Master of Public Health
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The Master of Public Health is an 80 unit postgraduate program. The program includes 40 units of Compulsory courses and 40 units of Directed Courses, which can be selected from a range of options. The program will be offered in both on campus and online modes.
The aim of the Master of Public Health is to provide graduates with the skills required to improve population health, through appropriate planning and evaluation, assess determinants of health and illness, develop and implement effective and efficient approaches to health services and programs and to demonstrate specialist skills in research and professional practice in the field population health practice, health promotion, health management, research methodology or medical statistics, depending on the student’s chosen field.
Why study with us?
This program will provide an opportunity for individuals to undertake professional development and develop a strong foundation in public health. The program will be of interest to individuals of all ages, at any stage of their career, who have a basic undergraduate degree and are working in, or intending to work in, the area of public health. This includes clinicians and allied health professionals, health planners and managers, individuals working in health promotion, health protection or health surveillance. The program has a strong quantitative component, and builds on a good national and international profile of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, based on 25 years of postgraduate education and 18 years of distance learning.
It is envisaged that Public Health Practice graduates will work in Public Health Units, State and Commonwealth Departments, General Practice and Non-government organisations and academic institutions.
Health Promotion graduates will be able to function as health educators, health promotion officers and field scientist/practitioners in a wide range of Federal and State agencies.
Research Methodology and Medical Statistics - graduates will be working in the design and implementation of population based and clinical research studies within Universities, Public Health Units and Clinical Services, State and Commonwealth Departments and Non-government organisations. Health Management graduates will be working or planning to work as public health administrators, managers as well as clinicians and medical practitioners and provide essential managements skills.
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.
Bachelor Degree in an approved health related discipline or have other qualifications approved by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Health and Medicine. International students must have attained the relevant IELTS standard.
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/ and click on How to apply for credit.
The program is structured to provide opportunities for 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.
The Faculty accepts that it is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty will seek advice from the Student Support Unit as to what constitutes “reasonable accommodations” under Anti-Discrimination legislation.
Requirements and Structure
Applicants for the Master of Public Health should hold a Bachelor Degree in an approved health related discipline or have other qualifications approved by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Health and Medicine. The program requires completion of 80 units of study, and can be undertaken on campus or online, in full time or part time mode. The program includes 40 units of Compulsory courses and 40 units of Directed Courses.
|Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.|
|BIOS6910||Biostatistics A||Not currently offered||10 units|
|EPID6420||Epidemiology A - Basic Methods||Not currently offered||10 units|
|PUBH6300||Introduction to Public Health||Not currently offered||10 units|
|PUBH6302||Social and Ecosystem Health||Not currently offered||10 units|
|Choose 40 units from Directed Courses|
|ABOR6007||Investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the the public health context||Not currently offered||10 units|
|BIOS6920||Biostatistics B||Not currently offered||10 units|
|EPID6430||Epidemiology B - Research Design||Not currently offered||10 units|
|EPID6440||Molecular Epidemiology||Not currently offered||10 units|
|EPID6450||Genetic Epidemiology||Not currently offered||10 units|
|EPID6460||Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases||Not currently offered||10 units|
|EPID6470||Infectious Disease Surveillance||Not currently offered||10 units|
|EPID6500||Methods in Pharmacoepidemiology||Not currently offered||10 units|
|EPID6530||Pharmacoepidemiology - Policy and Economic Issues||Not currently offered||10 units|
|EPID6600||Research Protocol Design||Not currently offered||10 units|
|EPID6660||Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population||Not currently offered||10 units|
|HPRO6715||Foundations of Health Promotion||Not currently offered||10 units|
|HPRO6900||Health Program Evaluation||Not currently offered||10 units|
|MEDI6130||Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems||Not currently offered||10 units|
|MEDI6295||Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions||Not currently offered||10 units|
|MEDI6400||Mental Health Emergency Care||Not currently offered||10 units|
|PUBH6150||Introduction to Quality and Safety in Health Care||Not currently offered||10 units|
|PUBH6210||Qualitative Methods in Health Research||Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)||10 units|
|PUBH6250||Health Economics||Not currently offered||10 units|
|PUBH6301||Chronic Disease and Injury Control||Not currently offered||10 units|
|PUBH6303||Special Project in Public Health||Not currently offered||10 units|
|PUBH6304||Global Health||Not currently offered||10 units|
|PUBH6305||Global Health Systems and Policy||Not currently offered||10 units|