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Master of Public Health
This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.
This course is comprised of 240 credit points (12-13 units).
Core units in the MPH program have been selected to enable students to develop knowledge and skills in areas that are widely accepted as being key competencies for MPH graduates. Students must complete all eight core units to be eligible to graduate with the degree of MPH. These units have a combined value of 160 credit points.
MPH students must also complete elective units from a provided list of options to a combined total of at least 80 credit points. Most of the elective units offered have a credit point value of 20. Consequently, students who only choose elective units with a value of 20 credit points must complete four to achieve the 80 points required. Students should be aware, however, that some elective units that are offered have lower point values (i.e. 10-15 points). Students enrolling in any of these units will need to complete five elective units to achieve the required minimum of 80 credit points in elective units. The units that have credit point values of less than 20 are as follows:
- MKT5712 Social and Not For Profit Marketing (15 points and offered on campus only);
- NUT4444 Public Health Nutrition (15 points and offered on campus only);
- CMM4113 Health Journalism (15 points and offered on campus only); and
- HST5609 Workplace Assessment (10 points).
Core units and electives can be completed in any order, however, when planning enrolment in their first six units of this program, students are strongly encouraged to follow the structure of one of the six specialisms offered in the Graduate Diploma of Public Health. Following one of these specialisms will ensure MPH students have the option of concluding their postgraduate studies in public health after completing units to a total credit point value of 120 and then applying for the award of Graduate Diploma of Public Health. Students should be aware that some units may not be available in both semesters.
Students should also be aware that if they complete 60 credit points from any combination of core or elective units and then decide to discontinue their post graduate public health studies, they are eligible to apply for the exit award of Graduate Certificate in Public Health.
Complete all 8 of the following units
|HST5161||Public Health: Philosophy, Principles and Practice||20|
|HST5602||Diversity, Culture and Health||20|
|HST5604||Public Health Informatics||*||20|
|HST5605||Leadership and Health Advocacy Skills||20|
|HST5607||Strategic Decision Making and Program Planning||20|
*This unit may not be timetabled each semester, please consider when planning studies. Students are encouraged to contact the Student Information Office to plan their studies and to check when units are avaliable
Complete units from the following electives to a combined value of 80 credit points.
|ADS5203||Addiction Studies: Behaviour Change||20|
|ADS5204||Addiction Studies: The Policy and Practice of Prevention||20|
|HST5111||Health Promotion Strategies||20|
|HST5115||Health Promotion Programme Evaluation||20|
|HST5130||Principles of Environmental Health||20|
|HST5231||Current Issues in Environmental Health||20|
|HST5311||Resource Management Skills||*||20|
|HST5312||Managing and Using Information||*||20|
|HST5501||Law and Ethical Issues||20|
|HST5603||Maternal, Child and Youth Health||20|
|HST5608||Quality and Safety in Health and Aged Care||20|
|MKT5712||Social and Not for Profit Marketing||*||15|
|NUT4444||Public Health Nutrition||*||15|
|SCI5116||Environmental Administration and Planning||*||20|
|SCI5127||Environmental Monitoring & Investigation||*||20|
Note: NUT4444, MKT5712, and CMM4113 are offered on-campus only. *These units may not be timetabled each semester, please consider when planning studies. Students are encouraged to contact the Student Information Office to plan their studies and to check when units are avaliable