single degree

Master of Culture Health and Medicine (Advanced)

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and ANU College of Health and Medicine

MCHMADV
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Public Health
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Public Health
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of Culture, Health and Medicine (Advanced) requires completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

 

36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses

CHMD8004 Qualitative Methodologies for Health Research

CHMD8014 Perspectives on Culture, Health and Medicine

THES8103 Thesis

 

24 units from completion of introductory graduate culture, health and medicine courses from the following list:

ANTH6004 Religion, Ritual and Cosmology

ANTH6005 Traditional Australian Indigenous Cultures, Societies and Environment

ANTH6009 Culture and Development

ANTH6017 Culture, Social Justice and Aboriginal Society Today

ANTH6025 Gender and Cross-Cultural Perspective

ANTH6026 Medicine, Healing and the Body

ANTH6057 Culture and Person

ANTH6064 Anthropology of Environmental Disasters

ANTH6138 Doing Medical Anthropology

ANTH6515 Crossing Borders: Migration, Identity and Livelihood

ANTH6516 Violence and Terror

ANTH6518 Food for Thought: Anthropological theories of food and eating

ANTH6519 Social Animals: anthropological perspectives on animal-human relationships

BIAN6013 Human Evolution

BIAN6119 Nutrition, Disease and the Environment

BIAN6120 Culture, Biology & Population Dynamics

BIAN6512 Ancient Health & Disease

BIAN6519 Ancient Medicine

BIOL6106 Biosecurity

BIOL6141 Infection and Immunity

BIOL6144 Advanced and Applied Immunology

BIOL6191 Biology, Society and Ethics

CRIM6005 Alcohol, Drugs and Crime: Promoting Health and Preventing Consequences

ENVS6005 Sustainable Urban Systems

ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change

ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action

ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy

ENVS6101 Environment and Society: Geography of Sustainability

ENVS6103 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research

ENVS6104 Australia's Environment

ENVS6108 Sustainable Development

ENVS6306 Human Futures

GEND6021 Trauma, Memory and Culture

GEND6501  Posthuman bodies

HIST6133 Human Variations and Racism in Western Culture, c. 1450-1950

HIST6229 Sexuality in Australian History

LING6015 Language, Culture and Translation

LING6021 Cross Cultural Communication

POLS6100 The Politics of Empire

POLS6101 Refugee Politics: Displacement and Exclusion in the 20th and 21st Centuries

 

A minimum of 6 units from completion of health courses from the following list:

CHMD8009 Anthropological Approaches to Health Interventions

CHMD8010 Anthropological Concepts for Health Research: From Risk to Suffering

 

A maximum of 30 units from completion of applied culture, health and medicine courses from the following list:

ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development

 ANTH8009 Development in Practice

 ANTH8014 Mining, Community and Society

 ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development

 ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development

 ANTH8044 Land Rights and Resource Development (Advanced)

 ASIA8048 Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific

 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

 CHMD8011 Refugee Health: From Displacement to Resettlement

 CHMD8013 Life, Waste and Sustainability

 CHMD8019 Culture, Health, Medicine Internship

 CHMD8020 The Future of Food and Human Health

 CHMD8021 Indigenous Medicines, Health and Healing

 CHMD8022 Biotechnologies in Biomedicine

 DEMO8048 Gender and Population

 EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development

 HIST8018 A Globalising World

 HIST8023 History Incorporated: Early Modern Bodies, 1550-1750

 IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy

 INDG8001 Australian Indigenous Development

 INDG8002 Australian Indigenous Development (Advanced)

 INDG8003 Understanding Indigenous Wellbeing: Demographic and Socioeconomic Change

 LAWS8237 Health Law and Bioethics

 MEDI8111 Custodial Medicine Elective

 MEDI8116 Public Health disasters, catastrophes and recovery

 NSPO8013 Disease, Security and Biological Weapons

 PASI8004 Pacific Health Challenges and Strategies: Politics, Culture and Development

 POGO8029 Health Policy in a Globalising World

 POPH8103 Introduction to Health Services Research and Policy  

 POPH8104 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

 POPH8108 Social Determinants of Health

 POPH8318 Human Health, Environment and Climate Change

 POPH8918 Life Course Approaches to Human Ageing

 POPM8001 Mental Health

 SCOM8014 Communicating Science with the Public

 

24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Students must have the written agreement of an identified supervisor in order to enrol in THES8103 Thesis in a specified semester one calendar year in advance of the start date of that semester. Students who do not have the written agreement of an identified supervisor one calendar year in advance, or whose agreed supervisor either subsequently leaves the university or is on leave from the university, will be transferred to the Master of Culture Health and Medicine.

Unless otherwise stated, a course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Introductory graduate culture, health and medicine course 6 units Introductory graduate culture, health and medicine course 6 units Introductory graduate culture, health and medicine course 6 units Introductory graduate culture, health and medicine course 6 units
CHMD8004 Qualitative Methodologies for Health Research 6 units Either CHMD8009 <b/>Or <b/>Applied culture, health and medicine course 6 units Applied culture, health and medicine course 6 units Applied culture, health and medicine course 6 units
Year 2 CHMD8014 Perspectives on Culture, Health and Medicine 6 units Either CHMD8010<b/>Or <b/>Applied culture, health and medicine course 6 units Applied culture, health and medicine course 6 units Applied culture, health and medicine course 6 units
THES8103 Thesis 6 to 24 units

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0, and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.

Students must have the written agreement of an identified supervisor in order to enrol in THES8103 Thesis in a specified semester one calendar year in advance of the start date of that semester. Students who do not have the written agreement of an identified supervisor one calendar year in advance, or whose agreed supervisor either subsequently leaves the university or is on leave from the university, will be transferred to the Master of Culture Health and Medicine.

Cognate Disciplines

Anthropology, Area Studies, Archaeology, Biological Sciences, Education, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Law, Language and Literature, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physiotherapy, Politics, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Application for course credits

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit. 

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$33,888.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$46,080.00

Scholarships

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 Culture, Health and Medicine (Advanced) is the only program of its kind in Australia. Drawing on anthropological and other social science perspectives, and technical expertise in health-related research and practice, you will understand the nature of health, sickness, and healing in a local and global context. You will emerge with the skills to undertake social and cultural analysis of health policy and practices.

This interdisciplinary program is taught by leading academics, clinicians, and global health practitioners from across the ANU.

Many courses in this program are available online. Although the program itself is not available online, it may be possible for some students with a prior cognate degree to complete the program by selecting only courses that are available online; please note that not all courses are available online and so there is a restricted selection available. Students interested in this option can contact the program convenor to discuss their eligibility and course selections.

Students enter the Master of Culture, Health and Medicine (Advanced) by transfer from the Master of Culture, Health and Medicine.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. engage in informed debate demonstrating a critical understanding of the historical, political, institutional and cultural factors that frame health, illness and medical care;
  2. synthesise research, literature and other texts from a range of disciplinary perspectives to develop insight into contemporary health and medical issues;
  3. develop a practical research plan in the fields of clinical care, public health or health promotion, incorporating a range of methodologies and theoretical perspectives; and
  4. complete a major piece of research in the field of Culture, Health and Medicine.
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