Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

300537 v.2 Master of Science (Public Health)


Course CRICOS Code: 043406M
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This research course provides the opportunity for students to develop research and analytical skills and specialised knowledge in a field of public health and apply these to one of the many areas of interests in either an applied or research application.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Either an honours degree in a related Public Health, Health Sciences or one of several Postgraduate Diplomas offered by the School or Division of Health Sciences. Degrees that are equivalent from other recognised tertiary education institutions are also accepted. There is a further requirement that applicants must demonstrate evidence of high performance (course weighted average of 70 per cent) combined with a background in research methodology. Applicants without this requirement may be required to enrol in additional units as bridging units.

Duration and Availability

This research course is of two years full-time duration, but applicants with a postgraduate diploma, relevant honours degree or equivalent qualifications and experience may be eligible for direct entry to the second year of the course. Part-time study is also available.

Course Organisation

This course is studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the Postgraduate Coordinator, School of Public Health. Students without prior studies in research methods and statistical data analysis will be required to undertake relevant preparatory units. This will increase the stated course duration.

Additional Course Expenses

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

Special Note

It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and only one-third by coursework. Students should not enrol in this research course to receive the related Postgraduate Diploma but rather have undertaken it as a requisite for admission.

Course Structure



Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

99072 v.2   Masters Thesis - Public Health


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