MHSSH PUBLIC HEALTH STREAM

The HIV, STI and Sexual Health Program provides high levels of knowledge and skills in the understanding and control of STIs, including HIV infection. Our comprehensive program will give you an opportunity to develop your skills in a multidisciplinary, research-rich environment.

Target Audience

  • Health professionals, policy makers, public health practitioners and educators wishing to gain a more in depth knowledge and practical understanding in these areas.
  • Recent science, medical science, social science, medicine graduates or other health discipline graduates interested in pursuing a career in public health aspects of HIV and/or STIs.

Learning Pathways

Students may enrol into one of the following:

  • Individual units of study (subject to approval by the unit of study Coordinator)
  • The Masters of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health (MHSSH) - Public Health stream (48 credit points)
  • The Graduate Diploma in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health (GDipHSSH) Public Health stream (36 credit points)
  • A double degree of the MHSSH with a Master of Philosophy (MPhil). Please note that this is only available to AusAID-funded students.
  • Students who successfully complete the MHSSH degree with a Credit grade (or higher) may apply for consideration to enrol in an intercalated MPhil degree program. Those who successfully complete their MPhil may use this as a one year contribution towards a three year PhD program.

Entrance Requirements

A graduate degree from a recognised institution.

Public Health Stream

Stream Core Units of Study Stream Elective Units of Study

To be awarded a Master degree (MHSSH), students must complete 48 credit points of stream specific units of study.

Graduate Diploma students complete 6 credit points of stream specific elective units of study.

Masters students complete 12 credit points of stream specific elective units of study.

Semester 1

Semester 1
SEXH5410
Sexual Health Promotion 1
(6crp)
SEXH5200
Advanced STIs
(6crp)

PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
(6crp)

SEXH5206
Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health
(6crp)
  SEXH5409
Adult Sexual Assault
(6crp)
  SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education
(6crp)
  HPOL5000
Introduction to Health Policy
(6crp)
  MIPH5131
Foundations of International Health
(6crp)
  PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
  (6crp)
Semester 2 Semester 2
SEXH5008
Sex and Society
(2crp)
SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection
(6crp)
SEXH5101
Public Health Aspects of STIs
(2crp)
SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
(6crp)
SEXH5102
Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS
(2crp)
SEXH5405
Contraception and Reproductive Health
(6crp)
SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education
(6crp)
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
(6crp)
  SEXH5408
HIV/STI Program Delivery
(2crp)
  BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics
(2crp)
  MIPH5008
Travel and Tropical Medicine
(2crp)
  MIPH5116
Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine
(4crp)
  MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries
(4crp)
  PUBH5208
Screening and Diagnostic Test Evaluation
(2crp)
  PUBH5414
Public Health Advocacy
  (2crp)