International Public Health
An International Public Health study program will train you to apply public health practices to the most needy communities in the world, including many countries in Asia, the Pacific, Africa and Latin America.
You will plan, manage, review and co-ordinate public health programs for international agencies such as WHO, national governments, NGOs and private and public health care service providers working in the developing world.
International Public Health course structure, core and elective units of study.
To apply public health professional practice in demanding and challenging conditions. You will be taught skills and knowledge which will equip you to:
- Directly improve the lives of some of the world's most disadvantaged peoples
- Develop programs sensitive to the local cultural and religious beliefs throughout the developing world
- Deliver programs in countries with limited infrastructure
Outcomes for graduates
The training provided in your study program will prepare you for employment or volunteer work with:
- The World Health Organisation - a United Nations agency
- AusAID - Australia's international aid agency
- Trans-national Non Government Organisations
- National governments and locally-funded agencies
Why study International Public Health with us
From 2013 you can study international public health online or choose a combination of both online and face-to-face. Read more about studying international public health online here.
Our Master of International Public Health study program is the most established course of its kind in Australia.
The entire program is specifically focused on developing countries allowing you to get an in-depth knowledge of the issues involved in low to middle income countries.
With a large number of electives, you can tailor the program to suit your individual needs.
Teaching staff have worked extensively in developing countries and therefore bring 'real world' experiences to the classroom.
Our study programs attract students from all over the world and peer-to-peer support and input will give you a global perspective on the issues facing developing countries. It is truly a global classroom!
Beyond the classroom, students organise a number of social activities such as a Cultural Night and Harbour Cruise which give you the opportunity to get involved, network and make new friends.
Study programs available
- Master of International Public Health
- Graduate Diploma in International Public Health