The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

Duration

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

Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Fees

AUD33,840 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

Duration

1 year full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 11716
CRICOS code: 064408B

Program handbook

Description

The aim of the Master of Public Health is to provide graduates with the skills required to improve population health, through appropriate planning and evaluation, assess determinants of health and illness, develop and implement effective and efficient approaches to health services and programs and to demonstrate specialist skills in research and professional practice in the field population health practice, health promotion, health management, research methodology or medical statistics, depending on the student's chosen field.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • A strong capacity for collecting, monitoring and critically reviewing evidence to inform health service practice and program delivery
  • The ability to apply a range of health theories to identify and plan for the health needs of the community or specific at risk groups.
  • The ability to identify and assess social, behavioural and environmental factors affecting health and illness
  • The ability to develop effective and efficient approaches to health services and programs.
  • The ability to evaluate and improve health services, using appropriate research methods.

Details

Information correct as at15 Nov 2019 3:16 AM
Program code11716
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 year full-time.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Health and Medicine
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
  2. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  3. School of Humanities and Social Science
  4. School of Architecture and Built Environment
  5. School of Health Sciences
  6. School of Medicine and Public Health
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code064408B

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Minimum of a four year undergraduate degree in a field related to public health such as medicine, biomedical/medical science, nursing, allied health, dentistry, psychology, veterinary science, education, law, engineering, business, commerce, science and arts. Applicants with a three year undergraduate degree should possess an Honours degree or additional postgraduate qualifications such as a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or a minimum of one year’s work experience in a related field.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

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

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

The program requires completion of 80 units of study, and can be undertaken on campus or online, in full time or part time mode. The program includes 40 units of Compulsory courses and 40 units of Directed Courses.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOS6910Biostatistics A
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6420Epidemiology A - Basic Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6300Introduction to Public Health
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6302Social and Ecosystem Health
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR6007Investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the public health contextNot currently offered10 units
ARBE6609Sustainable Development and the 2030 Development Agenda
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
BIOS6920Biostatistics B
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6430Epidemiology B - Research Designs
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6440Molecular EpidemiologyNot currently offered10 units
EPID6470Infectious Disease Surveillance
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6530Pharmacoepidemiology: Policy and Economics IssuesNot currently offered10 units
EPID6600Research Protocol Design
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6660Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6380Health Economics and FinanceNot currently offered10 units
HLSC6101Workplace Injury Management
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
HPRO6715Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
HPRO6900Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
MEDI6130Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
MEDI6295Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
OHSE6010Occupational Health
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
OHSE6050Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6150Introduction to Quality and Safety in Health Care
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6210Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6290Economic Evaluation of Health Care
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6301Chronic Disease and Injury Control
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6303Applied Research
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6304Global Health
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6305Global Health Systems and Policy
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA6100International Health: Cross-Cultural and Critical Social Science Perspectives
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA6590Environmental Justice
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

The Faculty accepts that it is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty will seek advice from the Student Support Unit as to what constitutes "reasonable accommodations" under Anti-Discrimination legislation.