Master of Public Health - CL45
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.
Online, On Campus
2 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney, Online
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 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.
|Core Units||16||Major Units||None|
You are required to complete sixteen units, this includes ten 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.
Students with relevant health qualifications and experience may be eligible for advanced standing and a shorter course duration.
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.
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Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.
A UNI THAT KNOWS CREDIBILITY IS KEY
In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.
A UNI THAT LEADS IN ONLINE EDUCATION
A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.
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CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.
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CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.
|Term 1 - 2021||Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Term 1 - 2022||Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Term 2 - 2021||Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Term 2 - 2022||Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Term 1 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 1 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 1 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2022||Available Online|
|Engaging with Cross-cultural Communities||PBHL20008||Volunteering in community organisation for 25 hours|
|Working and Learning in Cross-cultural Communities B||PBHL20010||Work experience in community-based or community-led public health organisation for 120 hours|
|Working and Learning in Cross-cultural Communities A||PBHL20009||Work experience in community-based or community led public health organisation for 120 hours|
A 3 year Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.
International students or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA must meet English Language Proficiency requirements. Minimum scores required are:
• IELTS (Academic) score of at least 6.0 (with no band score less than 5.5), or
• TOEFL overall score of 75 with no score less than 17, or
• Pearson Test of English Academic overall score of 54 with no score less than 46, or
• An Occupational English Test with Grade of C in each of the four components; or
• Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
The following applicants may be eligible for a shorter course duration:
Course duration (1.5 year - 12 units equivalent)
· Applicants with a recognised Bachelor degree in a related discipline and 2 years postgraduate relevant work experience.
Course duration (1 year - 8 units equivalent)
· Applicants with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Public Health.
· Applicants with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a related discipline and 2 years postgraduate relevant work experience.
Students who have completed a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from another institution would be eligible for credit for up to four units from the core or elective/specialisation units on entry into the Master of Public Health.
Students who have completed a Graduate Certificate in another health related discipline would be eligible for credit for up to four units from the electives/specialisation units on entry into the Master of Public Health.
Students who have complete a Graduate Diploma in another health related discipline would be eligible for credit for up to six units from the electives/specialisation units on entry to the Master of Public Health.
Security RequirementsA police check or a check related to specific populations (eg Blue Card for children) or other statutory or workplace requirements may be needed for units with workplace or volunteering elements.
Health RequirementsImmunisations or specific workplace requirements may be needed for units with workplace or volunteering elements.
It is recommended students have completed a health related degree.
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.
|Fee Category||Full fee paying place|
|What is a Full Fee Paying Place||As a full fee-paying student, you are required to pay full tuition fees for your course.|
|Fee Type||Tuition Fees|
|What is my tuition fee?||
Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit. Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees per unit. You can also view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
|FEE-HELP and payment options||
FEE-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees through a loan. Eligible students can use a FEE-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their tuition fees. If you elect to use a FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your tuition fees and repay your FEE-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
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