The Master of Public Health (MD) is offered to students enrolled in the MD at the University of Melbourne. This program is designed for those students who wish to combine future medical practice with work that protects and improves the health of communities through education, primary prevention, reform and research. This recognizes the need to produce outstanding graduates that have the ability to address growing disparities in health care, health promotion and the global burden of disease. The MD/MPH is fully integrated, allowing students to undertake the MPH between the third and fourth year of the MD program so that they might develop public health interests as an integral part of their medical training.
Applicants apply to undertake the MPH component of the MD/MPH at the start of the MD-Year Three. After being accepted students take a leave of absence from the MD program at the end of third year, complete their MPH coursework and return for the final stage of the MD program one year later.
Mid Year Entry: No
Duration: 1 Year Full Time
Intended learning outcomes