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CORE SUBJECTS

Students granted 50 Points Advanced Standing (150 point program) are exempt from Foundations of Public Health. All other students must complete Foundations of Public Health unless an exemption examination is successfully completed. Students granted exemption must complete one extra elective subject in lieu of Foundations of Public Health. To apply to sit for an exemption examination please contact the Subject Coordinator for Foundations of Public Health.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
POPH90217 Foundations of Public Health
February
12.5
POPH90013 Biostatistics
Semester 1
12.5
POPH90014 Epidemiology 1
Semester 1
12.5
POPH90231 Qualitative Research in Public Health
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90218 Public Health Leadership and Management
March
12.5
POPH90274 Prioritising & Planning in Public Health
September
12.5

International Students from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds are encouraged to enrol in this subject offered jointly by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and the Centre for Communication Skills and English Language Studies:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
LING90002 Presenting Academic Discourse
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

ELECTIVES

The MPH is flexible and does not have fixed streams. Students may tailor elective subject choices to suit their interests, provided they meet course requirements. All elective subjects offered in the MPH are listed below:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
POPH90137 Primary Health Care, Jamkhed, India
November
12.5
POPH90256 Ageing in Society
Term 1
12.5
VETS90086 Epidemiology of Epidemics
February
12.5
POPH90189 Health Program Design & Implementation
February
12.5
POPH90200 Principles of Social Research Design
February
12.5
POPH90243 Epidemiology 3
March
12.5
POPH90206 Health Policy
March
12.5
POPH90020 Health Promotion
March
12.5
POPH90169 Adolescent Sexuality and Sexual Health
Semester 1
12.5
POPH90270 Bioethics and Public Health
Semester 1
12.5
POPH90201 Community-Based Participatory Research
Semester 1
12.5
POPH90095 Economic Evaluation 2
March
12.5
POPH90199 Gender and Health
Semester 1
12.5
POPH90094 Health Economics 1
Semester 1
12.5
POPH90112 Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Semester 1
12.5
POPH90227 Public Health in Practice
Semester 1
12.5
POPH90290 First 1000 Days in Indigenous Contexts
April
August
12.5
POPH90070 Clinical Sexual & Reproductive Health
May
12.5
POPH90244 Global Health and Human Rights
May
12.5
LING90002 Presenting Academic Discourse
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90258 Economics of Ageing
Term 4
12.5
POPH90246 Law Enforcement and Public Health
Winter Term
12.5
POPH90247 Non Communicable Disease & Global Health
June
12.5
POPH90257 Body of Ageing
Term 3
12.5
POPH90259 End of Life Issues
Term 3
12.5
POPH90266 Leadership for an Ageing Workforce
Term 3
12.5
PAED90005 Child Public Health
July
12.5
POPH90230 Environmental Challenges & Global Health
July
12.5
POPH90087 International Adolescent Health Not available in 2018 12.5
POPH90144 Linear & Logistic Regression
July
12.5
POPH90069 Sexual and Reproductive Health
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90238
POPH90093 Economic Evaluation 1
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90111 Genetic Epidemiology
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90229 Health Economics 2
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90245 Health Illness and Society
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90205 Health Inequalities
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90090 Health Program Evaluation 2
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90271 Infectious Diseases Modelling
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90293 Nutrition Politics and Policy
Semester 1
12.5
POPH90275 Population & Global Mental Health
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90068 Prevention and Control of STIs and HIV
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90248 Womb to Tomb: Life Course Public Health Not available in 2018 12.5
POPH90291 Indigenous Health in a Global Context
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90209 Comparative Health Systems
July
12.5
POPH90088 Disability and International Development
September
12.5
POPH90191 Practice of Public Health Leadership
September
12.5
POPH90145 Survival Analysis & Regression for Rates
September
12.5
POPH90066 Women and Global Health
September
12.5
POPH90086 International Child Health
October
12.5
POPH90260 Ethics of Ageing
Term 2
12.5
PSYT90092 Mental Health and Ageing
Term 4
12.5
PSYT90095 Advanced Mental Health and Ageing Not available in 2018 12.5
POPH90269
POPH90234
POPH90264 Global Population Ageing
Term 2
12.5
POPH90273 Shifting Paradigms in Ageing
Term 1
12.5
POPH90267 Ageing Health & Human Services
Term 1
12.5
ABPL90377 Design for Ageing
Term 2
12.5
POPH90263 Technology and Ageing
Term 4
12.5
POPH90058 Health Program Evaluation 1
Semester 1
12.5
ISYS90069 eHealth & Biomedical Informatics Systems
Semester 1
12.5
POPH90242 Epidemiology 2
August
12.5
POPH90190 HIV and AIDS:An Evolving Global Response
August
12.5
POPH90131 Primary Health Care and Global Health
August
12.5
POPH90071
POPH90232

CAPSTONE

There are 3 capstone options to choose from. The capstone experience should be undertaken in the final year or final semester of your Master of Public Health.

OPTION ONE

Students may apply to undertake either a 25 point supervised Research Project in their chosen field of specialisation. Students have the option of applying to enrol in a year-long research project (POPH90284 AND POPH90285) or a semester-long research project (POPH90255). Students enrolling in the year long project MUST complete the project in two semesters consecutively and in the correct sequence i.e. Part 1 followed by Part 2.

Students should be aware that they must complete a 25 point research project in order for the MPH to provide an entry pathway to the MPhil or PhD program.

Students entering the Master of Public Health from 2011 must have a weighted average mark of at least 70% across relevant subjects to be eligible to enrol in the research project. Successful research project applicants will be selected on the basis of academic merit.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
POPH90284 Research Project in Public Health Part 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90285 Research Project in Public Health Part 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90255 Research Project in Public Health - S
Semester 1
Semester 2
25

OPTION TWO

Students may apply to undertake either a 25 point supervised Professional Practice Unit (PPU). Students have the option of applying to enrol in a year-long PPU (POPH90286 AND POPH90287) or a semester-long PPU (POPH90239). Students enrolling in the year long PPU MUST complete in two semesters consecutively and in the correct sequence i.e. Part 1 followed by Part 2.

Limitations on student numbers apply so please ensure you have a back up plan (that is, a second capstone preference) in case you are not accepted into the Professional Practice Unit.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
POPH90286 Professional Practice - Part 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90287 Professional Practice - Part 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90239 Professional Practice - S
Semester 1
Semester 2
25

OPTION THREE

Students who choose this option must enrol in the following capstone selective subject and select an additional elective from those offered in the Master of Public Health:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
POPH90227 Public Health in Practice
Semester 1
12.5

EXIT POINT

To be eligible for the Graduate Diploma in Public Health students must complete one of the following:

  1. Five core 12.5 points Master of Public Health subjects (POPH90217 Foundations of Public Health, POPH90014 Epidemiology, POPH90013 Biostatistics, POPH90231 Qualitative Research in Public Health, POPH90218 Public Health Leadership and Management) and three Master of Public health 12.5 elective subjects of the student's choosing.

    OR

  2. If an exemption is granted for POPH90217 Foundations of Public Health then students must complete four core 12.5 points Master of Public Health subjects (POPH90014 Epidemiology, POPH90013 Biostatistics, POPH90231 Qualitative Research in Public Health, POPH90218 Public Health Leadership and Management) and four Master of Public health 12.5 elective subjects of the student’s choosing.