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  • Objectives
    This research course is an appropriate qualification for health professionals seeking to work in the public health domain. The coursework component provides the general knowledge and skills for promoting and maintaining the components physical, social and mental health of the public. The research thesis component enables students to focus in depth on their chosen area of public health.
  • Entry requirements
    Relevant undergraduate degree
  • Academic Title
    Master of Public Health
  • Course description
    This course is not available for on-campus study by students on an International student visa.

    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    Students will complete 120 credit points (6 units of study), comprising of four core units and two elective units* PLUS a Research Thesis equivalent to one year full-time study.

    Units are online and should be completed in the order listed below. May be possible to undertake Thesis component full-time.

    *A list of Public Health electives is available from the Public Health Postgraduate Administration Officer. Units from a relevant postgraduate qualification may be used to apply for Advanced Standing form elective units.

    Stage 1
    Unit           Description                                                                Points

    HST5161    Public Health: Philosophy, Principles and Practice         20
    HST5120    Epidemiology                                                                 20
    Public Health Elective (20)
    Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health after completing Stage 1.

    Stage 2
    Unit           Description                                                                        Points

    HST5121    Demography and Biostatistics                                                20
    One Research unit chosen from:
    RES5101    Research Preparation: Methods of Research                         20
    RES5102    Research Preparation: Qualitative Approaches                      20
    RES5103    Research Preparation: Quantitative Research Methods         20
    Public Health Elective (20)
    Students may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health after completing Stage 2.

    Stage 3
    Unit           Description                                 Points

    HST6200    Master of Public Health Thesis         0

    Each semester students enrol into research thesis unit HST6200 at 50 or 100% of full-time enrolment. Duration of thesis is one year full-time or part-time equivalent.

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