Courses Handbook 2010

186804 v.4 Master of International Health


Course CRICOS Code: 020884D
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


The Master of International Health is designed to facilitate the development of knowledge in understanding significant global health problems and issues and to assist in the acquisition of skills to enhance the planning, management and delivery of appropriate health programs and services. This course is informed by policies and directions of important international organisations such as the World Health Organisation and the World Bank, and non government organisations involved in health and research.

Course Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor degree or equivalent and relevant work experience and/or a postgraduate qualification for entry into the program. Applicants will have had significant work experience at a senior level in a health science or other relevantprofessional discipline. Selection will be based on academic performance and work experience. The applicant will provide completed Curtin Application for Admission and unit enrolment forms, a curriculum vitae including relevant work experience and names and contact details of two professional referees, certified copies of academic qualification(s), including transcripts of results, a brief statement of specific interests in international health (maximum 250 words) and acceptable evidence of English proficiency (international applicants only).

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Recognition of prior learning may be awarded to suitably qualified applicants who have work experience in relevant areas or have successfully completed relevant postgraduate units.

Duration and Availability

The fee-paying course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study and is also offered by distance education. Part-time and/or distance education study is only available to Australian resident students and international students studying outside Australia.

Intermediate Awards 1

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate award(s) approved for this course are:

Intermediate Awards II

Postgraduate Diploma in International Health, Graduate Certificate in International Health

Course Organisation

Designed to be flexible in order to accommodate students from a variety of backgrounds and workplaces throughout the world.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
301948 v.3   International Health and Primary Health Care 600 8.0 25.0
301950 v.3   Research and Evaluation in International Health 600 8.0 25.0
301952 v.3   Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries 600 8.0 25.0
305795 v.3   Ethics in International Health 600 8.0 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
312282 v.1   Research Project Development 600 8.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 1
11950 v.2   Research Project 600 8.0 50.0
Optional Units (No Year Level Specified) Hrs/Wk Credit
13157 v.4   Health Promotion Planning 681 6.0 25.0
301958 v.2   Medical Anthropology in International Health 600 8.0 25.0
303673 v.3   Sexually Transmissible Infection and HIV - International Perspectives 600 8.0 25.0
303682 v.2   International Nutrition 600 8.0 25.0
308427 v.1   Refugee and Migrant Health 600 8.0 25.0
311882 v.1   International Indigenous Health 600 8.0 25.0
312118 v.1   Health Geography 600 8.0 25.0
6115 v.9   Health Services Management 584 3.0 25.0


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2010 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2010 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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