Master of Public Health (coursework)
This course is one of a suite of Master of Public Health courses. It provides students with a strong grounding in public health knowledge and theory. It offers the opportunity for students to complete a 2 year MPH entirely by coursework.
- Course title
- Master of Public Health (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 2 years
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Assistant Professor Julie Saunders
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2018; |
NS = non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.
Take all units (48 points):
|NS, SS||AHEA5755||Aboriginal Health|
|S1, S2||PUBH4401||Biostatistics I|
|S2||PUBH5743||Environmental and Occupational Health|
|S2||PUBH5749||Foundations of Public Health|
|S2||PUBH5752||Health Systems and Economics|
|S1||PUBH5754||Health Promotion I|
|S2||PUBH5805||Qualitative Research Methods in Health|
Take unit(s) to a value of 12 points from Group B and unit(s) to a value of 36 points from Group C; or take unit(s) to a value of 48 points from Group C:
|S1, S2||PUBH5701||Public Health Project (full-time) (12 points)|
|S1, S2||PUBH5703||Public Health Project (part-time) (12 points)|
|S2||PAED4401||Research Conduct and Ethics|
|S1||PUBH5751||Disease Prevention in Population Health|
|NS, SS||PUBH5757||Clinical Epidemiology|
|S2||PUBH5758||Public Health Practicum (24 points)|
|S2||PUBH5761||Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases|
|S1||PUBH5763||Leadership and Management of Health Services|
|S1||PUBH5783||Health in an Era of Environmental Change|
|S2||PUBH5784||Special Topics in Public Health|
|NS, SS||PUBH5785||Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data|
|NS, SS||PUBH5801||Economic Evaluation of Health Care|
|NS||PUBH5802||Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data|
|NS, SS||PUBH5804||Food and Nutrition in Population Health|
|NS||RMED4403||Health Program Evaluation|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 91550 Master of Public Health (72 points)
- 92550 Master of Public Health (96 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Public Health course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
[Approved exceptions to University Policy]
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
[Approved exception to University Policy]