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Master of Public Health (Coursework)

Course Description


This Master of Public Health program is offered by coursework only. The Public Health Practice specialisation offered provides graduates with the skills and knowledge required to move into a wide range of health related industries.

Course description, features and facilities

This course provides a foundation in the research discipline of epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics and health promotion, as well as the broader social context in which public health programs are planned, delivered and evaluated.

It also provides an opportunity for the student to undertake a period of supervised practice within a public health context.


Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.

Take all units (54 points):

Group A

S1, S2 PUBH4401 Biostatistics I
S1 PUBH4403 Epidemiology I
S2 PUBH5749 Foundations of Public Health
S2 PUBH5752 Health Systems and Economics
S1 PUBH5754 Health Promotion I
S2 PUBH5758 Public Health Practicum (24 points)

Take unit(s) to a value of 12 points from Group B and unit(s) to a value of 30 points from Group C; or take unit(s) to a value of 42 points from Group C:

Group B

S1, S2 PUBH5701 Public Health Project (full-time) (12 points)
S1, S2 PUBH5703 Public Health Project (part-time) (12 points)

Group C

NS AHEA5755 Aboriginal Health
S2 PAED4401 Research Conduct and Ethics
S1 PUBH5751 Disease Prevention in Population Health
NS PUBH5757 Clinical Epidemiology
NS PUBH5759 Epidemiology II
NS PUBH5761 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
S1 PUBH5763 Leadership and Management of Health Services
S2 PUBH5769 Biostatistics II
S1 PUBH5783 Health in an Era of Environmental Change
N/A PUBH5784 Special Topics in Public Health
NS PUBH5785 Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data
NS PUBH5801 Economic Evaluation of Health Care
NS PUBH5802 Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data
NS PUBH5804 Food and Nutrition in Population Health
N/A PUBH5805 Qualitative Research Methods in Health
NS RMED4403 Health Program Evaluation

Visit the Master of Public Health (Coursework) page on the University of Western Australia website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

(a) A UWA bachelor's degree, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; OR (b) the UWA Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies with a weighted average mark of at least 60% or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty. Minimum English Language Requirements: View Website

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