Health

Master of Public Health (Advanced)

CRICOS 095594E
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What is a Master of Public Health (Advanced)?

The Master of Public Health (Advanced) builds upon existing knowledge and skills to better equip health professionals in addressing public health issues. The course emphasises the social determinants of health and prepares you to address inequalities for the most vulnerable populations around the world.

This degree gives professionals from a broad range of health 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. As an extended degree, this is ideal for international students.

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Learning outcomes

  • Apply local and global health awareness to public health challenges.
  • Design and apply intervention strategies to detect, prevent and control diseases.
  • Apply knowledge and skills of systematic research to public health practice.
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CAPHIA member

Torrens Public Health courses are informed by the Council of Academic Public Health Australasia Competencies.

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PHAA registration

As a student, you are eligible to register with the Public Health Association of Australia.

Study mode
On campus
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
2 years full time, part-time options available
Start date
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

This is an 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 Public Health specialists
Our academics understand where the Public Health industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.

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Personal approach
Small class sizes, Success Coaches and personal support from your lecturer mean you’re not just another number at our university.
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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: $80,769 - $99,500
  • Health Services Worker
    Average salary: $65,000 - $109,000
  • Community Development Officer
    Average salary: $77,584 - $96,137
  • Research and Development Officer
    Average salary: $82,000 - $111,000
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I have enjoyed studying at Torrens University because of the diverse culture. You can interact with people from all different backgrounds and learn from their culture – as a public health professional this experience is going to assist you in your professional life.
Yasmine Amirey
Master of Public Health (Advanced)

Subjects and units

Delivered on campus or online, this course comprises 8 core subjects, 1 specialisation and 7 electives, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Core
  • Specialisations
  • Electives

Requirements

These eight core subjects must be completed in year one.
  • 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
  • Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation | PUBH6007

Requirements

Select one specialisation subject from below in year two. Additionally you're required to select seven electives from the electives tab.
  • Digital Health and Informatics | DHI401
  • Design Thinking | DTH501

Requirements

Select seven elective subject from the below in year two.
  • Self Care & Developing Resilience | SDR404
  • Advanced Therapeutic Communication | ATC401
  • Life Stages and Development | LSD403
  • Mental Health | MEH505
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health | PUBH6013
  • Capstone Part A: Applied Research Project in Public Health | PUBH6008
  • Capstone Part B: Applied Research Project in Public Health | PUBH6012
  • 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

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. 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.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Postgraduate

  • Master of Philosophy

    CRICOS 096609F

    On campus | Online | Blended
    2 years full time, 4 years part time

    Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

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Higher Degrees by Research

  • Doctor of Philosophy

    CRICOS 096608G

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. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate will allow automatic entry to the Graduate Diploma or Master of Public Health with 100% credit

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. 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. Alternative entry may include assessment and approval of prior study, or successful completion of a readiness assessment. 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 or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • 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?
  • 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?

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