Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
The University of Newcastle’s Master of Health Science is an advanced program which will develop your professional skills, theoretical knowledge and your ability to critically appraise the evidence. Upon completion, you will be better placed to apply an evidence-based approach, develop innovative health initiatives, champion effective health programs and advance your career in your area of expertise.
Regardless of which health care setting or profession you work in, you will often come across patients who will misuse alcohol and/or other drugs. Therefore, knowledge in evidence-based practice of alcohol and other drug treatment approaches is essential for all healthcare professionals. This specialisation will provide you with cross-disciplinary knowledge which spans epidemiology, clinical consequences of alcohol/substances use, disorders, explanatory models of addiction, and a range of research evidence-based pharmacology/psychosocial treatment literature. This program offers you the opportunity to practice and receive personalised feedback on motivational interviewing and alcohol and other drug assessment.
Key areas of study include:
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
This program will present you with the employment opportunities in one of today’s most significant health concerns. Alcohol and other drug misuse is a significant cause of global disease and one of the greatest contributors to morbidity and mortality world-wide.
Possible career paths may include: