About this course
1. In order to be considered applicants must have completed:
- An undergraduate degree in any discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least 65%, or equivalent
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- Prior academic performance; and
- Public health and health-related work experience, as evidenced by a CV provided by the candidate
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
a. Advanced Standing: Successful applicants may be eligible for either 25 or 50 points advanced standing under the following circumstances:
25 Points Advanced Standing: Successful applicants with an undergraduate health professional degree and a 65% weighted average mark may receive 25 points of advanced standing.
50 Points Advanced Standing: Successful applicants with one of the following may receive 50 points of advanced standing:
+ a medical degree, or
+ an undergraduate degree in public health, or
+ at least two years full-time work experience in a public health or professional healthcare setting, with an undergraduate degree, or
+ a Graduate Certificate in public health with an undergraduate degree, or
+ an Honours Degree in public health, or
+ a Master’s Degree (Research or Coursework) or PhD in health or public health.
b. Successful applicants with one of the following degrees from the University of Melbourne may receive advanced standing (with credit) for subjects completed:
- Specialist Certificate in Empowering Health in Aboriginal Communities, or
- Graduate Certificate in Aboriginal Health in Rural Communities.
c. Students enrolled in the University of Melbourne Doctor of Medicine (MD) may be permitted to enrol in the Master of Public Health after the completion of the third year of the MD and may receive 37.5 points of advanced standing (25 points unspecified credit into the MPH (MD) and 12.5 specific credit against the CORE subject POPH90217 Foundations of Public Health OR the CORE subject POPH90218 Public Health Leadership and Management.) This pathway is not available to students who have already completed the MD and quotas may be applied to both CSP and fee- based enrolments.
d. Students currently enrolled in their first year of the Master of Public Health (MPH) who have been successful in gaining entry to the MD are eligible for entry to the MD-MPH Intercalated degree providing they have completed POPH90217 Foundations of Public Health, POPH90013 Biostatistics, POPH90014 Epidemiology 1, POPH90231 Qualitative Research in Public Health, POPH90274 Prioritising & Planning Public Health and Four Elective Subjects. MPH students who study part-time and successfully undertake the requisite nine subjects over a period exceeding a year and enter the MD subsequently will also be considered eligible for the MPH (MD). Students will receive specified credit against the core subject POPH90218 Public Health Leadership and Management. If students have completed only eight subjects prior to entering the MD they will then be required to complete an elective subject from the MPH during their MD studies.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005) and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Course and Subject Descriptions, Course and Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to providing support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Student Equity and Disability Support (SEDS) website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Last updated: 27 November 2021