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Overview

Are you a health professional who is looking to specialise your career in health science? If so, the Master of Health Science offered by the University of Newcastle, aims to provide you with a comprehensive and superior education.

You will have the opportunity to focus your study around one of the three core disciplines:

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

This program will provide you with an in-depth learning experience in your chosen field, presenting you with employment opportunities across a range of public health disciplines including primary health care, assessment and counselling of alcohol and other drug problems and working with people diagnosed with stroke. Further to this you may choose to take on more senior roles within clinical leadership, health advocacy, research studies and/or health planning and promotion.

You have the flexibility to study full-time or part-time to suit your needs as well as a whole program or just a single course. By studying a single course this can enable you to meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements and gain up-to-date information and skills related to your profession. The Master of Health Science is also offered completely online allowing you to study when and where it suits you.

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Online

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Is It For You?

The University of Newcastle has designed the Master of Health Science to offer a specialised education in Alcohol and Other Drugs, Primary Health Care and Stroke Management.

If you have a bachelor degree in an approved health related discipline and are looking to move into research or influence the development of clinical programs, the Master of Health Science has specialisations that enable you to fine tune your studies to suit your career goals.

Offered online, this advanced program will develop your professional skills, theoretical knowledge and your ability to critically appraise the evidence. This will mean you are better placed to apply and evidence-based approach, develop innovative health initiatives, champion effective health programs a and advance your career in your area of expertise.

Specialisations

The University of Newcastle has designed the Master of Heath Science to offer you three distinct career paths in Alcohol and Other Drugs , Primary Health Care or Stroke Management.

Structured to offer you an advanced education in your chosen specialisation, you will study specialisation- specific compulsory courses as well as elective courses which you can chose from a prescribed or directed list. This enables you to personalise your study program.

Alcohol and Other Drugs specialisation

This specialisation will prepare you with knowledge across multiple drug and alcohol related disciplines including epidemiology, clinical consequences of drug use and dependence, explanatory models, pharmacology and a range of research and evidence based literature. Outside of the core coursework you will focus on establishing clinical context for drug and alcohol problems, along with understanding what motivates changes in health behaviour. This specialisation requires you to undertake 100 hours of practical experience.

Primary Health Care specialisation

Not only will you develop your knowledge and skills in the delivery of primary health care, you will learn how to develop the right attitude to work as an expert clinician. This specialisation will encourage you to focus on how to deliver best-possible patient outcomes through the application of evidence-based research and knowledge transfer. You will study courses including epidemiology, motivating health behaviour change, primary health care and contemporary issues in chronic disease management.

Stroke Management specialisation

In recent years the prevalence of stroke has been increasing due to an aging population. It is one of Australia's biggest killers and a leading cause of disability, with 1 in 6 people experiencing a stroke in their lifetime. Health professionals with the knowledge and skills in stroke management are needed now more than ever. The Stroke Management specialisation will provide you with strong foundational knowledge in stroke management, knowledge transfer and rehabilitation. You will focus on how to deliver best-possible patient outcomes through the application of evidence-based research and knowledge transfer. Having completed this program, you’ll be able to develop, evaluate and research health initiatives that aim to improve health outcomes in people at risk of stroke or diagnosed with stroke.

All three specialisations give you the opportunity to choose from wide range of courses including research and statistics, public health, management of chronic diseases, family studies, occupational health and safety, and courses from the other two specialisations in the Health Science program.

Career Opportunities

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Health Science offers an extended educational grounding, preparing you with a broad knowledge base in one of the three specialisations offered by this program. All these specialisations will prepare you to critically appraise research literature and apply evidence-based findings in the workplace.

The Alcohol and Other Drugs specialisation will prepare you to apply evidence-based findings in the workplace and an appreciation of preventative approaches related to alcohol and other drug use, including epidemiology, clinical consequences of use and dependence, explanatory models, history and social context and pharmacology.

The Primary Health Care and Stroke Management specialisations promote the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes so that you can function as an expert clinician within these specialist inter-professional services and health care teams.

Educational opportunities in specialist areas have increased demand for skilled and qualified practitioners. As a graduate, you can look forward to pursuing a career in areas across a range of health disciplines and developing and evaluating evidence-based health initiatives that improve outcomes in individuals, communities and populations. You may also choose to take on leadership roles within advocacy, research studies or health planning and promotion.

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Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

The University of Newcastle recognises the value of informal learning gained through professional experience. Admission to the Master of Health Science program is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination of education, professional experience and industry qualifications.

Applicants who hold a four year undergraduate degree in a health related field (eg medicine, biomedical/medical science, nursing, allied health, psychology, education) may apply for admission to the Master of Health Science. Please ensure that certified copies of academic transcripts are included with your online application.

Applicants with a three year undergraduate degree should also hold an Honours degree or additional postgraduate qualification (such as a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; OR be able to demonstrate a minimum of one year’s work experience in a related field.

If you would like your work experience to be considered, please provide a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience will be assessed by the program convenor.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID. You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency.

