This information is for guidance only.
The requirements and progression rules for your study program will be in the Sydney Medical School Handbook.
Credit points required for each program of study for students commencing in 2015 or later
|Chronic Disease Prevention||32||28||60|
Units of Study
Extended master's programs
- Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) course structure
- Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention) course structure
|Unit of study code||Unit of study name||Credit point
|Core Unit||Delivery mode|
|Available in Semester 1|
|PUBH5010||Epidemiology Methods and Uses||6CP|| Master,
|PUBH5018||Introductory Biostatistics||6CP|| Master,
|PUBH5030||Public Health: Achievements and Challenges||2CP|| Master,
|PUBH5033||Disease Prevention and Health Promotion||6CP||Master,
|QUAL5005||Introducing Qualitative Health Research||4CP||Master, Grad Dip||F, O|
Available in Semester 2
Additional core units for Masters students
|PUBH5032||Making Decisions in Public Health||2CP||Master||F, O|
|PUBH5034||Public Health Capstone||4CP||Master||F, O|
|BETH5206||Introduction to Public Health Ethics||2CP||Master||F,O|
|Key||F = 'Face to Face'
B = 'Blended: face-to-face/online'
BM = 'Block mode / Intensive'
O = 'Online or distance'
P = 'Project'
Please note that PUBH5034 – Public Health Capstone is not a core unit for students who commenced in 2013 and 2014
The core structure for students who started their MPH prior to 2015 is different. Please contact the MPH Program Administrator – email@example.com for more information
To help you design your study program download the pathways to elective choices and discover the electives to suit your career and research ambitions.
Approved Non-Public Health electives
There are some non-Public Health units available to study as part of your program.
View the list of approved units.
For any other unit you will need the PRIOR permission from the Unit Co-ordinator and the MPH Academic Co-ordinator.
If you are thinking of undertaking training in the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM), you should note that the AFPHM have requirements for the content of the MPH you undertake. You should contact the AFPHM to confirm the exact requirements, as these may change over time.
Students complete 48 credit points of unit study in a structured Master of Public Health program prior to applying for the Professional Practice extension program.
Professional Practice Units of Study
Either both of the following units across two semesters:
Or the following unit in one semester:
|Total required Professional Placement credit points||12CP|
Students complete 48 credit points of unit study in a structured Master of Public Health program prior to applying for the Chronic Disease Prevention extension program.
|Elective Units of Study||Credit points|
MPH students seeking admission to the Chronic Disease Prevention extension program must complete 32 credit points of core units and 16 credit points of electives. It is suggested that at least half of all MPH elective units should come from the prevention related electives below. These are prevention related units of study in the MPH and relevant units in other degrees that are related to the Chronic disease prevention theme.
Obesity and Health Promotion Not available in 2016
Physical Activity and Public Health Not available in 2016
Individual and Societal Ageing Not available in 2016
Principles of Chronic Disease Management Not available in 2016
|Chronic Disease Prevention Units of Study||Credit points|
|Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention) candidates must enrol in 12 credit points of prevention units.|
|MIPH5117||Global Non-Communicable Disease Control||2CP|
|PUBH5028||Seminars in NCD Prevention and Control||6CP|
|Total prescribed prevention-related credit points||8CP|
|Students are required to select additional 4 credit points of prevention-related elective units of study from:|
|PUBH5101||Special Project in Public Health||4CP|
|PUBH5102||Special Project in Public Health||2CP|
|Additional prevention related units of study from the prevention related electives above||2 or 4CP|
|Total prevention-related elective credit points||4CP|
|Total required Chronic Disease Prevention credit points||12CP|