Duration2 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Location
Online and
Next start termTerm 2, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCL45
First-year fee
$27,756 (Indicative) (FFP)
First Nations Public Health students and teachers

Overview

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 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 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.

You will have the opportunity to shape this degree to your own needs by selecting from a range of electives. 

Study experience

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    From a population level is how we're going to change the health outcomes and the disparities of populations that probably need the most help. So public health for me was the solution to that.

    Johanna Neville

    Master of Public Health

Career Opportunities

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.

Structure & Availability

 

 

Course Structure

You are required to complete a total of 16 units, consisting of:

 

  • 11 core units,
  • two electives (12 credit points) from a range of level 8 units, and
  • three electives (18 credit points) from a range of level 9 units.

 

Unit Information

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

Credit Transfer Information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

 

 

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2023Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2, 2023Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2023Melbourne, Sydney
Term 1, 2024Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2, 2024Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2024Melbourne, Sydney
Term 1, 2025Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2, 2025Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2025Melbourne, Sydney

Online Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2023Available Online
Term 2, 2023Available Online
Term 3, 2023Available Online
Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 3, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online
Term 3, 2025Available Online

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

This course has no residential schools.

Health and Wellbeing in the Cross-Cultural Community - PBHL20009

Work experience in community-based or community led public health organisation for 120 hours

Public Health Practice in the Cross-Cultural Community - PBHL20010

Work experience in community-based or community-led public health organisation for 120 hours

Requirements

To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements. 

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Indicative First-Year Fee

$27,756
Indicative first-year FFP place

The Indicative First-Year Fee for a Full Fee Paying (FFP) Place is the approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one full-time academic year (this is usually eight units studied over two terms). Your actual fees may vary depending on the units you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees. 

Learn more about paying for university or view the FEE-HELP information booklet on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.

Part of your course costs will include Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). SSAF is charged in addition to your student contribution or tuition fees and is used to help enhance your study experience. There may also be other costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

How to apply

How to apply

Check what you need to do to apply to study this course. 

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