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Program Code 11716
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
  • On Campus + Online
UAC Code UAC Website
CRICOS Code 064408B
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Description

The Master of Public Health is an AQF Level 9 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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Admission Requirements

AQF Level 8 applicants will hold a Bachelor Honours Degree in an approved health related discipline

AQF Level 7 applicants will hold a Bachelor degree and a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in a health related discipline and or meet Recognised Prior Learning requirements

Recognition of Prior Learning RPL will be assessed by the Program Convenor using the information provided below:

  • Provide a portfolio demonstrating advanced continuing professional development and education in an approved health related discipline
  • Provide a detailed resume/CV setting out educational qualifications and work experience
  • Interview (where necessary)

International students must also must provide evidence that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirements of 6.5 with a subtest no less than 6.0 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104.html

International students must submit transcripts from previous education qualifications in English or with an authorised English translation

Credit Transfer

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.

International Students

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.

Special Needs

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.


For details of online study and how to apply for this program, please contact GraduateSchool.com at: http://www.gradschool.com.au/ or via UAC: http://www.uac.edu.au/

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6300 Introduction to Public Health Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6302 Social and Ecosystem Health Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 40 units from Directed Courses
ABOR6007 Investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the the public health context Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
BIOS6920 Biostatistics B Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6430 Epidemiology B - Research Design Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6440 Molecular Epidemiology Not currently offered 10 units
EPID6450 Genetic Epidemiology Not currently offered 10 units
EPID6460 Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6470 Infectious Disease Surveillance Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6500 Methods in Pharmacoepidemiology Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6530 Pharmacoepidemiology - Policy and Economic Issues Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6600 Research Protocol Design Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EPID6660 Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
HLSC6101 Workplace Injury Management Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
HPRO6900 Health Program Evaluation Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6295 Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6400 Mental Health Emergency Care Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6010 Occupational Health Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6050 Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6150 Introduction to Quality and Safety in Health Care Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6250 Health Economics Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6301 Chronic Disease and Injury Control Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6303 Special Project in Public Health Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6304 Global Health Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6305 Global Health Systems and Policy Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units