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  • Thinking, Judgement and Decision MakingPSYC90104

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The science of judgment and decision-making is an important emerging area of study incorporating elements of psychology and behavioral economic theory. This includes the cognitive basis of decision-making, preference formation, belief updating, and related cognitive processes, using methods from ...

  • Technology and AgeingPOPH90263

    Offered:Term 4Year:2019

    This subject looks at the ways in which recent technological advancements can revolutionise the experience, management and future of ageing. Innovations in how we age are explored from multiple perspectives, including how technology can support autonomy and independent living as well as social co...

  • Research Project in Public Health Part 1POPH90284

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    The Research Project is a capstone option within the Master of Public Health. Within the Research Project students will work in their chosen area of study with an appointed supervisor. Students will have the opportunity to undertake a literature review, develop research questions and undertake th...

  • Health Indicators and Health SurveysPOPH90117

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Topics include: routinely collected health-related data; quantitative methods in demography, including standardisation and life tables; health differentials; design and analysis of population health surveys, including the role of stratification, clustering and weighting.    

  • Clinical Sexual & Reproductive HealthPOPH90070


    This is a public health and clinical subject for health professionals working or hoping to work in the area of sexual and reproductive health. It covers the following topics: sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses (prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment), contracepti...

  • Health PolicyPOPH90206


    The subject focuses on the decisions, usually made by governments, which determine the present and future objectives underlying a country’s health services and programs. The following topics will be covered: policy definitions and instruments;ideas, ideologies and interests that influence priori...

  • Community-Based Participatory ResearchPOPH90201

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    There is increasing global recognition that public health research seeking to change the social determinants of health is most effective when communities are actively engaged. Therefore, many health researchers are looking towards participatory approaches to the production of knowledge. This subj...

  • Young People in ContextPOPH90167

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces and critiques the concepts ‘adolescence’ and ‘health’, and examines various frameworks for understanding the phenomenon of adolescent development. The diversity of adolescent experience is explored, and the impact of various socio-environmental contexts of adolescence on y...

  • Survival AnalysisPOPH90122

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Topics include: Kaplan-Meier life tables; logrank test to compare two or more groups; Cox's proportional hazards regression model; checking the proportional hazards assumption; time-dependent covariates; sample size calculations for survival studies.

  • Design of Randomised Controlled TrialsPOPH90119

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Topics include: ethical considerations; principles and methods of randomisation in controlled trials; treatment allocation, blocking, stratification and allocation concealment; parallel, factorial and crossover designs including n-of-1 studies; practical issues in sample size determination; inten...

  • Qualitative Research in Public HealthPOPH90231

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is a compulsory subject in the Master of Public Health. Qualitative research plays an important role in public health as it can explain how people experience a particular health issue or why they perform a health-related behavior, taking into account specific social, political and economic c...

  • Health Illness and SocietyPOPH90245

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Today the complex public health concerns that confront the world require medical and social science researchers to collaborate. Health, illness and Society, incorporating insights from medical anthropology and health sociology will engage with the social, political, economic and historical factor...

  • Research Project in Public Health Part 2POPH90285

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Please refer to POPH90284 Research Project in Public Health Part 1.

  • Linear & Logistic RegressionPOPH90144


    This subject is compulsory for students doing a Master of Epidemiology or a Master of Science – Epidemiology. The subject covers linear regression methods for continuous outcome variables and logistic regression methods for binary outcome variables. The subject equips students with the practical ...

  • Population & Global Mental HealthPOPH90275

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Mental health is a key public health priority. The impact of mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders and psychosocial disability are substantial on individuals, families and society worldwide, contributing to 10.3% of the Global Burden of Disease and 28% of Years Lived with Disabil...

  • SocioEnvironmentalContext of AdolescentsPOPH90172

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject investigates how social determinants and social worlds affect the health and wellbeing of young people and examines social life from historical, global and cultural perspectives. Students will draw on a diversity of theoretical perspectives to analyse how society operates and how soc...

  • Principles of Social Research DesignPOPH90200

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject will give students an understanding of the principles underlying social research design. The topics covered will be relevant for students interested in social research in general, and in the health context specifically. This subject will cover the conceptual approaches to research de...

  • Epidemiology Research Project Part 2POPH90279

    Offered:January, JulyYear:2019

    Please refer to POPH90278 Epidemiology Research Project Part 1.

  • Epidemiology Research Project Part 2POPH90281

    Offered:January, JulyYear:2019

    Please refer to POPH90280 Epidemiology Research Project Part 1.

  • Epidemiology 1POPH90014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is a core subject within the Master of Public Health, the Master of Epidemiology and the Master of Science (Epidemiology). Students should enrol in this subject early in their program of study.Epidemiology is the discipline of studying the distribution and determinants of disease in ...