The Indigenous Health Specialization of the MPH provides students with the knowledge and skills to take a leadership role in Indigenous health and increase their effectiveness in the implementation of policies aimed at addressing the Gap (between Indigenous health status and that of the broader Australian population). It will provide the rapidly expanding workforce in Indigenous public health with specialist knowledge aligned with their work. The specialisation is built around three themes: 1. Understanding the Gap in health status through developing an insight into contemporary Indigenous health status and the historical antecedents shaping contemporary social determinants; 2. Shaping the Response by providing students with a choice of specialist knowledge in Indigenous health policy, leadership and management, or research; and 3. Closing the Gap by providing students with an understanding of critical areas of Indigenous health intervention in Indigenous contexts.
In addition to the elective units offered at the University of Melbourne outlined in the subject list, there are three electives available, of which students may undertake up to two units, through a cross-institutional enrolment at the University of Queensland.
Intended learning outcomes