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Public Health, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) , | Online
ACU’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program equips graduates with specialised knowledge, understanding and skills in public health to improve and advance population health and well-being. ACU’s MPH prepares graduates to practice with a community, national or global focus, and with an ethical, social justice perspective.

About

ACU’s MPH allows students to develop advanced and specialised knowledge across the discipline of public health, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice, rigorous intellectual inquiry, innovation and thought leadership, and effective communication and advocacy skills.

ACU’s MPH curriculum was designed around the Foundation Competencies for Master of Public Health Graduates in Australia and the requirements of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (for medical practitioners specialising in public health). Other international competency and practice standards and competency frameworks have also informed ACU’s curriculum design.

Students may choose to complete their MPH through a Research Pathway (undertaking additional research training and completion of a minor thesis) or a Capstone Pathway (involving a capstone experience, such as a practice-based project). Elective units and a specialisation option are also available.

Career Paths

A wide range of career opportunities are available to graduates of Master of Public Health programs in Australia. According to a recent public health workforce study, these opportunities are typically within the public or not-for-profit sector; however, one-quarter of Master of Public Health graduates are employed in the private sector.

Approximately half of all Master of Public Health graduates are employed within the health sector, with others finding opportunities within education, government and services sectors.

Managerial, analytical and program-/project-based roles are common destinations for Master of Public Health graduates. For many health practitioners, particularly medical practitioners or registered nurses, an Master of Public Health degree expands their career opportunities within their existing field (eg different roles or modes of practice).

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Health Sciences Research
  • History and Principles of Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Determinants of Health
  • Disease Prevention and Management
  • Public Health Law and Policy

              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
                • Intensity Flexible
                • Duration description
                  Duration: 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus, Online

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:

                90

                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:

                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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              Academic Requirements

              • CRICOS Code: 089309K

              International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

              To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have:
              • An undergraduate degree (or higher) in health or related discipline; and
              • Either:
              • A grade point average of 5.5 (in 7 point scale) in the health degree in point 1, and a letter demonstrating commitment to public health to the satisfaction of the course coordinator; or
              • Have successfully completed a Graduate Diploma in Public Health; or
              • A minimum of two years professional experience in health (or related field), including Honours or other postgraduate study in health; 

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                22720 AUD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 22720 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
              • National

                21361 AUD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 21361 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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              Living costs for Melbourne

              • 1501 - 2660 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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