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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.

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Pathways

The Master of Public Health is constructed to provide you with the opportunity to gain a second masters degree with only one additional trimester of full-time study. You may choose to combine the Master of Public Health with the Master of Health and Human Services Management or the Master of Health Promotion. Enrolment in a second masters degree is subject to application and selection. To take advantage of this opportunity, eligible students are advised to speak to the course coordinator regarding how to structure their course to ensure the appropriate subjects are chosen early and allow this option to develop.

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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

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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.

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Course structure

Core units

All students must complete the following core units:

HSH701 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH702 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH744 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH746 Unit 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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HSH717 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH725 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH728 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSN705 Unit 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

HSH731 Unit description is currently unavailable   (1 credit point)

HSH732 Unit description is currently unavailable   (1 credit point)

Plus four elective units from the career pathways listed.

 

Option B

HSH733 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)

HSH734 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)

Plus two elective units from the career pathways listed.

 


Career pathways

Health Promotion and Community Development

HSH702 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH703 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH704 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH705 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH707 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HSH709 Unit description is currently unavailable   ~

HSH715 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HSH724 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HSH725 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH728 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH736 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HSH739 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HSH740 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HSH745 Unit description is currently unavailable   

MPM704 Unit description is currently unavailable   

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

 

Environments for Health

HSH702 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH707 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HSH709 Unit description is currently unavailable   ~

HSH724 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HSH728 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH736 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HSH739 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HSH740 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HMF701 Unit description is currently unavailable   +

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

 

Public Health Practice

HSH701 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH702 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH709 Unit description is currently unavailable   ~

HSH717 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH719 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH724 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HSH725 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH728 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH739 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HSH744 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH745 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH746 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HMF701 Unit 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

HSH702 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH709 Unit description is currently unavailable   ~

HSH717 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH719 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH739 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HSH744 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH745 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH746 Unit description is currently unavailable   

MPM721 Unit 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

HSN701 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSN702 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSN705 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSN706 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSN713 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSN734 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSN738 Unit description is currently unavailable   

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

 

Applied Research

HSH706 Unit description is currently unavailable   (not offered 2013)

HSH715 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HSH719 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH725 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH744 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH745 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH746 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASC742 Unit 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

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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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