Health

Master of Public Health

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What is a Master of Public Health?

The Master of Public Health builds upon existing knowledge to better equip health professionals to meet relevant challenges. You will learn strategies and techniques to prevent disease and promote health on a national and global scale. This course develops you into a leader who can drive innovation behind public health and solve complex issues on an international scale.

Available as a double degree with a Master of Business Administration or a  Master of Global Project Management.

This degree gives health professionals from a broad range of backgrounds the advanced knowledge and skills to address public health challenges locally and around the world. You’ll enhance your understanding of current global and environmental health issues, ethical practice, health policy, systems and economics, along with social, behavioural and cultural determinants of health and welfare.

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Learning outcomes

  • Design and apply intervention strategies to detect, prevent and control diseases.
  • Identify environmental risk factors that affect the health and safety of a given community.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the ethical practice of public health, and the principles of access and equity.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of health policy and management to promote and optimise health and welfare.
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CAPHIA accredited

This course accredited by the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia.

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PHAA registration

On graduation, you are eligible to register with the Public Health Association of Australia.

Study mode
Online, On campus
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
1.5 years full time, part-time options available, 1 year accelerated
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
Fees

AQF Level 9 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Designed to fit in with you
With all your learning materials online, you can tailor a schedule to fit your personal needs.

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Learn from specialists in their field
Our academics understand where the industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.

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A dedicated Success Coach
An ally to encourage, inspire and guide, your Success Coach will help you achieve your goals and create the right trajectory for your career.
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Career opportunities

Public Health professionals work in a range of roles in government, private, not-for-profit organisations and the university sector. The potential career paths are diverse and can be found in a range of employment settings.

Potential career paths

  • Health Promotion Officer
    Average salary: $77,000 - $100,000
  • Health Services Worker
    Average salary: $65,000 - $109,000
  • Community Development Officer
    Average salary: $78,000 - $94,000
  • Research and Development Officer
    Average salary: $82,000 - $111,000
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Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Specialisations
  • Electives

Requirements

These seven core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select one specialisation from the specialisations tab. 

Core subjects

  • Social, Behavioural and Cultural Factors in Public Health | PUBH6000
  • Global and Environmental Health Issues | PUBH6002
  • Health Systems and Economics | PUBH6003
  • Epidemiology | PUBH6005
  • Health Promotion and Community Health | PUBH6206 
  • Biostatistics |STAT6200
  • Health Policy and Advocacy | PUBH6001

Requirements

This core subject must be completed. Additionally you're required to select three electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation | PUBH6007

Requirements

Choose one specialisation subjects below in year one.

Specialisation subjects

  • Digital Health and Informatics | DHI401
  • Design Thinking | DTH501

Requirements

Choose three electives subject below in year two.

Elective subjects

  • Self Care & Developing Resilience | SDR404
  • Advanced Therapeutic Communication | ATC401
  • Life Stages and Development | LSD403
  • Mental Health | MEH505
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health | PUBH6013
  • Research and Innovation Major Project A |RIP603
  • Research and Innovation Major Project B | RIP604
  • Positive Aging | POA612
  • Grief and Loss | GAL613
  • Social and Emotional Well-being in Australian Indigenous Populations | SEW615
  • Empowerment and Advocacy | EPA618
  • Consumer Rights and Advocacy | CRA616
  • Management Perspectives | MGMT6012
  • Dynamic Leadership | MGT601
  • Management, People and Teams | MGT600
  • Business Decision Analytics | MGT602
  • Principles of Project Management | PROJ6000
  • Project Planning and Budgeting | PROJ6002
  • Project Execution and Control | PROJ6003
  • Agile Project Management | MIS608
  • Critical Reading and Research Proposal | MGT621
  • Contracts and Procurement | PROJ6004
  • Organisational Behaviour and People Management | PROJ6006
  • Economic Principles and Decision Making | ECON6000
  • Marketing | MKTG6002
  • Financial Management | FIN600

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about health, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of health scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the health industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above; OR
Combination of formal (below AQF7) or non-formal qualifications and seven years of relevant experience in a health professional role.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent; AND
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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