Public Health studies
A Public Health study program will train you to plan, manage, review and co-ordinate public health programs for Governments, NGOs and private and public health care service providers.
Public Health course structure, core and elective units of study.
You will be trained in four key areas essential for a modern Public Health professional.
- Evidence based knowledge - the corner stone for Public Health policy development and practice. Gathering and interpreting data as the basis for informed decision making.
- Decision making - beliefs and interests of stakeholders and their impact on informed decision making based on the evidence.
- Action – translating evidence and decisions into policy and practice; advocating for change at a national, regional and community level.
- Outcomes – understanding evaluation research methods and practice to evaluate and continually improve public health programs.
This will prepare you for employment as:
- Public health officers within state or commonwealth departments of health
- Health education or health promotion officer
- Clinical research management
- Health program management and health information management
Why study Public Health with us
We offer a one year Masters (MPH) program open to undergraduates from a broad range of studies and life backgrounds.
Popular course content includes: Epidemiology; Biostatistics; Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Indigenous Health and Indigenous Health Promotion; Public Health Values, Ethics, Decision Making, Practice and Policy.
Our graduates are work-ready and in demand by employers.
Study programs available in Public Health
- Master of Public Health develops skills essential for the effective practice of public health. Graduates will be able to determine the nature of community health problems, and bring together the necessary services to deliver them.
- Graduate Diploma in Public Health - requires a shorter period of study and has more flexible entry requirements. An option to upgrade from the GradDipPH to the MPH is available once you complete 24 credit points of coursework.
- Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) - allows you to extend your MPH coursework with workplace practicum. Students will undertake 12 additional credit points of study/training in a supervised professional placement. To be eligible for the MPH(Professional Practice) you will need to already be enrolled in the MPH degree, and have achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 75% in the first 24 core credit points of coursework. Expressions of interest must be submitted by 31st August. MPH(Professional Practice) is not available to international students.
Professional development short courses
- Professional development - Genetics and Public Health
- Professional development - Tobacco Control in the 21st Century
- Professional development - Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
- Professional development - Environmental Health
- Professional development - Introducing Qualitative Health Research
- Professional development - Introductory Biostatistics
- Professional development - Introductory Analysis of Linked Data