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Master of Public Health

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM181

CRICOS 081148J

The Master of Public Health is an innovative research-led degree that enables students to think creatively about the social, cultural, economic and environmental determinants of health and illness in populations. This degree explores the organisation and delivery of public and clinical health services, including policies and practices that both support and improve people’s health. There are two specialisations available:
> Public Health
> Translational Health Sciences.

The Public Health specialisation provides students with a strong grounding in public health and the opportunity to pursue either a research project, dissertation or thesis. The Translational Health Science specialisation equips graduates with skills to contribute professionally to evidence based health care in public health and clinical settings
  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM181
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only.
    A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    All applicants must provide an additional entry form directly to the School of Public Health within ten working days of submitting their application. The additional entry form includes: * a written statement of 500 words (maximum) on an applicant?s reasons for wishing to undertake the degree * a Curriculum Vitae (CV) http://health.adelaide.edu.au/public-health/current-students/postgraduate/
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM181

    International applicants

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    IELTS Overall 6.5 [more info]
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    CRICOS 081148J
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only
    Prerequisites
    Bachelor degree or equivalent and relevant work experience
    Equivalent Scores
    IELTS
    Overall
    Reading
    Listening
    Speaking
    Writing
    6.5
    6
    6
    6
    6
    Additional Entry Requirements
    Applicants must provide a written statement of 500 words (maximum) on their reasons for wishing to undertake the program, a Curriculum Vitae and two completed Referee Reports - http://international.adelaide.edu.au/apply/docs/acad_ref_form.pdf
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    All students undertake a work-based learning experience (practicum) to ensure mastery of public health knowledge and skills is contextualised in real-world applications.
    Students interact with our extensive network of alumni, working in public health locally, nationally and internationally, via a specialised mentoring program which matches students with experienced practitioners to assist in their career planning and direction setting. 
    We work with each student to select the specialisation or combinations of electives to develop a customised study plan which aligns with their interests and career aspirations.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Industry Placement

    The MPH Practicum (PUB HLTH 7077 Public Health Practicum) is an elective course in which students are placed with a host organisation. Students wishing to undertake the Practicum are expected to have passed at a credit level (65%) or above in coursework relevant to their Practicum. Entry to this course is via an application to the MPH Program Coordinator.

    Potential careers

    Academic, Analyst, Lecturer, Ministerial Adviser, Non Government Organisation Worker, Clinical Studies Coordinator, Community Development Officer, Data Analyst, Database Coordinator, Policy Adviser, Development Officer, Project Development Manager, Project Manager, Project Officer, Education Officer / Educator, Public Health, Public Health Management, Public Health Officer, Public Servant, Research Assistant, Researcher, Government Officer, ...

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure
    The Masters is a 48 unit program consisting of at least 24 units of coursework and a research or capstone project of 6, 12, or 24 units (depending on specialisation and pathway chosen).

    From 2015 ALL core courses in the Public Health Specialisation will be available to undertake online or face to face. Courses in the Translational Health Sciences Specialisation are only available in online mode.

    Public Health specialisation

    Areas of study include: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Indigenous Health, Health Economics, Health Policy, Public Health Interventions and Qualitative Research Methods in Health.

    Students are required to complete the following:

    8 core courses AND 7 electives AND a major project or
    6 core courses AND 6 electives AND a dissertation or
    6 core courses AND 2 electives AND a thesis.

    Translational Health Sciences specialisation

    Areas of study include: Translational Health Science, Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence Synthesis, and Knowledge Translation as well as core public health courses in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Indigenous Health, Health Economics, Health Technology Assessment, Health Policy, Public Health Interventions and Qualitative Research Methods in Health.

    Students are required to complete the following:

    10 core courses (including a major workplace based evidence implementation project)
    AND
    2 electives

    All students who have not completed significant studies in public health as part of their undergraduate degree, or have equivalent experience, are encouraged to complete ‘Foundations of Public Health,’ which will be offered in the Summer Semester (early February).

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    Public Health specialisation
    > Introduction to Epidemiology
    > Introduction to Biostatistics
    > Health Policy and Public Health Interventions
    > Qualitative Research Methods in Health
    > Health Economics
    > Indigenous Health
    > Industrial Toxicology
    > Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
    > Major Project
    > Thesis full-time

    Translational Health Science specialisation
    > Introduction to Epidemiology
    > Health Policy and Public Health Interventions
    > Health Economics
    > Health Technology Assessment
    > Introduction to Translational Health Science (online)
    > Synthesising Economic Evidence (online)
    > Synthesising Qualitative Evidence (online)
    > Dental Public Health
    > Biostatistics
    > Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health
    > Introduction to Biostatistics
    > Knowledge Translation: Implementing Evidence into Practice (online)
    > Occupational Hygiene and Ergonomics
    > Epidemiological Research Methods

    Electives
    Please note: only some of these electives below will be taught each year. The choice of electives will depend on the student’s chosen pathway.
    > Advanced Health Economic Evaluation and Decision-Making
    > Biostatistics
    > Diseases of Occupation
    > Epidemiological Research Methods
    > Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
    > Environmental and Occupational Health
    > Foundations of Public Health
    > Health Technology Assessment
    > Industrial Toxicology
    > Occupational Hygiene and Ergonomics
    > Public Health Ethics
    > Public Health Law
    > Dental Public Health
    > Introduction to Translational Health Science
    > Synthesising Qualitative Evidence
    > Synthesising Economic Evidence

    Additional Translational Health Sciences electives
    > Clinical Wisdom in Evidence-Based Practice
    > Teaching Evidence-Based Healthcare in Clinical Settings
    > Adapting Clinical Guidelines
    > Indigenous Health

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan | Public Health Specialisation
    Year 1

    Introduction to Epidemiology
    Introduction to Biostatistics
    Health Policy and Public Health Interventions
    Qualitative Research Methods in Health
    Health Economics
    Indigenous Health

    + choose two electives

    Year 2

    Developing a research proposal and Major Project + choose 5 electives
    Or Dissertation + choose 4 electives
    Or MPH Thesis Part A and MPH Thesis Part B

     

    Indicative study plan | Translational Health Science Specialisation
    Year 1 Introduction to Epidemiology (online)
    Health Economics (online)
    Health Technology Assessment (online)
    Introduction to Translational Health Science (online)
    Synthesising Economic Evidence (online)
    Synthesising Qualitative Evidence (online)

    + choose 1 elective
    Year 2 Health Policy and Public Health Interventions
    Introduction to Biostatistics (online)
    Knowledge Translation: Implementing Evidence into Practice (online)

    + choose 2 electives

    Elective Options

    Introduction to Translational Health Science (online)

    Synthesising Economic Evidence (online)
    Synthesising Qualitative Evidence (online)
    Dental Public Health
    Occupational Hygiene and Ergonomics
    Health Economic Evaluation and Decision Making
    Foundations of Public Health
    Biostatistics
    Diseases of Occupation
    Public Health Ethics
    Environmental and Occupational Health
    Epidemiological Research Methods

    Health Technology Assessment (online)
    Clinical wisdom in healthcare practice (online)
    Developing clinical guidelines (online)
    OR
    other postgraduate coursework courses offered by the University or another university which the Faculty approves in lieu of elective courses to the value of 6 units.

    Assessment

    Assessment will be based on a combination of oral presentations, practical assignments, tutorial participation and written examinations. Both face-to-face and online methodologies will be used.
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