Master of Public Health - CL45

CQUniversity Australia

Course details

CRICOS course code: 097511G

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Master of Public Health is the pinnacle level of study in the CQUniversity suite of postgraduate public health courses. It is an innovative course that will introduce you to the social-ecological model of health. This model which is strongly aligned with contemporary trends and challenges in public health provides the basis of innovative interventions for social change. Unlike other Public Health courses that traditionally focus on the medical model of health, the Master of Public Health at CQUniversity will also incorporate a social perspective of public health skills, knowledge and practice. Very practical in nature and designed with best practice and contemporary health trends in mind, this course will provide the professional development opportunity you need to develop your career in Public Health.

In this innovative course, the origins and evolution of public health and the underlying principles of community-based and community-led public health will be explored. The social-ecological model of health forms the basis of the Master of Public Health and you will study complex adaptive systems thinking and how this influences the way we think about public health. You will explore the origins and evolution of public health and the underlying principles and concepts of community-based and community-led public health. These include complex adaptive systems thinking, social and environmental determinants of health, social epidemiology, social justice, partnership development and participatory health research.

You will have the opportunity to apply these concepts in practical ways in both strengths-based and disease prevention approaches. This will ensure that you apply your learning to real-world situations, whether that be taking a strengths-based or disease prevention approach.

You will also have the flexibility of choosing from a list of electives or to undertake the project stream once you have completed the core structure. This project can be practice or research-based allowing you to develop specific skills and knowledge in your area of interest.

Online option is also available.

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete sixteen (16) units, this includes ten (10) core units and a choice of electives or of undertaking the project stream. The core units cover topics such as understanding public health, a systems thinking approach to public health, social epidemiology, public health action and evaluation, global public health, health research, cultural immersion and three cross-cultural communities units. The elective units can be taken in either a project stream or a liberal studies stream.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES

The Master of Public Health prepares graduates for work in community-based and community-led health services and organisations including international agencies. You can also work on projects for government and non-government organisations relating to a number of health fields including health promotion and health administration.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
30,720 Per Year
Read moreTerm fee: 15,360
06 Mar 2023 2 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
120 Spencer Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification.

English Language Proficiency

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
An Occupational English Test with Grade of C in each of the four components.

Address

Rockhampton City Campus
114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Australia
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