UWA Handbook 2014

Master of Public Health (coursework and dissertation)

About this course

This course provides graduates with a suitable background and generalist qualification for a career in public health research or practice. It provides a foundation in the research discipline of epidemiology, biostatistics, qualitative research methods, health economics and health promotion, as well as the broader social context in which public health programs are planned, delivered and evaluated.

Course overview

Course titleMaster of Public Health (coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviationMPH
Course code92560
Course typemaster's degree by coursework and dissertation
Statuscurrent / 2014
Administered byFaculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
CRICOS code075828B
COURSE DETAILS
  
Intake periodsbeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read http://www.international.uwa.edu.au/students/esos for more information.)
Estimated time commitmentThe estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
ArticulationThis course does not form part of an articulated course.
Minimum credit points required96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Full-time duration2 years
Time limit5 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Crawley)
Domestic fee typepostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Professor Colleen Fisher
ENQUIRIES AND COURSE ADVICE
  
Course adviceProfessor David Preen
Director of Public Health Postgraduate Coursework Studies
6488 1307
david.preen@uwa.edu.au


Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

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

Master of Public Health (coursework and dissertation) with a specialisation in Practice

Take all unit(s) (30 points):

S1, S2PUBH4401Biostatistics I
S1PUBH4403Epidemiology I
S2PUBH5749Foundations of Public Health
S2PUBH5752Health Systems and Economics
S1PUBH5754Health Promotion I

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (24 points):

S2PUBH5758Public Health Practicum (24 points)

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from Group A:

Group A

S1 & S2PUBH5712Dissertation (full-time) (24 points)
S1 & S2PUBH5714Dissertation (part-time) (24 points)

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points from Group B:

Group B

NSAHEA5755Aboriginal Health
S2PAED4401Research Conduct and Ethics
S1PUBH5751Disease Prevention in Population Health
NSPUBH5757Clinical Epidemiology
N/APUBH5759Epidemiology II
NSPUBH5761Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
S1PUBH5763Leadership and Management of Health Services
NSPUBH5769Biostatistics II
S1PUBH5783Health in an Era of Environmental Change
S1, S2, NSPUBH5784Special Topics in Public Health
NSPUBH5785Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data
NSPUBH5801Economic Evaluation of Health Care
NSPUBH5802Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data
NSPUBH5804Food and Nutrition in Population Health
S2PUBH5805Qualitative Research Methods in Health
NSRMED4403Health Program Evaluation

Master of Public Health (coursework and dissertation) with a specialisation in Research Methods

Take all unit(s) (30 points):

S1, S2PUBH4401Biostatistics I
S1PUBH4403Epidemiology I
S2PUBH5749Foundations of Public Health
S2PUBH5752Health Systems and Economics
S1PUBH5754Health Promotion I

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (24 points):

S2PAED4401Research Conduct and Ethics
N/APUBH5759Epidemiology II
NSPUBH5769Biostatistics II
S2PUBH5805Qualitative Research Methods in Health

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from Group A:

Group A

S1 & S2PUBH5712Dissertation (full-time) (24 points)
S1 & S2PUBH5714Dissertation (part-time) (24 points)

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points from Group B:

Group B

NSAHEA5755Aboriginal Health
S1PUBH5751Disease Prevention in Population Health
NSPUBH5757Clinical Epidemiology
NSPUBH5761Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
S1PUBH5763Leadership and Management of Health Services
S1PUBH5783Health in an Era of Environmental Change
S1, S2, NSPUBH5784Special Topics in Public Health
NSPUBH5785Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data
NSPUBH5801Economic Evaluation of Health Care
NSPUBH5802Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data
NSPUBH5804Food and Nutrition in Population Health
NSRMED4403Health Program Evaluation

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.