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

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Admission Pathway Code: A4056.1

Related Courses

4702.3 Master of Public Health
4702.4 Master of Public Health

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

The Master of Public Health focuses on the comprehensive assessment of all determinants of health, which include broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors. Learning opportunities are aimed at developing the essential knowledge and required skills to effectively assess and respond to emerging public health issues, including evaluation of public health programs and disaster planning and management. Graduates of this course will be exposed to academic and industry leaders who share their experience and knowledge to facilitate insight into the contemporary public health issues. Students will develop skills, scholarship and professional development in the fields of health policy, social determinants of health, epidemiology, biostatistics, applied research and evidenced-based practice, as well as an understanding of recent developments in the discipline.

Postgraduate Admission Pathway Structure

Students must complete 160 credit points, including all the Domian and Focus Units.

Domain Units

401076 Introduction to Epidemiology
401372 The Social Determinants of Health
401363 Health Systems and Policy
400418 Health Advancement and Health Promotion

Focus Units

401077 Introduction to Biostatistics
400847 Surveillance and Disaster Planning
400840 Communicable Diseases
401174 Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
401238 Qualitative Research Methodology in Health
401080 Research Protocol Design and Practice

Special Focus Group: Research

800218 Researcher Development 1: Reading, Writing, and the Business of Research
800219 Writing Beyond the Academy: Knowledge Translation and Public Audience Communication

Replaced Units

The units listed below count towards completion of this specialisation for students who passed these units in 2019 or earlier.

800166.1 - Research Design 1: Theories of Enquiry

800167.1 - Research Literacies

Students who do not wish to pursue a special focus may choose any two 10 credit point level 7 units across the university that are available without enrolment restrictions or pre-requisites.

Capstone / Applied Units

Choose one of

401079 Dissertation (Full Time)
401282 Dissertation (Part Time)
401368 Professional Internship in Health

Or the two following units

401369 Professional Project in Health 1
401370 Professional Project in Health 2

Further information on recommended progression is available on the Postgraduate Health Science progression page.

Postgraduate Public Health Progression

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