Postgraduate Admission Pathway - Master of Public Health - 2 year pathway

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Admission Pathway Code: A4009.1

Related Courses

4702.1 Master of Public Health
4702.2 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.

Postgraduate Admission Pathway Structure

Master of Public Health - two year program.

Applicants must have either

An undergraduate, master or doctoral degree in any discipline or

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

Core Units

All students must complete the core units below

400841 A Global Perspective on Social Determinants of Health
401077 Introduction to Biostatistics
401076 Introduction to Epidemiology
400416 Public Health, Policy and Society

Alternate Units

Students enrolled in the two year program may select up to eleven of the following units

401175 Analytic Approaches in Epidemiology
400846 Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care
400840 Communicable Diseases
401178 Controversies in Epidemiology
401179 Data Management and Programming for Epidemiology
401177 Environmental Epidemiology
401174 Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
400837 Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
400967 Health Economics and Comparative Health Systems
400845 Health Financial Management
400844 Health Services and Facilities Planning
400843 Health Workforce Planning
401173 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
400778 Leadership and the Development of Organisational Capacity
400777 Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care
300391 Occupational Health Management
401081 Organisational Governance and Performance Management
400238 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision
401238 Qualitative Research Methodology in Health
300677 Safety and Risk Management
401176 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
400847 Surveillance and Disaster Planning

Capstone Units

Students must complete at least one of the following units

400418 Health Advancement and Health Promotion
400850 Professional Topic
401078 Research Project
401079 Dissertation (Full Time)
401282 Dissertation (Part Time)

401282 Dissertation (Part time) is completed over two teaching sessions, thus students will need to enrol twice in this unit.

401080 Research Protocol Design and Practice

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