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Master of Public Health

Course code I62

This coursework degree caters to students who see themselves working on the frontline in responding to the world's public health problems.

In addition, it is designed for those who aspire to a career in the health and research sectors, including child and adolescent health, healthy aging, health protection and clinical health services, with a focus on program development and management.

The course provides students with an advanced skill set required for international professional best practice and it allows for some customisation of their study.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

I62

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $21,050

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I62

CRICOS code

070834M

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,250

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 9 Core units and 3 Core Option units.

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HST5161Public Health: Philosophy, Principles and Practice20
HST6510Public Health Planning and Evaluation20
HST5120Epidemiology20
RES5115Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches20
HST6333Diversity, Culture and Health20
MAT5212Biostatistics20
HST6106Health Science Research Project 120
HST6107Health Science Research Project 220
HST6335Public Health Strategies20
Select three units from:
HST6337 ^Communicable Disease20
HST6338 ^Law and Ethical Issues20
HST6341 ^Maternal, Child and Youth Health20
HST6350 ^Drug Use and Addictive Behaviours20
HST6355 ^Ageing, Health and Wellbeing20
HST6522 ^Public Health Leadership20
OHS6134 ^Principles of Environmental Health20
OHS6138 ^Occupational Health Management20
NUT6110 ^Food Vision20
NUT5116 ^Applied Food Science and Systems15
or
NUT5114 ^Public Health Nutrition15

Note: Students can only study one from: NUT5116 or NUT5114.

Please note: Most electives run every year, however, some only run once every two years. Some elective units may also run exclusively on-campus or online. Please refer to the ECU timetable for delivery schedules.

Students who are unable to complete this degree may, with Course Coordinator approval, exit with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Public Health.

^ Core Option

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and interpretative skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise complex psychosocial and health issues in authentic situations.
  2. Apply communication and collaboration skills to design evidenced-based contributions to public health practice and scholarship.
  3. Demonstrate expert judgement and autonomy when initiating, planning and executing a substantial public health study.
  4. Reflect critically on a complex body of public health knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of public health practice and scholarship.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $21,050 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $31,250 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course provides students with an opportunity to develop competencies that have been widely endorsed as being appropriate for graduates working within Australia and overseas.

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