Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

300540 v.2 Master of Public Health


Course CRICOS Code: 016461F
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


This is a multidisciplinary health course designed for public health practitioners and others intending to develop skills and knowledge in public health. Applicants may select from a number of streams of study dependent upon their area of interest.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelor degree plus a minimum two years of relevant post-bachelor degree work experience. Work experience is assessed on the basis of level of seniority and responsibility, job description, work-based referee report, publications or other written reports and short courses or conference attendance.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is of three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. External study is also available. Some units are available via online learning.

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 Health Sciences; Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion; Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health; Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

Additional Course Expenses

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

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
13230 v.3   Foundations of Public Health 681 3.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

301723 v.2   Environmental Health Stream   50.0
301724 v.2   Epidemiology and Biostatistics Stream   50.0
301725 v.2   Health Policy Planning, Evaluation and Economics Stream   50.0
301726 v.2   Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Stream   50.0
301730 v.2   Occupational Health and Rehabilitation Stream   50.0
6103 v.8   Epidemiology and Biostatistics 582 4.0 25.0
  SELECT 1 OPTION   25.0

Year 2 Semester 1

13151 v.4   Research Dissertation 600 16.0 50.0
13179 v.3 ** Research Project 650 16.0 50.0
13359 v.3   Research Dissertation 601 16.0 50.0
Optional units to select from in Year 1 Hrs/Wk Credits
4860 v.5 * Health Economics 584 3.0 25.0
6115 v.9 * Health Services Management 584 3.0 25.0
11938 v.3 * International Health 581 4.0 25.0
13154 v.2 * Health Care Systems 681 3.0 25.0
13157 v.4 * Health Promotion Planning 681 4.0 25.0
13162 v.2 * Public Health Nutrition 681 3.0 25.0
13180 v.2 * Environmental Health 612 4.0 25.0
# Optional stream/elective units selected or a unit from the Department of Public Health, The University of Western Australia
* Optional Core Units
** Students selecting this project unit undertake an additional two optional units in place of the dissertation


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