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The Health and International Development program from Flinders University acknowledges this. In particular, it addresses the need for a more thorough understanding of international development by those working in the health sector, and the need for a more informed understanding of the role of health in development for international development managers and practitioners. 

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The Health and International Development course at Flinders University is designed for people working in government, non-government organisations or private consulting organisations either in Australia or overseas. The content has been developed to meet the needs of both external advisers and local health and/or development personnel.

Specifically, the course aims to provide you with: 

  • knowledge and skills in the field of international development and public health practice, enabling you to better plan, develop, manage and evaluate health initiatives and programs
  • an understanding of the philosophical, theoretical and empirical issues of international development
  • an understanding of public health and comprehensive primary health care as applies in the developing world
  • critical insights into the social, political and cultural processes, as well as the institutional contexts that shape health and development issues, research, policy and practice.

Your career

Health and international development is a fast-growing area with long-term trends shaping the sector including an ageing population and advancements in healthcare.

Formal training in international development is becoming increasingly important for people wishing to obtain employment in development settings.

Potential occupations include:

  • international public health officer
  • international health manager
  • development field worker
  • health work trainer
  • international development project officer
  • international health research officer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development Problems and Solutions 
  • Social Determinants of Health and Well Being 
  • Primary Health Care Practice in Developing Countries 
  • Public Health Practice Development  
  • Action on Social Determinants of Health 
  • Gender Analysis   
  • Gender Mainstreaming

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 051002J 

  • The Master of Health and International Development requires the completion of 72 units of work and is normally available to applicants who hold an approved degree or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution.
  • The Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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