Master of Public Health (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
This course provides graduates with a suitable background and generalist qualification for a career in public health research or practice. In particular, it provides a foundation in the research disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics and health promotion, as well as the broader social context in which public health programs are planned, delivered and evaluated.
The course can be undertaken by coursework only, coursework and dissertation or coursework and practicum. Students undertaking the course by coursework only can also undertake a 12 point research project. Students must meet the eligibility criteria to undertake the project, dissertation or practicum.
- Course title
- Master of Public Health (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2019
- 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
- 1.5 years
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Siobhan Hickling
- 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; N/A = not available in 2019; 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 2020 or 2021.
Where relevant students must meet the eligibility criteria to undertake the project, dissertation or practicum, all of which are optional.
Students in the course by coursework and dissertation take units to the value of 24 points from Group A and units to the value of 12 points from Group C. Students in this pathway are unable to take both the dissertation and the practicum.
Students in the course by coursework take:
(a) units to the value of 12 points from Group B and units to the value of 24 points from Group C; or
(b) units to the value of 36 points from Group C.
Take all units (36 points):
|S1, S2||PUBH4401||Biostatistics I|
|S2||PUBH5749||Foundations of Public Health|
|S2||PUBH5752||Health Systems and Economics|
|S1||PUBH5754||Health Promotion I|
|S1||PUBH5805||Qualitative Research Methods in Health|
Group A Dissertation
|S1, S2||PUBH5712||Dissertation (full-time) (24 points)|
|S1, S2||PUBH5714||Dissertation (part-time) (24 points)|
Group B Project
|S1, S2||PUBH5701||Public Health Project (full-time) (12 points)|
|S1, S2||PUBH5703||Public Health Project (part-time) (12 points)|
Group C Options
|S2||PAED4401||Research Conduct and Ethics|
|N/A||PUBH5742||Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology|
|S2||PUBH5743||Environmental and Occupational Health|
|S1||PUBH5751||Disease Prevention in Population Health|
|S2||PUBH5758||Public Health Practicum (24 points)|
|S2||PUBH5761||Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases|
|NS||PUBH5763||Leadership and Management of Health Services|
|S1||PUBH5783||Health in an Era of Environmental Change|
|S2||PUBH5784||Special Topics in Public Health|
|NS||PUBH5785||Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data|
|NS||PUBH5801||Economic Evaluation of Health Care|
|N/A||PUBH5802||Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data|
|NS||PUBH5804||Food and Nutrition in Population Health|
|NS||RMED4403||Health Program Evaluation|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>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
- 91230 Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies (24 points)
- 91550 Master of Public Health (72 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
13. Unless the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Population and Global Health, permits otherwise, a student must enrol in units to the value of at least 12 points in any year of enrolment.
[Approved addition to University Policy]