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Master of Public Health

Overview

Help develop and activate solutions to improve health and wellbeing.

This postgraduate degree is perfect for medical professionals, allied health workers and clinicians who are looking for bigger picture approaches that improve the health of individuals, populations, the environment and communities.

The Master of Public Health focuses on improving existing health-promoting environments, identifying public health priorities, generating initiatives for policy and action, and developing strategies and interventions to ensure equity in the health system.

The degree s flexible structure (half core, half elective) allows you to tailor your degree across a number of career pathways to suit your interests and career aspirations.

Career pathways are offered in six areas: applied research, environments for health, health economics and management, health promotion and community development, public health nutrition, public health practice.

Study public health at Deakin to kickstart your career in this important, rapidly-growing industry.

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To complete the Master of Public Health students must attain16 credit points.

The course comprises 8 core units (these are compulsory) and 8 elective units (you can choose which ones to study according to the desired career pathway).

The majority of core and elective units will be offered in Cloud (online) and campus mode. Some units may also be offered in block mode.

Core units

This course is offered to students commencing in 2015 onwards. Continuing students should refer to the H747 Master of Public Health course entry.

All students must complete the following core units:

Elective units

Students must chose up to eight additional credit points of elective study completed as either Option A or Option B. Elective credit points may be chosen from within or across the ‘career pathways’ listed. It is also possible to undertake elective units from any other faculty subject approval of the course coordinator. Students interested in pursuing this option should seek the advice of the course coordinator before proceeding.

Option A

Plus six elective units from the career pathways listed.

Option B

Plus two elective units from the career pathways listed.

Career pathways

Health Promotion and Community Development

Environments for Health

Note: Students undertaking his career pathway should take the HSH728 Health Equity and Human Rights selective unit.

Public Health Practice

Note: Students undertaking his career pathway should take the HSH728 Health Equity and Human Rights selective unit.

Health Economics and Management

Note 1: Students undertaking this career pathway should take the HSH717 Health Economics 1 selective unit.

Note 2: Students may also select a unit from the Master of Business Administration offered at Deakin University subject to approval from the Course Director.

Public Health Nutrition

Note: Students undertaking this career pathway should take the HSN705 Population Health and Food Issues selective unit.

Applied Research

* Unit offered in alternate years

HSH709 includes a 4 day intensive program held in June

+ HMF701 includes a 5 day intensive seminar held in February

How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Institute of Koorie Education

Institute of Koorie Education applicants must apply via the How to apply webpage. You’ll need to complete a declaration statement and application form. If your application is successful, you’ll then be invited to an interview.

Need more information on how to apply?

For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you’re still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

Register your interest to study at Deakin

Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

Fee information

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold.

  • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
  • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

In both cases, the Estimated tuition fee is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The Estimated tuition fee is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook .





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