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Public Health, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #190 (BCR) Perth, Australia| Online
This new multidisciplinary Public Health course from Curtin University is designed for those seeking to develop their skills and knowledge in public health. 
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Overview

The Master of Public Health teaches students a range of conceptual knowledge and practical skills to support public health action across educational, organizational, socio-economic, environmental and political domains to improve population health. You will gain thorough grounding in the major areas of public health with content scaffolded across the course to enhance your learning. In the second year you will have the opportunity to carry out research with an academic supervisor or enhance your practice and leadership skills.

Course content is aligned to the competencies from the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia, exploring:

  • Health monitoring and surveillance
  • Disease prevention and control
  • Health promotion
  • Health protection
  • Health policy, planning and management
  • Evidence-informed professional population health practice.

The Master of Public Health students come from a variety of fields, including medicine and allied health, biomedical and laboratory-based sciences, nutrition, occupational and environmental health, health promotion, social sciences, education, communications, business and management.

Why study the Public Health course from Curtin University

  • Learn to measure public health and explore major problems in both developed and developing countries.
  • These courses will teach you how to effectively plan, implement and evaluate public health programs in a variety of settings.

Career information

As a graduate, you may work in a number of fields, including health administration, protection or promotion. You may work in the public sector or with nongovernment organisations, such as the Heart Foundation, Cancer Council and Red Cross; or with research institutes, universities and international bodies, such as the World Health Organization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology and Evidence 
  • Global Public Health Challenges 
  • Health Promotion Strategies and Methods 
  • Organisation of Health Care Systems 
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Politics and Power in Public Health 
  • Public Health Protection and Control 
  • Qualitative Research in Public Health 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    400 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 064462G

  • Certified copies of academic transcripts for previously attained qualifications that are relevant to the Curtin course for which you are applying.
  • English test results, see our English prerequisites for more detail.
  • Supporting information for your application, including supplementary forms for certain courses. Please note that if the required ‘supplementary forms’ are not completed and attached to this application, we will not proceed with the assessment of your applications.
  • As part of the Simplified Streamlined Visa Framework (SSVF), you may be required to provide additional information in order for us to perform Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) assessments as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22400 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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