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Program Code 11687
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
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Mode of delivery Distance Learning / On-line (all program specialisations).
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Description

This program is available in three distinct specialisations:

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Stroke Management and
  • Primary Health Care.

The Alcohol and Other Drugs specialisation aims to produce graduates with a broad knowledge base related to alcohol and other drug use, including epidemiology, clinical consequences of use and dependence, explanatory models, history and social context, pharmacology, the ability to critically appraise research literature and apply evidence-based findings in the workplace and an appreciation of preventative approaches. The Stroke Management specialisation and Primary Health Care specialisation will promote the development of health professionals with knowledge, skills and attitudes to function as an expert clinician within specialist inter-professional stroke services and Primary Health Care specialist teams. The specialisations will enhance patient outcomes through the application of evidence-based practice in the clinical setting and applied using the skills of relevant expert inter-professional teams. Both specialisations will enhance the capacity for the development of research initiatives in advanced stroke management and primary health care, and will contribute towards a reduction in morbidity and mortality by promoting champions with broad ranging knowledge and skills in service planning, development and evaluation.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor Degree in an approved health related discipline or have other qualifications approved by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Health and Medicine. In special circumstances, an applicant holding other acceptable academic or professional qualifications and with relevant work experience may be admitted as a candidate at Masters level.

Credit Transfer

Students articulating from the Graduate Certificate in Health Science to the Master of Health Science will be awarded 40 units of internal credit.

Commencing students may be awarded a maximum of 50% of external credit for postgraduate study undertaken at another approved institution.

Credit may be available for courses previously completed in a program of study but will be assessed on a case by case basis and must adhere to Rules Governing Postgraduate Coursework Awards - Rule 000306.

Credit may be available for previous studies on the basis of an individual assessment for each applicant. Credit will be awarded in accordance with University Policy and Faculty Guidelines.

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/.

Practical Experience

Students undertaking the Drug and Alcohol Studies stream are required to do 100 hours of pratical experience in MEDI6145 and MED6160 (50 hours in each course).

International Students

The programs are structured to provide opportunities for onshore International students. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis. Strategies for program-specific online student support will be developed in consultation with participating students. Additionally, they will be encouraged to avail themselves of existing University support networks and services.

Special Needs

The University policy on Students with Special Needs is implemented at all times. The Faculty accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.

Requirements and Structure

Students undertaking the Primary Health Care Specialisation undertake 40 units of Compulsory Courses and 40 units of Directed Courses. Students undertaking the Stroke Management or Drug and Alcohol Specialisation complete 40 units of Compulsory Courses, 30 units of Directed Courses and 10 units of Electives.

Course Information

Drug and Alcohol Studies

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6145 Motivating Health Behaviour Change Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment Of Drug/Alcohol Use Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 30 units from Directed Courses.
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6410 Clinical Epidemiology Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6600 Research Protocol Design Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6660 Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
HLSC6106 Foundations in Family Studies Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6107 Families and Cultural Diversity Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6112 Father-Infant Attachment and Co-Parenting: Theory and Intervention Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
HLSC6126 Working With Fathers in Vulnerable Families Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
HPRO6900 Health Program Evaluation Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6295 Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6320 Stroke: Acute Management Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6340 Stroke Rehabilitation Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6350 Stroke: Knowledge Transfer Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6400 Mental Health Emergency Care Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6031 Introductory Psychosocial Interventions Not currently offered 10 units
NURS6190 Issues in Aged Care Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6250 The Experience of Ageing Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6450 Symptom Management in Clinical Practice Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6624 Leading Change in Practice Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6300 Introduction to Public Health Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6301 Chronic Disease and Injury Control Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6302 Social and Ecosystem Health Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6303 Special Project in Public Health Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6304 Global Health Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units

Primary Health Care

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6145 Motivating Health Behaviour Change Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6801 Primary Health Care Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6802 Contemporary Issues in Chronic Disease Management Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 40 units from Directed Courses.
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6410 Clinical Epidemiology Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6600 Research Protocol Design Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6660 Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
HLSC6106 Foundations in Family Studies Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6107 Families and Cultural Diversity Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6112 Father-Infant Attachment and Co-Parenting: Theory and Intervention Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
HLSC6126 Working With Fathers in Vulnerable Families Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
HPRO6900 Health Program Evaluation Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment Of Drug/Alcohol Use Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6295 Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6320 Stroke: Acute Management Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6340 Stroke Rehabilitation Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6400 Mental Health Emergency Care Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6190 Issues in Aged Care Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6250 The Experience of Ageing Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6450 Symptom Management in Clinical Practice Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6624 Leading Change in Practice Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6300 Introduction to Public Health Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6301 Chronic Disease and Injury Control Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6302 Social and Ecosystem Health Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6303 Special Project in Public Health Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6304 Global Health Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units

Stroke Management

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6320 Stroke: Acute Management Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6340 Stroke Rehabilitation Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6350 Stroke: Knowledge Transfer Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 30 units from Directed Courses.
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6410 Clinical Epidemiology Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6600 Research Protocol Design Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6660 Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
HLSC6106 Foundations in Family Studies Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6107 Families and Cultural Diversity Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6112 Father-Infant Attachment and Co-Parenting: Theory and Intervention Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
HLSC6126 Working With Fathers in Vulnerable Families Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
HPRO6900 Health Program Evaluation Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6145 Motivating Health Behaviour Change Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment Of Drug/Alcohol Use Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6295 Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6400 Mental Health Emergency Care Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6190 Issues in Aged Care Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6250 The Experience of Ageing Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6450 Symptom Management in Clinical Practice Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6624 Leading Change in Practice Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6300 Introduction to Public Health Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6301 Chronic Disease and Injury Control Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6302 Social and Ecosystem Health Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6302 Social and Ecosystem Health Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6303 Special Project in Public Health Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6304 Global Health Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units

Electives

Choose 10 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.