Course

Master of Public Health

Approved Abbreviation: MPubHlth


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4702.2

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 014002E


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in the course was 2016 or later.

Commencement Year 2015 - 4702.1 Master of Public Health

Commencement Year 2010 - 2014 - 4571.3 Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health course is designed for professionals working in a variety of settings, including health departments and community organisations. Public health professionals are required to effectively assess and respond to emerging public health issues. This course emphasises a comprehensive assessment of all determinants of health, which include broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors. Students can study a wide range of evaluation processes and research methods such as policy analysis, economic evaluation, epidemiology and qualitative methods. Students also receive practical skills in community development and health promotion programs, and also complete a culminating research and practice experience in the evaluation of a contemporary public health issue.

Study Mode
Two years full-time, four years part-time. One and a half years full time or one year full time programs are also available, depending upon entry qualifications (see Pathways listed under Course Structure below).

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceHealthSciences@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
OnlineFull TimeOnline See above
OnlinePart TimeOnline See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeExternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeExternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeMulti Modal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeMulti Modal See above

Admission

Master of Public Health (160 credit points)

Applicants must have either

An undergraduate, master or doctoral degree in any discipline

Or

A Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in any discipline and three years full-time equivalent work experience in a health, welfare or aged care discipline.

Master of Public Health (120 credit points)

Applicants must have either

An undergraduate degree in health; health administration; human biological sciences, medical, forensic, food and pharmacology sciences; welfare; behavioural Science and sport and recreation disciplines

Or

A Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in health; health administration; human biological sciences, medical, forensic, food and pharmacology sciences; welfare; behavioural science and sport and recreation disciplines and three years full-time equivalent work experience in a health, welfare or aged care discipline.

Master of Public Health (80 credit points)

Applicants must have

An undergraduate honours, master or doctoral degree in health; health administration; human biological sciences, medical, forensic, food and pharmacology sciences; welfare; behavioural science and sport and recreation disciplines.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office. International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Pathways

A4009Master of Public Health - 2 year pathway
A4010Master of Public Health - 1.5 year pathway
A4011Master of Public Health - 1 year pathway


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