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Courses and Details

Program Code 11687
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Online
Program Plans

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 is intended for health professionals who wish to increase their skills and knowledge in alcohol and other drug use management, 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. On completion of the Drug & Alcohol Studies program, graduates will have developed an extensive knowledge base related to alcohol and other drug use, including epidemiology, consequences of use and dependence, explanatory models, history and social context, and pharmacology.

The Stroke Management and Primary Health Care specialisations are intended for health professionals who wish to increase their knowledge, skill and clinical expertise in stroke services and primary health care specialist areas. 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.The inter-professional focus of the Stroke Management program will ensure a movement towards educational models which encourage true interdisciplinary teaching and learning models and inter-professional collaboration in clinical practice.

Admission Requirements

Minimum of a four year undergraduate degree in a field related to public health such as medicine, biomedical/medical science, nursing, allied health, psychology or education. Applicants with a three year undergraduate degree should possess an Honours degree or additional postgraduate qualifications such as a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or a minimum of one year’s work experience in a related field

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Compulsory Industrial Experience/Placement

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).

Requirements and Structure

Qualification for the award of Master of Health Science requires 80 units of course work undertaken over 1.5 to 2 years part time.

  • Students in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Specialisation complete 5 core courses (50 units) and 3 directed courses (30 units).
  • Students in the Primary Health Care Specialisation complete 5 core courses (50 units) and  3 directed courses (30 units).
  • Students in the Stroke Management  Specialisation complete 5 core courses (50 units) and 3 directed courses (30 units)

Course Information

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Compulsory Courses: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6145 Motivating Health Behaviour Change Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment of Drug/Alcohol Use Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses: Choose 30 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
ABOR6007 Investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the public health context Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6410 Clinical Epidemiology Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6600 Research Protocol Design Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6660 Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
HLSC6101 Workplace Injury Management Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6106 Foundations in Family Studies Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6107 Families and Cultural Diversity Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6112 Father-Infant Attachment and Co-Parenting: Theory and Intervention Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
HLSC6126 Working With Fathers in Vulnerable Families Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HPRO6900 Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6295 Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6320 Stroke: Acute Management Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6340 Stroke Rehabilitation Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6350 Stroke: Knowledge Transfer Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6400 Mental Health Emergency Care Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6801 Primary Health Care Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6802 Contemporary Issues in Chronic Disease Management Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6190 Health Care and the Older Person Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6250 Ageing and Health Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6450 Symptom Management in Clinical Practice Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6624 Leading Change in Practice Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
OHSE6050 Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6150 Introduction to Quality and Safety in Health Care Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6300 Introduction to Public Health Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6301 Chronic Disease and Injury Control Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6302 Social and Ecosystem Health Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6303 Special Project in Public Health Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6304 Global Health Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Primary Health Care

Compulsory Courses: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6145 Motivating Health Behaviour Change Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6801 Primary Health Care Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6802 Contemporary Issues in Chronic Disease Management Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses: Choose 30 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
ABOR6007 Investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the public health context Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6410 Clinical Epidemiology Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6600 Research Protocol Design Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6660 Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
HLSC6101 Workplace Injury Management Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6106 Foundations in Family Studies Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6107 Families and Cultural Diversity Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6112 Father-Infant Attachment and Co-Parenting: Theory and Intervention Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
HLSC6126 Working With Fathers in Vulnerable Families Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HPRO6900 Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment of Drug/Alcohol Use Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6295 Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6320 Stroke: Acute Management Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6340 Stroke Rehabilitation Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6350 Stroke: Knowledge Transfer Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6400 Mental Health Emergency Care Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6018 Acute Nursing Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
20 units
NURS6020 Emergency Nursing Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
20 units
NURS6021 Health Assessment and Applied Pathophysiology Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
20 units
NURS6022 Critical Care Nursing Not currently offered 20 units
NURS6190 Health Care and the Older Person Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6250 Ageing and Health Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6450 Symptom Management in Clinical Practice Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6624 Leading Change in Practice Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
OHSE6050 Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6150 Introduction to Quality and Safety in Health Care Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6300 Introduction to Public Health Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6301 Chronic Disease and Injury Control Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6302 Social and Ecosystem Health Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6303 Special Project in Public Health Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6304 Global Health Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Stroke Management

Compulsory Courses: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6320 Stroke: Acute Management Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6340 Stroke Rehabilitation Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6350 Stroke: Knowledge Transfer Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses: Choose 30 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
ABOR6007 Investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the public health context Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6410 Clinical Epidemiology Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6600 Research Protocol Design Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6660 Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
HLSC6101 Workplace Injury Management Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6106 Foundations in Family Studies Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6107 Families and Cultural Diversity Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6112 Father-Infant Attachment and Co-Parenting: Theory and Intervention Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
HLSC6126 Working With Fathers in Vulnerable Families Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
HPRO6900 Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6145 Motivating Health Behaviour Change Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment of Drug/Alcohol Use Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6295 Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6400 Mental Health Emergency Care Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6801 Primary Health Care Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6802 Contemporary Issues in Chronic Disease Management Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6190 Health Care and the Older Person Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6250 Ageing and Health Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6450 Symptom Management in Clinical Practice Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6624 Leading Change in Practice Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
OHSE6050 Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6150 Introduction to Quality and Safety in Health Care Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6300 Introduction to Public Health Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6301 Chronic Disease and Injury Control Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6302 Social and Ecosystem Health Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6303 Special Project in Public Health Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6304 Global Health Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

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 the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

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

International Students

International students can only study this program online offshore.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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.

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.

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