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Master of Public Health with Specialisation
Master of Public Health with Specialisation

Master of Public Health with Specialisation

  • ID:UWA610115
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,100.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,100.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
Estimated Total/program:
$103,460.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a)(i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or

(ii) a Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies 91230, Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health 92210, Graduate Certificate in Communicable Diseases Epidemiology 91220, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.

(2) Applicants who have or have had a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' against courses 91550 or 92560 are not eligible for admission.

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

This course is suitable for graduates from any field, seeking a career in the health industry as a professional public health practitioner or researcher. You will gain a strong foundation in the core fields of epidemiology, biostatistics, qualitative research methods, health economics and health promotion, plus the broader social context in which health programs are planned, delivered and evaluated.

The Master of Public Health with Specialisation offers the chance to specialise in Public Health Foundations, Applied Public Health or Public Health Methodology. 

This course is available by: coursework only*, coursework and 24-point practicum*, coursework and 24-point dissertation, or coursework and 24-point practicum and 24-point dissertation. A 12-point project can be included in either of these options.

Project 

This 12-point unit is a substantial research project which can be completed as an alternative to the 24-point dissertation. The project gives students practice and experience in synthesising the skills they have learned during the Master of Public Health. 
Students may choose a research project that includes conducting a review of a body of scientific literature, writing a literature review and a detailed project proposal, development of instruments, an ethics committee application and preparing an analysis plan. 

Practicum

The practicum offers students the opportunity to work with prospective employers, apply theoretical knowledge to the real world and gain valuable workplace experience.

Students develop observational skills; relevant practical skills including project management, information and time management skills; lateral thinking and problem solving skills; literacy and communication skills; as well as skills in professional behaviour and responsibility, and ethical conduct.

Dissertation

A 24-point dissertation represents the equivalent of one semester of full-time study and involves original research by the student under supervision to develop a paper for publication in a scientific journal. The dissertation gives students practice and experience in defining a clear research question, preparing a formal research proposal, conducting a review of a body of scientific literature and formal writing at a professional standard.

Some dissertation projects involve detailed statistical or qualitative analysis and interpretation of a body of data. Students may collect original data specifically for the research or may analyse existing data in an original manner. Other dissertation projects are based on the analysis of published documents. Students undertaking such a dissertation are expected to collate, integrate and appraise critically the relevant literature, and evaluate current practice and policy in light of the literature. 

CRICOS CODE: 075827C

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Course structure details

Core

Take all units (24 points):

  • PUBH4403 Epidemiology I (6)

  • PUBH5705 Health Program Evaluation (6)

  • PUBH5749 Foundations of Public Health (6)

  • PUBH5754 Health Promotion I (6)

Option units specialisation

Students in the Applied Public Health specialisation SP-APPPH must take units to the total value of 30 points from Groups A and B.

Students in the Public Health Foundations specialisation SP-PHFND must take units to the total value of 42 points from Groups A and may include either B or C.

Students in the Public Health Methodology specialisation SP-PHMET must take units to the value of 30 points from Groups A and/or C.

Take units as per the sequence notes:

  • APHB5501 Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (6)

  • PAED4401 Research Conduct and Ethics (6)

  • PUBH5721 Public Health Field Trip (6)

  • PUBH5742 Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology (6)

  • PUBH5743 Environmental and Occupational Health (6)

  • PUBH5751 Disease Prevention in Population Health (6)

  • PUBH5757 Clinical Epidemiology (6)

  • PUBH5759 Epidemiology II (6)

  • PUBH5761 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases (6)

  • PUBH5763 Health Leadership and Management (6)

  • PUBH5769 Biostatistics II (6)

  • PUBH5783 Health in an Era of Environmental Change (6)

  • PUBH5784 Special Topics in Public Health (6)

  • PUBH5785 Analysis of Linked Health Data (6)

  • PUBH5801 Economic Evaluation of Health Care (6)

  • PUBH5802 Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data (6)

  • PUBH5804 Food and Nutrition in Population Health (6)

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points, as per the sequence notes:

  • PUBH5712 Dissertation (full-time) (24)

  • PUBH5714 Dissertation (part-time) (24)

  • Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points, as per the sequence notes:

  • PUBH5758 Public Health Practicum (24)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Policy analyst

  • Program or project manager

  • Research officer

  • Health promotion officer

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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