Master of Public Health

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Award granted Master of Public Health
Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code020018B
Deakin course codeH747

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Public Health aims to assist students to:

  • appreciate the historical foundations of public health and lessons learned from history;
  • develop a broad-based understanding of the determinants of health in populations;
  • develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the broad public health endeavours
  • develop the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain and improve upon existing health-promoting environments
  • develop critical thinking about efforts to promote health and prevent disease
  • carry out research to identify public health priorities and generate initiatives for policy and action, public health program planning and evaluation
  • develop strategies to ensure equity in the health system and interventions to promote the health of disadvantaged groups.
  • possess an appreciation of the complex challenges in public health and the need for multidimensional solutions;
  • develop the skills necessary to generate and use research data related to public health issues, endeavours and interventions.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

This course consists of 12 credit points of study, comprising a combination of core units (4 credit points), selective units (at least 2 credit points) and elective units, that can be chosen according to the desired career pathway.

 

The majority of core, selective and elective units will be offered in off-campus and on-campus mode. Some units may also be offered in block mode.

Course structure

Core units

All students must complete the following core units:

HSH701Unit description is currently unavailable

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HSH746Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Selective units

All students must complete a minimum of two selective units from the five options listed below:

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HSH717Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH725Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH728Unit description is currently unavailable

HSN705Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Elective units

Students must chose up to six 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

HSH731Unit description is currently unavailable (1 credit point)

HSH732Unit description is currently unavailable (1 credit point)

Plus four elective units from the career pathways listed.

 

Option B

HSH733Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

HSH734Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Plus two elective units from the career pathways listed.

 


Career pathways

Health Promotion and Community Development

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HSH707Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH709Unit description is currently unavailable ~

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HSH724Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH725Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH728Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH736Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH739Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH740Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH745Unit description is currently unavailable

MPM704Unit description is currently unavailable

Note: Students undertaking this career pathway should take the HSH703 Health Promotion selective unit.

 

Environments for Health

HSH702Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH707Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH709Unit description is currently unavailable ~

HSH724Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH728Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH736Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH739Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH740Unit description is currently unavailable *

HMF701Unit description is currently unavailable +

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

 

Public Health Practice

HSH701Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH702Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH709Unit description is currently unavailable ~

HSH717Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH719Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH724Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH725Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH728Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH739Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH744Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH745Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH746Unit description is currently unavailable

HMF701Unit description is currently unavailable +

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

 

Health Economics and Management

HSH702Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH709Unit description is currently unavailable ~

HSH717Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH719Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH739Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH744Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH745Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH746Unit description is currently unavailable

MPM721Unit description is currently unavailable

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 leader.

 

Public Health Nutrition

HSN701Unit description is currently unavailable

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HSN738Unit description is currently unavailable

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

 

Applied Research

HSH706Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH715Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH719Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH725Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH744Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH745Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH746Unit description is currently unavailable

ASC742Unit description is currently unavailable

Note: Students undertaking this career pathway should take the HSH725 Research for Health Practice selective unit.

 

* Unit offered in alternate years

~ HSH709 includes a 4 day intensive program held in June

+ HMF701 includes a 5 day intensive workshop held in February


Income support

Domestic students enrolled in this postgraduate coursework program may be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy.

 

Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.

 

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