Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

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


Provides graduates with practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in international health within a culturally appropriate frame of reference. The program is informed by policies and directions of important international organisations such as the World Health Organization and the World Bank and non-government organisations involved in health and research.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

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 background, work experience and referee reports. The applicant will provide a completed Curtin Application for Admission and Enrolment form, a curriculum vitae including relevant work experienceand names and contact details of two professional referees, certified copy 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 I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

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.

Special Note

Students undertaking units by distance education should note that the contact hours indicated below are only a guide for individual study.

Course Structure



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

Year 1 Semester 2

13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
301952 v.3   Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries 600 8.0 25.0

Year 2 Semester 1

11950 v.2   Research Project 600 8.0 50.0
301956 v.2   Research Protocol and Methods 600 12.0 50.0
Optional units to select from in Year 1 Hrs/Wk Credits
4860 v.5   Health Economics 584 3.0 25.0
6103 v.8   Epidemiology and Biostatistics 582 4.0 25.0
6115 v.9   Health Services Management 584 3.0 25.0
12112 v.3   Clinical Research Methods 584 4.0 25.0
13367 v.2   Health Services Quality Development 583 3.0 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
305044 v.1   Environmental Health Management 581 4.0 25.0
305795 v.3   Ethics in International Health 600 8.0 25.0
305801 v.2   Ageing - International Perspectives 600 8.0 25.0
308427 v.1   Refugee and Migrant Health 600 8.0 25.0
308936 v.1   Medical Geography 600 8.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y   Y  
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y   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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