Fast facts
Location

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Online

Duration

1 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

UON program code: 11687

Study Health Science

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.

Why study with us?

  • Enhance your career opportunities – apply the practical skills and knowledge that you acquire during your studies to work across diverse public health disciplines including assessment and counselling of alcohol and other drug problems, and working with people diagnosed with stroke.
  • Flexible study options – At UON, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study anytime.

Master of Health Science

What you will study

The Master of Health Science has been designed to offer two distinct career paths by giving you the opportunity to specialise in two key speciality areas:

  • Alcohol and other drugs – this specialisation will provide you with cross-disciplinary knowledge which spans epidemiology, clinical consequences of drug use and dependence, explanatory models, pharmacology and a range of research and evidence based literature.
  • Stroke Management – this specialisation will provide you with strong foundational knowledge in stroke management, knowledge transfer and rehabilitation. You will study specialisation-specific compulsory courses, and you will be able to personalise your studies by choosing electives from a prescribed or directed list.

Key areas of study include:

  • Epidemiology - Basic Methods
  • Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems
  • Motivating Health Behaviour Change
  • Clinical Assessment of Drug/Alcohol Use

Career opportunities

At the successful completion of the program, you will be qualified for employment opportunities across a range of public health disciplines including assessment and counselling of alcohol and other drug problems, and working with people diagnosed with stroke.

Possible career paths may include:

  • clinical leadership and management
  • health advocacy
  • research
  • health planning and promotion