- Length 2 years full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan VPUBH
- CRICOS code 082347E
- UAC code
Do you want to develop programs that make a difference to the health of the population as a whole? Are you interested in how disease and society interact?
This program provides a solid breadth of knowledge in public health, incorporating the discipline areas of public health, policy, global health & development, epidemiology, environmental impacts & health management.
The ANU Master of Public Health (Advanced) program provides you with the opportunity to extend your practical, coursework experience in public health with the development and implementation of a research project. It is particularly relevant to those who wish to benefit from the strengths in research at ANU and its ready access to the local and national health administration and policy scenes.
You will be required to develop expertise in a nominated area through independent research and completion of a dissertation. Workplace-related learning can be readily incorporated for those who work in relevant public health job.
Career Options and Employment Opportunities
The MPH program is designed for health professionals seeking a qualification to equip them for jobs in the Public Sector (e.g. Hospitals and hospices; Local, State and Federal Government), Non-profit Sector (e.g. International health agencies such as The World Health Organisation), Private Sector (e.g. Health policy and program management within organisations such as Diabetes Australia) and Academia (Teaching and Research). The qualification is also a useful step for clinicians wishing to expand their skills in research and public policy.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge 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.
- Apply advanced research methods skills through a sustained piece of scholarship.
New students in this program are eligible to apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Visit the following website for further information: http://cmbe-cpms.anu.edu.au/study/2015-commonwealth-supported-places
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.
For more information, please also visit: http://rsph.anu.edu.au/master-public-health
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.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 70% and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
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.
Students must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project.
Health, Medical Sciences, Biological sciences, Psychology, Social sciences
- Annual indicative fee for international students
- Annual indicative fee for domestic 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 (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
30 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
POPH8103 Introduction to Health Policy and Administration
POPH8104 Contemporary Issues in Public Health
POPH8107 Public Health Research Project Development
POPH8100 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
POPH8101 Biostatistics in Population Health
A maximum of 42 units from completion of courses from the following list:
CHMD8001 Directed Readings in Culture, Health and Medicine
CHMD8004 Qualitative Methodologies for Health Research
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
CHMD8011 Refugee Health: From Displacement to Resettlement
DEMO8008 Principles of Population Analysis
DEMO8079 Health Demography
EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development
IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy
INDG8001 Australian Indigenous Development
LAWS8237 Health Law and Bioethics in Global Context
MEDI8115 Fundamentals of Health Protection and Promotion
MEDI8116 Public Health Disasters, Catastrophes and Recovery
MEDN8000 Translational Medicine: From Discovery to Healthcare
MGMT7030 Foundations of Management
NSPO8001 Australia's National Security Community
NSPO8013 Disease, Security and Biological Weapons
POGO8029 Health Policy in a Globalising World
POPH8105 Epidemiology Literature Research Project
POPH8313 Analysis of Public Health Data
POPH8315 Methods in Applied Epidemiological Research
POPH8316 Outbreak Investigation
POPH8317 Public Health Surveillance
POPH8318 Human Health, Environment and Climate Change
POPM8001 Mental Health
24 to 48 units from completion of POPH8106 Public Health Research Project
Students must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the coursework component and have the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project to enrol in POPH8106 Public Health Research Project.
Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% average mark or do not have the approval of an identified supervisor will be transferring to the Master of Public Health, Graduate Diploma of Public Health or Graduate Certificate of Public Health.