphasis on developing and emerging countries.

Course Structure

Credit points required for each program of study

 Master   Graduate Diploma 
 Core Units  24  Core Units  24
 Elective Units  24  Elective Units  12
 Total  48  Total  36

Studying Online

You can study international public health online or choose a combination of online and face-to-face. Read more about studying international public health online here.

Core Units

Both study programs require the same core units to be completed.

The core units are offered in Semester 1.

 

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Credit point
(CP) value

Core Units

Delivery mode

Available in Semester 1
MIPH5131 Foundations of International Health

6CP

 Master,
 Grad Dip
F, O
MIPH5132 Global Disease Burden and Research Methods

6CP

 Master,
 Grad Dip
F, O
PUBH5010 Epidemiology Methods and Uses

6CP

 Master,
 Grad Dip
F, B, O
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

6CP

 Master,
 Grad Dip
F, B, O
Key

F = 'Face to Face'
B = 'Blended: face-to-face/online'
BM = 'Block mode / Intensive'
O = 'Online or distance'
P = 'Project'

Elective units

If you commence your studies in Semester 2, some elective units may not be available to you as the prerequisites units are held in Semester 1.

 Unit of study code Unit of study name  Credit point
(CP) value 
Delivery mode
International Public Health electives:  
MIPH5004 or
MIPH5005
International Health Independent Study 1 or 2(Special Project) 2CP or
4CP
P
MIPH5008 Travel and Tropical Medicine

 2CP

BM

MIPH5014  Not running in 2014.

4CP

F

MIPH5112  Global Communicable Disease Control

4CP

F, O

MIPH5115  Women's and Children's Health

4CP

F, O

MIPH5116  Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine

4CP

F, O

MIPH5117 Global Non-communicable Disease Control

 2CP

F, O

MIPH5118  Global Perspectives on HIV/AIDS

4CP

F, O

MIPH5124  Health Issues and Humanitarian Emergencies

4CP

F

MIPH5127  Mental Disorders in Global Context

2CP

F

MIPH5134 Primary Care in Low Resource Settings

 4CP

 F, O

MIPH5135  Health Systems in Developing Countries

 4CP

F

MIPH5136 Nutrition in International Settings

 4CP

F

MIPH5219

International Health Projects Management

6CP

F

Public Health Electives:  

International public health students can study up to 12 credit points of units from the Master of Public Health program. See a list of units here.

Key

F = 'Face to Face'
B = 'Blended: face-to-face/online'
BM = 'Block mode / Intensive'
O = 'Online or distance'
P = 'Project'

Additional elective units

 

 Unit of study code  Unit of study name

Credit point
(CP) value

Delivery mode

 BETH5203 Ethics and Public Health

6CP

BM,O
 DENT5013 Preventive Dentistry

6CP

F
 DENT5014 Dental Health Services

6CP

F
 DENT5015 Population Oral Health

6CP

F
 HPOL5000 Introduction to Health Policy

 6CP 

BM
 HPOL5001 Economics and Finance for Health Policy

6CP

BM
 HPOL5003 Analysing Health Policy

6CP

BM
 HPOL5007 Global Health Policy

6CP

BM
 LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System

6CP

BM
 SEXH5008 Sex & Society

2CP

F,O
 SEXH5101 Public Health Aspects of STIs

2CP

F,O
 SEXH5102 Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS

2CP

F,O
 SEXH5205 Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health

6CP

O
 PSYC5011 Applying Models of Health Behaviour

6CP

F