- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
Improve the health of future populations with the globally-focussed ANU Master of Public Health.
Through innovative and applied education, you’ll gain an understanding of contemporary public health issues, and learn practical techniques for analysing public health problems.
Whether you study online or on campus, this program provides real experience in public health through core courses designed to give you the skills you need and electives that suit your interests. Workplace-related learning can be readily incorporated for those who work in relevant public health jobs.
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The Master of Public Health is designed for health professionals seeking a qualification to equip them for management; graduates wanting a qualification in public health practice; and health administrators and policy workers needing a qualification to assist their career.
Master of Public Health graduates can use the program as a stepping stone into global health or
medicine, including with the World Health Organisation. Some choose to specialise as
Upon successful completion of a Master of Public Health, graduates will be able to:
- Explain and apply an understanding of the socioeconomic, behavioural, biological, and societal determinants of health and disease.
- Understand the factors affecting the aetiology, incidence, and prevalence of major health problems in populations
- Understand the factors affecting the need, demand, and use of health care and public health services
- Critically read and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research findings contained in medical, public health and social science journals.
- Apply analytic tools to defining and describing public health problems.
- Demonstrate creativity, inquisitiveness, and evidence-based rigour in the application of public health problem-solving skills.
- Communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing.
- Integrate knowledge and research methods skills to address a research question.
Relevant research themes span a wide range of areas of great impact on public health, including: emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; environmental and occupational health hazards; occurrence and causes of chronic diseases; health care delivery and services, health equity, and development of new biostatistical methodologies.
With the approval of the MPH Program Convenor, other electives may be
chosen from postgraduate courses offered across ANU and other recognised
universities; for example, see courses listed under the Master
of Culture, Health and Medicine Program, Master
of Public Policy and Master
of Environment. Relevant courses offered by the International Alliance of
Research Universities (IARU) may also be selected. SOCR8003 Qualitative Research Analysis is also a recommended elective.
For more information, please also visit: http://rsph.anu.edu.au/master-public-health
An indicative list of
courses offered by Science can be found here
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
Progression requirements apply.
Progression into the research component is conditional upon a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework and the availability of an approved supervisor.
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.
Health, Medical Sciences, Biological sciences, Psychology, Social sciences
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
The Master of Public Health requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
POPH8101 Biostatistics in Population Health
POPH8103 Introduction to Health Services Research and Policy
POPH8108 Social Determinants of Health
6 units from completion of a course from the following list:
POPH8100 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
POPH8552 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
48 units, which must consist of:
A minimum of 24 units from completion of Public Health Topics courses from the following list:
CHMD8004 Qualitative Methodologies for Health Research
DEMO8063 Spatial Population Data Analysis
POPH8102 Global Population Health
POPH8104 Contemporary Issues in Public Health
POPH8115 Health Promotion and Protection
POPH8313 Analysis of Public Health Data
POPH8315 Research Design and Methods
POPH8316 Outbreak Investigation
POPH8317 Public Health Surveillance
POPH8318 Human Health, Environment and Climate Change
POPH8918 Life course approaches to human ageing
POPM8001 Mental Health
SOCR8003 Qualitative Research Analysis
A maximum of 24 units from completion of Public Health Electives courses from the following list:
BIOL8021 Health and Disease in a Changing World
CHMD8001 Directed Readings in Culture, Health and Medicine
CHMD8005 Representing Medicine: Performance, Drama and Identity
CHMD8006 Global Health and Development
CHMD8008 Medicine and Society in History
CHMD8009 Anthropological Approaches to Health Interventions
CHMD8010 Anthropological Concepts for Health Research: From Risk to Suffering
DEMO8008 Principles of Population Analysis
DEMO8048 Gender and Population
DEMO8079 Health Demography
EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development
IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy
INDG8001 Australian Indigenous Development
INDG8003 Understanding Indigenous Wellbeing: Demographic and Socioeconomic Change
INDG8004 Australian Indigenous Policy
LAWS8237 Health Law and Bioethics in Global Context
MEDI8116 Public Health disasters, catastrophes and recovery
MEDI8205 Governing Public Health
MGMT7030 Foundations of Management
NSPO8001 Australia's National Security Community
NSPO8013 Disease, Security and Biological Weapons
POGO8029 Health Policy in a Globalising World
POGO8061 Gender and Policy
24 units from completion of further courses from any of the following lists, above:
Public Health Electives
Public Health Topics
|Year 1 48 units||POPH8100 or POPH8552 6 units||POPH8103 Introduction to Health Services Research and Policy 6 units||8000 level M.PubH Topic from list 6 units||8000 level M.PubH Topic from list 6 units|
|POPH8101 Biostatistics in Population Health 6 units||POPH8108 Social Determinants of Health 6 units||8000 level M.PubH Topic from list 6 units||8000 level M.PubH Topic from list 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||8000 level M.PubH Elective from list 6 units||8000 level M.PubH Topic from list 6 units||8000 level M.PubH Elective from list 6 units||8000 level M.PubH Topic from list 6 units|
|8000 level M.PubH Elective from list 6 units||8000 level M.PubH Elective from list 6 units||8000 level M.PubH Elective from list 6 units||8000 level M.PubH Topic from list 6 units|
The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program convener (details below).
Your academic advice session is a great opportunity to discuss with the convener the direction in which you want your studies to go. The convener will be able to advise you about course selection and content of courses that you will undertake as part of your program. Ideally you should bring along a copy of your academic record/academic transcripts as these will greatly assist your convener when giving you course advice.
To book an appointment you can:
Phone: 02 6125 2741
Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your Postgraduate coursework checklist for new students. These documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment.
Further enrolment information can also be found here.
An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here.
Please follow each step and read through the additional information in the pdf guides, especially the ISIS enrolment guide in Step 2 and the How to enrol guide for new students in Step 3.
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