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Master of Public Health and Master of International Development

Course content

If you are currently working in the health and development settings and want a career in policy fields or project management in international health environments, this course is designed for you. The Master of Public Health component of the program is designed to provide you with a solid understanding of public health theory and practice, as set out in the Foundation Competencies for Master of Public Health Graduates in Australia.

You will be equipped with unique knowledge, skills and perspectives in public
health practice, global health, political science and international development
essential for working effectively in international contexts.

You will undertake subjects worth 315 credit points from both degrees, including the core subjects Epidemiology and Demography, Introduction to Biostatistics, Evidence-Based Public Health. Other core subjects cover approaches to development, sociology, social change, environmental health and international health policy.

You can complete the degree in either practical or research mode. In practical mode, you will undertake the Action Learning Study, a year-long subject taught in classes and supported with learning sets and open access to the teaching team. In research mode, you will undertake a minor thesis, underpinned by two core research theory and methods subjects. You will be
assigned at least one supervisor experienced in your chosen field. Some fieldwork may be involved in public health training.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.

Additional costs

There may be some further costs associated with fieldwork/visits.

Professional recognition

The Master of Public Health is an internationally-recognised professional qualification and is designed to ensure that you are trained according to the Foundation Competencies for Public Health Graduates in Australia. Formal training in international development is becoming increasingly important for people wishing to work in development settings, to understand the context of their work and strategies for appropriate and successful program development.

How to apply

Apply now (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/how-to-apply/international/undergraduate-and-postgraduate) or ask us a question (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/contact/international/ask-a-question) if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

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